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.

U.S. May Freeze Fuel Economy Rules in 2021

July 25, 2017 at 3:53 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it may halt further hikes in fuel economy standards at the 41 mpg goal set for in 2021 rather than continue to raise them annually through 2025 to about 50 mpg as currently mandated, Reuters reports.

GM to Add Over-the-Air Update Capability

July 25, 2017 at 2:09 PM

General Motors Co. will launch a new electrical architecture and infotainment system capable of over-the-air software updates before 2020.

Report: Toyota Plans EV with Solid-State Batteries by 2022

July 25, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is developing an electric vehicle powered by solid-state batteries that can significantly improve driving and recharging performance, reports Chunichi Shimbun.

India Says “No” to Autonomous Cars

July 25, 2017 at 1:28 AM

India’s transport minister says the government would rather shield million of jobs for taxi and truck drivers than encourage self-driving technologies.

Bosch, Daimler to Demo Autonomous Parking Valet at Mercedes Museum

July 24, 2017 at 12:15 PM

Robert Bosch GmbH and Daimler AG are partnering on a pilot program that autonomously summons and parks vehicles at the Mercedes-Benz museum’s garage in Stuttgart, Germany.

China’s GAC Auto Launches Electric SUV

July 24, 2017 at 11:00 AM

China’s Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. launched sales off its all-electric GE3 SUV last weekend in Shanghai.

GM Joins Backers of Nauto AI Startup

July 19, 2017 at 1:11 AM

General Motors Co. is the latest carmaker to invest in Nauto, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based developer of artificial intelligence software for autonomous vehicles.

Baidu Adds Microsoft to Apollo Alliance

July 18, 2017 at 3:47 PM

Microsoft Corp. has joined Baidu Inc.’s alliance to support the Chinese company’s Apollo open-source platform for autonomous vehicles.

French Driverless-Shuttle Maker Picks Michigan Plant Site

July 18, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Navya Technologies, a French maker of autonomous electric shuttle buses., has selected Saline, Mich., for the site of its first North American manufacturing facility.

Mercedes, Chery Agree on “EQ” Naming

July 17, 2017 at 11:16 AM

Daimler AG and China’s  Chery Automobile Co. have reached an agreement that allows both companies to use variants of “EQ” in the name of future electrified vehicles.

Uber Partners with Ride-Sharing Rival in Russia

July 14, 2017 at 2:13 PM

Ride-sharing specialist Uber Technologies Inc is merging its business in Russia with rival Yandex Taxi.

Hyperloop One Preps for 250 mph Test

July 14, 2017 at 1:50 AM

Hyperloop One plans within a few weeks to test its transport pod system at 250 mph, Reuters reports.