Mobility

Florida Okays Autonomous Vehicles with No Drivers

June 14, 2019 at 4:47 AM

Florida has enacted a law that allows fully autonomous vehicles to be operated on public roads with no human driver on board.

Uber Debuts “Qute”-based Ride-Hailing Service in India

June 13, 2019 at 1:18 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. has launched a low-priced ride-hailing service in Bengaluru, India, that uses tiny vehicles touted as “greener” than cars and more comfortable than three-wheel rickshaws.

Next-Gen Renault Zoe Built for Sharing

June 13, 2019 at 7:31 AM

Renault SA plans to offer built-in car-sharing software in its next-generation Zoe supermini electric car, which is due to bow early next decade.

Hyundai-Kia Expands Partnership with Aurora

June 13, 2019 at 6:42 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors Corp. affiliate have made an unspecified investment in Aurora Innovation Inc., a Silicon Valley-based startup specializing in machine learning and artificial intelligence for self-driving cars.

Reports: Ford, VW Near Deal on Autonomous Cars

June 12, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Talks between Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG on autonomous vehicles could culminate with a comprehensive partnership involving Ford’s Argo AI unit as early as next month.

Uber, Volvo Unveil “Production-Ready” Autonomous Car

June 12, 2019 at 11:21 AM

Volvo Car Corp. and ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. took the wraps off the latest version of their jointly developed prototype self-driving vehicle.

Uber to Test Flying Taxis in Australia

June 12, 2019 at 1:37 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. says it will extend tests of its flying taxi service to Melbourne, Australia, next year, and begin public service in 2023.

Denso, Honeywell Aim to Propel Air Taxis

June 11, 2019 at 6:26 PM

Denso Corp. is working with Honeywell International Inc. to develop hybrid-electric and fully electric propulsion systems for future flying cars and air taxis.

Bill Ford: Startups Will Guide Company’s Changeover

June 11, 2019 at 10:17 AM

Chairman Bill Ford says Ford Motor Co. will rely on startups to meet the new-mobility challenges sweeping through the auto industry, Automotive News reports.

Hertz Launches Subscription Service Plan

June 10, 2019 at 3:34 PM

Rental car giant Hertz Global Holdings Inc. has begun testing a subscription service in Georgia and Texas.

Study: U.S. Cities Unprepared for Autonomous Transport

June 10, 2019 at 8:57 AM

Most U.S. cities are unprepared to accommodate self-driving vehicles and have no clear plans on how to manage such transportation, according to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Report: Apple to Buy Drive.ai

June 06, 2019 at 4:31 PM

Apple Inc. is in the process of acquiring Drive.ai, a Silicon Valley-based startup specializing in artificial intelligence-based software for autonomous vehicles, sources tell The Information.