Advanced Mobility Project

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  • Paris-based Valeo SA has signed a cooperation agreement with Friedrichsdorf, Germany’s Peiker Acustic GmbH. Valeo makes driver-assistance systems, and Peiker supplies on-board telematics and mobile connectivity components. The partners say...[read more]

  • Volvo Car Group expects to begin testing a fleet of 100 self-driving cars in Gothenburg, Sweden, about two years from now. The vehicles are being developed through the Drive Me...[read more]

  • San Francisco’s oldest taxi company is teaming with a new smartphone app to boost business. In the wake of competition from such rideshare programs as Uber, the DeSoto Cab Co....[read more]

  • Range-extended electric-powered taxis called Metrocabs are now being licensed by Transport for London, the local government transit authority, to operate on a trial basis as hackney carriages. Designed by Surrey-based...[read more]

  • Ten energy-efficient bus projects across the country will share $55 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration, an arm of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation. The grants are provided...[read more]

  • A newly introduced app for smartphones and tablets points out the best mode of transportation based on weather, traffic and the user’s personal preferences. The app, called i-TOUR, was developed...[read more]

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  • Carmakers in Europe have made major advancements in recent years in reducing the carbon dioxide emissions from their cars. But the gain as measured by the New European Driving Cycle test increasingly...[read more]

  • This 317-page report issued in August 2014 by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration presents the agency’s detailed analysis about the viability and challenges of vehicle-to-vehicle communications system to improve...[read more]

  • This comprehensive analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration offers projections of America’s energy supply, demand and pricing through 2040. The 258-page report’s four-page executive summary predicts that 2% annual...[read more]

  • A dozen authorities in the connected-car market offer their perspectives on the future of connectivity in this 34-page report from Telefonica, the Spanish telecommunications giant. An executive summary identifies 10...[read more]

  • Developments during 2013 in the U.S. intercity bus industry are summarized in this 17-page report from DePaul University’s Chicago-based Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development. The analysis says a one-way intercity...[read more]

  • By 2050, urban dwellers will account for 86% of the population of developed regions and 64% of that in less-developed regions, according to this 2011 update from the Population Division...[read more]

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  • In this column that originally appeared in Automotive Design & Production magazine, Mobility Designer Dan Sturges comments on how expanding mobility services may give vehicle designers a new type of...[read more]

  • Turning the potential of truly intelligent vehicles into reality means a fundamental change in the way carmakers and their suppliers interact, says Sam LaMagna, Director of Advanced Driving Technologies in...[read more]

  • Innovation at Magna International Inc. focuses on advances that make cars cleaner, safer and lighter. The company spends 20%-30% of its research and development budget on game-changer technologies, including those...[read more]

  • This 56-page document from the Canadian Urban Institute and Moving the Economy is a primer on the processes and technology surrounding the movement of goods in urban areas. The report...[read more]

  • Fast-changing events across the automotive ecosystem are impacting the operating environment, customer preferences, competition and supply chain. EY’s Global Automotive Center has identified eight megatrends that will affect the industry...[read more]

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