GM Continues to Speed Ahead of Ford, Despite CEO Shift

  • Natalie Mattila
  • May 26, 2017
General Motors Co. is leading the pack in mobility, even ahead of Ford Motor Co., thanks to its Maven program, 10% investment in Lyft, and rising popularity of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Mobility Finance has learned. “I would say GM is ahead of Ford,” an unnamed source told Mobility Finance. “I am not sure if […]

Chariot Might Manage Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Fleet, CTO Says

  • Emma Sandler
  • May 16, 2017
Ford Motor Co. is open to various forms of fleet management for its autonomous vehicles, which could include its own Chariot rideshare, Raj Nair, the automaker’s chief technology officer, said at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City yesterday. Ford is currently working on deploying level 4 autonomous vehicles for ridesharing by 2021, which will […]

Yoshi Launches On-Demand Car Services in Austin, Expands Into Fleet Management

  • Emma Sandler
  • March 30, 2017
Yoshi Inc. launched its on-demand vehicle maintenance services in Austin today, but that’s not the only expansion planned for the startup. The company is also opening up its business model to include fleet management services, as demonstrated by Yoshi’s recent partnership with Ford Motor Co.-owned Chariot, Mobility Buzz has learned. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company operates in San Francisco, […]

Ford Backs Startup Autonomic, Pursues Investments in Mobility Services

  • Natalie Mattila
  • March 16, 2017
Ford Motor Co. invested in startup autonomous software company Autonomic, just one month after investing $1 billion in Argo AI. But artificial intelligence and autonomous software are not the only investment interests for the automaker. Ford will “aggressively pursue” opportunities in the mobility-as-a-service marketplace, Alan Hall, Ford’s communications manager for mobility technology, autonomous vehicles, research […]