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.

Dyson Plans More EVs

February 16, 2018 at 9:34 AM

Household electronics specialist Dyson Ltd., which in September confirmed plans for a high-end electric vehicle, also is working on at least two mainstream EVs.

Toyota Exec: Automated Ride-Hailing Could End Mass-Market Cars

February 15, 2018 at 2:37 PM

The rise of self-driving, on-demand shuttles eventually will eliminate demand for mass-market cars, Toyota Motor Corp. design chief Simon Humphries tells Reuters.

VW Studying Apple for EV Design Inspiration

February 15, 2018 at 2:12 PM

Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand is using Apple Inc.’s smartphones and other devices as styling benchmarks for upcoming electric vehicles.

DOE Tool Helps Consumers Compare Electrified Vehicles

February 15, 2018 at 11:05 AM

A new online tool enables consumers in the Midwest compare prices, operating costs and environmental benefits of electrified cars with piston-powered models.

U.S. Motor Vehicle Deaths May Have Dipped in 2017

February 15, 2018 at 12:51 AM

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. appear to have dropped to 40,100 last year from 40,300 in 2016, according to a preliminary estimate by the National Safety Council.

Uber’s Annual Loss Jumps 60%

February 15, 2018 at 12:04 AM

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. trimmed its fourth-quarter operating loss roughly 40% to $607 million, as net revenue climbed 50% to about $2.2 billion.

Ballard, Dongfeng Partner on Fuel Cell Trucks in China

February 14, 2018 at 9:51 AM

Dongfeng Special Vehicle Co. plans to deploy 500 fuel cell-powered trucks in Shanghai this year.

Bosch Offers Bikes to 100,000 Workers in Germany

February 13, 2018 at 4:36 PM

Beginning this month, Robert Bosch GmbH will offer subsidies for workers in Germany to lease bicycles. 

Australian Mining Company Expands Autonomous Truck Fleet

February 13, 2018 at 11:51 AM

Mining and metals giant Rio Tinto Group plans to retrofit 60 trucks with autonomous driving technology to grow its self-driving fleet in western Australia to 140 vehicles by the end of 2019.

Waymo Leads the Way in California Self-Driving Tests

February 12, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit’s fleet of 75 vehicles completed some 352,500 miles in autonomous driving mode in California during a recent 12-month period—nearly three times as many miles as the next highest tester.

DiDi Chuxing Tests Self-Driving Vehicles in China, U.S.

February 12, 2018 at 2:30 AM

Chinese ride-hailing leader DiDi Chuxing Technology Co. confirms it is testing self-driving vehicles on public roads in China and the U.S.

Uber Settles Waymo Lawsuit for $245 Million

February 09, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Uber Technologies Inc. has agreed to pay $245 million in stock to automated car developer Waymo to settle Waymo’s lawsuit, which claims Uber stole some of its technology.