Mobility

DOT Ruling Due “Soon” on GM Autonomy Bid

July 29, 2019 at 12:35 AM

General Motors Co. can expect a regulatory decision “soon” on its request to waive U.S. safety rules that require self-driving vehicles to have a steering wheel and foot pedals.

Ford’s Spin Unit Touts Improved Electric Scooter

July 25, 2019 at 5:10 PM

Ford Motor Co.’s Spin electric scooter unit is expanding availability and launching a new model that the company says is larger, safer, more reliable, better performing and more secure than its current lineup.

Toyota Invests $600 Million in DiDi Chuxing

July 25, 2019 at 9:16 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is investing $600 million in Chinese ride-hailing giant DiDi Chuxing Technology Co.

GM Cruise Delays Autonomous Taxi Service

July 24, 2019 at 11:31 AM

GM Cruise LLC says its driverless taxis won’t be ready to deploy for paying customers this year after all.

Lyft Shares Autonomous-Car Test Data

July 23, 2019 at 4:49 PM

Lyft Inc. has released research data from self-driving vehicle sensors and mapping systems.  

Uber Tests Monthly Subscription Service

July 22, 2019 at 4:22 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. is testing a monthly subscription plan offer discounts on ride-hailing trips, complimentary Uber Eats food delivery and free bike and scooter rentals, TechCrunch reports.

Korea Will License Ride-Share Services, Drivers

July 19, 2019 at 5:28 PM

The South Korean government plans to require that ride-share services obtain taxi licenses, and their drivers hold a taxi driver license.

Turo Lands $250 Million in New Funding

July 19, 2019 at 2:43 PM

InterActiveCorp is investing $250 million in Turo Inc., a San Francisco-based peer-to-peer car-sharing company.

BMW, Tencent Partner on Self-Driving Cars for China

July 19, 2019 at 1:52 AM

BMW AG and Tencent Holdings Ltd. are collaborating on autonomous-vehicle technology for the Chinese market.

Toyota to Supply 200 Electric Shuttles for 2020 Olympics

July 18, 2019 at 3:54 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to provide 200 electric shuttle vehicles to the organizers of next year’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

VW Invests $2.6 Billion in Ford’s Argo AI Unit

July 12, 2019 at 12:29 PM

Volkswagen AG has taken a roughly 37% stake in Ford Motor Co.’s Argo AI unit by agreeing to invest $1 billion in cash and merging its $1.6 billion Autonomous Intelligent Driving company with the Pittsburgh-based startup.

Bird Makes Paris Its Top E-Scooter Hub in Europe

July 11, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Bird Rides, Inc., the Los Angeles-based electric-scooter sharing service, says it will make Paris its largest hub in Europe.