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.

VW Eyes 2020 Deadline for EVs

March 22, 2017

Volkswagen AG tells analysts in Germany it must introduce its first purpose-built electric car by 2020 to meet impending carbon dioxide emission targets in Europe and China.

Google Maps Enhances Parking Reminder App

March 21, 2017

Alphabet Inc.’s latest update for its Google Maps app for Android smartphones allows users to manually save their parking spot location, a more accurate option than automated tagging.

BMW Promises Fully Automatic Car by 2021

March 16, 2017

BMW AG says it will introduce a car by 2021 that can drive itself autonomously in virtually any situation that could be managed by a human driver, Reuters reports.

Volvo Trucks Demos Platooning Tech

March 16, 2017

AB Volvo has completed tests of three of its VNL 670 heavy-duty trucks in a partially automated platoon on Los Angeles highways.

Dozens of U.S. Cities Offer to Buy 114,000 EVs

March 15, 2017

Some 30 U.S. cities have agreed to begin the process of ordering 114,000 electric cars and trucks under an initiative being coordinated by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Ford Tests “Smart” Kiosk for Dealer Service

March 14, 2017

Ford Motor Co. is testing an interactive kiosk that allows customers to manage and pay for service appointments—including dropping off and picking up their vehicles or a loaner model—after business hours or to avoid waiting in lines.

Putting Self-Driving Car Fears to Rest: Try it, You’ll Like It

March 14, 2017

Sometimes the best way to overcome a fear is to face it head on. Experts recommend learning about what you’re afraid of, positive thinking and gradually exposing yourself to tense situations until you feel more and more comfortable. This can apply to heights, public speaking, going to the doctor or getting behind the wheel of a car.