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.

Toyota Forms Connected-Tech Team

August 28, 2017 at 2:29 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is launching a “Connected Technologies" group in North America to better focus its engineering, development and strategy for connected service and hardware systems.

Aston Martin to Fit All Models with Hybrid Powertrains

August 28, 2017 at 12:14 PM

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. tells the Financial Times it will offer a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain option throughout its lineup within 10 years.

MIT, Clemson Join AutoMobili-D's University Lineup

August 28, 2017 at 11:39 AM

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and South Carolina’s Clemson University will participate in the AutoMobili-D expo in Detroit next January.

Law Firm Forms Autonomous Vehicle Group

August 25, 2017 at 2:27 PM

Detroit-based law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP has added an autonomous vehicle industry group to its practice.

Germany Sets Ethical Guidelines for Self-Driving Cars

August 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Germany’s transport ministry has revealed what it describes as the world’s first guidelines about how autonomous vehicles should react in dilemmas where a crash is inevitable or the vehicle would have to violate traffic rules to protect its occupants, Reuters reports.

Adient Buys Tesla Interiors Supplier

August 22, 2017 at 8:51 AM

Adient plc has agreed to buy Oak Park, Mich.-based seating and interiors supplier Futuris Global Holdings LLC from Clearlake Capital Group for $360 million.

Hagerty Buys Classic Vehicle Car-Sharing Business

August 21, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Traverse City, Mich.-based Hagerty Group LLC has acquired Classics&Exotics, which the company says is the only peer-to-peer car-sharing service for classic vehicles in the U.S.

Ford Patents Add-On Controls for Self-Driving Cars

August 18, 2017 at 3:32 PM

Ford Motor Co. has patented a system that would allow a steering wheel and foot pedals to be installed or removed as needed as carmakers transition to autonomous vehicles.

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.