Mobility

TomTom, Elektrobit Tout HD Map Development System

March 08, 2019 at 10:36 AM

TomTom International BV and Continental AG’s Elektrobit Automotive unit have created a high-definition map to help carmakers and suppliers develop autonomous vehicle systems.

SEAT to Produce Electric Quadricycle

March 07, 2019 at 2:23 PM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit plans to launch a production version of the tiny Minimo concept electric vehicle it unveiled earlier this month in Barcelona.

Volvo to Test Autonomous Bus in Singapore

March 05, 2019 at 11:59 AM

Truckmaker AB Volvo plans to begin testing an autonomous electric bus this spring on the campus of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

Toyota Affiliate Partners with European e-Bike Startup

March 05, 2019 at 8:29 AM

Toyota Tsusho Corp., a Toyota Motor Corp. affiliate, has signed a development agreement with French startup eBikeLabs SAS and insurance giant Allianz France.

BMW, Volvo Invest in Ride-Sharing Startup

March 01, 2019 at 2:56 PM

Zum, a Silicon Valley-based startup ride-sharing service for children, says it has raised $40 million from investors that include BMW and Volvo Cars.

Toyota Partners with New York Startup on HD Maps

March 01, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is working with Carmera Inc., a New York City-based startup, to develop high-definition maps for urban roads.

Apple to Trim Staff for Titan Autonomous Car Project

February 28, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Apple Inc. says in a regulatory filing that it plans to lay off 190 employees of its secretive Titan self-driving car development project.

BMW, Daimler to Cooperate on Autonomous Cars

February 28, 2019 at 10:51 AM

BMW AG and Daimler AG, which merged their mobility operations last week, have signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly develop autonomous driving systems.

SEAT Taps IBM Watson for Mobility Platform

February 27, 2019 at 3:55 PM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit is working with IBM Corp. to develop a mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) platform to help consumers compare and book various travel options.

VW, Microsoft Expand Cloud Partnership Beyond Europe

February 27, 2019 at 1:12 PM

Volkswagen AG and Microsoft Corp. are expanding the cloud-computing partnership they announced last September to China and North America.

VW to Invest $1.7 Billion in Ford’s Argo Unit?

February 26, 2019 at 5:14 PM

Volkswagen AG has tentatively agreed to invest about $1.7 billion in Ford Motor Co.’s Argo autonomous-vehicle unit, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

Self-Driving Apple EV Back On?

February 22, 2019 at 1:55 PM

Apple Inc. has built several prototype self-driving electric vans that use internally designed batteries and electric motors, sources tell Manager Magazin.