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. . .

Gary S. Vasilash
Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Design & Production

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.

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?
#Honda #Toyota #Tesla

The Importance of the MaaS Market

As urban mobility influences both public transportation as well as ridesharing and taxis, this growing segment of the automotive market is too critical for OEMs and suppliers to ignore.
#Toyota #LocalMotors #Ford

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.”
#Amazon #BMW #Cadillac

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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.

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.

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.

Aptiv at the Airport in Vegas

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

Bizarre Notions of Self-Driving Cars

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

Gentex Brings Smoke Detector Expertise to Cars

Supplier returns to its roots to enhance new mobility services
#tech #Gentex

Conti Gets in Touch with Sensory Tech

Seeing, hearing and feeling is believing 
#tech #chassis #Continental

Lyft Forms (Another) Safety Group

Vows to double down on driver/rider safety amid rising complaints

Aptiv at the Airport in Vegas

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

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 #Honda #Toyota

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?
#supplier #Clariant

Peugeot EV: 78 Years Ago

Although you’ve not been able to get a new Peugeot in the U.S. since 1991, Larry Dominque, PSA Group North America CEO, is methodically working to bring back PSA products to the market, possibly Peugeots (the Group also includes Citroën, Opel, Vauxhall, and DS Automobiles). While they’re working on getting some traction, they’ve introduced the carsharing app Free2Move, which allows people to access vehicles, for now, in the Washington, DC, market, presumably in an effort to let legislators who may not be familiar with global competition to get their toes wet on the subject.
#Vauxhall #oem #Opel

Volvo Trucks: Autonomous Transport as a Service

One of the trends that is expected to occur as a result of autonomous vehicle development is that OEMs will not just be equipment providers, but service providers, as well.
#Volvo rucks #oem #Volvo

Exceedingly Important Mobility

When people related to the auto industry talk about “mobility,” typically this has something to do with some ride hailing service or new logistics-based app.
#engineer #Toyota #oem