Mobility

Uber to Test Flying Taxis in Australia

June 12, 2019 at 1:37 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. says it will extend tests of its flying taxi service to Melbourne, Australia, next year, and begin public service in 2023.

Denso, Honeywell Aim to Propel Air Taxis

June 11, 2019 at 6:26 PM

Denso Corp. is working with Honeywell International Inc. to develop hybrid-electric and fully electric propulsion systems for future flying cars and air taxis.

Bill Ford: Startups Will Guide Company’s Changeover

June 11, 2019 at 10:17 AM

Chairman Bill Ford says Ford Motor Co. will rely on startups to meet the new-mobility challenges sweeping through the auto industry, Automotive News reports.

Hertz Launches Subscription Service Plan

June 10, 2019 at 3:34 PM

Rental car giant Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has begun testing a subscription service in Georgia and Texas.

Study: U.S. Cities Unprepared for Autonomous Transport

June 10, 2019 at 8:57 AM

Most U.S. cities are unprepared to accommodate self-driving vehicles and have no clear plans on how to manage such transportation, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Report: Apple to Buy Drive.ai

June 06, 2019 at 4:31 PM

Apple Inc. is in the process of acquiring Drive.ai, a Silicon Valley-based startup specializing in artificial intelligence-based software for autonomous vehicles, sources tell The Information.

DiDi Chuxing Launches Ride-Hailing Service in Latin America

June 06, 2019 at 12:34 AM

China’s DiDi Chuxing Technology Co. has begun offering its ride-hailing service in Chile and Colombia as it pushes into Latin America.

Chinese Startup Launches Autonomous Delivery Pod

June 03, 2019 at 8:24 AM

Beijing-based Neolix Technologies Co. has begun making autonomous delivery vans at its facility in Changzhou.

Waymo Tests Autonomous Trucks in Arizona

May 30, 2019 at 12:01 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit is expanding testing of its autonomous heavy-duty trucks to Arizona.

Daimler Trucks Forms Autonomous Tech Unit

May 30, 2019 at 10:13 AM

Daimler AG’s commercial truck unit is creating an Autonomous Technology Group that will develop systems for Level 4 self-driving vehicles.

Michigan, Detroit Auto Show Launch Mobility Challenge

May 30, 2019 at 12:41 AM

The state of Michigan and the North American International Auto Show will stage demonstrations of innovative mobility options and “smart” infrastructure during next year’s auto show in June.

China Readies 375-mph “Maglev” Train

May 29, 2019 at 2:09 PM

China Railway Rolling Stock Corp. aims to begin production in 2021 of a magnetic levitation train system capable of speeds as high as 600 kph (373 mph).