Automotive Mobility

Volvo Adds Free Charging for Plug-In Hybrids

October 22, 2019 at 10:48 AM

Volvo Cars Corp. will rebate customers for charging costs of its plug-in hybrid vehicles during the first year of ownership, starting with 2021 models.

Pedestrian Fatalities Hit 29-Year High in U.S.

October 22, 2019 at 10:01 AM

Traffic deaths in the U.S. declined 2% to 36,600 last year, but pedestrian fatalities surged to their highest level since 1990, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Carmakers to Test Blockchain Payment Tech

October 21, 2019 at 2:12 PM

Next month BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda and Renault will begin testing a blockchain-based identification system for automatic payments for parking and road tolls.

New Soul EV’s U.S. Launch Delayed

October 21, 2019 at 1:36 PM

Supplier shortages have caused Kia Motors Corp. to push back the introduction of the electric variant of the redesigned Soul crossover vehicle from this year until at least 2021. 

Hyundai Touts AI-Based Cruise Control

October 21, 2019 at 10:27 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has developed what it calls the world's first adaptive cruise control system to use machine learning to tailor responses to driver behavior.

BMW Seeks More Partners in Mobility Venture

October 21, 2019 at 3:37 AM

BMW CEO Oliver Zipse says his company and partner Daimler AG are eager for more partners and brands to join their Jurbey joint mobility services business.

Germany Awards New Fuel Cell Contracts

October 18, 2019 at 1:43 PM

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure has awarded $26 million in projects for a range of fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen stations.

Chinese Startup Readies Robotic Street Sweeper

October 18, 2019 at 12:18 PM

Yangzhou Lingtan Environmental Protection Technology has developed a self-driving street sweeper truck that the Chinese company aims to sell worldwide.

Toyota Readies Tiny EV and Scooters

October 17, 2019 at 2:33 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to launch a tiny electric city car late next year in Japan.  

Ford Touts EV Charging Options

October 17, 2019 at 10:28 AM

Ford Motor Co. will offer buyers of its upcoming electric vehicles a range of charging options from home-based systems to access to more than 35,000 public charging points in the U.S.

Volvo Unveils XC40 EV

October 17, 2019 at 8:48 AM

Volvo Cars Corp. took the wraps off its first full electric vehicle, the XC40 Recharge compact crossover, yesterday in Sweden.  

Conti, 3M Team on V2I Research

October 16, 2019 at 12:22 PM

Continental AG and 3M Co. have agreed to work together to develop technologies and protocols to better enable vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.