11th February 2019

Seat to Unveil Latest Mobility Concept at WMC

Spanish carmaker Seat will launch what it calls a new urban “micro-mobility” solution based around 5G connectivity appropriately enough at this year’s Mobile World Congress. Company president Luca de...


10th February 2019

AVs Need National Standard, Says Addison Lee

A private hire firm has called for standardization of regulation across all local authorities to ensure safety in future robo-taxi services. The call came in an interview with TU-Automotive by Andrew...


8th February 2019

PSA Boosts Mobility Reach With TravelCar Take-Over

PSA Group is hoping to boost its potential as a mobility provider with the acquisition of a car rental and parking specialist. Two years after its equity investment in...


7th February 2019

MaaS Set to Get Rolling in Stockholm

At the beginning of 2019, a commercial mobility-as-a-service (MaaS) operation will launch in the Swedish capital Stockholm offering households five mobility modes – public transport, car-sharing, rental cars, taxis...

By Siegfried Mortkowitz


5th February 2019

Faster Forward: App Lets You Carpool with People You Know

SoMo is an app built for people who hate ride-sharing with strangers. It’s based on Here’s “mobility marketplace”, an open platform that encourages competition for transportation services. SoMo promises...

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30th January 2019

Chariot Taught Ford a Multi-Million Dollar ‘Lesson’

Ford says it has learned a lesson about mobility solutions, albeit a $65M lesson being the cost of the collapse of its ill-fated Chariot acquisition. The urban ride-sharing scheme,...


21st January 2019

Weekly Brief: Detroit Show on Wane But Boasts Ford and VW Alliance

The end is rarely pretty – The North American International Auto Show in Detroit was once a global spectacle. Auto enthusiasts flocked to the event from around the world...

Commentary by Andrew Tolve


11th January 2019

Wheels Come Off Ford’s Chariot

Ford has called time on its Chariot urban mobility solution just five years after acquiring the company for $65M. The service, which uses Ford Transit passenger carrying LCVs, operates...


2nd January 2019

Aptiv Gaining Real-World Lessons for Las Vegas Service

For the past several months, Aptiv has offered rides to customers in Las Vegas. Now that the company has expanded its operation, its AV chief explains to TU-Automotive what...


2nd January 2019

Luxury Will Carve Out Niche in Future Mobility

When cars drive themselves, anyone and everyone could have access to a robotic chauffeur. This will turn all human drivers into passengers, allowing them to use their commute to...

By Louis Bedigian


21st December 2018

BMW-Daimler Mobility JVs Approved by US Regulators

BMW and Daimler’s mobility joint ventures have been approved by US antitrust regulators, following their conditional approval by the European Commission’s competition authorities. The ventures are in the “car-sharing,...


20th December 2018

Report: UK MaaS Schemes Need Government’s Support

A committee scrutinizing the UK’s Department for Transport says the government needs to support new mobility-as-a-service platforms. The House of Commons Transport Select Committee’s report says such platforms could...