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.

South Korea Plans Test City for Autonomous Vehicles

May 11, 2017 at 11:24 AM

The South Korean government is investing 11 billion won ($9.7 million) to build an 88-acre testing complex for autonomous vehicles.

New York State Agrees to Permit Tests of Self-Driving Cars

May 11, 2017 at 12:06 AM

New York state has launched a one-year pilot program that will allow developers to test autonomous vehicles on public roads.

Conti: EVs Won’t Make Economic Sense until 2025

May 09, 2017 at 11:44 AM

Electric vehicles won’t gain an economic advantage over piston engines until 2025, when they overcome current shortcomings of high battery cost, limited range and lengthy charging times, opines Wolfgang Schaefer, Continental AG’s chief financial officer.

Uber Sets Up AI Lab in Toronto

May 08, 2017 at 4:30 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. says it is setting up a small lab in Toronto to work on automotive-related artificial intelligence software that can be used in self-driving cars.

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America’s Approach to Building Trust in Autonomy

By: Gary S. Vasilash - May 04, 2017 at 3:57 PM

Let’s face it: turning over the driving tasks to sensors, computers and actuators may be technically feasible, but seriously uncomfortable for the occupants in the vehicle. Here’s one approach that can help mitigate the discomfort.

Rethinking Public Transportation

By: Dan Sturges - May 04, 2017 at 1:08 PM

India Aims to Go All-Electric by 2030

May 04, 2017 at 7:18 AM

By 2030, India plans to completely phase out sales of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles in favor of full-electric models.

Flying Car Flight of Fancy Gets Real

May 03, 2017 at 5:12 PM

People have been dreaming about flying cars since the early days of the auto and aircraft industries.

GM Expands Maven Platform to Freelancers

May 03, 2017 at 3:03 PM

General Motors Co. is expanding its Maven ride-share platform to enable drivers—including those who don’t own a car—to rent Maven vehicles for such services as package and grocery delivery in addition to ride sharing.

Gentex Expands Toll Payment System Across N. America

May 03, 2017 at 7:09 AM

Zeeland, Mich.-based Gentex Corp. has begun offering its Integrated Toll Module (ITM) in Canada and Mexico in addition to the U.S., where the system was launched last year.

NuTonomy Adds Peugeot Cars to Self-Driving Car Test Fleet

May 03, 2017 at 1:39 AM

Autonomous car startup nuTonomy Inc. tells Bloomberg News it will partner with PSA Group to equip several Peugeot 3008 crossover vehicles for self-driving tests in Singapore this autumn.

Verizon Invests in Self-Driving-Car Software Startup

May 02, 2017 at 9:49 AM

Telecommunications giant Verizon Communications Inc. has invested an unspecified amount in Renovo Motors Inc., a California startup that’s developing software for self-driving vehicles.