Thanks to advances in electric, connected and driverless vehicles, the automotive industry is arguably undergoing its most radical transformation since the invention of the motor car back in 1885.
Autonomous vehicle (AV) pilots and small-scale roll outs have been brought into the mainstream in recent years by high profile brands such as Uber and Google’s Waymo.
Transport for London has announced that Uber will not be given a new London licence after it was deemed “not fit and proper” to hold a licence in the capital, prompting many to look for alternatives.
Uber has been denied a new licence to operate in London by Transport for London (TfL), with the transport body arguing that the ridesharing app is not “fit and proper”.
Urban air mobility, the emerging field of electric drone taxis that are the real-life realisation of flying cars, will create a step-change in how far we are able to easily travel within a given time, prompting profound lifestyle changes, according to Daniel Wiegand, CEO of Lilium Aviation.
The city of Gothenburg in Sweden, will soon have an additional 157 electric buses in operation following the largest single electric bus order in Europe.
One thing most travellers can agree on is that the airport experience could be improved.
Volocopter, one of the key contenders in the emerging urban air mobility industry, has drawn investment from automotive memory supplier Micron Technology as part of its Series C funding round.
Electric air taxi startup Lilium has successfully completed its first phase of test flights, bringing it one step closer to flying customers across cities.
EHang, a creator of autonomous aerial vehicles (AAVs), has announced a partnership with telecoms giant Vodafone to build an urban air mobility ecosystem that will lay the foundations for drone taxis to be become key part of urban transport.
NASA has taken delivery of its first completely electric aircraft, the experimental X-57 electric plane, in what the agency has called a “major milestone” for the project.
71% of consumers believe self-driving cars will drive better than humans or will outperform human drivers in a decade, according to a worldwide consumer survey commissioned by engineering simulation company ANSYS.
Hyundai has become the latest company to delve into the world of futuristic ‘flying car’ type technologies with the launch of its Urban Air Mobility Division.
Transport for London (TfL) has rejected Uber’s appeal for a full licence, instead granting the ride hailing firm a two-month private hire operator licence extension.
Daimler has announced that its driverless trucks are to begin testing on public roads in Virginia, the US.
Sports car maker Porsche has boosted its presence in the electric car market by increasing its stake in electric vehicle manufacturer Rimac Automobil.
Jaguar Land Rover and BlackBerry have announced the continuation of their autonomous vehicles partnership to develop the automotive company’s “next-generation vehicles”.
City authorities across the world are turning to technology and innovation to make their cities work better, be more sustainable and offer citizens a better life experience.
With petrol and diesel cars set to be banned in the UK by 2040, the electric car market is growing, with an estimated 223,000 electric cars currently on UK roads.
Porsche is stepping up its involvement in the driverless car space with a strategic investment in Israeli startup TriEye.
There are now, for the first time, more electric car charging points in the UK than there are petrol stations as growing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) has driven a flurry of installations.
The shared mobility sector, which includes firms such as Uber and DiDi, has attracted more than $48bn worth of mergers, acquisitions and investments over a three year period, according to data analytics firm GlobalData.
On May 6 1937, the infamous Hindenburg disaster, in which an airship caught fire after an electrical spark ignited highly flammable hydrogen that had leaked out, claiming the lives of 36 people on board.
On Wednesday, the world’s largest aerospace company Boeing reported its biggest ever quarterly loss, as ongoing issues facing its 737-MAX aircraft saw the company lose $2.9bn in the last quarter.
The connected and autonomous vehicles industry is expected to be worth an estimated £52bn to the UK by 2035, with the automotive industry bracing for major change over the next decade.
A hyperloop VR experience that provides viewers with a sense of what it will be like to use the futuristic mode of transport has been unveiled at SpaceX’s headquarters in California.
Several “large scale” robotaxi pilots are to be launched in Europe by the end of next year after two key automotive players signed an exclusive strategic partnership.
The future transport systems of 2030 will be characterised by dramatically improved safety, greater choice and higher security driven by technology, according to experts in the field.
Uber’s long-term plan is to become a platform for third-party companies, providing logistics’ answer to Amazon Web Services (AWS), according to the company’s CTO Thuan Pham.
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