Mobility

Study Finds Mixed Results for Ride-Hailing Impact

March 19, 2019 at 6:43 AM

The use of ride-hailing services lowers urban parking demand but hikes traffic congestion and discourages other modes of transportation, say University of Colorado researchers.

U.S. Ponders Robocars Sans Human Control Features

March 15, 2019 at 3:58 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has begun a review process that could lead to automated cars no longer equipped with such devices as steering wheels, rearview mirrors and brake pedals.

AAA: No Thaw Yet in Consumer Fears about Robotic Cars

March 14, 2019 at 3:09 PM

Seven in 10 Americans polled by insurance giant AAA are just as skeptical of fully autonomous vehicles as they were a year ago.

GM’s Cruise Aims to Double Headcount This Year

March 12, 2019 at 2:30 AM

General Motors Co.’s Cruise Technologies subsidiary tells Reuters it expects to double its 1,000-member workforce in 2019.

Lear Invests in Israeli Advanced Mobility Fund

March 11, 2019 at 9:29 AM

Lear Corp. has made an unspecified investment in Maniv Mobility, an Israel-based venture capital fund that specializes in advanced mobility technology.

EY: Where’s the Profit in New Mobility?

March 11, 2019 at 3:09 AM

How can the auto industry generate enough revenue to pay for its rush to find new options to traditional car ownership?

Curb Appeal: Creating Dedicated Zones for New Mobility Services

March 08, 2019 at 12:26 PM

The rapid increase of ride-hailing services, deliveries from retailers and restaurants, plus traditional taxis and other services, has put curbside real estate at a premium.

TomTom, Elektrobit Tout HD Map Development System

March 08, 2019 at 10:36 AM

TomTom International BV and Continental AG’s Elektrobit Automotive unit have created a high-definition map to help carmakers and suppliers develop autonomous vehicle systems.

SEAT to Produce Electric Quadricycle

March 07, 2019 at 2:23 PM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit plans to launch a production version of the tiny Minimo concept electric vehicle it unveiled earlier this month in Barcelona.

Volvo to Test Autonomous Bus in Singapore

March 05, 2019 at 11:59 AM

Truckmaker AB Volvo plans to begin testing an autonomous electric bus this spring on the campus of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore.

Toyota Affiliate Partners with European e-Bike Startup

March 05, 2019 at 8:29 AM

Toyota Tsusho Corp., a Toyota Motor Corp. affiliate, has signed a development agreement with French startup eBikeLabs SAS and insurance giant Allianz France.

BMW, Volvo Invest in Ride-Sharing Startup

March 01, 2019 at 2:56 PM

Zum, a Silicon Valley-based startup ride-sharing service for children, says it has raised $40 million from investors that include BMW and Volvo Cars.