Owners of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles from the 2015 model-year or newer can now rent them via the Maven platform. The Peer Cars service is undergoing beta testing in Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan, with further US roll-outs this fall, and is integrated into the existing Maven app. Participating private vehicles will Read More..
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has announced the reorganization of its InfoTechnology Center research and development companies. The functions of the Tokyo-based InfoTechnology Center (ITC Japan) will be absorbed into TMC’s in-house Connected Company by March 2019, and ITC USA, California, will be incorporated into Toyota Motor North America. ITC Japan and ITC USA, both established Read More..
Swiss design consultancy Rinspeed, known for the adventurous concept cars it unveils each year, is establishing a start-up company called Snap Motion. It intends to build a small fleet of its ‘Snap’, as seen at CES and the Geneva motor show earlier this year, for proof of concept trials and the development of a support Read More..
Luxoft has partnered with Daimler subsidiary MBition GmbH to open a research and development center in Berlin, and is recruiting software developers, automation engineers and QA engineers to work at this new facility. The center is based at Mindspace, a co-working office, and will focus on mobility services and digital vehicle software: a key task Read More..
Volkswagen will launch a fleet of shared electric vehicles in Germany next year, with international roll-out of its car-sharing services from 2020. Expanding Volkswagen’s ‘We’ customer platform, the mobility service will focus initially on cities in Europe, North America and Asia. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen brand board member for sales, said at an event in Berlin Read More..
Ford-owned Autonomic, creator of the Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) platform, is partnering with rideOS, a San Francisco-based start-up founded by two former Uber employees, to develop routing software and dispatch instructions for fleets of autonomous cars. rideOS, founded in 2017, aims to provide a platform-agnostic, modular set of products and services to distribute information across Read More..
Toyota is to invest $1billion in ride-hailing firm Grab, which will leverage the Japanese carmaker’s mobility services platform in Southeast Asia. Singapore-based Grab – which acquired Uber’s assets in the region earlier this year – operates mobile platforms for transportation, micro-payments, financial services, and food and package delivery, as well as the established ride-hailing service. Read More..
Konnect, the new Volkswagen Group Campus in Tel Aviv, Israel, has been opened to provide a co-working space for local tech start-ups and to support collaborations. Themes for the work to take place there include connectivity, smart navigation, sensors, simulators, cybersecurity, e-mobility and big data, with a view to pushing forward development of mobility services, Read More..
A fleet of 30 vehicles equipped with Aptiv’s autonomous driving platform is now available for public use in Las Vegas, Nevada, via the Lyft network. The cars, developed by Aptiv’s Mobility and Service group and featuring LiDAR, radar and vision sensors, have gone into operation in Las Vegas to shuttle passengers between popular locations, and Read More..
Ford Smart Mobility has signed a memorandum of understanding with Zotye Auto to form a $20million joint venture in China. The two car companies plan to supply ride-hailing fleet operators and drivers with electric vehicles and solutions such as vehicle leasing, data-driven fleet management, in-vehicle digital services, vehicle customization and connectivity. The vehicles will be Read More..