Automotive Mobility

Daimler to “Rightsize” Robo-Taxi Spending

By: Steve Plumb - November 15, 2019 at 1:51 PM

As part of a new cost-cutting initiative, Daimler AG says it will cut spending on developing robo-taxis and redirect its autonomous vehicle efforts toward commercial trucks.

How Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Wants to Improve Your Autonomous Driving Experience

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 15, 2019 at 11:57 AM

Tech developments just aren’t about sensors and processors but what people will actually do in an autonomous vehicle.

Hyundai Tests Truck Platooning

By: Steve Plumb - November 12, 2019 at 10:45 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has begun testing automated semi-truck platooning in South Korea.

Lyft Expands Autonomous Vehicle Testing

By: Steve Plumb - November 11, 2019 at 12:14 PM

Lyft Inc. is opening its own test track for autonomous vehile, expanding its engineering team and adding more vehicles to its test fleet.

SEAT to Launch Electric Motorcycle in 2020

By: Steve Plumb - November 11, 2019 at 9:23 AM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit plans to introduce an electric motorcycle next year as part of the brand’s micromobility efforts.

ZF Pursues Modular Steps for Autonomy

By: Steve Plumb - November 11, 2019 at 12:06 AM

Passenger vehicles are just beginning to offer limited Level 2 self-driving capabilities, but the commercial vehicle sector is only a few years from introducing far more sophisticated Level 4 systems.

Startup Aims to Retrofit Autonomous Tech

By: Steve Plumb - November 08, 2019 at 4:07 PM

Silicon Valley startup Ghost Locomotion Inc. is developing a semi-automated driving system that consumers can add to their current vehicles.

South Korea Aims to Offer Autonomous Bus Service by 2022

By: Steve Plumb - November 07, 2019 at 4:14 PM

South Korea, which will begin testing automated shuttle buses on public streets in Sejong later this year, plans to launch commercial service in that city by 2022.

Lyft Offers Credits to People to Sell Their Cars

By: Steve Plumb - November 07, 2019 at 2:58 PM

Lyft Inc. is testing a program that will provide ride-hailing credits for people who sell their vehicles through online used-car retailer Carvana.com.

VW to Share Autonomous-Car Know-How

By: Bill Hampton - November 06, 2019 at 5:22 PM

Volkswagen AG says it is willing to share future technologies for Level 4 and 5 self-driving vehicles with other carmakers to defray development costs.

Toyota, MIT Aim to Improve Intersection Safety

By: Steve Plumb - November 06, 2019 at 3:59 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is working with researchers from MIT to help reduce vehicle collisions at busy intersections that have obstructed views and no traffic light.

 

Chinese Air Taxi Developer Files for IPO

By: Steve Plumb - November 05, 2019 at 6:28 PM

Chinese drone maker Ehang, which is developing its own autonomous air taxi, aims to raise $100 million through an initial public stock offering.