Mobility

Report: Toyota May Invest $549 Million in DiDi Chuxing

May 29, 2019 at 12:56 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is studying a move to invest some 60 billion yen ($549 million) in DiDi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing service.

VW to Launch “Smart City” Initiative in China

May 28, 2019 at 5:09 PM

Volkswagen AG and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motor) have signed an agreement with the government of Hefei, China, to test next-generation vehicle technologies as part of a “smart city” initiative.

SAE Forms Mobility Data-Sharing Consortium

May 28, 2019 at 7:44 AM

SAE International is creating a consortium to develop best practices for mobility data sharing.

$900 Bimmer Electric Scooter Due in September

May 24, 2019 at 10:59 AM

This autumn BMW AG dealers will begin selling an electric scooter with a starting price of $900.

Consortium Demos Connected Vehicle Tech in Berlin

May 24, 2019 at 10:13 AM

The 5G Automotive Assn. (5GAA) demonstrated a variety of connected vehicle technologies this week in Berlin, using a mix of cellular-based and dedicated short-range communication systems.

Boring Wins Contract for Las Vegas Tunnel

May 23, 2019 at 6:19 PM

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. has received a contract to build a high-speed underground transportation system for the Las Vegas convention center.

Ford Teams with Agility Robotics on Walking Bots

May 22, 2019 at 12:29 PM

Ford Motor Co. is partnering with Agility Robotics, an Albany, Ore.-based tech startup, to integrate walking robots with future self-driving delivery vehicles.

Study: V2V Autonomous Cars Smooth Traffic Flow

May 21, 2019 at 1:38 PM

A fleet of driverless cars working together can improve overall traffic flow by 35% under certain conditions, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge in the U.K.

Daimler, Geely Launch Mobility Services Venture in China

May 21, 2019 at 1:26 PM

Daimler AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group have formed a new company to sell mobility services in China.

Detroit-Based University to Offer Master’s Degree in Mobility

May 21, 2019 at 10:41 AM

Detroit’s Wayne State University and the Michigan Mobility Institute plan to launch a master’s degree program in mobility by 2021.

U.S. Postal Service Tests Autonomous Big Rig Trucks

May 21, 2019 at 9:04 AM

The U.S. Postal Service is launching a two-week pilot program today to test self-driving trucks that will travel between its distribution centers in Arizona and Texas. 

GM’s Maven to Cut Services in Several Cities

May 21, 2019 at 12:13 AM

General Motors Co. says it is dropping its Maven car-share and/or short-term leasing service operations in eight of the 17 North American cities in which they currently operate.