Mobility

Study: Mixed Environmental Impact for Flying Cars

April 09, 2019 at 5:05 PM

Flying electric cars make environmental sense, but only on relatively long, one-way trips with multiple passengers on board, according to study published in Nature Communications.

Report: Hyundai, Tencent Partner on Software for Autonomy

April 08, 2019 at 1:44 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. and China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. have tentatively agreed to co-develop software for self-driving vehicles, sources tell South Korea’s Maeil business daily.

VW Tests Self-Driving Cars in Germany

April 04, 2019 at 7:39 AM

Volkswagen AG has begun testing automated e-Golf small cars on public roads in Hamburg, Germany.

SAIC Tests Autonomous Shuttle in California

April 03, 2019 at 2:13 PM

China’s Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corp. is testing an automated, all-electric shuttle bus in Davis, Calif., in conjunction with the University of California-Davis.

Carmakers Team with SAE on Test Rules for Autonomous Cars

April 03, 2019 at 9:55 AM

Ford, General Motors, Toyota and SAE International have formed a consortium to establish safety and testing guidelines for self-driving vehicles.

EY: Rinspeed’s Micro-SNAP Delivery System

April 01, 2019 at 3:40 AM

EY has partnered with Swiss-based Rinspeed AG for several years on evolving approaches to advanced mobility and how to manage the ecosystem in which they operate.

Daimler Trucks Buys Majority Stake in Torc Robotics

March 29, 2019 at 3:18 PM

Daimler AG’s commercial truck unit has purchased a controlling stake in Torc Robotics Inc., a Virginia-based developer of autonomy driving technology.

Honda, Hino Join Toyota-Softbank Mobility Venture

March 28, 2019 at 1:08 AM

Honda and Hino Motors are joining the venture being launched next month by Toyota and Softbank Group to develop services that involve self-driving vehicles.

Japanese Developer Plans Flying Motorcycle

March 25, 2019 at 1:37 PM

A Japanese startup hopes to begin selling a motorcycle-like “hover bike” in its home market by 2022.

Transit Unions Brace for Autonomous Future

March 22, 2019 at 7:25 AM

Warning that autonomous vehicles could eliminate as many as 3 million jobs in the U.S., the Transportation Trades Dept. (TTD) is calling on Congress to implement a number of measures to minimize the impact on the workforce and address potential safety concerns of such vehicles.

Hyundai Mobis Partners with Russian Firm on Robo-Taxis

March 20, 2019 at 9:42 AM

Hyundai Mobis Co. has agreed to partner with Russian tech giant Yandex NV to develop an autonomous vehicle platform. 

ZF Acquires Netherlands Mobility Provider

March 19, 2019 at 11:48 AM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has acquired a 60% share of 2getthere B.V., which operates driverless electric shuttles and other mobility-as-a-service systems.