All new mobility articles

  • daimler.bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW, Daimler request official EU approval for mobility JV

    2018-09-20T11:50:33Z

    Daimler and BMW want to grow their mobility services together (Image: Daimler) BMW and Daimler officially asked the European Commission for approval to form a new global mobility company. The green light from the European Union is one of the last obstacles to establishing the joint venture, which will ...

  • psa.automotiveIT
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    PSA Group's mobility chief wants to be preferred services provider

    2017-03-23T16:50:20Z

    Brigitte Courtehoux is targeting 300 million euros in mobility services revenue by 2021 (Photo: Claus Dick) HANOVER -- PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is stepping up eff0rts to build a real fourth brand for mobility services, the French carmaker's new mobility services chief, Brigitte Courtehoux, said Thursday. Next to Peugeot, Citroen and DS ...

  • tata.automotiveIT
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    Tata Motors joins new-mobility trend

    2017-02-06T11:25:54Z

    Tata Motors expects its new modular platforms to make it easier to introduce new technologies (Photo: Tata Motors) Tata Motors has formed a new unit that will help the Indian automotive group develop new business areas. The division, which is called Tamo, will unveil its first product at the ...

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    "It's no longer just the tech aficionados buying electric vehicles"

    2016-10-13T09:42:28Z

    Robertson (c) shows the BMW X2 concept to Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche (l) at the Paris auto show (Photo: Arjen Bongard) PARIS -- At the Paris auto show, BMW unveiled a variant of its i3 city car with an extended 300 km driving range. The premium brand also displayed ...

  • uber.automotiveIT
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    Research report sees gradual implementation of new mobility

    2016-08-04T11:39:52Z

    Uber's ride-hailing is a prominent example of a new mobility service (Photo: Uber) Automakers still have time to adapt their business models to changing consumer preferences, according to a report by the US Center for Automotive Research (CAR). The study, titled “The impact of new mobility services on the ...

  • michigan.automotiveIT
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    In Michigan, a push to be the global mobility innovation leader

    2016-06-07T11:48:01Z

    Michigan's Snyder (l) visits the Ford stand at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show (Photo: Ford) Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has launched a campaign to make  his state the global leader in mobility innovation, The campaign, called “Planet M,” is designed to attract fresh business investment to a state ...

  • toyota.vw.automotiveIT
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    Toyota and VW join ride-sharing trend

    2016-05-25T10:21:27Z

    Toyota Motor and Volkswagen Group both announced ride-sharing moves, joining an auto-industry trend away from pure car-making toward broader mobility concepts. Toyota, the world’s biggest automaker, said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Uber that foresees ride-sharing trials in countries where this mode of transportation is expanding. As ...

  • toyota.automotiveIT
    Article

    Sandy Lobenstein, Toyota USA VP connected vehicle technology and product planning

    2016-02-17T11:15:18Z

    Lobenstein: Connectivity can one day lead to zero car accidents (Photo: Arjen Bongard) LAS VEGAS ”“ Toyota believes connected cars will eventually lead to a sharp reduction in accidents, but before autonomous and fully connectedvehicles make this vision a reality, a lot of investment will still be needed. The ...

  • uber.automotiveIT
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    Uber gets green light to continue in Germany - for now

    2014-09-18T13:37:54Z

    Uber uses private chauffeurs for its ride-sharing operations (Photo: Uber) A Frankfurt court has overturned an earlier verdict banning Uber from conducting business in Germany. The California-based ride-sharing services is free to continue operations in Germany for the time being. The verdict was largely based on a procedural flaw. ...

  • blaettel bmw carit 2013.automotiveIT
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    carIT Congress: BMW exec sees "iconic change" for car industry

    2013-09-18T14:20:26Z

    BMW's Blaettel says lots of questions remain about new mobility  (Photo: Claus Dick) FRANKFURT - The auto industry is undergoing an "iconic change" as it moves into a new-mobility era, a senior BMW executive said Wednesday. Bernhard Blaettel, director mobility services at the German premium car maker, told ...

  • Congestion.automotiveIT
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    Ford survey finds Europeans still want to buy cars

    2012-11-14T11:17:20Z

    Despite growing worries over traffic congestion, European still want to own cars Europeans still want to buy cars, despite increasing concerns about traffic congestion, air pollution and rising fuel costs. That is one of the conclusions from a survey of 6,000 people across Europe conducted on behalf of Ford ...