Lyft removes pedal-assisted bike sharing program in Washington, NY and San Francisco

The move drips of abundant caution on Lyft’s part which is slated to deploy a new electric bike model soon. As per a statement from Lyft Inc, the firm is removing several thousand electric bikes from service in its bike-share program from Washington, New York, and San Francisco. The development comes in the wake of…

Uber resumes testing of self-driving cars in Toronto and San Francisco

The resumption of testing of Uber’s autonomous automated fleet of cars will now be under more controlled and monitored conditions. In a significant development, Uber Technologies Inc stated, it is resuming the limited testing of self-driving cars on public roads in Pittsburgh; the move comes 9 months after it suspended the program following a deadly…

VW purchases 75.1% stake in Volvo’s WirelessCar platform

The forward-looking purchase of the stake is of strategic significance as it revolves around the future of mobility. In a strategic move, Volkswagen has purchased a controlling stake in Volvo’s WirelessCar, a digital service developer which specializes in connected driving, for $122 million (1.1 billion Swedish crowns). In a statement Volkswagen stated, WirelessCar’s technology would…

U.S. spending bills allocates upto $100 million for R&D into autonomous vehicles and its impact on the traditional transportation job market

With companies racing to place their autonomous automated smart vehicles on the U.S. market from 2019, this funding program aims to assess the impact, including the feasibility, safety and potential job losses, these technologies will bring about for commercial autonomous vehicles. In a significant development, a U.S. spending bill includes a $100 million for a…