Advanced Mobility Project

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  • The University of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center expects to open its $6.5 million connected-car test facility in Ann Arbor on July 20, according to Director Peter Sweatman. The 32-acre facility,...[read more]

  • Ford Motor Co. has officially opened a new research center in California dedicated to connectivity, mobility and autonomous vehicles. The Research and Innovation Center Palo Alto in Stanford Research Park...[read more]

  • Harman International Industries Inc. is investing $950 million in two deals to expand its in-vehicle services and connected-devices capabilities. The Stamford, Conn.-based company has agreed to pay $780 million to...[read more]

  • Uber Technologies Inc. has collected $1.6 billion in convertible debt in its latest fundraising effort, sources tell Bloomberg News. Bloomberg says the infusion comes from Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s wealth...[read more]

  • Automated cars should help reduce crashes by being more alert than human drivers are. But researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute say the safety expectations for self-driving...[read more]

  • Cincinnati-based Gardner Business Media Inc. has acquired AutoBeat Group LLC, which produces this Web site. Terms were not disclosed. Gardner is forming a new Automotive Group that will combine its Automotive...[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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  • 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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