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.

Wireless EV Charging Goes Mainstream

June 19, 2017 at 1:47 PM

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.

Proposal Would Ban State-Level Rules on Self-Driving Cars in U.S.

June 16, 2017 at 12:11 AM

A proposed package of U.S. laws would prohibit states from setting their own rules governing autonomous vehicles by assigning that task exclusively to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Michelin Concept Envisions Next-Gen Tires

June 15, 2017 at 4:34 PM

Michelin & Cie. unveiled its Visionary Concept tire at this week’s Movin’ On sustainable mobility conference in Montreal.

Partners Target Autonomous Taxis for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

June 15, 2017 at 1:56 PM

Japanese robotics maker ZMP Inc. says it is working with Hinomaru Kotsu, which operates 600 taxis in Tokyo, on autonomous vehicles for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Daimler Invests in Middle East Ride-Hailing Service

June 15, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Daimler AG has joined a $150 million funding round by Careem, a Middle Eastern ride-booking service based in Dubai.

IBM Joins BMW’s CarData Platform Project

June 14, 2017 at 3:51 PM

IBM Corp. has joined as a pilot partner for BMW’s new CarData open data platform.

Toyota Ponders Tech Acquisitions

June 14, 2017 at 11:07 AM

President Akio Toyoda tells shareholders that Toyota Motor Corp. may use mergers and acquisitions to gain advanced technologies needed to compete more aggressively, Reuters reports.

Amazon to Sell Cars in Europe

June 14, 2017 at 8:34 AM

Amazon.com is ramping up its automotive business with plans to sell cars online to European buyers.

GM Begins Testing Second-Gen Self-Driving Chevy Bolts

June 13, 2017 at 11:47 AM

General Motors Co. has built 130 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars with autonomous driving capabilities at its plant in Orion Township, Mich.

Apple CEO: Autonomous Vehicle Systems Are a Core Technology

June 13, 2017 at 8:20 AM

Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook confirms the company’s automotive efforts will focus on autonomous systems, which he describes as an important “core technology.”

JLR Unit Invests $25 Million in Lyft Ride-Hailing Service

June 12, 2017 at 5:01 PM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s InMotion Ventures unit is investing $25 million (£19 million) in ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. to support the San Francisco-based company’s expansion and push into autonomous cars.

Ford Refocuses its Mobility Strategy

June 12, 2017 at 8:27 AM

Mark Fields’ ouster last month as Ford’s CEO underscores the growing importance, complexity and speed of change autonomous vehicles and new mobility services are having on the global auto industry.