Mobility

Baidu Leads Wave of Autonomous-Car Tests in China

June 25, 2019 at 3:25 PM

Changsha and Guangzhou have approved testing licenses for about 70 autonomous vehicles spread among 10 companies.

PSA Tests Short-Term Subscription Service

June 24, 2019 at 9:01 AM

PSA Group's Free2move mobility unit has begun pilot tests of a vehicle subscription service in France.

Beijing Opens Bicycle Highway

June 21, 2019 at 5:27 PM

China has opened its first bicycle highway, a 4-mile road that connects Beijing’s Huilongguan residential area to its Shangdi industrial zone.

Russia’s Yandex to Test Autonomous Cars with No Drivers

June 21, 2019 at 1:17 PM

Russian internet and ride-hailing provider Yandex NV says it will begin commercial service in August with five self-driving cars that don’t have a backup driver on board, Automotive News reports.

Waymo Teams with Renault-Nissan in France and Japan

June 20, 2019 at 7:32 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit has signed deals with alliance partners Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. to explore driverless mobility services in France and Japan.

Rolls-Royce Buys Siemens Electric Aircraft Business

June 19, 2019 at 7:53 AM

Aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce Holdings plc has agreed to buy Siemens AG’s eAicraft unit, which is developing electric propulsion systems for air taxis and mid-range jets.

Volvo Trucks Teams with Nvidia on Autonomous Tech

June 18, 2019 at 8:50 AM

Truckmaker AB Volvo is using chipmaker Nvidia Corp.’s artificial intelligence processing technology to further develop, test and operate self-driving trucks.

Mobileye Tests Autonomous Vehicles in Israel

June 18, 2019 at 6:05 AM

Intel Corp.’s Mobileye unit is testing self-driving cars in Israel and aims to launch an autonomous taxi service there in 2020.

Nuro to Test Autonomous Pizza Delivery with Domino’s

June 17, 2019 at 3:11 PM

Silicon Valley startup Nuro Inc. and Domino's Pizza Inc. plan to launch a pilot program this autumn that will use self-driving vehicles to deliver pizza orders to customer homes.

Ford Begins Testing Autonomous Cars in Detroit

June 17, 2019 at 3:46 AM

Ford Motor Co.’s Argo AI unit has begun testing third-generation automated cars in Detroit.

Startup Tests Remote Controlled Driverless Truck

June 14, 2019 at 12:48 PM

Starsky Robotics, a three-year-old San Francisco-based startup, tested an autonomous and remote-controlled heavy-duty truck this week at 55 mph on a closed section of a highway near Tampa, Fla.

Michigan R&D Program Targets Israeli Startups

June 14, 2019 at 9:38 AM

As part of its PlanetM mobility initiative, the Michigan Economic Development Corp.  has created a new program to attract Israel-based tech startups to test emerging technologies in Michigan.