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.

GM Shares Chevy Bolt EVs in California

February 17, 2017 at 3:49 PM

General Motors Co. has added the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle to its Maven car- and ride-sharing service in Los Angeles.

Ohio Invests $45 Million in Smart Mobility Center

February 16, 2017 at 8:28 AM

The Transportation Research Center in Columbus, Ohio, has received a $45 million state grant to create a hub for automated and autonomous vehicle testing.

Ford Takes Smart Approach to $1 Billion AI Investment

February 16, 2017 at 6:30 AM

Earlier this month Ford Motor Co. announced plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based startup formed a few months ago by pioneers in artificial intelligence technology for autonomous vehicles.

VOXX Launches Keyless-Entry Smartphone App

February 14, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Hauppauge, N.Y.-based VOXX International Corp. says its VOXXHirschmann has won its first contract for the company’s keyless-entry smartphone app.  

Toyota’s Hybrid Sales Top 10 Million Units

February 14, 2017 at 1:31 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. says its sales of hybrid vehicles surpassed 10 million units at the end of January.

Carmakers Urge U.S. to Halt State-Level Rules on Self-Driving Cars

February 14, 2017 at 12:15 AM

The U.S. government should avoid stifling autonomous car development by ordering states not to enact their own laws about such vehicles, carmakers plan to tell Congress today.

Flying-Car Sales Set to Take Flight

February 13, 2017 at 2:22 PM

PAL-V International BV this week will launch commercial sales in North America and Europe of its Liberty Pioneer and Liberty Sport flying cars with plans to begin pre-production later this year and start deliveries by the end of 2018.

Ex-GM Autonomous-Driving Researcher Joins Hyundai

February 13, 2017 at 1:53 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. has hired Jin-woo Lee, a research leader in self-driving technology development at General Motors Co. for the past 11 years, to run its advanced driver-assistance system development effort.

S. Korea Aims for Huge Boost in EV Sales

February 13, 2017 at 12:28 AM

South Korea’s government and the country's carmakers hope to multiply the number of electric cars on the road in Korea from a few thousand today to 250,000 by 2020, the Financial Times reports.

Ford Invests $1 Billion in Months-Old AI Startup

February 10, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Ford Motor Co. plans to invest $1 billion over five years in Argo AI, a startup launched a few months ago in Pittsburgh, Pa., by two pioneers in artificial intelligence.

Ousted Hyperloop Execs Launch Rival Firm

February 10, 2017 at 2:32 PM

Brogan BamBrogan and several other former Hyperloop One Inc. (H1) executives have launched a rival company called Arrivo that is developing its own high-speed transportation system.

Gilles: Autonomous Tech Needs to Be Attractive—or Invisible

February 09, 2017 at 2:27 PM

Emerging driver assist and fully autonomous systems should be visually appealing—or at least not unattractive—to help the technology catch on with consumers, asserts Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV design chief Ralph Gilles.