Mobility

Report: China’s Ride-Hailing Market to Rebound

August 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

China’s market for ride-hailing services, whose growth has slowed to less than 5% this year from 25% in 2018, will rebound to at least 10% in 2021, predicts Bain & Co.

Segway Readies Remote-Controlled Scooter Tech

August 20, 2019 at 4:32 PM

Segway-Ninebot Group says it has developed an electric scooter that can be guided to a central charging station via a remote operator.

New Waymo Tests Target Wet Florida Weather

August 20, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit is expanding tests of its self-driving car fleet to Florida this month to evaluate performance in heavy rainstorms.

Yandex Seeks 10x Expansion of Robotic Car Fleet

August 19, 2019 at 11:37 AM

Russian internet and ride-hailing services provider Yandex NV tells Reuters it hopes to put 1,000 self-driving test cars on the road within two years.

Protected Bike Lanes Not Always Safer

August 15, 2019 at 5:37 PM

Designated bike lanes that are separated from vehicle traffic by barriers make cyclists feel safer, but they aren’t always better, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

London Maps Biking Infrastructure

August 12, 2019 at 2:09 PM

London has created a route planning and parking database for bicycle users covering nearly 1,300 miles of bike lanes in the city.

Toyota Readies Next-Gen ADAS Tech

August 07, 2019 at 9:53 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is introducing an updated version of its advanced driver-assist Safety Sense technology in its 2020 models this year.

Kodiak Begins Freight Deliveries with Robo-Trucks

August 06, 2019 at 3:53 PM

California-based startup Kodiak Robotics Inc. has begun making commercial freight deliveries in Texas with semi-autonomous highway trucks.

Thai Housing Developer Plans Self-Driving Vehicles, Delivery Drones

August 06, 2019 at 3:21 PM

Thai real estate developer Sansiri says it will deploy self-driving vehicles and package delivery drones at its housing developments beginning later this year.

Robotic Amazon Delivery Pods Get Calif. Test

August 06, 2019 at 2:22 PM

Amazon.com says it will expand its tests of self-driving Scout mini-shuttles to Irvine, Calif.

Audi Readies Sporty Electric Scooter

August 06, 2019 at 12:15 PM

Audi AG has developed a sporty electric scooter that users can operate like a skateboard by shifting their weight as they stand on the platform.

Via Expands Micro-Transit Service in Chicago

August 06, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Via Transportation Inc. is nearly doubling the service area for its micro-mobility vans in Chicago and setting a flat rate of $2.50 per trip in certain areas of the city.