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.

Segway Plans CityGo Last-Mile System

September 14, 2017 at 11:44 AM

Segway Inc., which was purchased by Beijing-based Ninebot Inc two years ago, this week announced plans for an electric scooter commuter network.

UPDATE: Samsung to Create Autonomous-Tech Unit, Launches Startup Fund

September 14, 2017 at 4:15 AM

Samsung Electronics Co. is launch a new business unit and separate venture capital fund to strengthen its capabilities in self-driving vehicle technologies.

Shell Partners with Honda and Toyota on California Hydrogen Stations

September 13, 2017 at 2:51 PM

Shell Oil Co. is teaming up with Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. to open seven hydrogen refueling stations for fuel cell vehicles in California.

Formula E Champ di Grassi Named Roborace CEO

September 13, 2017 at 12:42 PM

The organizers of the fledgling Roborace series for autonomous vehicles have tapped ex-Formula One driver and current Formula E champ Lucas di Grassi to be CEO.

Tesla’s Autopilot Feature Deemed Partly to Blame in Fatal Crash

September 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has concluded that Tesla Inc.’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature was partly to blame for a crash 15 months ago that killed one of the carmaker’s customers.

UPDATE: U.S. Sets New Guidance for Developers of Autonomous Vehicles

September 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao says the department’s updated “Vision for Safety: 2.0” clarifies federal guidance for self-driving-vehicle developers but “is not an enforcement document.”

GM Gets “Real” with Latest Self-Driving Chevy Bolt

September 12, 2017 at 3:16 PM

General Motors Co. has officially unveiled the third-generation of its prototype self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle.

Study: Half of Vehicle Owners Open to Autonomous Cars

September 12, 2017 at 11:46 AM

A new study conducted by AutoPacific Inc. finds that half of vehicle owners categorize self-driving vehicles as a "good idea" and one in four say they are interested in owning one.

VW Charts More Aggressive Electrification Course

September 11, 2017 at 3:27 PM

Volkswagen AG plans to launch more than 80 electric and hybrid vehicles across its eight car brands by 2025 and expects to offer an electrified version of each of its 300 group models by 2030.

Mercedes Plans More EVs, Cuts Costs to Fund Them

September 11, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit plans to offer electric variants of all its models by 2022 and is launching a €4 billion ($4.8 billion) cost-cutting program to help counteract initial lower profit margins expected from such vehicles.

Emergency Support

September 10, 2017 at 1:43 PM

Among the chief selling points of connected autonomous electronic vehicles and emerging transportation services are the promise of significantly improved safety, communications and coordination to improve mobility and the lives of people in local communities.

Renesas Supplies Chip for Nissan’s Automated Parking Tech

September 08, 2017 at 3:53 PM

Renesas Electronics Corp. says its R-Car system-on-chip and RH850 microcontroller are the brains behind Nissan Motor Co.’s ProPilot Park system that will debut in select markets in the all-new 2018 Leaf electric car.