Insight: Understanding city mobility goals is critical for commercial success

March 06, 2017

EATA presents roadmap for connected and autonomous technologies

March 01, 2017

The European Automotive Telecom Alliance (EATA) announced on Monday its roadmap for breakthroughs in connected and autonomous driving. This includes pilot technology projects , regulatory dialogue and a proposal for co-funding its new €48 million CONCORDA project...

Volkswagen making progress with unions over turnaround plan

February 22, 2017

Volkswagen’s union representatives and senior executives have both said they are making progress in discussions to solve the conflict over the implementation of the embattled company's post-Dieselgate turnaround plan...

Florence, Italy and Pamplona, Spain announce mobility plans

February 07, 2017

Europcar buys car-sharer GuidaMi as rival Drivy teams up with Belgium’s D’leteren

January 30, 2017

Vehicle rental and mobility specialist Europcar Group has announced the acquisition of GuidaMi. GuidaMi is a historical player in car-sharing in Milan, and has more than 150 cars available with dedicated car parking spaces across the city...

Insight: Environmental concerns driving mobility uptake

January 27, 2017

Car telematics data to drive behavioural change and revolutionise motor insurance

January 27, 2017

UITP warns autonomous cars could actually make traffic congestion worse, calls for ‘robo-taxis’

January 26, 2017

Major hydrogen investment mooted as OEMs and energy companies form Hydrogen Council

January 20, 2017

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, carmakers and energy companies have announced the foundation of the Hydrogen Council to lay the foundations for major investment in hydrogen. Bringing together oil giants such as Royal Dutch Shell and Total and car manufacturers such as Toyota, Daimler, BMW and Hyundai with combined revenues of $1.14 trillion (€1.07 trillion) and 1.72 million employees, the global initiative is the first of its kind...

AI ‘friends’ to assist you as autonomous driving frees up time

January 12, 2017

Safety is considered a major stumbling block with many drivers struggling to disconnect from mobile devices. In-car artificial intelligence (AI) designed specifically for safe use while driving is intended to solve this problem – and help OEMs prevent smartphones from taking control of the in-car experience...

VW brand targets 1 million electric vehicle sales by 2025

January 11, 2017

Volvo launches new mobility unit as Honda shows mobility concepts

January 11, 2017

Volvo has announced its new dedicated business unit for shared mobility. It is based around Sunfleet, Volvo’s car sharing company based in Sweden which has been in operation since 1998. Sunfleet currently has 50,000 subscribers in more than 50 Swedish cities...

EV sales fall in Germany in 2016 despite incentives and healthy car market growth

January 09, 2017

New EV network projects boost uptake, standardise charging

January 09, 2017

BMW to have autonomous test vehicles on the road by the end of 2017

January 06, 2017

BMW is partnering with Intel and Mobileye to bring a fleet of its autonomous vehicles to roads by the end of this year. Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show, the collaboration will bring together Intel’s computing and Mobileye’s computer vision processor and sensors to power BMW’s autonomous future...

German government announces car-sharing initiative

January 05, 2017

The German government has announced measures to encourage the installation of car-sharing infrastructure. The draft bill proposes that  new dedicated parking spaces could be created on public streets for those who make their cars available for sharing. In addition, existing parking spaces could also be repurposed so that they are available to cars belonging to the car-sharing scheme...

PSA to launch Free2Move Lease contract hire offer in the UK, France from January 2017

December 23, 2016

PSA launches 500-car emov car-sharing scheme in Madrid

December 22, 2016

On Monday, PSA launched a major car-sharing scheme in Madrid through its Free2Move brand. The emov scheme, which uses a large fleet of 500 Citroën C-Zero electric vehicles for the initial roll-out phase, was launched in the presence of the Mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, and covers an area considerably beyond Madrid’s city centre...

German Government and OEMs push e-mobility but the industry could do far more

December 21, 2016

German environment minister Barbara Hendricks has proposed that local authorities should have the power to ban cars from their streets. Measures such as this are clearly intended to reduce air pollution and boost demand for electric vehicles but the industry could do far more...

Volkswagen Group invests in charging station platform Hubject

December 20, 2016

The Volkswagen Group intends to launch 30 electric vehicles (EV) by 2025. Given Volkswagen’s clear e-mobility ambitions, it stands to reason that it has taken a share in Hubject, which is developing a common platform for charging stations in Europe...

Partnership with Uber only part of Volvo’s autonomous driving strategy

December 20, 2016

Merger of Daimler and BMW’s car-sharing services, DriveNow and Car2Go, rumoured

December 19, 2016

Manager Magazin reported on Thursday that BMW and Daimler plan to merge their car-sharing services, DriveNow and Car2Go. The plan is that the services will operate on a shared platform and negotiations are at an advanced stage, according to parties involved...

ACEA announces mobility policy initiative

December 16, 2016

ACEA has announced 10 policy recommendations in response to the challenges faced by the industry and to take advantage of the shift towards new means of transport...

Germany hedges bets with €250 million investment to support fuel cell vehicle development

December 16, 2016

According to an article in Die Welt, Germany's Transport Ministry is investing €250 million by 2019 to support the development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs). Although demand for electric vehicles (EVs) remains stubbornly low, the government remains optimistic about the future of alternative fuels and is keen to have a diverse approach instead of focusing solely on EVs...

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