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.

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.

Intel/Mobileye to Launch Fleet of Autonomous Test Vehicles

August 09, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Chipmaker Intel Corp. and its new Mobileye unit plan to launch a fleet of test vehicles capable of SAE level 4 autonomous driving.

Lawsuit Challenges Oklahoma’s New Fees on EVs

August 09, 2017 at 12:39 AM

A lawsuit in Oklahoma challenges a new state law that charges electric vehicle owners $100 and requires them to pay a $30 registration fee.

Uber May Sell Car-Leasing Unit

August 08, 2017 at 3:08 PM

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. intends to shut down or sell at least most of its money-losing car-leasing operations by year-end, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

EU: No Sales Quotas Coming for EVs

August 08, 2017 at 12:27 AM

The European Union tells reporters it has no interest in imposing sales quotas for electric vehicles to help accelerate their adoption.