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.

ZF Forms Self-Driving-Car JV

May 25, 2017 at 10:53 AM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is partnering with e.Go Mobile AG, an Aachen, Germany-based electric car startup company, to develop an electric autonomous vehicle and connected car technologies.

Back to Two Wheels for Mobility

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 25, 2017 at 6:23 AM

Although the amount of attention on the development of autonomous vehicles is staggering given that there probably isn’t an outlet that hasn’t devoted time or space to the prospect of robotic vehicles, what people seem to have lost sight of are the facts that (1) initial applications are going to be in geo-fenced areas and (2) the autonomous vehicles are likely to be shared vehicles, which will also have a consequence on where they travel.

Cutting Test Time for Autonomous Driving Systems

May 24, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Developers of self-driving cars could cut the cost and test miles needed to confirm the safety of self-driving car systems by 99.9%, say researchers at the University of Michigan.

Toyota, MIT Partner on Bitcoin-type Tech for Vehicles

May 24, 2017 at 7:04 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is working with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab to develop a “blockchain” technology—similar to that used for Bitcoin digital payments—to manage data related to autonomous and connected vehicles and new mobility services.

China Approves EV Venture by VW, JAC Motor

May 24, 2017 at 1:40 AM

Chinese regulators have approved a plan by Volkswagen AG and Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motor) to make electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for the local market.

Renault Clarifies EV Ownership Cost Parity Projections

May 22, 2017 at 7:43 AM

Total five-year ownership costs for electric vehicles will equal those of piston-engine models by 2020 for B-segment cars and by 2025 for C-segment cars, Renault SA predicts.

The $5 Trillion Mobility Market

May 21, 2017 at 2:01 PM

The market for advanced mobility goods and services will total at least $5 trillion over the next 10 years, says Andreas Mai, a mobility consultant and former director of Smart Connected Vehicles at Cisco Systems Inc.

Ford Adds CarPlay, Android Auto Offerings

May 19, 2017 at 4:07 PM

Ford Motor Co. is offering Apple Inc.’s CarPlay and Google Inc.’s Android Auto smartphone connectivity capability to 2016-model vehicles equipped with the carmaker’s Sync 3 infotainment software.

Audi to Expand Mobility Services

May 19, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Audi AG says it will offer unspecified urban mobility services in more than 15 global markets by the end of this decade.

Uber Orders Exec to Turn Over Waymo Files or Deny Taking Them

May 19, 2017 at 10:21 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. has ordered the head of its driverless car program to either deny he stole technical documents from former employer Waymo or turn over the files.

North America's "Other" Silicon Valley

May 14, 2017 at 2:07 PM

Silicon Valley may be North America’s biggest concentration of information technology expertise.

Study Shows Limited Excitement for Self-Driving Cars

May 12, 2017 at 2:21 PM

Only 15% of Americans are “extremely excited” about the advent of autonomous vehicles and 59% gauged their excitement level in the lower half of a scale from 1 to 10, according to the results of survey conducted by Finn Partners.