Category Archives: mobility company

Uber and Hyundai Show Full-Scale Air Taxi at CES

The air vehicle concept Hyundai released today was created in part through a NASA-inspired approach that jump-starts innovation by publicly releasing vehicle design concepts so any company can use them to innovate their air taxi models and engineering technologies. Continue reading

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Hyundai Motor 2020 Business Direction – Electrification, Autonomous Vehicles, Mobility Services. Sound Familiar?

The plan focuses on securing Hyundai’s leadership in the vehicle electrification, expansion of hydrogen industry ecosystem and self-driving commercialization, as well as the progressive expansion of its mobility services businesses. Continue reading

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Mobility Roll of the Die – FCA and PSA Merger

AutoInformed readers likely realized that such mergers are difficult and the road looking backward is littered with abandoned or failed promises of synergies from such ventures. (see AutoInformed : FCA + PSA = Massive Job Losses, FCA-PSA Merger – Surviving Platforms and Powertrains) Continue reading

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BMW Group and Daimler Mobility Hoping to Profit on Joint Ventures. Monetizing a Monopoly or a Joint Survival Bid?

Here’s their commercial aimed at the capital markets and potential customers: “The services offered by the joint ventures will continue to be tailored to customer needs and clustered into three pillars – 1: Free Now. 2: Share Now. 3:Park Now & Charge Now. The introduction of a new umbrella organization, effective 1 January 2020, will support management of these three offerings. Continue reading

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Milestones: Tetsuo Ogawa, to Succeed Jim Lentz as CEO Toyota Motor North America

In his 38-year career, Lentz has been a part of a number of key moments in Toyota’s history. Continue reading

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Pew Research Center on Americans’ Views About Privacy, Surveillance and Data-Sharing

Americans say they have very little understanding of current data protection laws, and most are in favor of more government regulation. Continue reading

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Volkswagen Group Debuts Investment Plan for 2020-2024

The Group plans to spend nearly €60 billion on hybridization, electric mobility and digitalization in the next five years. Continue reading

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Capital Punishment Day for Auto Workers at Daimler

Personnel costs will drop by the  end of 2022 as Mercedes-Benz Cars plans to save more than €1 billion in personnel costs. Jobs will be cut in both management and “indirect areas.” Continue reading

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FCA + PSA = Massive Job Losses

For enthusiasts as well a workers there are other threats. How about a spin-off FCA’s expensive low-return Alfa Romeo/Maserati operations? Simple math here: It would provide funds for the new FCA-PSA group while improving its utilization rate. Continue reading

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Akio Toyoda Wants Mobility Centered on People

Wacky marketing babble alert: “Through the evolution of artificial intelligence, I think that cars, too, can also become able to communicate with people and their hearts. that’s right… I think cars of the future will be like horses. Continue reading

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Ford Restructuring – Mahindra Joint Venture Announced

The joint venture will be responsible for expanding the Ford brand in India and exporting its products to Ford entities globally. Ford will continue to own the Ford brand, and its branded vehicles will be distributed through the current Ford India dealer network. Mahindra will continue to own the Mahindra brand and operate its own independent dealer network in India. Continue reading

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Toyota and Suzuki Enter into Capital Alliance Agreement

Ultimately this is about saving money and sharing the proceeds. The companies will acquire each other’s shares based on the Alliance. Continue reading

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Honda Database Leaks 134M Rows of Employee Data

The information available in the database appeared to be something like an inventory of all Honda internal machines. This included information such as machine host name, MAC address, internal IP, operating system version, which patches had been applied, and the status of Honda’s endpoint security software. Continue reading

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New Audi Customers Offered Seven Silvercar Rental Car Days

Audi bought Silvercar in 2017, as part of an effort to offer mobility products and services by increasing access and flexibility to customers. Continue reading

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Daimler Tries Deliveries Directly to Parked Cars in Berlin

The customers were satisfied with the in-car delivery service during the pilot in Stuttgart. They positively highlighted the personal convenience, the greater ease in daily life as well as the speed of the delivery. All in all, more than 1000 parcels were delivered in the greater Stuttgart area to date. Continue reading

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