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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.


Toyota, Uber to Partner on Ridesharing

May 24, 2016

Toyota Motor Corp. says it is making an unspecified investment in Uber Technologies Inc. and partnering with the ride-hailing service to develop new features and mobility programs.   

Ford-Backed Autonomous-Car Software Developer Raises $16 Million

May 24, 2016

Cambridge, Mass.-based startup nuTonomy Inc., a developer of control software for self-driving cars, has raised $16 million in funding to help it launch an autonomous taxi service in Singapore as soon as this autumn, says The Wall Street Journal.

London Taxi Firm Secures Funds for Hybrid Program

May 23, 2016

China's Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd. says it has raised $400 million through a new bond issue for its London Taxi Co. (LTC) unit to produce a plug-in hybrid cab and develop additional “green” models.

Maven Hits a Million Miles

May 20, 2016

In late January General Motors announced the creation of its car-sharing service, Maven.

Google Test Drives Next-Gen Android Auto System

May 19, 2016

Google Inc. is developing a host of new features for its Android Auto smartphone interface designed to make the system more user friendly, easier to integrate into vehicles and simpler to expand with new content.