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.

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.

Alliance to Write Guidelines for Over-the-Air Software Updates

June 12, 2017 at 6:30 AM

The newly formed eSync Alliance aims to create industry guidelines for over-the-air (OTA) software upgrades and diagnostic tools to speed the development and reduce security risks for connected vehicles.

Denso, MIT Test Autonomous 3-Wheeler

June 11, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Denso and MIT are exploring the idea of automated three-wheelers that could carry passengers or be dispatched to robotically deliver parcels.

GM Moves Up U.S. Availability of Chevy Bolt EV

June 09, 2017 at 1:24 PM

General Motors Co. expects to launch nationwide sales of its Chevrolet Bolt electric sedan in August, a month ahead of schedule, Automotive News reports.

Hydrogenics Wins Fuel Stack Contract for China Buses

June 09, 2017 at 9:32 AM

Canada’s Hydrogenics Corp. has signed an agreement with Blue-G New Energy Science and Technology Corp. to supply 1,000 fuel cell modules for use in electric buses in China.

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China May Halt EV Production Permits

June 06, 2017 at 12:58 AM

China’s central government is likely to stop issuing permits to manufacture electric vehicles to avoid a capacity glut, sources tell Bloomberg News.

DOT Readies New Guidelines for Self-Driving Cars

June 05, 2017 at 6:15 PM

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation says it will announce new guidelines for self-driving cars this summer that update a first-round structure issued under the Obama administration last September.

Renault EV Batteries Tested in U.K. Home Energy Storage Systems

June 05, 2017 at 4:08 PM

Renault SA and London-based Powervault Ltd. plan to launch a pilot program in the U.K. next month to test used electric vehicle batteries as energy storage units in buildings with existing solar panels.

The Power Demands of Self-Driving Technology

June 04, 2017 at 1:36 PM

The autonomous vehicles under development today need as much as 3 kilowatts of power to run their sensors, cameras and data processors, notes Chris Thomas, chief technology officer at BorgWarner Inc.

Study: “Passenger Economy” Will Create $7 Trillion Market by 2050

June 02, 2017 at 3:08 PM

Emerging autonomous vehicle systems and smart city technologies will create a new “Passenger Economy” that will grow to $800 billion in 2035 and nearly $7 trillion by 2050, according to an analysis by Intel Corp. and Strategy Analytics Inc.

Waymo Tests Self-Driving Truck

June 02, 2017 at 8:13 AM

Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo unit is expanding its autonomous vehicle development program to commercial trucks.