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.

BMW, Porsche Demo 450-kW Charging Station

December 13, 2018 at 12:10 PM

FastCharge, a German consortium that includes BMW AG and Porsche AG, opened a prototype charging station this week that can provide electric vehicles with a 62-mile range in three minutes and replenish a battery to 80% capacity in 15 minutes.

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China Rethinks China-First Industry Policy

December 13, 2018 at 12:20 AM

China is poised to delay its aim to dominate in manufacturing by 2025 and instead grant easier access for foreign companies.

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Audi Readies “Immersive” Entertainment System

December 12, 2018 at 1:47 PM

Audi AG is developing a next-generation infotainment technology that the carmaker hails as an “immersive” experience.

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New SEAT SUV Brakes for Cyclists

December 12, 2018 at 1:15 PM

Volkswagen AG’s SEAT unit is introducing a new safety system on the 2019 Tarraco SUV/crossover vehicle to help prevent collisions with bicyclists.

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Hyundai to Invest $6.7 Billion on Fuel Cell Vehicles

December 11, 2018 at 1:39 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. and its suppliers plan to invest a combined 7.6 trillion won ($6.7 billion) by 2030 to develop next-generation fuel cell vehicles and related technologies.

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Detroit Auto Show Outlines New Date Details

December 11, 2018 at 1:41 AM

The Detroit auto show will move from mid-January next month to June 13-20 in 2020.

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BMW Names New Boss for Autonomous-Vehicle Development

December 10, 2018 at 1:55 PM

BMW AG has appointed Alejandro Vukotich as senior vice president of its driver assistance and autonomous-driving development group, effective Jan. 1.

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VW to Expand ID Electric Lineup with New SUV

December 10, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Volkswagen AG plans to add a large SUV to its new ID electric vehicle sub-brand, Autocar reports.

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Uber Files for IPO

December 10, 2018 at 12:38 AM

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. filed initial paperwork on Thursday for an initial public offering next year, according to media reports.

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Smart Cities Require Smart Planning

December 08, 2018 at 12:00 AM

The eventual transition to connected and autonomous electric vehicles is slowly starting to take shape.

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Ohio Begins Autonomous Shuttle Tests

December 07, 2018 at 3:33 PM

Three autonomous shuttle vans will begin operating in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday.

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BMW, Daimler Mobility Merger Delayed

December 07, 2018 at 9:04 AM

The planned merger of BMW and Daimler’s mobility businesses has been delayed as the companies await review by U.S. antitrust authorities.

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