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.

First 150-kW Charging Station in U.S. Opens for Testing

February 27, 2017 at 1:39 PM

EVgo Services has opened a test station in Fremont, Calif., that will allow electric vehicles to be recharged at a rate of 150 kW, which is three times more powerful and faster than current public stations.

DOT Reviewing Guidelines for Self-Driving Cars

February 27, 2017 at 2:58 AM

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation is reassessing voluntary guidelines issued last autumn for autonomous vehicles amid complaints from carmakers that the approach will slow their rollout of self-driving cars.

Lexus LS Hybrid to Get Multi-Stage Tech

February 23, 2017 at 1:42 PM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus unit says its upcoming LS 500h hybrid-electric sedan will feature the multi-stage setup the company introduced last year in the LC 500h hybrid coupe.

PSA Joins French Partners in U.S. Car-Sharing Business

February 23, 2017 at 8:39 AM

PSA Group is teaming up with two other French companies to launch a car-sharing business in California.

Ford Gets Emotional with Advanced Tech

February 22, 2017 at 1:41 PM

Ford Motor Co. says it is developing new sensors and software that could enable next-generation vehicles to act as pro-active personal assistants or provide friendly support based on a driver’s mood and needs.

Stuttgart to Ban Some Diesels Next Year

February 22, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Stuttgart is the latest European city to announce plans to reduce air pollution by imposing a partial ban on diesel-powered vehicles.

Hyundai Plans Car-Share Service in South Korea

February 21, 2017 at 2:50 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. and Hyundai Capital expect to debut a car-sharing service in South Korea in April that will feature mostly Ioniq electric sedans.

Mobileye Adds BMW to Data Mapping Effort

February 21, 2017 at 2:45 PM

Mobileye NV has inked a deal with BMW AG to install the Israeli telematics specialist’s data generation technology in 2018 Bimmers to generate and update high-definition (HD) maps.

EVs, Plug-in Sales Slump in the Netherlands After Incentives Shrink

February 21, 2017 at 10:09 AM

Demand for electric and plug-in hybrid cars in the Netherlands dropped about 50% last year to fewer than 20,000 units after the government shrank tax breaks, Automotive News Europe reports.

Shell, Toyota to Build 7 Hydrogen Refueling Stations in California

February 21, 2017 at 1:02 AM

Royal Dutch Shell plc and Toyota Motor Corp. have agreed to open seven hydrogen refueling facilities for fuel cell-powered vehicles in California, Bloomberg News reports.

L.A. Rated Most Congested City in the World, U.S. Is 4th Worst Country

February 20, 2017 at 11:17 AM

The U.S. wastes an average of 42 hours per driver stuck in peak traffic jams per year—the most for any developed country in the world—and accounts for 11 of the 25 worst gridlocked cities worldwide, according to traffic data provider Inrix Inc.

Pending State Laws on Self-Driving Cars Could Block Non-Carmakers

February 20, 2017 at 10:04 AM

Several states are weighing laws that would allow only established carmakers from testing autonomous vehicles on public roads.