Advanced Mobility Project

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  • France’s interior ministry has ordered a nationwide ban on UberPOP, the low-cost ride-hailing service offered by Uber Technologies Inc., after protests by conventional taxi operators turned violent on Thursday. UberPOP...[read more]

  • Last week Google Inc. launched low-speed tests of its fully self-driving two-seat electric shuttle on city streets in California. The company says 25 prototypes have been built to date by Roush...[read more]

  • Autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicle technologies promise to greatly improve safety, reduce traffic congestion and generally make driving much easier for motorists. But they also pose serious ethical questions involving life-and-death...[read more]

  • Ford Motor Co. says it is moving from the research stage on self-driving vehicles to advanced engineering, the final step before commercializing the necessary technologies. The process will be coordinated...[read more]

  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has developed a system that lets drivers “see through” big highway trucks ahead of them. Samsung’s Safety Truck prototype captures what the truck driver sees with...[read more]

  • A trio of insurance experts at the Bank of England says the arrival of self-driving cars could transform the insurance industry by shifting liability for crashes to the manufacturer. Such...[read more]

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  • Carmakers in Europe have made major advancements in recent years in reducing the carbon dioxide emissions from their cars. But the gain as measured by the New European Driving Cycle test increasingly...[read more]

  • This 317-page report issued in August 2014 by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration presents the agency’s detailed analysis about the viability and challenges of vehicle-to-vehicle communications system to improve...[read more]

  • This comprehensive analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration offers projections of America’s energy supply, demand and pricing through 2040. The 258-page report’s four-page executive summary predicts that 2% annual...[read more]

  • A dozen authorities in the connected-car market offer their perspectives on the future of connectivity in this 34-page report from Telefonica, the Spanish telecommunications giant. An executive summary identifies 10...[read more]

  • Developments during 2013 in the U.S. intercity bus industry are summarized in this 17-page report from DePaul University’s Chicago-based Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development. The analysis says a one-way intercity...[read more]

  • By 2050, urban dwellers will account for 86% of the population of developed regions and 64% of that in less-developed regions, according to this 2011 update from the Population Division...[read more]

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  • In this column that originally appeared in Automotive Design & Production magazine, Mobility Designer Dan Sturges comments on how expanding mobility services may give vehicle designers a new type of...[read more]

  • Turning the potential of truly intelligent vehicles into reality means a fundamental change in the way carmakers and their suppliers interact, says Sam LaMagna, Director of Advanced Driving Technologies in...[read more]

  • Innovation at Magna International Inc. focuses on advances that make cars cleaner, safer and lighter. The company spends 20%-30% of its research and development budget on game-changer technologies, including those...[read more]

  • This 56-page document from the Canadian Urban Institute and Moving the Economy is a primer on the processes and technology surrounding the movement of goods in urban areas. The report...[read more]

  • Fast-changing events across the automotive ecosystem are impacting the operating environment, customer preferences, competition and supply chain. EY’s Global Automotive Center has identified eight megatrends that will affect the industry...[read more]

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