CAR/RIDE SHARING

How Magna Manages Transformation

Magna International’s decentralized operating culture reinvented itself in the past decade around innovation and technology.

Bill Hampton
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Daily

A Tough Year for U.S. Carmakers

GM, Ford and Chrysler emerge from a tough year
#europe #tech #Chrysler

Bosch: Listening Comes First in Transport

Better mobility starts with listening to customers
#Bosch #europe

A New Term to Get Used to: “Disownership”

The way people are going to get transportation is changing the world over. Get ready for it.
#AlfaRomeo #Tesla #Amazon

Smart Doors for Autonomous Vehicles

When cars go robotic, how will they know who to open their doors for? Answer: with doors that sense their surroundings, says Inteva Products CEO Lon Offenbacher.
#body

Car-Sharing and Ride-Hailing are Transforming Ownership Models Mobility

“With this shift, we believe the auto industry will go through disruptive change over the next 5-10 years and beyond.”
#GeneralMotors #BMW #Microsoft

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Helping Cities Assess Mobility Options

City planners recognize the potential power of vehicle connectivity, automation and ride sharing to improve the quality of life for urban dwellers.
#facilities

Production

Testing On-Demand EV Car-Sharing

Denso Corp. and the University of Michigan are evaluating results of a recent test involving three electric cars made available to a small test group of students to borrow whenever they wished and for as long as they wanted.
#facilities

Business

Car Sales and Self-Driving Vehicles

Will car-sharing and self-driving vehicles hurt future car sales? Not necessarily, says Jeff Schuster, senior vice president at LMC Automotive­.
#facilities

Cruise Robo-Shuttle Takes Shape

No steering wheel, no foot pedals, no driver, no problem
#Chevrolet #GeneralMotors #Honda

Hyundai Is Taking to the Sky with Uber

Perhaps traffic congestion will be less of a problem. Of course, then there’s air traffic control. . .
#Hyundai

Aptiv at the Airport in Vegas

Maybe the cab line will be a little shorter. . .
#BMW #Aptiv #tech

Look Up in the Sky: It’s a Drone Delivering Your Car Keys

The latest in the contactless ordering and delivery process from China’s Geely Auto
#Geely #Tesla #asia

Lyft Launches Emergency Delivery Programs for Food and Medical Supplies

Helping students, the elderly and others in need during coronavirus crisis 

Lime Suspends Scooter Sharing in Select Areas

Coronavirus adds to financial struggles for fledgling industry

Michigan's PlanetM Mobility Outreach

Michigan is promoting mobility development through its PlanetM initiative. Trevor Pawl, who heads business development for the initiative, explains.

The Auto Industry in 2019—and Beyond

What do events in 2019 portend for the industry’s future?
#Toyota #FiatChryslerAutomobiles #Ford

Bizarre Notions of Self-Driving Cars

What do Americans think about the likelihood of climbing into a robot car?
#Aptiv

MONET Gains More Traction

MONET Technologies was established last February as a joint venture between SoftBank and Toyota to address three business domains: (1) on-demand mobility services; (2) data-analysis services; (3) autonomous vehicle mobility services (which they’re calling “Autono-MaaS,” with the “MaaS” being “Mobility as a Service”). 
#Mazda #Subaru #Daihatsu

Clariant on Colors

Who knew that the changes in automobility—everything from ride-hailing to potential autonomous operation—would have an effect on. . .exterior color?
#Clariant #supplier

Schaeffler Addresses E-Mobility

The changing landscape requires not only new approaches to powertrains—but even new types of vehicles. Here’s how one supplier is addressing these changes.
#Ford #Audi #Schaeffler