Building Consumer Awareness of Driver Aids

A study by Robert Bosch LLC finds that half of Americans expect to own a self-driving vehicle within 10 years. “The excitement is there,” says Kay Stepper, vice president of automated driving North America.

China-Based EV Startup Future Mobility Raises $200 Million

August 16, 2017 at 12:27 AM

Chinese startup Future Mobility Corp., which hopes to begin selling highly automated electric cars in two years, has attracted $200 million in first-round funding from Chinese investors.

Germany to Test High-Wire Act for Hybrid Trucks on Autobahn

August 15, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Siemens AG says it has won a contract to build an overhead electrical contact line to test a system for hybrid commercial trucks on the autobahn.

Piston Engines Running Out of Gas?

August 15, 2017 at 10:22 AM

In recent months Britain, France and India all have announced plans to gradually phase out gasoline- and diesel-powered engines, and other countries are heading in the same direction.

“New-Energy” Car Sales Top 1 Million in China

August 15, 2017 at 1:53 AM

Carmakers have sold nearly 1.02 million electric and hybrid vehicles in China to date, according to the country’s Ministry of Public Security.

Building Consumer Awareness of Driver Aids

August 14, 2017 at 4:04 PM

A study by Robert Bosch LLC finds that half of Americans expect to own a self-driving vehicle within 10 years. “The excitement is there,” says Kay Stepper, vice president of automated driving North America.

Finland, Russia Partner on Autonomous-Vehicle Border Crossing

August 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. and ITS Russia have signed an agreement to jointly develop intelligent transport systems (ITS) that help enable vehicles equipped with autonomous vehicle technologies to cross international borders.

Chinese Electric-Truck Maker Adds U.S. Partner

August 11, 2017 at 12:12 PM

China’s FDG Electric Vehicles Ltd. has begun delivering electric-powered medium-duty trucks to Los Angeles-based Chanje Energy Inc., which will market them in the U.S. and other regions.  

EPA Launches Public Comment Period for Fuel Economy Rules

August 11, 2017 at 12:15 AM

The U.S. has begun a 45-day period to collect public comments about currently mandated fuel economy averages due by 2025.

Another Top Uber Exec Quits

August 10, 2017 at 4:46 PM

Ryan Graves, senior vice president of global operations for Uber Technologies Inc., says he will exit his job in mid-September but remain on the Uber board, the Associated Press reports.

Are Driver Aids Eroding Driver Skills?

August 10, 2017 at 3:15 PM

Carmakers fret that the driving aids they are introducing to improve traffic safety also will make human drivers less skilled when they’re in control of their cars, Bloomberg reports.

BMW, Nissan Offering Huge Incentives on EVs in San Diego

August 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM

BMW AG and Nissan Motor Co. are partnering with a local utility to offer incentives worth as much as $20,000 on their electric vehicles in San Diego, Calif., Bloomberg News reports.

Tesla to Test Self-Driving Platooning for Heavy Trucks

August 09, 2017 at 4:55 PM

Tesla Inc. is in discussions with the states of California and Nevada about on-road testing of a long-haul truck that drives itself and follows a lead vehicle, Reuters reports.