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.

VW Big on the Future

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 20, 2018 at 6:08 AM

By 2022, according to Volkswagen Group, the company will have spent some 34-billion euro on developing capabilities and products for the future of transportation—which surely indicates that the future is only a few years from now.

Self-Driving-Shuttle Service to Launch in Ohio

September 19, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based May Mobility Inc. will begin operating a self-driving shuttle van service in Columbus, Ohio, late this year.

ZF to Develop Its Own Self-Driving Electric Car

September 19, 2018 at 11:13 AM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, best-known for powertrain components and vehicle electronics, is getting into the electric-vehicle market.

Porsche Touts Flexible Charging Stations

September 19, 2018 at 9:24 AM

Porsche AG says its new super-fast charging stations can accommodate a range of electrified vehicles and grid capacities.

Audi e-Tron to Start at $76,000

September 18, 2018 at 10:08 AM

Audi AG unveiled its new e-tron electric crossover vehicle Monday night at an event in San Francisco.

Renault Alliance Adopts Google’s Android Platform

September 18, 2018 at 1:37 AM

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance has agreed to power its next-generation infotainment systems with Google’s Android operating system.

VW Affirms EV Plans

September 17, 2018 at 1:53 PM

Volkswagen AG plans to offer 27 all-electric models from its new MEB (Modular Electric Toolkit) architecture across is Audi, SEAT, Skoda and VW brands by 2022.

Bosch, Daimler Test Autonomous Parking Valet in China

September 17, 2018 at 8:51 AM

Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH have expanded testing of their joint Automated Valet Parking system to the carmaker’s research and development center in Beijing.

iNext Concept Previews BMW’s Electric Flagship

September 17, 2018 at 12:04 AM

BMW AG is using its iNext electric SUV/crossover concept to showcase advanced mobility technologies being developed by the company.

Many California Hydrogen Stations Are Offline

September 14, 2018 at 2:55 PM

Fourteen of the 35 hydrogen stations for fuel cell vehicles in southern California were either out of service for maintenance or had limited or no fuel this week.

Waymo Surges Ahead in Automated-Driving Patents

September 14, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Waymo LLC has jumped to the top of a patent-based index of competitiveness in autonomous-driving technology, according to The Nikkei.

Volvo Developing Self-Driving Big Rig

September 14, 2018 at 11:58 AM

AB Volvo unveiled a self-driving electric heavy-duty truck called the Vera this week at a conference in Berlin.