Mobility

Kodiak Begins Freight Deliveries with Robo-Trucks

August 06, 2019 at 3:53 PM

California-based startup Kodiak Robotics Inc. has begun making commercial freight deliveries in Texas with semi-autonomous highway trucks.

Thai Housing Developer Plans Self-Driving Vehicles, Delivery Drones

August 06, 2019 at 3:21 PM

Thai real estate developer Sansiri says it will deploy self-driving vehicles and package delivery drones at its housing developments beginning later this year.

Robotic Amazon Delivery Pods Get Calif. Test

August 06, 2019 at 2:22 PM

Amazon.com says it will expand its tests of self-driving Scout mini-shuttles to Irvine, Calif.

Audi Readies Sporty Electric Scooter

August 06, 2019 at 12:15 PM

Audi AG has developed a sporty electric scooter that users can operate like a skateboard by shifting their weight as they stand on the platform.

Via Expands Micro-Transit Service in Chicago

August 06, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Via Transportation Inc. is nearly doubling the service area for its micro-mobility vans in Chicago and setting a flat rate of $2.50 per trip in certain areas of the city.

NEC, Cartivator Demo Flying Car

August 05, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Japanese electronics maker NEC Corp. is partnering with Cartivator to develop an electric vertical takeoff and landing vehicle they hope to commercialize by 2026.

Beijing Clears City of 388,000 Shared Bikes

August 02, 2019 at 4:57 PM

Beijing ordered four of nine shared-biker services to halt or reduce operations in a drive that removed 388,000 bikes from its streets in the first half of 2019.

Lyft Pulls San Fran e-Bikes After Battery Fires

August 02, 2019 at 2:24 PM

Ride-hailing giant Lyft Inc. has halted rentals of electric bicycles in San Francisco following battery fires in two bikes in the past week.

Hamburg to Test Autonomous Shuttle Bus

July 31, 2019 at 1:23 PM

The Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation (HEAT) coalition plans to begin testing a self-driving shuttle bus on public streets in August.

Airbus: No Robotic Flying Taxis Coming Soon

July 30, 2019 at 4:24 PM

France aerospace giant Airbus SE is testing prototype autonomous electric planes, but the company says commercial applications aren’t likely for many years.

Researchers Warn of Gridlock from Hacked Cars

July 30, 2019 at 2:16 PM

Hackers could bring city traffic to a standstill by tapping in-vehicle internet connections to make cars suddenly stall, according to a new study.

U.S. Consumers Skeptical about EVs, Autonomy

July 30, 2019 at 11:17 AM

U.S. consumers remain deeply skeptical about self-driving vehicles and nearly so regarding electric cars, according to a new J.D. Power survey.