Mobility

EC Approves Merger of BMW and Daimler Mobility Services

November 08, 2018 at 1:07 AM

The European Commission has approved a plan by BMW and Daimler to combine their car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, electric car charging and integrated mobility booking services.

Ford Buys Spin Electric Scooter Startup

November 08, 2018 at 12:38 AM

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to buy Spin, a San Francisco-based electric scooter startup for a reported $40 million-$100 million.

Tencent Seting Up Autonomous-Car Team in Silicon Valley

November 07, 2018 at 1:03 AM

Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. is creating its own team of experts in self-driving-car technology in Silicon Valley, Reuters reports.

Partners Plan Autonomous Shuttle in Finland

November 05, 2018 at 4:31 PM

Finland-based Sensible 4 Ltd. is working with Japan’s Ryohin Keikaku Co. to develop an autonomous shuttle for harsh-weather applications.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Invests in Canadian Mobile App Company

November 05, 2018 at 1:51 PM

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has made an unspecified investment in Transit App Inc., a Canadian startup that helps people navigate city transport options.

GM Readies E-Bikes

November 05, 2018 at 10:51 AM

General Motors Co. plans to introduce a pair of electrified bicycles next year.    

VW Joins Baidu’s Apollo Software Group

November 05, 2018 at 12:03 AM

Volkswagen AG is the latest carmaker to use the open-source Apollo Project software platform led by China’s Baidu Inc. to develop its own self-driving cars.

Volvo to Resume Supplying Uber’s Autonomous Test Fleet

November 02, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Volvo Car Corp. says it will resume supplying as many as 24,000 of it XC90 crossover vehicles to Uber Technologies Inc.’s autonomous car development project next year.

Toyota Tests Multi-Mode Transportation App

November 01, 2018 at 3:00 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is launching a pilot program this week in Fukuoka, Japan, for a smartphone app that will allow users to search, book, coordinate and pay for multiple types of transportation.

AAA Customers Get Free Lyft Rides

November 01, 2018 at 11:03 AM

Ride-hailing giant Lyft Inc. is partnering with AAA to give the insurance giant’s customers free rides to and from affiliated repair shops.

Volvo Partners with Baidu on Autonomous Cars

November 01, 2018 at 2:54 AM

Volvo Car Corp. is the latest company to partner with Baidu Inc. in developing and deploying self-driving vehicles for the Chinese market.

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Invests in Chinese Autonomous Tech Startup

October 31, 2018 at 11:59 AM

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is making an unspecified investment in WeRide.ai, a Chinese startup company specializing in autonomous vehicle technology.