Lead Story November 9, 2018

The Israeli city of Tel Aviv is well known for its buzzing night life, its beaches and… being a truly horrible place to find a parking space. One startup is trying to tackle this problem head on with a car...

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Mobility November 14, 2018

Ford has announced a partnership with Walmart to explore how self-driving vehicles can deliver everyday goods such as groceries and pet food in the U.S. The pilot will take place in Miami. Ford says it will be working with Walmart to…

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Innovation November 13, 2018

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer, was undoubtedly the star of the show at the MQ! 2018 event. He shared the stage with a range of mobility experts and AUDI executives. Here are the highlights of the two-day event held…

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Spotlight November 13, 2018

By 2030 nearly all new cars will be fully electric. That’s the bold claim of Erik Fairbairn, the CEO of the leading UK electric charging company Pod Point. He makes the prediction in the second part of our interview. Watch…

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Ford Teams up with Walmart to Deliver Driverless Services

Ford has announced a partnership with Walmart to explore how self-driving vehicles can deliver everyday goods such as groceries and pet food in the U.S. The pilot will take place in Miami. Ford says it will be working with Walmart to understand what goods can be delivered using this service and what issues need to be addressed to successfully deliver using self-driving vehicles.

In a blog post, Brian Wolf, Director, Business Development, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC writes: 'Like Ford, Walmart believes that self-driving vehicles have an important role to play in the future of delivery, and that true success comes from first learning how individuals want to use them in their daily lives'.

Wolf adds: 'Together, we’ll be using research vehicles, designed to simulate an autonomous experience, to gather crucial data about consumer preferences and learn the best way we can conveniently connect people with the goods they need'.

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JLR Supports UK’s new Smart Mobility Centre

Jaguar Land Rover is throwing its weight behind a new multi-million pound smart mobility centre to be established in the UK.  It will be based at the University of Warwick and will seek to deliver driverless-capable vehicles to reduce traffic congestion and…

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Ford Buys Electric Scooter Startup Spin

Another day, another electric scooter announcement. Ford says it’s buying Spin, a San Francisco-based micro-mobility service provider, with operations in 13 cities and campuses across the U.S. A new service has just begun this in Detroit. Spin was founded in 2016. It…

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SEAT and Segway Form Micro-Mobility Alliance

Spanish car maker SEAT is making its first foray into the micro-mobility market. It’s unveiled an electric scooter called the eXS. The scooter was designed by SEAT and features Segway’s electric technology. SEAT says it’s part of a strategic agreement reached…

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The startups know it, the mainstream manufacturers have woken up to it and now the wider public is starting to get it, the fact that we’re on the cusp of a mobility revolution not seen since the bygone days of…

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Green

The electric car is failing to gain momentum in Germany, the country where the automobile was invented. Although the German government had the goal of having one million electric cars on the roads by 2020, it is already clear that…

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Thomas Achelis November 11, 2018

Solar Roof Charging Technology Revealed

South Korean car giants Hyundai Motors and Kia Motors are planning to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on selected vehicles. The electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal combustion,…

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Adrian Smith October 31, 2018

Tech

Jaguar Land Rover is throwing its weight behind a new multi-million pound smart mobility centre to be established in the UK.  It will be based at the University of Warwick and will seek to deliver driverless-capable vehicles to reduce traffic congestion and…

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Adrian Smith November 13, 2018

Self-Driving Trucks Powered by 5G in Sweden

Self-driving trucks powered by 5G are now in operation at a storage facility in the city of Jönköping in Sweden. It’s part of a collaboration between Swedish telecom companies Ericsson and Telia and the transport group Einride that allows driverless…

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Adrian Smith November 8, 2018

The Rise of the Robot Services – a Special Report

The robots are coming to the pavements of Milton Keynes, a town in southern England. It’s become a testbed for the world’s first robot delivery service. The company behind this pioneering scheme is Starship Technologies, a startup founded by two…

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