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.

Former Ferrari Racing Exec Joins Autonomous Vehicle Startup

May 01, 2017 at 10:14 AM

Menlo Park, Calif-based autonomous vehicle startup Zoox Inc. has hired Corrado Lanzone, the former operations director of Ferrari SpA's racing division, as vice president of manufacturing operations.

Canadian Team Repeats as Eco-Marathon Champs

May 01, 2017 at 9:48 AM

Canada’s Universite Laval of Quebec won the annual Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition over the weekend in Detroit with a rating of 2,731 mpg for its gasoline-powered prototype vehicle.

Japan Tests Driverless Package Deliveries

May 01, 2017 at 1:08 AM

Japan’s Yamato Transport Co. Ltd. has launched a one-year test using a trio of self-driving minivans to deliver parcels to customers at the time and location of their choice, The Nikkei reports.

Self-Driving Apple Lexus Snapped

April 28, 2017 at 2:24 PM

Apple Inc. has begun tests in California of its autonomous vehicle technology in a specially equipped Lexus RX450h SUV.

Siemens Buys Route Planning Company

April 28, 2017 at 11:30 AM

Siemens AG has agreed to acquire HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, a Hanover, Germany-based software company that provides route planning, scheduling and information systems services for public transportation, mobility and logistics applications.

Ford Touts European Speed-Limit Tech

April 28, 2017 at 10:51 AM

Ford Motor Co. says its optional “intelligent speed limiter” technology was specified on about two-thirds of the vehicles it was offered on in Europe last year.

SiriusXM Buys Connected-Car Service Provider

April 27, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Satellite-based radio service Sirius XM Holdings Inc. has acquired Automatic Labs Inc., a San Francisco-based provider of connected-vehicle services.

Detroit Auto Show Opens Mobility Showcase to Public

April 27, 2017 at 9:39 AM

The Detroit auto show will open its Automobili-D exhibit of advanced mobility options to the public next year.

Study Shows Americans Interested in Buying EVs, Hybrids

April 26, 2017 at 3:16 PM

One-third of Americans would consider buying a hybrid-electric car, and 15% would consider a full EV for their next vehicle, according to a new AAA survey.

Michigan Approves More Funding for Autonomous Vehicle Test Center

April 26, 2017 at 9:51 AM

The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved another $15 million in funding for the American Center for Mobility (ACM) to build an autonomous vehicle testing complex in Ypsilanti Township, Mich.

Uber Aims to Launch Flying Car Tests in 2020

April 25, 2017 at 2:18 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. plans to begin passenger tests of flying taxis in Dallas and Dubai by 2020.

Waymo Signs Up Consumers to Sample Self-Driving Cars

April 25, 2017 at 9:56 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo autonomous car unit is preparing to allow hundreds of selected consumers in Phoenix to ride in its self-driving vehicles.