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.

Alpine Launches Wireless CarPlay Aftermarket Receiver

July 03, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Alpine Electronics Inc. has begun selling what it claims is the first wireless aftermarket dashboard receiver for Apple Inc.’s CarPlay technology.

Uber Autonomous Test Truck Adds Lidar

June 30, 2017 at 12:37 PM

Ride-share provider Uber Technologies Inc. has begun testing an updated version of the autonomous commercial vehicle technology it acquired last year with the purchase of Otto, a San Francisco-based startup.

Daimler Buses Add Pedestrian Recognition to Emergency Braking System

June 30, 2017 at 11:24 AM

Daimler AG’s commercial bus unit is introducing an enhanced version of its automated emergency braking (AEB) technology that will include pedestrian recognition.

2018 Nissan Leaf EV to Get Semi-Autonomous Tech

June 30, 2017 at 10:21 AM

Nissan Motor Co.’s next-generation Leaf electric car will include the carmaker’s ProPilot automated driver assist technology.

Designing a Better Future

By: Dan Sturges - June 30, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Ford Creates Team to Pursue AI, Robotics

June 30, 2017 at 1:10 AM

Ford Motor Co. is forming a new division within its research and advanced engineering group to explore advances in robotics and artificial intelligence.

VW Vehicles Will Get Connectivity in 2019

June 29, 2017 at 12:15 AM

Volkswagen AG says it will begin phasing in technology in 2019 that will enable its vehicles to connect with others (V2V) and the local environment (V2X).

Waymo, Avis Budget Partner on Self-Driving-Car Test

June 26, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Rental car giant Avis Budget Group has agreed to provide maintenance services and fleet support for self-driving test vehicles operated in Phoenix by Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo driverless car unit.

PSA Accelerates Autonomous-Vehicle Plans

June 23, 2017 at 3:13 AM

PSA Group plans to debut new driver-assist features on select Citroen, Peugeot and DS-badged models next year and introduce a Level 3 autonomous vehicle in 2020. Models with Level 4 and Level 5 capabilities will follow in 2025 and 2030, respectively.

Waymo Hires Ex-Tesla Exec

June 23, 2017 at 12:59 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo autonomous car unit has hired Satish Jeyachandran, the former head of hardware engineering at Tesla Inc., to help it create the package of cameras and other sensors needed for self-driving vehicles.

Ford Expands Chariot Shuttle Service to Seattle

June 22, 2017 at 6:43 PM

Ford Motor Co. is extending its Chariot ride-sharing shuttle service to Seattle following pilot programs in San Francisco and Austin, Texas.

Renault-Nissan Plans Driverless Ride Services

June 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM

The Renault-Nissan alliance tells Reuters that within 10 years it will introduce ride-hailing and ride-sharing services that feature self-driving electric vehicles.