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.

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

TomTom, Elektrobit Tout HD Map Development System

March 08, 2019 at 10:36 AM

TomTom International BV and Continental AG’s Elektrobit Automotive unit have created a high-definition map to help carmakers and suppliers develop autonomous vehicle systems.

Read More

SEAT to Produce Electric Quadricycle

March 07, 2019 at 2:23 PM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit plans to launch a production version of the tiny Minimo concept electric vehicle it unveiled earlier this month in Barcelona.

Read More

Tesla Readies Faster Charging Stations

March 07, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Tesla Inc. says it can cut charging times for its electric vehicles by 50% with higher-capacity charging stations and battery pre-heating.

Read More

Conti: No Profits in Autonomous Cars Until 2030

March 07, 2019 at 11:58 AM

Continental AG says it expects no significant revenue from its autonomous-driving products until at least 2030.

Read More

Waymo to Sell Lidar for Non-Auto Applications

March 07, 2019 at 9:38 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo self-driving car unit hopes to lower the cost of its lidar sensors by building a market for them beyond the auto industry.

Read More

UPDATE: U.S. Fleet Fuel Economy at Record High

March 06, 2019 at 4:51 PM

New cars and light trucks in the U.S. climbed to a record-high average of 24.9 mpg in the 2017 model year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

Read More

Trump Tells Automakers It’s Us-or-Them on Emissions

March 06, 2019 at 3:41 PM

The Trump administration has told carmakers they must choose between federal and California emission laws after ending talks to find a compromise.

Read More

Hyundai-Kia to Offer Smartphone-Based Digital Key

March 06, 2019 at 2:00 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its Kia Motors affiliate are introducing a feature that will enable customers to unlock and start their vehicles with a smartphone.

Read More