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.

Uber Aims to Launch Flying Car Tests in 2020

April 25, 2017 at 2:18 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. plans to begin passenger tests of flying taxis in Dallas and Dubai by 2020.

Waymo Signs Up Consumers to Sample Self-Driving Cars

April 25, 2017 at 9:56 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo autonomous car unit is preparing to allow hundreds of selected consumers in Phoenix to ride in its self-driving vehicles.

Mercedes Adds Remote Telematics Assistants

April 24, 2017 at 10:06 AM

Daimler AG says owners of all 2016 and 2017 Mercedes-Benz models in the U.S. now can integrate Alphabet Inc.’s Google Home Assistant and Amazon.com’s Alexa systems into their vehicles.

Audi Touts Market’s Most Advanced Self-Driving System

April 24, 2017 at 12:21 AM

Audi AG says its redesigned A8 flagship sedan will be capable of so-called Level 3 autonomous driving—the most advanced system available to the public—when it debuts this autumn.

GM Plans 10 New Electrified Models in China by 2020

April 21, 2017 at 10:40 AM

General Motors Co. intends to introduce 10 locally produced hybrid or all-electric models in China by the end of the decade.

Harman, Baidu to Partner on Cloud-Based AI Tech in China

April 21, 2017 at 8:22 AM

Harman International Industries Inc. and Baidu Inc. have agreed to jointly develop cloud-based artificial intelligence systems for the Chinese auto market.

2018 Mercedes S-Class Steers Closer to Full Autonomy

April 11, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Daimler AG is updating its flagship S-Class sedan with more advanced sensors and mapping technology, which the carmaker expects to provide a “major step” toward fully autonomous driving.

Renesas Refocuses on Tech for Self-Driving Cars

April 11, 2017 at 4:27 PM

Tokyo-based Renesas Electronics Corp., the chipmaker nearly driven out of business by the country’s earthquake and tsunami in 2011, is pinning its future on supplying carmakers with chips to run their autonomous-driving systems, The Nikkei reports.

Ford Envisions a Future

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 11, 2017 at 3:27 PM

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub was developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a massive complex for trains and subways going in and out of New York.

Mahindra, SsangYong to Co-Develop EV Platform

April 11, 2017 at 11:51 AM

India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. and its South Korean SsangYong Motor Co. affiliate say they are jointly developing a platform to carry electric SUVs that will be marketed by both brands in 2020.

It’s Time to Walk the Walk on Pedestrian Safety

April 11, 2017 at 2:00 AM

While autonomous vehicles and other emerging technologies are transforming daily commutes and personal mobility, there also has been a resurgence in self-transport via good old foot power. And walking is expected to become increasingly popular and essential as part of the overall urbanization, healthy lifestyle and multi-modal transportation trends.

Cadillac to Debut Self-Driving System This Year

April 10, 2017 at 1:14 PM

General Motors Co.’s Cadillac unit will introduce Super Cruise, a self-driving system for highway use, in its 2018 model CT6 luxury sedan this autumn, confirming reports from last November.