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.

Audi to Test Car-Sharing Service at N.C. Tech Park

October 26, 2016

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit is pilot testing its new “shared fleet” program at the American Underground technology incubator campus in Durham, N.C., ahead of next year’s planned national rollout for the car-sharing service.

Japanese Developer Targets Autos for Cellulose Nanofiber

October 25, 2016

Japan’s Oji Holdings Corp. plans to launch production of a lightweight cellulose nanofiber late next year to replace steel and glass in unspecified automotive, aerospace, smartphone and organic light-emitting diode applications.

Partners Plan Contest to Develop Self-Driving Car

October 25, 2016

Udacity Inc., a Silicon Valley-based online education provider, is partnering with Tier IV Inc., a Nagoya, Japan-based developer of autonomous vehicle control software, to tap ideas from the public to create its own self-driving vehicle.

EV Startup Targets 2018 Launch

October 24, 2016

Menlo Park, Calif.-based electric vehicle startup Atieva Inc. has changed its name to Lucid Motors Inc. and plans to launch an electric car in 2018.

U.K. Starts Connected Vehicle Road Tests

October 21, 2016

The U.K. has begun testing a fleet of connected vehicles from Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors as part of the country’s Autodrive program.

Renault-Nissan Creates Mobility Tech Unit

October 18, 2016

The Renault-Nissan alliance is launching a new tech division that will focus on software development and cloud engineering systems for autonomous and connected vehicles.

ZF Forms Tech Investment Unit

October 17, 2016

ZF Friedrichshafen AG has created a new unit called Zukunft Ventures GmbH to invest in technology companies.