Mobility

Bell Unveils Flying Taxi

January 09, 2019 at 9:13 AM

Textron Inc.’s Bell Helicopter unit took the wraps off a full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) air taxi concept at this week’s CES electronics show in Las Vegas.

Schaeffler Pedals Up Urban Mobility Vehicle

January 08, 2019 at 7:03 PM

Germany’s Schaeffler AG plans to begin testing its electric-assist quadracycle this summer and launch limited production for commercial applications next year.

ZF Venture Signs Deal to Supply Automated Electric Shuttles

January 07, 2019 at 6:04 PM

A 4-month-old venture between ZF Friedrichshafen AG and electric car startup e.GO Mobile AG plans to begin commercial deliveries of automated shuttles in France and Germany by 2020.

Ford Aims to Launch V2X Tech in 2022

January 07, 2019 at 11:41 AM

Ford Motor Co. plans to equip all of its new vehicles in the U.S. with vehicle-to-everything communication capability starting in 2022.

Rage Against the Machine

January 05, 2019 at 10:20 AM

Education is key to Consumer Acceptance of Autonomous Cars There have been more than 20 reported attacks against Waymo’s self-driving fleet in Chandler, Ariz., since the company began testing the technology on public roads there two years ago.

Tesla Tops 1 Billion Miles of Autonomous Driving

January 04, 2019 at 3:10 PM

Tesla Inc. vehicles have accumulated more than 1 billion miles of driving under control of the company’s semi-autonomous AutoPilot system, according to an MIT researcher.

Cruise Self-Driving Cars Test Food Deliveries

January 04, 2019 at 10:45 AM

General Motors Co.'s Cruise autonomous vehicle unit is teaming up with DoorDash Inc., a San Francisco-based food delivery service, to test self-driving cars.

VW Buys Volvo Truck’s WirelessCar Unit

December 19, 2018 at 12:50 PM

Volkswagen AG has agreed to buy 75% of truckmaker AB Volvo's connected vehicle services unit for 1.1 billion kronor ($122 million).

Uber Cleared to Test Self-Driving Cars in Pa. Again

December 19, 2018 at 12:25 PM

Uber Inc. has been approved by the state of Pennsylvania to resume on-road testing of its autonomous-driving technology after a nine-month suspension.

BMW, Daimler Ready to Launch of Joint Mobility Company

December 19, 2018 at 11:06 AM

BMW AG and Daimler AG have received regulatory approvals to combine their ride-sharing, car-sharing, parking and electric charging services under one smartphone app.

Musk Demos Boring Transit Tunnel

December 19, 2018 at 10:11 AM

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's 2-year-old Boring Co. has demonstrated its first proof-of-concept transit tunnel.

Kroger Launches Autonomous Grocery Delivery Service

December 18, 2018 at 3:22 PM

The Kroger Co. and Nuro Inc. have launched a grocery delivery service in Scottsdale, Az., that uses the Silicon Valley startup’s fully autonomous R1 pods.