Wireless EV Charging Goes Mainstream

Wireless charging will debut as an option in some electric cars in 2018, says Chris Borroni-Bird, vice president of strategic development at Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a company that has helped pioneer the technology.

GM Joins Backers of Nauto AI Startup

July 19, 2017 at 1:11 AM

General Motors Co. is the latest carmaker to invest in Nauto, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of artificial intelligence software for autonomous vehicles.

Baidu Adds Microsoft to Apollo Alliance

July 18, 2017 at 3:47 PM

Microsoft Corp. has joined Baidu Inc.’s alliance to support the Chinese company’s Apollo open-source platform for autonomous vehicles.

French Driverless-Shuttle Maker Picks Michigan Plant Site

July 18, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Navya Technologies, a French maker of autonomous electric shuttle buses., has selected Saline, Mich., for the site of its first North American manufacturing facility.

Mercedes, Chery Agree on “EQ” Naming

July 17, 2017 at 11:16 AM

Daimler AG and China’s  Chery Automobile Co. have reached an agreement that allows both companies to use variants of “EQ” in the name of future electrified vehicles.

Uber Partners with Ride-Sharing Rival in Russia

July 14, 2017 at 2:13 PM

Ride-sharing specialist Uber Technologies Inc is merging its business in Russia with rival Yandex Taxi.

Hyperloop One Preps for 250 mph Test

July 14, 2017 at 1:50 AM

Hyperloop One plans within a few weeks to test its transport pod system at 250 mph, Reuters reports.

Study Finds More than the Meter Ticking on Parking Costs

July 13, 2017 at 5:18 PM

Lost time, wasted fuel and overpaying fees costs motorists billions of dollars a year, according to a report by Inrix Inc. It says drivers waste as much as 44 hours per year searching for parking spots.

McLaren May Supply Carbon Fiber Parts to Other Carmakers

July 12, 2017 at 5:32 PM

McLaren Technology Group hopes to eventually expand output at the carbon fiber plant its constructing in Sheffield, England, to produce components for other carmakers.

Self-Driving Cars May Cut U.S. Insurance Claims 90% by 2050

July 12, 2017 at 12:23 AM

Equipping cars to drive themselves could slash the frequency of crashes by 90% and reduce annual insurance payouts 71% (about $137 billion per year) by 2050, says KPMG LLP.

London "Black Cab" Maker Debuts Electric Taxi

July 11, 2017 at 3:14 PM

London Taxi Co., the maker of iconic British “black cabs,” has formally launched its all-electric TX5 model.

Faraday Future Shelves Nevada EV Factory

July 11, 2017 at 2:20 AM

California-based electric car startup Faraday Future Inc. has again suspended plans to build a $1 billion assembly plant in North Las Vegas, this time indefinitely.

Renault Expands V2X Testing

July 10, 2017 at 12:03 PM

Renault SA is widening a pilot program in France to test vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications (V2X) to help autonomous vehicles navigate roads such as work zones and tool stations that lack clear lane markings.