Automotive Mobility

Who Needs Cars? Asks GM Robo-Car Unit Chief

By: Bill Hampton - December 12, 2019 at 10:38 AM

You don’t hear this every day from a senior executive at a major car company: “We need to move beyond the car.”

Self-Driving Cars' Age-Old Question

By: Steve Plumb - December 11, 2019 at 6:10 PM

While autonomous tech is touted as a potential safety panacea that will enable greater mobility for the elderly, it initially could have the opposite effect.

Putting a Fine Point on Vehicle Locator Tech

By: Steve Plumb - December 10, 2019 at 1:34 PM

If you want your car to drive itself, it has to know precisely where it is at all times. GPS alone isn’t up to the task, says Mark Vogel of Mitsubishi Electric.

Making a Case for Air Taxis

By: Steve Plumb - December 09, 2019 at 2:01 PM

Vertical takeoff and landing aircraft promise to cut commute times. 

A Deep-Dive Into the Rotary Engine

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 09, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Yes, the rotary engine may be a thing of the past for auto, but this inventor thinks he has a way that will make it more appealing

Waymo Joins Apple App Store

By: Steve Plumb - December 06, 2019 at 2:55 PM

Waymo has made its autonomous ride-hailing app for robotic taxis available for download via Apple Inc.’s App Store.

Bob Carter on 2019 Sales

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 05, 2019 at 5:45 PM

A solid year, Carter says

Chinese Community Offers Autonomous Shuttles

By: Steve Plumb - December 04, 2019 at 12:15 PM

Chinese real estate firm Seedland Group has launched an autonomous shuttle service at its Boston Ivy gated community in Guangzhou.

Car Dealer Touts Multi-Brand Subscriptions

By: Steve Plumb - December 03, 2019 at 3:41 PM

 Ohio car dealer Bernie Moreno is betting on a multi-brand luxury subscription service.

Daimler, Geely Launch Ride-Hailing JV in China

By: Steve Plumb - December 03, 2019 at 9:55 AM

Daimler AG and Zhejiang Geely Holding Group are launching their StarRides premium ride-hailing service in China.

Mercedes Tests Robo-Taxis in California

By: Steve Plumb - December 02, 2019 at 3:48 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has quietly begun testing Level 4 autonomous vehicles on public roads with consumer riders in California.

Toyota Launches Multi-Modal App in Japan

By: Steve Plumb - December 02, 2019 at 10:57 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. and several local partners have launched full-scale operation of the carmaker’s “my route” multi-modal smartphone app in the cities of Fukuoka and Kitakyushu.