BMW and Daimler make public details of their mooted joint mobility venture. The two companies are investing more than €1 billion to develop and integrate offerings for car-sharing, ride-hailing, parking, charging and multimodal transport. By Paul Fisher. Five new brands were unveiled at a launch attended by chairmen of both companies. Reach Now for multimodal Read More..
Late 2018 Harley-Davidson announced LiveWire, it’s first all-electric motorcycle. IBM will provide cloud infrastructure for the new bike’s built-in HD Connect platform. The motorcycle is part of a transformation programme to help grow the business beyond its core markets. As in other automotive sectors, Harley-Davidson faces competition from new forms of mobility and electrification trends. Read More..
BERLIN — Automotive, car-sharing and technology experts shared an urban new-mobility vision here that highlighted the possibilities and challenges for cities lookingÂ for cleaner and smarter traffic solutions. “We’re seeing an explosion of mobility,” said Richard Harris, an intelligent transport expert who is a supervisory board member of Ertico, the European organization that researches and promotes Read More..
The City Car Summit, a conference that focuses on the new urban mobility landscape, will take place in Berlin March 14 and 15. The event features presentations by executives from automakers, tech companies and urban and other authorities, who will share their views on how new technologies will help reshape the urban mobility ecosystem. The Read More..
City managers have to urgently addressÂ themselves to building the infrastructure needed to create a smarter urban mobility, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said this week. “My key message to politicians is: Now is the time to occupy oneself with the technologies of tomorrow,” Stadler said in a speech at an economic conference organized by German Chancellor Read More..
Global automakers will launch more than 150 new small city vehicles in the next eight years, with global mainstream car companies set to start production of 60 of them before 2018, according to a recent study by Frost & Sullivan. “Growing urbanization and changing mobility trends have triggered interest not just in fuel-efficient vehicles, but Read More..
General Motors showed a new version of its EN-V 2.0 mobility concept at the Beijing auto show, underlining the auto industry’s resolve to address the changing requirement of mostly urban car drivers. “The EN-V 2.0 concept would use technologies such as the mobility internet, electrification and telematics to help change the automotive landscape and ensure Read More..