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Automated mobility systems will increase transportation energy consumption in years ahead, a new study predicts. The report comes from Navigant Research, which analyzed how petroleum and alternative fuel consumption is likely to be affected by the growing use of automated mobility systems in light-duty passenger and medium-to-heavy duty goods vehicles. Navigant defines AMS as including […]

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Volkswagen AG launched its Moia brand yesterday saying it expects it to become one of the three largest global mobility providers. The new subsidiary will initially offer electric ride-hailing and carsharing services, to compete with companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Zipcar. Electric shuttles will likely be the first fleet vehicles rolled out to customers […]

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Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. is exploring transportation services as a good corporate citizen in its new hometown, and as a means to expand its mobility offerings. As Toyota constructs its new headquarters in Plano, Texas, for 4,000 employees, the automaker is working with government officials on finding solutions to traffic congestion and improved use of […]

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Tesla Motors is getting ready to launch “Uber-style” mobility services next year, according to a website update reported by Automotive News. The news comes via a disclaimer added to Tesla’s website Thursday about the self-driving capabilities of its new Model S vehicles that will come with fully autonomous features. Through a service to be named […]

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Chief executives at Uber and Daimler ruled out acquiring each other’s companies or making a deal on buying 100,000 new cars. What was expected to be a verbal sparring match turned into a thoughtful conversation between Uber’s Travis Kalanick and Daimler’s Dieter Zetsche. The two spoke Wednesday during an on-stage interview at Axel Springer NOAH, […]

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