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.

Thailand’s First EV Company Bows

January 16, 2017

Vera Automotive, Thailand’s first domestic electric-car company, debuted its inaugural EV, the Vera V1 last weekend.

Oslo Ban Diesels, Temporarily

January 16, 2017

Poor air quality has prompted Oslo, Norway, to ban the operation of diesel cars in its central district, effective Jan. 17.

Self-Seating at Your Service

January 13, 2017

Adient plc, the renamed seating business spun off by Johnson Controls Inc. last year, has developed a seating concept for fully autonomous cars that incorporates some upcoming production technology.

Waymo Touts Its Hack-Resistant Autonomous Driving System

January 11, 2017

The self-driving-car system being developed by Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit (formerly known as Google Project X) resists cyber attacks by operating mostly offline, Waymo CEO John Krafcik tells the Financial Times.

Tesla Hires Apple Exec to Help with Autopilot System

January 11, 2017

Chris Lattner, a longtime software expert at Apple Inc., is joining Tesla Motors Inc. to head the carmaker’s efforts to refine its controversial Autopilot self-driving system, Bloomberg News reports.

No Way—Waymo! Google Accelerates Self-Driving Vehicle Program

January 11, 2017

Google parent Alphabet Inc.’s new Waymo unit is taking its self-driving vehicle program to the next level. After more than seven years of research, development and testing, the technology has reached an “inflection point” that promises to bring fully autonomous driving much closer to reality, asserts Waymo CEO John Krafcik.

Toyota Applies AI to Friendly Concept

January 06, 2017

Toyota Motor Corp. says its Concept-i car uses artificial intelligence to learn and adapt to driver behaviors, and can communicate information through a mix of lights, sounds and haptic feedback.