Mobility

Toyota, Chinese Startup Partner on Autonomy

August 27, 2019 at 11:30 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is partnering with Chinese startup Pony.ai to develop and deploy self-driving vehicles in China.

Hyundai Touts Improved Electric Scooter

August 27, 2019 at 9:27 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. says its latest prototype electric scooter is lighter, more efficient and easier to drive than its original 2017 design.

Sony, Yamaha Partner on Autonomous Video Pod

August 26, 2019 at 6:03 PM

Sony Corp. and Yamaha Motor Co. have developed a self-driving demonstration vehicle that is fitted with large display screens throughout its interior and exterior.

Audi to Join BMW-Daimler Autonomy Alliance

August 22, 2019 at 11:50 AM

Audi reportedly will join a BMW-Daimler partnership announced in February to develop advanced control systems for self-driving vehicles.

Waymo Releases Data Trove on Self Driving

August 21, 2019 at 2:06 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo autonomous vehicle development unit is granting researchers free access to a huge data set useful for teaching self-driving vehicles how to “see.”

Report: China’s Ride-Hailing Market to Rebound

August 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

China’s market for ride-hailing services, whose growth has slowed to less than 5% this year from 25% in 2018, will rebound to at least 10% in 2021, predicts Bain & Co.

Segway Readies Remote-Controlled Scooter Tech

August 20, 2019 at 4:32 PM

Segway-Ninebot Group says it has developed an electric scooter that can be guided to a central charging station via a remote operator.

New Waymo Tests Target Wet Florida Weather

August 20, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit is expanding tests of its self-driving car fleet to Florida this month to evaluate performance in heavy rainstorms.

Yandex Seeks 10x Expansion of Robotic Car Fleet

August 19, 2019 at 11:37 AM

Russian internet and ride-hailing services provider Yandex NV tells Reuters it hopes to put 1,000 self-driving test cars on the road within two years.

Protected Bike Lanes Not Always Safer

August 15, 2019 at 5:37 PM

Designated bike lanes that are separated from vehicle traffic by barriers make cyclists feel safer, but they aren’t always better, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

London Maps Biking Infrastructure

August 12, 2019 at 2:09 PM

London has created a route planning and parking database for bicycle users covering nearly 1,300 miles of bike lanes in the city.

Toyota Readies Next-Gen ADAS Tech

August 07, 2019 at 9:53 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is introducing an updated version of its advanced driver-assist Safety Sense technology in its 2020 models this year.