Automotive Mobility

Uber Buys Latin American Delivery Service

October 11, 2019 at 3:38 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. is acquiring majority ownership in Cornershop, a startup grocery delivery service based in Santiago, Chile.

Mercedes to Test V2X in Winter Conditions

October 11, 2019 at 1:15 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit will begin testing a vehicle-to-infrastructure communication system this winter in Zollernalb, Germany.

Fully Driverless Waymo Rides Coming Soon

October 11, 2019 at 10:59 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit says it will gradually begin to offer driverless rides as part of its robo-taxi pilot program, which currently uses onboard backup drivers.

Sleeker Next-Gen Toyota Mirai Gets More Range

October 11, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s redesigned Mirai fuel cell-powered sedan will be larger, more stylish and able to drive 30% farther per fill-up.

U.S. Commute Times on the Rise

October 10, 2019 at 4:44 PM

Americans spent an average 54 minutes per day traveling to and from their jobs last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

BMW Aims to Hike SUV Sales to Fund EV Push

October 10, 2019 at 12:30 PM

BMW AG expects it will more than double sales of its priciest piston-powered models to help fund its push into all-electric vehicles.

Dyson Kills EV Program

October 10, 2019 at 12:25 PM

Home appliance maker Dyson Ltd. has decided to discontinue its ambitious plans to develop an electric car, citing competitive pressures that make the program no longer commercially viable.

Porsche Teams with Boeing on Air Mobility Studies

October 10, 2019 at 11:40 AM

Porsche AG and Boeing Co. have agreed to work together to evaluate the potential for premium urban air mobility travel.

Volvo EV Gets Advanced Connectivity Features

October 09, 2019 at 5:53 PM

The electric variant of Volvo's XC40 compact crossover vehicle will use Google's latest Android Automotive platform and be capable of over-the-air software updates.

NHTSA Moves Closer to Shift from Mirrors to Cameras

October 09, 2019 at 3:04 PM

After a decade, U.S. regulators are finally moving closer to allowing the use of cameras in place of rearview mirrors in vehicles.

Consumer Reports Pans Tesla’s Automated Valet

October 09, 2019 at 2:47 PM

Tesla's new Smart Summon feature, which allows owners to remotely control a driverless car in parking lots, has no obvious consumer benefit, says Consumer Reports.

SAE Updates Standards for AV Test Drivers

October 09, 2019 at 12:16 PM

SAE International has unveiled guidelines for human backup drivers during testing of Level 3+ autonomous-driving systems on public roads.