Mobility

Panasonic to Provide Traffic Data Network in Utah

July 11, 2019 at 11:44 AM

Panasonic Corp. is working with the Utah Dept. of Transportation to build a transportation data network to improve safety and traffic flow on the state’s highways.

Europe Dominates List of Bike-Friendly Cities

July 11, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Europe accounts for 15 of the top 20 cities in the biennial Copenhagenize Index of bicycle-friendly cities.

Waymo Robo-Taxies Test In-Car Wi-Fi

July 08, 2019 at 1:19 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit has begun offering free wi-fi to select riders who use its robo-taxi pilot program in Chandler, Ariz., Reuters reports.

Mitsubishi Invests in Go-Jek Mobility Services

July 08, 2019 at 12:06 PM

Mitsubishi Corp. and affiliate Mitsubishi Motors Corp. have made an unspecified investment in Go-Jek, an Indonesia-based multi-service mobility platform.

U.S. OKs SoftBank’s $2.3 Billion in Cruise Automation

July 08, 2019 at 11:48 AM

A U.S. panel has ruled there is no national security threat in the planned $2.3 billion investment in General Motors Co.’s Cruise Automation unit by Japan’s SoftBank Corp., Reuters reports.

BMW, Daimler Finalize Deal on Autonomous Vehicles

July 04, 2019 at 1:42 PM

BMW AG and Daimler AG have finalized a long-term agreement to collaborate on driver-assist and Level 4 automated driving systems.

Tech, Regulatory Snags Slow GM Plan for Robo-Taxis

July 01, 2019 at 1:50 AM

Regulatory and technical issues make it unlikely that General Motors Co. will meet its target of launching a driverless-taxi service by the end of this year, Automotive News says.

MicroSnap: Flexible Pods for Last-Mile Transport

July 01, 2019 at 1:26 AM

Mobility visionary Rinspeed AG’s new MicroSNAP concept features self-driving, electric mini-“skateboards” that carry a wide variety of plug-in pods for last mile transport of people or goods.

Five More Japanese Carmakers Join Toyota-Softbank Venture

June 28, 2019 at 1:42 AM

Monet Technologies Corp., the 8-month-old joint venture between Softbank and Toyota to develop autonomous ride-hailing and delivery services, has signed up five more Japanese carmakers.

VW Launches EV Car-Sharing Service in Germany

June 27, 2019 at 10:21 AM

Volkswagen AG has launched its “WeShare” car-sharing program in Berlin with a fleet of 1,500 all-electric Golf small cars.   Some 500 e-up! electric city cars will be added later this year.

Boeing Partners with Air Taxi Startup

June 27, 2019 at 7:28 AM

Aerospace giant Boeing Co. has formed a strategic partnership with Silicon Valley-based startup Kitty Hawk Corp. to commercialize air taxi applications.

Apple Buys Autonomous-Driving Startup Drive.ai

June 26, 2019 at 12:09 AM

Apple Inc. confirms it has acquired Drive.ai, a struggling Silicon Valley-based developer of artificial intelligence-based software for self-driving vehicles.