Mobility

Uber forms new division to tackle autonomous scooters and bikes
Uber forms new division to tackle autonomous scooters and bikes

Ride-sharing company Uber said at a robotics convention on Saturday that it is dabbling in the idea of autonomous scooters and bikes. 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson tweeted a photo from a presentation by Uber's JUMP group that indicates they are now hiring robotics engineers. The image also shows...Read More»

Ford Chariot ride-sharing vans
Ford puts the brakes on Chariot ride-share trials

After fewer than five years, Ford's unsuccessful ride-share service Chariot is closing its doors. The company said Thursday it will cease all operations in the U.S. and the U.K. by February 1. Chariot was not a direct rival to ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Instead, the company developed...Read More»

Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show
VW nabs Apple exec for self-driving car development

Volkswagen has hired former Apple executive Alexander Hitzinger to lead technical development at its commercial vehicles division, which includes responsibility for the development of self-driving cars and the automaker's mobility services. Reuters reported on the hiring on Wednesday and said...Read More»

Lime launches car-share service in Seattle
Scooter renter Lime gets into the car-share business

Lime, best known for bicycle and scooter rentals, wants to try its hand at the car-share business. The company will launch a fleet of Fiat 500 models across Seattle in a bid to expand its business. The company announced the car-share service will begin this week with the Fiat 500s spread out across...Read More»

Ford buys Spin scooter sharing service
Ford buys Spin, skates into scooter business

Ford is taking its mobility business on two wheels. The U.S. automaker said Wednesday it purchased scooter company Spin to expand its mobility services. The automaker cited the changing mobility landscape in the U.S. as the catalyst for the purchase. Spin operates dockless electric scooters in 13...Read More»

GM launches personal mobility brand: Maven
GM's Maven follows Cadillac's lead and offers monthly rentals

Back in January, General Motors and Cadillac launched a monthly car-sharing service called BOOK. Users pay $1,500 per month, and in exchange they receive access to an array of Cadillac vehicles, including the XT5, CT6, Escalade, and V Series. Now, GM has launched a similar program called Maven...Read More»

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