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.

Boring Co. to Test Underground Hyperloop Shuttle Soon

May 11, 2018 at 1:01 PM

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. says it has nearly completed the construction of the first demonstration tunnel in Los Angeles for the underground shuttle system the company is developing.

MIT Team Develops Mapless Navigation for Autonomous Cars

May 10, 2018 at 7:45 PM

MIT researchers are developing software that would enable autonomous vehicles to operate on unmarked roads without requiring intensive 3D mapping of the area.

Ohio to Allow Driverless Vehicle Testing

May 09, 2018 at 6:16 PM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed an executive order allowing companies to test self-driving cars on all public roads.

Self-Driving Car Race Continues Amid Accidents

May 09, 2018 at 10:50 AM

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Uber Teams with Army on Silent Aircraft Tech

May 09, 2018 at 8:39 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. is collaborating with the U.S. Army on a co-rotating propeller system that could be used for flying taxis and military drones.

Self-Driving Car Race Continues Amid Accidents

May 09, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order this week that will allow companies to test self-driving cars on all public roads in the state, including scenarios without a backup driver onboard.

Audi Aims for 800,000 Sales of EVs, Hybrids in 2025

May 08, 2018 at 4:24 PM

Audi AG hopes to hike annual sales of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles to 800,000 units—roughly one-third of its overall sales—in 2025.

Torc Robotics Shows Snowy Self-Driving Car Test

May 08, 2018 at 11:46 AM

Blacksburg, Va.-based Torc Robotics has released a video showing a prototype autonomous car navigating public streets during a spring snowstorm. 

Waymo Autonomous Van Hit by Swerving Car

May 08, 2018 at 1:30 AM

One of Waymo’s self-driving test vans was struck by an oncoming vehicle that had swerved to avoid hitting a third car, USA Today reports.

Survey: Record 20% of Americans Ready to Buy EVs

May 08, 2018 at 1:13 AM

About 20% of American consumers are ready to make their next vehicle an all-electric model, according to a new AAA survey.

Drive.ai Launches Autonomous Test Fleet in Texas

May 07, 2018 at 5:10 PM

Mountain View, Calif.–based startup Drive.ai is launching an autonomous vehicle pilot program on public roads in Frisco, Tex.

Report: Fatal Uber Crash Blamed on Flawed Software

May 07, 2018 at 3:56 PM

A self-driving Uber Technologies Inc. car struck and killed a pedestrian in March because of shortcomings in its control software, says The Information.