Mobility

Musk Readies High-Speed Underground Shuttle Test

October 22, 2018 at 11:59 AM

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. plans to open a 2-mile-long test tunnel for its high-speed underground shuttle service near Los Angeles this year.   

Tesla Drops Full Self-Driving Tech Option

October 22, 2018 at 2:23 AM

Tesla Inc. has stopped promoting yet-to-be-developed “full self-driving” capability for its electric cars.

British Partners Target Self-Driving Taxis by 2021

October 22, 2018 at 1:38 AM

U.K. taxi service Addison Lee Group has signed a deal with British autonomy software developer Oxbotica to launch self-driving shuttles in London by 2021.

PlanetM: Michigan's Mobility Connection

October 21, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Michigan’s PlanetM initiative is a concierge service that links companies and investors with the state’s mobility ecosystem.

Uber May Spin Off Autonomous Car Unit

October 17, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. is pondering a move to spin off its self-driving-car development unit, sources tell the Financial Times.

Waze Expands Carpool App Across U.S.

October 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waze unit is expanding the availability of its Carpool service across the U.S.

Mobility-as-a-Service Market to Total $11 Billion by 2023

October 15, 2018 at 11:49 AM

Juniper Research Ltd. forecasts that revenues from Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platforms that integrate multi-modal transport options will balloon to more than $11 billion worldwide by 2023 from an estimated $100 million this year.

Ford Tests “Smart” Intersection System in the U.K.

October 12, 2018 at 11:51 AM

Ford Motor Co. is testing a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology in the U.K. that promises to eliminate the need for traffic lights or road signs at standard crossroads.

Arizona to Create Mobility Safety Center

October 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Arizona plans to set up a facility to vet the safety of self-driving-car systems and develop techniques to investigate crashes that involve such vehicles, Automotive News reports.

Waymo Tops 10 Million Miles of Autonomous Testing

October 11, 2018 at 11:26 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit says its fleet of self-driving vehicles has surpassed 10 million miles on public roads in the U.S.

Mercedes Confirms Plans for Level 3 Autonomy in 2020

October 11, 2018 at 9:26 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit plans to introduce Level 3 autonomous driving systems on the S-Class sedan in 2020.

Daimler, Geely in Talks about Ride-Hailing Service in China

October 11, 2018 at 2:32 AM

A new ride-hailing and car-sharing service for the Chinese market reportedly is being considered by Daimler AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co.