Mobility

DHL Starts Deliveries Via Drones in China

May 17, 2019 at 4:10 PM

Deutsche Post DHL Group has begun using drones to deliver packages in China.

Renault Unveils Robo-Pods for Short Trips

May 17, 2019 at 11:58 AM

Renault SA has developed a self-driving electric pod concept intended to carry goods or two passengers at low speed on “first-mile/last-mile” trips.

German Startup Unveils 5-Passenger Electric Air Taxi

May 17, 2019 at 1:26 AM

German startup Lilium GmbH has unveiled a new five-passenger prototype of an electric air taxi it hopes to put into production by 2025.

Uber Adds Quiet Mode, Other Features to Premium Service

May 15, 2019 at 11:42 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. is launching new rider preference options to its top-end Uber Black ride-hailing service in the U.S.

Lyft Tests Car Rental Program

May 13, 2019 at 3:28 PM

Lyft Inc. has begun testing a car rental option to supplement the company’s core ride-hailing services.

Study: Ride-Hailing Intensified Traffic Woes in San Francisco

May 09, 2019 at 4:08 PM

The proliferation of ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft nearly tripled traffic delays in San Francisco from 2010 to 2016, according to a new study.

Bird Debuts a More Durable Urban Scooter

May 08, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Scooter-sharing service Bird.co says its new Bird One scooter is a “commercial grade” product with a longer product life and more powerful battery.

Ford Goes National with Medical Transport Service

May 08, 2019 at 12:43 AM

Ford Motor Co. says it is expanding its GoRide Health transport service across the U.S., beginning with a rollout across Ohio.

Report: VW Partners with China’s NIU on e-Scooters

May 07, 2019 at 1:57 AM

Volkswagen AG is partnering with China-based NIU Technologies to make electric scooters for urban commuting, says Germany’s Die Welt.

Rhode Island to Test Self-Driving Shuttle Service

May 06, 2019 at 3:43 PM

Rhode Island will launch a pilot program next week in Providence to test a self-driving shuttle van.

Ultra-Cheap Transportation for Emerging Markets

May 06, 2019 at 3:17 AM

AFreeCar.org envisions bringing ultra-low-cost electric transportation to emerging economies that lack such an option, says founder Chris Borroni-Bird.

Denso Leads $20 Million Funding Round for E-bike Startup

May 02, 2019 at 1:19 AM

Denso Corp. and Innovest Global led a $20 million first funding round for California-based e-bike startup Bond Mobility Inc.