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.

Chrysler to Lease Pacifica Minivans to Kid-Focused Ride Company

August 07, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s Chrysler unit says it will provide special lease rates in the U.S. for its Pacifica Hybrid minivans to DoLightful Inc.‘s Kango ride service for children.

Toyota Patents Solar Panel Route Optimization System

August 04, 2017 at 11:03 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has received a U.S. patent for a system for cars equipped with solar panels that estimates their sunlight exposure over various travel routes.

Piston Engines Running Out of Gas?

August 04, 2017 at 10:25 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.

Peer-to-Peer Ridesharing Company Expands Globally

August 03, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Arcade City, a 14-month-old ridesharing company in Austin, Tex., plans to expand its peer-to-peer app from to 155 countries through Apple Inc. and Google Inc.’s smartphone app stores.

Hyperloop Company Conducts High-Speed Testing

August 02, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Los Angeles-based startup Hyperloop One (H1) has completed the second phase of testing for its high-speed transportation pod on a track in the Nevada desert.

Toyota Launches 11 Autonomous, Connected Car Initiatives

August 02, 2017 at 11:18 AM

Toyota Motor Corp.'s Collaborative Safety Research Center (CSRC) is launching 11 new research programs related to emerging vehicle technologies.

Catching a Lyft to Amtrak

August 02, 2017 at 6:51 AM

A new partnership between Lyft Inc. and National Railroad Passenger Corp. (known as Amtrak, short for America’s track) will enable people to use the rail service’s customer app to access Lyft’s ride-hailing service.

Dan Sperling and the Future of Transportation

By: Dan Sturges - August 01, 2017 at 2:20 PM

Dan Sperling is a top international eco-mobility researcher, and likely the most important voice regarding the automotive industry in California.

Daimler Invests in Flying Taxi Startup

August 01, 2017 at 11:07 AM

German startup Volocopter GmbH says it has received 25 million euros ($30 million) in funding from Daimler AG and other investors to launch the flying electric taxi the company is developing.

Conti, Magna Drive Autonomous Vehicles Through Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

July 31, 2017 at 10:34 AM

Continental, Magna International, the Michigan Dept. of Transportation and Ontario Ministry of Transportation are demonstrating two self-driving vehicles today in an international trip through parts of Michigan and Ontario.

Google Integrates Waze with Android Auto

July 26, 2017 at 2:33 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit is adding its Waze navigation system into the company’s Android Auto interface that allows a user to access smartphone content from the vehicle’s infotainment system.

U.K. Poised to Ban Piston-Powered Cars in 2040

July 26, 2017 at 1:55 AM

The British government is days away from presenting court-ordered plan to reduce vehicle emissions by retrofitting buses, smoothing traffic flow, cracking down on pollution cheaters and, by 2040, banning gasoline and diesel engines entirely.