UK sets out legal framework for safety and accountability of automated vehicles

The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission have issued a joint report that makes a number of recommendations on the introduction of self-driving cars. The report suggests that a clear distinction should be drawn between "features which...

German technology alliance targets highly automated driving functions

Volkswagen’s automotive software subsidiary Cariad and automotive parts supplier Bosch have announced a partnership to accelerate the introduction of partially and highly automated driving functions for volume production. For the vehicles sold under the Volkswagen...

GM seeking commercial applications for its hydrogen fuel cell tech

GM is planning multiple power generators based on its hydrogen fuel cell charging technology HYDROTEC. Utilising GM’s Generation 2 HYDROTEC fuel cell power cubes, with outputs up to 600 kilowatts, applications in the pipeline include a mobile power generator,...

Remarkable dual-mode flying car receives certificate of airworthiness

Nearly 50 years after James Bond’s flying AMC Hornet hatchback took to the air in The Man with the Golden Gun, a Slovakian inventor has been granted a Certificate of Airworthiness for a real flying car by the Slovak Transport Authority. Klein Vision’s AirCar dual-mode...

RideMicro app integrates shared and public journey planning

Wave Transit, a major public transport provider in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, is launching an on-demand service and mobility app that enables locals to plan, pay, and ride both shared and public transportation journeys. By downloading and using the free...
German technology alliance targets highly automated driving functions

German technology alliance targets highly automated driving functions

Volkswagen’s automotive software subsidiary Cariad and automotive parts supplier Bosch have announced a partnership to accelerate the introduction of partially and highly automated driving functions for volume production. For the vehicles sold under the Volkswagen...

GM seeking commercial applications for its hydrogen fuel cell tech

GM seeking commercial applications for its hydrogen fuel cell tech

GM is planning multiple power generators based on its hydrogen fuel cell charging technology HYDROTEC. Utilising GM’s Generation 2 HYDROTEC fuel cell power cubes, with outputs up to 600 kilowatts, applications in the pipeline include a mobile power generator,...

Remarkable dual-mode flying car receives certificate of airworthiness

Remarkable dual-mode flying car receives certificate of airworthiness

Nearly 50 years after James Bond’s flying AMC Hornet hatchback took to the air in The Man with the Golden Gun, a Slovakian inventor has been granted a Certificate of Airworthiness for a real flying car by the Slovak Transport Authority. Klein Vision’s AirCar dual-mode...

RideMicro app integrates shared and public journey planning

RideMicro app integrates shared and public journey planning

Wave Transit, a major public transport provider in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, is launching an on-demand service and mobility app that enables locals to plan, pay, and ride both shared and public transportation journeys. By downloading and using the free...

AutoFlight ramps up certification program with new European site

AutoFlight ramps up certification program with new European site

Chinese electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) developer AutoFlight is aiming to secure European certification for its Prosperity I air taxi aircraft from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency by 2025. The Prosperity I, the company’s first crewed aircraft,...

UK vehicle renter adds “London cab” based electric van to fleet

UK vehicle renter adds “London cab” based electric van to fleet

LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has announced a new partnership with Europcar Mobility Group UK – one of the UK’s leading commercial vehicle rental providers – supplying a fleet of 100 new VN5 electric vans. The vehicles will be made available across Europcar’s...

Yamaha increases Taiwan’s electric scooter battery swap potential

Yamaha increases Taiwan’s electric scooter battery swap potential

A variant of Yamaha’s new electric EMF scooter developed for the Taiwanese market will utilise Gogoro’s battery swapping platform for refuelling. The EMF joins the Yamaha EC-05 as the second vehicle collaboration with Taiwan’s Gogoro. The ‘Powered by Gogoro Network...

Nuro refines autonomous delivery vehicle and gears up for production

Nuro refines autonomous delivery vehicle and gears up for production

American robotics company Nuro has introduced a third generation of its autonomous, last-mile delivery vehicle as it gears up to manufacture at scale later in the year. The vehicle is the first to benefit from a collaboration with Chinese-owned car maker BYD North...

Enhanced Volvo electric truck offers 85% range improvement

Enhanced Volvo electric truck offers 85% range improvement

Volvo Trucks has launched an enhanced version of its Volvo VNR Electric offering an increased range of up to 85% and faster charging. The VNR Electric, first introduced in December 2020, is one of Volvo Trucks six all-electric heavy truck models specially designed for...

Serve’s pavement delivery robots achieve Level 4 autonomy

Serve Robotics’ driverless delivery robots have become the first to complete commercial deliveries at Level 4 autonomy. This milestone means the San Francisco-based walking pace pavement delivery robots are able to operate routinely without human intervention, and can...

Lime Gen4 e-bikes feature e-scooter’s swappable battery

Lime has officially launched its Gen4 e-bikes in Washington DC, following small-scale pilots in several cities in 2021. They will arrive in more cities around the world this spring. The most significant advancement is the swappable, interchangeable battery, that is...

Florida DOT initiates multi-partner V2X data exchange platform

Iteris, the Californian-based global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management has been selected by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) as part of the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) team to develop a connected vehicle data exchange platform....

Dott wins Marseille e-bike service

Dutch Micromobility company Dott has won a competitive tendering to introduce its e-bike sharing service in the city of Marseille, France, making it the only micromobility provider present in France’s three largest cities – Paris, Marseille and Lyon. A total of 1,000...

GM-backed Pure Watercraft launches electric pontoon boat

Pure Watercraft, the Seattle based manufacturer of electric boats and propulsion systems, unveiled its all-electric pontoon boat at CES in Las Vegas and opened pre-orders on its web site. This is the first product to result from Pure Watercraft's collaboration with...

Smart antibacterial helmet aimed at shared micromobility operators

Chinese micromobility manufacturer Okai, which supplies vehicles to many big-name shared mobility operators including Bird, Lime, dott and SPIN, earlier this month launched its SH10 smart helmet at CES 2022 show in Las Vegas. Conscious that we are moving to a post...

Airseas starts testing half-sized kite on French cargo ship

French company Airseas has installed its first half-size automated Seawing kite to a cargo ship and will commence trials this month. A full-size kite is estimated to save up to 20 percent on fuel and emissions. The kite has been fitted to the 154m long cargo ship...

No human intervention truck completes 80-mile run in Arizona

San Diego head-quartered autonomous trucking startup TuSimple has completed its first autonomous truck run on open public roads without a human in the vehicle, according to the company. TuSimple’s Autonomous Driving System (ADS) navigated the 80-mile run along surface...

TfL cites fire risk as reason for banning e-scooters from its services

Transport for London (TfL), the body responsible for most of the transport network in London including buses, the underground and overland trains, has banned all privately-owned e-scooters and e-unicycles from its transport network with immediate effect. This is the...

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