top of page

Week 1, September 2022 Mobility News Archive



  • Mercedes-Benz to pay $8.49M fine in Australia due to failed customer communications for urgent airbags recall

  • Ford recalls 198K vehicles of Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator in the US due to fire risk

  • Cruise recalled 80 self-driving vehicles to update software in automated driving systems

  • GM to offer 2K Buick dealers buyouts in the US

  • Volvo to temporarily close its China plant due to a local COVID restriction

  • Toyota's global production output in July decreased by 8.6% yoy due to COVID, weather, recall and chip shortage

  • Hino to halt production of some models for another year due to data falsification scandal

  • Porsche to appoint Sajjad Khan, a former CTO of Mercedes-Benz, as a new board member for Car-IT

  • Aurora considers hiring freeze, spin out and sale to a big tech

  • Nikola and Lucid to raise additional funds with stock offering

  • Geely and Aramco might be interested in owning Renault's fossil-fuel engine unit to be separated from EV business

  • Berkshire Hathaway reduced its BYD share in Hongkong market


  • Waymo is testing driverless robotaxi service in Phoenix

  • Lyft is sued by drivers and passengers due to no-proper safety measure for sexual assault prevention

  • Uber launched a safety toolkit app with emergency contact services in the US including ADT and 911

  • Gopuff pulls out from Spain, stops expanding in France while focusing on the UK

  • Jumia, an African e-commerce, partners with Zipline, an African autonomous drone operator, to launch drone delivery in Ghana and more

  • PostEx, a Pakistani fintech firm, acquired Call Courier, a logistics service, to combine upfront payment and goods delivery


  • Hyundai and Kia to have TomTom's maps and traffic data for Europe

  • Chinese gov't forces automakers to apply surveying and mapping license to prevent foreign companies from having highly-detailed data collected by smart cars

  • Aston Martin upgrades in-vehicle infotainment system although the screen is still small

  • Populus, a San Francisco-based startup collecting and sharing transportation data, raised $11M Series A funding


  • Honda to invest $4.4B in a new EV battery plant in the US building with LG Energy Solution for mass-production by the end of 2025

  • Toyota to invest $5.27B in EV battery in Japan and the US; to increase investment from $1.29B to $3.8B in the US battery plant through a JV with Panasonic

  • Ultium Cells, the JV of GM and LG Energy Solution, started EV battery production in its Ohio plant for Hummer

  • ProLogium, a Taiwanese battery maker, to build a solid-state lithium EV battery plant in one of European countries

  • Bosch to invest $200M in fuel cell production for hydrogen-powered e-trucks


  • US IIHS report: In a test of pedestrian detection in nighttime with automatic emergency braking systems, only 4 (Ford Mustang Mach-E, Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota Camry and Toyota Highlander) out of 23 models earned "superior" level. The other 4 (Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Pilot, Nissan Altima and Toyota Tacoma crew cab) earned "no credit". (Full Report)

  • 2022 Micromobility Landscape (

More Readings...

  • Analysis: New U.S. rules on EV subsidies slam Hyundai, Kia's dreams (Reuters)

  • A complete guide to the new EV tax credit (TechCrunch)

  • Analysis: Musk's bold goal of selling 20 million EVs could cost Tesla billions (Reuters)

  • Volkswagen to speed up electric vehicle transition, new CEO says (Reuters)

  • Mary Barra confident in GM's self-driving vehicle tech and goal to beat Tesla in EVs (Electrek)

  • The e-bike is a monstrosity (The Atlantic)

Have you enjoyed?

Subscribe a weekly newsletter now and meet us on every Monday in your e-mailbox!

bottom of page