Mobility

Report: VW Closer to Investing in Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Unit

February 15, 2019 at 2:29 AM

Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG are nearing a possible plan to partner on the development of self-driving cars that may include a VW investment in Ford’s Argo AI startup, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Waymo Fares Best in Self-Driving Vehicle Disengagement Report

February 13, 2019 at 3:44 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit had the lowest ratio of “disengagements” of the 25 companies that tested autonomous vehicles in California last year.

Control Centers Could Aid Transition to Driverless Cars

February 08, 2019 at 11:29 AM

Researchers at the University of Michigan say remotely located technicians could help troubleshoot and respond to potential problems for self-driving cars in real time.

Report: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi to Partner with Waymo

February 05, 2019 at 9:56 AM

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is finalizing plans to partner with Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit to develop autonomous vehicle services, The Nikkei reports.

U.S. Transit Services Switching to Digital Payment

January 31, 2019 at 1:49 PM

To help encourage the use of public transit and new mobility services, cities across the U.S. are transitioning away from paper fare cards to digital payments that can be completed via smartphone apps.

Head of GM’s Maven Unit Leaves

January 29, 2019 at 12:35 AM

Julia Steyn, who has headed General Motors Co.’s Maven urban mobility business since it was created three years ago, has left the company for unknown reasons.

Volvo Gets Okay to Test Autonomous Cars on Swedish Roads

January 28, 2019 at 2:05 PM

Sweden’s transport agency has granted permission to the Volvo Car Group to test self-driving-vehicle systems on public highways in Sweden.

Women Cite Safety Concerns for Avoiding Public Transit

January 24, 2019 at 2:22 PM

Women are about half as likely as men to use nearby public transportation, due in part to safety concerns, according to a new study conducted in Los Angeles.

Apple Drops 200 Members of Autonomous Vehicle Project

January 24, 2019 at 10:50 AM

Apple Inc. confirms it has dismissed more than 200 members of Project Titan, its secretive autonomous-vehicle development program.

Study: Ride-Hailing Cuts Public Transit Usage

January 24, 2019 at 10:06 AM

Bus and rail ridership has fallen more than 1% per year in U.S. cities where ride-hailing services are available, according to study by the University of Kentucky.

Boeing Tests Flying Taxi

January 24, 2019 at 5:19 AM

This week Boeing Co. tested a prototype flying taxi this week at a Virginia airport.

BMW, JLR, Porsche Invest in Roadside Assistance Startup Urgent.ly

January 24, 2019 at 12:03 AM

BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Porsche have invested a combined $21 million in Urgently Inc., a startup whose “Urgent.ly” platform enables drivers to hail tow trucks or service technicians.