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.

Uber End Ride-Share Bikes in 2 More Cities

September 16, 2019 at 10:30 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. is discontinuing its Jump bike-sharing service in Atlanta and San Diego as safety and clutter concerns grow.

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Nissan Readies Electric Crossover

September 16, 2019 at 9:25 AM

Nissan Motor Co. is developing an all-electric small crossover vehicle to be launched in mid-2021.

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JLR Taps BlackBerry for Cybersecurity, AI Tech

September 13, 2019 at 3:59 PM

BlackBerry Ltd. is expanding its one-year-old relationship with Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. to include artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber security technology for next-generation vehicles.

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Toyota Tests Improved Solar Panels to Charge EVs

September 13, 2019 at 10:48 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has begun testing a Prius Prime plug-in hybrid sedan fitted with next-generation solar panels on the hood, roof, rear window and spoiler.

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U.S. Lags in Acceptance of Autonomous Tech

September 12, 2019 at 2:56 PM

Only one in four car buyers in the U.S. would consider a self-driving vehicle compared with a 36% rate globally, says Paris-based research firm Ipsos MediaCT. 

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Ford Sells Subscription Vehicle Business

September 12, 2019 at 1:05 PM

Ford Motor Co. is selling its Canvas subscription vehicle platform to Fair, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based startup that also specializes in subscription services.

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Michigan Lands $7.5 Million for Autonomous Car Testing

September 12, 2019 at 12:26 PM

The Michigan Mobility Collaborative has been awarded a $7.5 million grant to develop and test autonomous vehicles.

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Uber Cuts 8% of Product and Engineering Teams

September 11, 2019 at 5:34 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. has laid off 435 employees across its product and engineering teams, representing about 8% of the combined organizations.

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Brand Loyalty to Fade with Mobility-as-a-Service

September 11, 2019 at 3:56 AM

Consumers and auto executives agree that loyalty to brand will decline as self-driving shuttles replace personal ownership of passenger vehicles, says IBM’s Institute for Business Value.

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Geely Invests in Second Flying Car Company

September 10, 2019 at 6:05 PM

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, which acquired flying car developer Terrafugia Inc. two years ago, has invested in German startup Volocopter GmbH.

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Ford Ramps Up Electrified Offensive in Europe

September 10, 2019 at 5:07 PM

Ford Motor Co. expects electrified vehicles will account for 54% of its sales in Europe by the end of 2022.

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VW Unveils ID.3 EV

September 09, 2019 at 4:52 PM

Volkswagen AG took the wraps off the all-electric ID.3 small car earlier today ahead of this week’s Frankfurt auto show.

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