Mobility

Audi Taps Luminar for Lidar in Self-Driving Test Fleet

December 18, 2018 at 9:18 AM

Audi AG’s Autonomous Intelligent Driving subsidiary is using Luminar Technologies Inc.’s lidar in prototype self-driving vehicles to identify and track surrounding objects.

Aptiv Opens Las Vegas Tech Center for Autonomous Vehicles

December 17, 2018 at 10:03 AM

Aptiv plc has added a fourth technical center for self-driving vehicles, this time in Las Vegas.

Hope Fades for U.S. Autonomous-Vehicle Law

December 17, 2018 at 12:07 AM

The lame-duck 115th Congress has failed to pass legislation this year that would set rules for testing and deploying self-driving cars in the U.S.

BMW Debuts Premium Ride-Hailing Service in Chengdu

December 14, 2018 at 1:44 PM

BMW AG is using 5 Series sedans to debut its premium-level Ride-Hailing service in Chengdu, China.

Bosch Showcases Tech in Autonomous Shuttle

December 14, 2018 at 8:46 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH has developed a self-driving shuttle concept that the supplier will publicly unveil at next month’s CES electronics show in Las Vegas.

Ohio Begins Autonomous Shuttle Tests

December 07, 2018 at 3:33 PM

Three autonomous shuttle vans will begin operating in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday.

BMW, Daimler Mobility Merger Delayed

December 07, 2018 at 9:04 AM

The planned merger of BMW and Daimler’s mobility businesses has been delayed as the companies await review by U.S. antitrust authorities.

Hyperloop Company Forms JV with German Logistics Firm

December 06, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Los Angeles-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. has formed a joint venture with a German logistics firm to develop high-speed hyperloop technology to transport shipping containers.

Japanese Web Services Company Tests “Free” Ride-Hailing Service

December 06, 2018 at 1:32 AM

DeNA Co. Ltd., a Japanese provider of internet services, has launched a free ride-hailing service in Tokyo.

NYC Approves Minimum Wage for Ride-Hailing Drivers

December 05, 2018 at 5:18 PM

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission voted this week to create an hourly minimum wage for drivers of app-based ride-hailing services in the city—the first such measure in the U.S.

Waymo Launches For-Pay Driverless Shuttle Service

December 05, 2018 at 9:25 AM

Today Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo autonomous-vehicle unit is accepting paying customers for some of the 500 self-driving shuttles it has been testing in Phoenix, Ariz.

BMW Autonomous-Driving Group to Add Rival Carmakers

December 04, 2018 at 10:09 AM

BMW AG is close to coaxing at least two major carmakers to the coalition it launched in 2016 to speed development of self-driving-car technologies.