Ford didn’t have anything as ambitious as the new GT at last week’s Detroit Auto Show (those only come around every decade at most), but the automaker did have a lot of talk about “mobility” and new approaches to car ownership and getting around. And if you live in Austin, Texas, soon you’ll be able to “share” a lease…
Ford has developed a new smartphone app called FordPass that allows car owners access to live support for all of their mobility needs — and the best part is you don’t have to drive a Ford.
Ford has taken the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show as an opportunity to announce it’s no long a purely car company; it’s a “mobility company.” That means they’ll be digging heavily into apps, integration, and cars you don’t drive, but the big news everyone expected with Google was nowhere to be found.
Ride-sharing! Mobility! Autonomous vehicles! Welcome to the world of cars in 2016. Here’s a huge development on all of those fronts: General Motors announced today it will invest $500 million in ride-sharing service Lyft and partner with the San Francisco startup for a network of autonomous on-demand cars.
For Americans with mobility impairments, just getting around can be a challenge. Public transit that accommodates for the disabled is inconsistent and even non-existent in some places. Purchasing an adaptive van can be as expensive as a supercar. But autonomous cars may provide an affordable and radical solution.
Ford CEO Mark Fields took to the stage of the Consumer Electronics Show to give a buzzword-laden talk about mobility and where Ford fits in. Its big ideas? Parking apps, parking snitch apps, and lots of car sharing.
Even if you really, really love cars, there's not much to love about being stuck in a car for more than an hour as you inch along in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Some places are worse about this than others, and now, thanks to WNYC, you can see who in America has the worst commute.
'Mobility' is a bit of a no-context buzzword these days and every transportation expert, city planner, and crazy architect uses it like the word will rain grant money down on their project like pixie dust. Here's what they actually mean when they say it.
This is the OX. It's got a center seat like a McLaren F1, and can seat up to 13 people or carry eight 44 gallon drums or three pallets. Designed to get Africa moving, it's so simple that the company says three people can build one in 11.5 hours using only normal tools and skills.
And now it's time for your feel good story of the day. It's about robots, too!
The young man in this video looks like he's riding a Segway. But Yusuf Akturkoglu was paralized after falling from a horse five years ago, and he's being mobilized by an amazing device invented by Turkish scientists. It's going to change lives.
Honda has continued to attempt advanced walking-assist devices, though few have been as awkwardly displayed as the Honda Ass-imo...err...Walking Assist Device with Stride Management.
Mobility technology has historically been limited to wheelchairs. But the aging global population is leading companies like Honda and Panasonic to envision new technology combining robotics and even mind control to give mobility-limited individuals freedom. Here's what to expect.
An enterprising inventor decided the Segway was just too advanced and could be pared down to something a bit simpler and a bit more steampunk. The human-powered result's dubbed the Legway. Take that Dean Kamen.
These are the exclusive first images of the production-intent Peapod Mobility, straight off the assembly line, before it goes to paint. The economy may be gloomy, but we're glad to see the Mobility's still smiley.