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.

Volvo to Relaunch Polestar as a Stand-Alone EV Brand

June 21, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Volvo Car Corp. will relaunch its Polestar performance unit as a separate brand that markets high-performance electrified vehicles under its own name.

Uber CEO Kalanick Resigns

June 21, 2017 at 10:15 AM

Embattled Uber Technologies Inc. co-founder Travis Kalanick, 40, has resigned as CEO under pressure from investors. Uber says he will remain on the company’s board.

Tesla’s Head of Autopilot Software Quits after 6 Months

June 21, 2017 at 1:30 AM

Chris Lattner, the veteran Apple Inc. software executive hired in January to head software development for Tesla Inc.’s semi-autonomous Autopilot feature, has left the company.

Hyundai Targets Fuel Cell Sales Lead with New Model

June 21, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Hyundai Motor Co. plans to produce 3,600 of its new fuel cell vehicle next year, Business Korea reports.

Report: VW Approves Production of Electric Microbus

June 20, 2017 at 5:54 PM

Volkswagen AG tells Auto Express it has approved plans to build its I.D.

ZF, Hella Partner on Driver-Assist Sensor Systems

June 20, 2017 at 12:20 PM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG and Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. have formed a nonexclusive partnership to develop sensors and systems for driver aid features and autonomous vehicles.

Wireless EV Charging Goes Mainstream

June 19, 2017 at 1:47 PM

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.

Proposal Would Ban State-Level Rules on Self-Driving Cars in U.S.

June 16, 2017 at 12:11 AM

A proposed package of U.S. laws would prohibit states from setting their own rules governing autonomous vehicles by assigning that task exclusively to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Michelin Concept Envisions Next-Gen Tires

June 15, 2017 at 4:34 PM

Michelin & Cie. unveiled its Visionary Concept tire at this week’s Movin’ On sustainable mobility conference in Montreal.

Partners Target Autonomous Taxis for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

June 15, 2017 at 1:56 PM

Japanese robotics maker ZMP Inc. says it is working with Hinomaru Kotsu, which operates 600 taxis in Tokyo, on autonomous vehicles for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Daimler Invests in Middle East Ride-Hailing Service

June 15, 2017 at 10:30 AM

Daimler AG has joined a $150 million funding round by Careem, a Middle Eastern ride-booking service based in Dubai.

IBM Joins BMW’s CarData Platform Project

June 14, 2017 at 3:51 PM

IBM Corp. has joined as a pilot partner for BMW’s new CarData open data platform.