VW open to new partnerships but not talking to Google, AppleThu, 28, Apr 2016
VW will open itself up to more partnerships and strategic investments to help generate a "substantial proportion" of its revenue from new business models, CEO Matthias Mueller said. Discussions are already at an "advanced stage," but Google and Apple are not among tech companies VW is in discussions with, he said.
Ford, Volvo, Google, Uber, Lyft form coalition to promote self-driving carsTue, 26, Apr 2016
Ford, Volvo Cars, Google and two ride-hailing companies created a coalition, led by former NHTSA chief David Strickland, to urge federal government action to help advance self-driving vehicles.
NASA project: Getting cars ready for takeoffSun, 24, Apr 2016
Silicon Valley and NASA think traffic-stymied commuters are ready to give up their cars and fly to work.
Uber drivers' $100 million deal may set pace for gig economyFri, 22, Apr 2016
Uber resolved the biggest threat to its business by settling with California drivers suing to be treated more like traditional employees, a move that could have broad-ranging implications for companies across the sharing economy.
California delays decision on Uber, Lyft car rentalsThu, 21, Apr 2016
As GM and Lyft prepare to expand a short-term car rental program to at least three more U.S. cities, California regulators are mulling whether to block it from some of the country's biggest car-booking markets.
Uber overtakes rental cars among business travelersThu, 21, Apr 2016
Taxis aren't the only ones that may be stressing out about Uber. Transactions from the ride-hailing startup have surpassed rental cars among American professionals, according to Certify, the second-largest provider of travel and expense management software in North America.
BMW adapts to a changing view of driving with ReachNowMon, 18, Apr 2016
BMW's ReachNow will start as a classic point-to-point car-sharing service, with 370 vehicles — a mix of 3-series sedans, i3 electric cars and Mini Coopers — spread across central Seattle. Users reserve a car by smartphone, pick it up on the street, drive to their destination and then park on the street nearby.
Uber hires top Ford electrical engineerThu, 07, Apr 2016
One of Ford’s top electrical engineers has left the automaker to help the ride-hailing company Uber pursue self-driving vehicles. Uber said it hired Sherif Marakby as vice president of global vehicle programs.