Redefining Urban Mobility

A new EY report, Urban Mobility Redefined, finds the lines blurring among such shared transportation alternatives as car-sharing, ride-sharing and other non-traditional modes of personal transportation.

Nissan Readies New EV, Crossover Models

September 28, 2016

Nissan Motor Co.’s plans to expand its electric vehicle lineup beyond the Leaf sedan likely will start with another volume-segment model rather than the sports car previously suggested by the company.

Here Touts Open Platform for Connected Cars

September 26, 2016

The Here digital mapping joint venture owned by Audi, BMW and Daimler says it has developed new services that will allow connected vehicles to share information with each other.  

LG Chem to Supply Batteries for LeEco/Faraday EVs?

September 22, 2016

South Korea’s LG Chem has signed a 2.7 trillion won ($2.4 billion) deal to supply lithium-ion batteries for the LeSee electric vehicle being developed by Chinese consumer electronics giant LeEco and affiliate Faraday Future Inc., reports the Korea Herald.

Bosch, SAP to Collaborate on Internet of Things

September 21, 2016

Robert Bosch GmbH and software developer SAP SE have agreed to work together on internet-connected systems for industrial equipment, tools, vehicles and other devices.

UPDATE: U.S. Sets Guidelines for Self-Driving Cars

September 20, 2016

Today the U.S. Dept. of Transportation will unveil a new approach to developing vehicle technologies that aims to speed the advent of driverless cars while ensuring their safe performance.

VW Launches Cyber Security Company

September 14, 2016

Volkswagen AG and the former executives from Israel’s intelligence agency have formed a company that will develop cyber security systems for next-generation connected cars and mobile services.

Google Asks Michigan to Broaden Self-Driving-Car Law

September 14, 2016

Google Inc. wants the Michigan legislature to widen the definition of eligible companies in a proposed law designed to establish the state as a hub for autonomous vehicle research, the Detroit Free Press reports.