Automotive Mobility

Consortium Targets Software Standards for Self-Driving Cars

October 08, 2019 at 5:25 PM

A new group called the Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC) aims to develop common software platforms and open standards for autonomous vehicle systems.

Waymo Puts L.A. on the Robo Map

October 08, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car is mapping high-traffic areas of Los Angeles to help determine if the city would be conducive for future robo-taxi applications.

Time Nearing for First Lambo EV?

October 08, 2019 at 2:26 PM

Volkswagen AG’s Lamborghini unit is mulling an all-electric powertrain for the 2+2 grand tourer it aims to launch in about five years.

StreetScooter Hires Former Ford, Tesla Execs

October 08, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Germany’s StreetScooter GmbH has hired two executives from Ford and Tesla to help it expand its electric delivery van business globally.

Startup Readies Modular Electric Trucks

October 08, 2019 at 10:36 AM

Neuron Corp., a Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup, plans to unveil a range of trucks at next month’s China International Import Expo in Shanghai.

Hyundai Invests in AI-Based Mapping Startup

October 07, 2019 at 3:41 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. is making an undisclosed investment in Netradyne Inc., a San Diego-based startup that uses cameras with artificial intelligence to help map roads for autonomous driving systems.  

Ford to Keep Telematics Service Free

October 07, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Ford Motor Co. plans to keep its FordPass Connect telematics system complementary to owners for the life of a vehicle.

Bird Raises $275 Million in Funding

October 04, 2019 at 2:23 PM

Bird Rides Inc., a Los Angeles-based electric-scooter sharing service, has raised $275 million in its latest funding round.

Why Recycling Isn’t the Only Answer for Old Vehicles

By: Daniel Sturges - October 04, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Why not transform old vehicles into, well, like-new ones? Or even housing?

IIHS: Lane-Centering Acceptance Off the Mark

October 04, 2019 at 12:26 PM

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testers say lane-centering systems are less trustworthy than adaptive cruise control.

Audi, Deutsche Telekom Partner on 5G

October 04, 2019 at 11:12 AM

Audi AG and Deutsche Telekom AG are developing a 5G-based connected transportation infrastructure in Ingolstadt, Germany.

Zoox to Add Autonomous Testing in Las Vegas

October 04, 2019 at 9:53 AM

California-based autonomous-car startup Zoox Inc. plans to begin testing self-driving electric vehicles in Las Vegas.