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.

Back to Two Wheels for Mobility

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 25, 2017 at 6:23 AM

Although the amount of attention on the development of autonomous vehicles is staggering given that there probably isn’t an outlet that hasn’t devoted time or space to the prospect of robotic vehicles, what people seem to have lost sight of are the facts that (1) initial applications are going to be in geo-fenced areas and (2) the autonomous vehicles are likely to be shared vehicles, which will also have a consequence on where they travel.

Study Shows Limited Excitement for Self-Driving Cars

May 12, 2017 at 2:21 PM

Only 15% of Americans are “extremely excited” about the advent of autonomous vehicles and 59% gauged their excitement level in the lower half of a scale from 1 to 10, according to the results of survey conducted by Finn Partners.

South Korea Plans Test City for Autonomous Vehicles

May 11, 2017 at 11:24 AM

The South Korean government is investing 11 billion won ($9.7 million) to build an 88-acre testing complex for autonomous vehicles.

New York State Agrees to Permit Tests of Self-Driving Cars

May 11, 2017 at 12:06 AM

New York state has launched a one-year pilot program that will allow developers to test autonomous vehicles on public roads.

Conti: EVs Won’t Make Economic Sense until 2025

May 09, 2017 at 11:44 AM

Electric vehicles won’t gain an economic advantage over piston engines until 2025, when they overcome current shortcomings of high battery cost, limited range and lengthy charging times, opines Wolfgang Schaefer, Continental AG’s chief financial officer.

Uber Sets Up AI Lab in Toronto

May 08, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. says it is setting up a small lab in Toronto to work on automotive-related artificial intelligence software that can be used in self-driving cars.

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America’s Approach to Building Trust in Autonomy

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 04, 2017 at 3:57 PM

Let’s face it: turning over the driving tasks to sensors, computers and actuators may be technically feasible, but seriously uncomfortable for the occupants in the vehicle. Here’s one approach that can help mitigate the discomfort.

Rethinking Public Transportation

By: Dan Sturges - May 04, 2017 at 1:08 PM

India Aims to Go All-Electric by 2030

May 04, 2017 at 7:18 AM

By 2030, India plans to completely phase out sales of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles in favor of full-electric models.

Flying Car Flight of Fancy Gets Real

May 03, 2017 at 5:12 PM

People have been dreaming about flying cars since the early days of the auto and aircraft industries.

GM Expands Maven Platform to Freelancers

May 03, 2017 at 3:03 PM

General Motors Co. is expanding its Maven ride-share platform to enable drivers—including those who don’t own a car—to rent Maven vehicles for such services as package and grocery delivery in addition to ride sharing.

Gentex Expands Toll Payment System Across N. America

May 03, 2017 at 7:09 AM

Zeeland, Mich.-based Gentex Corp. has begun offering its Integrated Toll Module (ITM) in Canada and Mexico in addition to the U.S., where the system was launched last year.