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 Files for IPO

April 11, 2019 at 5:06 PM

As expected, Uber Technologies Inc. has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering.

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EV Startup to Launch Crossover This Year

April 11, 2019 at 3:23 PM

SF Motors Inc., a Chinese-owned company based in California, plans to launch its SF5 crossover vehicle later this year in China under the newly named Seres brand.

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Mercedes Readies Electric Buses with Solid-State Batteries

April 10, 2019 at 3:17 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has won a contract to supply 56 electric buses, including 41 with next-generation solid-state batteries, for use in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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Study: Mixed Environmental Impact for Flying Cars

April 09, 2019 at 5:05 PM

Flying electric cars make environmental sense, but only on relatively long, one-way trips with multiple passengers on board, according to study published in Nature Communications.

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London Adds New Emission Tax on Older Vehicles

April 08, 2019 at 3:05 PM

Beginning next week, London will chargedrivers of older cars, vans and motorcycles £12.5 ($16) to gain access to the city center’s “ultra-low emission zone.”

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Report: Hyundai, Tencent Partner on Software for Autonomy

April 08, 2019 at 1:44 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. and China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. have tentatively agreed to co-develop software for self-driving vehicles, sources tell South Korea’s Maeil business daily.

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CO2 Emissions from New Cars Rise in Europe

April 05, 2019 at 4:58 PM

Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union rose to 118.5 grams per kilometer in 2017 and likely grew again last year, says the European Environmental Agency.

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Denso to Invest $1.6 Billion in Electrified Products

April 05, 2019 at 11:24 AM

Denso Corp. plans to invest 180 billion yen ($1.6 billion) over the next three years to support the development and production of components and technologies for electrified vehicles.

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Study Links Higher U.S. Speed Limits to Fatalities

April 05, 2019 at 10:39 AM

Nearly 37,000 people have died in the U.S. over the last 25 years due to increased speed limits, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Nissan Leaf, Chevy Silverado Nab “Green Car” Awards

April 05, 2019 at 8:45 AM

The Nissan Leaf electric sedan and Chevrolet Silverado piston-powered pickup truck have won this year’s top “green” vehicle honors by Green Car Journal.

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Ford SUV Adds “Calm Screen” Digital Display

April 04, 2019 at 9:48 AM

Ford Motor Co.’s redesigned Explorer SUV will offer a 12.3-inch digital display cluster with a “Calm Screen” setting that simplifies readouts for drivers.

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VW Tests Self-Driving Cars in Germany

April 04, 2019 at 7:39 AM

Volkswagen AG has begun testing automated e-Golf small cars on public roads in Hamburg, Germany.

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