Advanced Mobility

The Advanced Mobility Zone provides timely news, reports and analysis about the developments in emerging mobility trends, technologies and services that promise to fundamentally change the way people and goods are transported.

U.S. Ponders Robocars Sans Human Control Features

March 15, 2019 at 3:58 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation has begun a review process that could lead to automated cars no longer equipped with such devices as steering wheels, rearview mirrors and brake pedals.

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Tesla Unveils Model Y Crossover

March 15, 2019 at 2:28 AM

Tesla Inc. took the wraps off its latest electric vehicle, the Model Y compact crossover, last week in Los Angeles.

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Kia Joins Audi on Amazon’s Home Charger Shopping List

March 14, 2019 at 4:07 PM

Owners of Kia Motors Corp.’s plug-in hybrid and pure-electric vehicles now can buy a 240-volt home charging system for the cars on Amazon.com.

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AAA: No Thaw Yet in Consumer Fears about Robotic Cars

March 14, 2019 at 3:09 PM

Seven in 10 Americans polled by insurance giant AAA are just as skeptical of fully autonomous vehicles as they were a year ago.

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Boring Wins Initial Approval for Las Vegas Tunnel

March 13, 2019 at 4:52 PM

The Las Vegas Convention Center and Visitors Authority (LVCCVA) has agreed to enter into exclusive negotiations with Elon Musk’s Boring Co. for a high-speed underground transportation system.

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Nissan: Electrified Vehicles to Account for 25% of Sales in Asia by 2022

March 13, 2019 at 2:42 PM

Nissan Motor Co., which is expanding the availability of electrified models throughout Asia-Oceania, expects that such vehicles will account for one-fourth of its sales in the region by 2022.

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Toyota Shoots for the Moon with Fuel Cell Lunar Rover

March 12, 2019 at 12:35 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is working with Japan's space agency to develop a manned lunar rover that will be powered by a fuel cell-electric system.

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VW Expands EV Plans, Again

March 12, 2019 at 11:59 AM

Volkswagen AG now plans to launch 70 new electric vehicles across its various brands within the next 10 years—40% more than the company previously announced.

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GM’s Cruise Aims to Double Headcount This Year

March 12, 2019 at 2:30 AM

General Motors Co.’s Cruise Technologies subsidiary tells Reuters it expects to double its 1,000-member workforce in 2019.

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German Insurer to Cover Battery Performance

March 11, 2019 at 1:24 PM

German insurance giant Munich Re Group is launching a service that will cover battery performance, eventually including those in electric vehicles.

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Lear Invests in Israeli Advanced Mobility Fund

March 11, 2019 at 9:29 AM

Lear Corp. has made an unspecified investment in Maniv Mobility, an Israel-based venture capital fund that specializes in advanced mobility technology.

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Curb Appeal: Creating Dedicated Zones for New Mobility Services

March 08, 2019 at 12:26 PM

The rapid increase of ride-hailing services, deliveries from retailers and restaurants, plus traditional taxis and other services, has put curbside real estate at a premium.

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