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.

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

March 14, 2017 at 7:38 AM

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.

NextEV Targets 2020 Launch for Self-Driving EV

March 13, 2017 at 12:56 PM

China’s NextEV Inc. has unveiled a concept self-driving electric vehicle under its NIO brand that it hopes to convert into a production model by as early as 2020.

UPDATE: Intel Buys Mobileye for $15.3 Billion

March 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Chipmaker Intel Corp. has agreed to buy Israel’s Mobileye NV for $15.3 billion in an all-cash deal that values the Jerusalem-based maker of camera-based sensors at $14.7 billion.

California Prepares for Truly Driverless Car Testing

March 13, 2017 at 12:30 AM

By the end of 2017, California says it will begin allowing developers of self-driving vehicles to test their cars on public roads without a human backup driver on board.

Harman Launches Updatable Mapping System

March 10, 2017 at 8:29 AM

Harman International Industries Inc. says it has developed a dynamic mapping technology that automatically updates cloud-based navigation systems based on traffic signs and other real world information collected from vehicles as they’re being driven.

Talk Among Yourselves: Caddy CTS Gets V2V Tech

March 09, 2017 at 4:08 PM

General Motors Co. is launching a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication system in the 2017 Cadillac CTS sedan that will allow the vehicle to share information with other V2V-enabled vehicles and alert them about upcoming traffic and road conditions.

Goodyear Adds “Smarts” to Concept Tire

March 09, 2017 at 11:59 AM

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. introduced a smarter version of its spherical Eagle 360 concept tire, dubbed Eagle 360 Urban, at the Geneva auto show this week.

Leaked Documents Show CIA Pondered Hack Attack on Car Software

March 09, 2017 at 4:38 AM

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency considered mounting a hack attack on BlackBerry Ltd.’s QNX software system, which is widely used in automotive infotainment systems, according to documents revealed by Wikileaks.

Land Rover Teams with Austrian Red Cross on Rescue Drone

March 08, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. has developed a specially equipped version of the Range Rover SUV that allows a small flying reconnaissance drone to take off and land on its roof—even when the vehicle is moving—to support Red Cross rescue operations in Austria.

Hyperloop One Moves Forward with Nevada Track

March 08, 2017 at 12:02 PM

Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One (H1) has released images of the test track its building in Nevada for a high-speed pneumatic transportation system.

Hyundai Previews Next-Gen Fuel Cell Vehicle Concept

March 07, 2017 at 1:54 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. says the FE Fuel Cell Concept it unveiled at this week’s Geneva auto show will influence the production fuel cell model it plans to launch next year.

Americans Continue to Fear Self-Driving Cars, But Want Autonomous Tech

March 07, 2017 at 11:02 AM

Three in five U.S. drivers want some automated driving systems in their next vehicle, but three-fourths say they would be afraid to ride in a fully autonomous vehicle, according to a new study by AAA.