Mobility

DiDi Chuxing Launches Ride-Hailing Service in Latin America

June 06, 2019 at 12:34 AM

China’s DiDi Chuxing Technology Co. has begun offering its ride-hailing service in Chile and Colombia as it pushes into Latin America.

Chinese Startup Launches Autonomous Delivery Pod

June 03, 2019 at 8:24 AM

Beijing-based Neolix Technologies Co. has begun making autonomous delivery vans at its facility in Changzhou.

Waymo Tests Autonomous Trucks in Arizona

May 30, 2019 at 12:01 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit is expanding testing of its autonomous heavy-duty trucks to Arizona.

Daimler Trucks Forms Autonomous Tech Unit

May 30, 2019 at 10:13 AM

Daimler AG’s commercial truck unit is creating an Autonomous Technology Group that will develop systems for Level 4 self-driving vehicles.

Michigan, Detroit Auto Show Launch Mobility Challenge

May 30, 2019 at 12:41 AM

The state of Michigan and the North American International Auto Show will stage demonstrations of innovative mobility options and “smart” infrastructure during next year’s auto show in June.

China Readies 375-mph “Maglev” Train

May 29, 2019 at 2:09 PM

China Railway Rolling Stock Corp. aims to begin production in 2021 of a magnetic levitation train system capable of speeds as high as 600 kph (373 mph).

Report: Toyota May Invest $549 Million in DiDi Chuxing

May 29, 2019 at 12:56 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is studying a move to invest some 60 billion yen ($549 million) in DiDi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-hailing service.

VW to Launch “Smart City” Initiative in China

May 28, 2019 at 5:09 PM

Volkswagen AG and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motor) have signed an agreement with the government of Hefei, China, to test next-generation vehicle technologies as part of a “smart city” initiative.

SAE Forms Mobility Data-Sharing Consortium

May 28, 2019 at 7:44 AM

SAE International is creating a consortium to develop best practices for mobility data sharing.

$900 Bimmer Electric Scooter Due in September

May 24, 2019 at 10:59 AM

This autumn BMW AG dealers will begin selling an electric scooter with a starting price of $900.

Consortium Demos Connected Vehicle Tech in Berlin

May 24, 2019 at 10:13 AM

The 5G Automotive Assn. (5GAA) demonstrated a variety of connected vehicle technologies this week in Berlin, using a mix of cellular-based and dedicated short-range communication systems.

Boring Wins Contract for Las Vegas Tunnel

May 23, 2019 at 6:19 PM

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. has received a contract to build a high-speed underground transportation system for the Las Vegas convention center.