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.

Ford For Your Health

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 20, 2018 at 6:53 AM

When it comes to the new van-based transportation services that are popping up in places like San Francisco, it pretty much seems as though they’re about taking employees from some startup in SoMa to a restaurant in the Ferry Building.

Ford Plans Its Own Fleet of Self-Driving Vehicles

April 16, 2018 at 12:59 AM

Ford Motor Co. aims to launch the world’s largest fleet of self-driving taxis in 2021.

VW to Test Autonomous Parking Tech at Hamburg Airport

April 13, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Volkswagen AG has begun testing vehicles with autonomous parking capabilities at the airport in Hamburg, Germany.

Pininfarina Confirms Plans for New EV Brand

April 13, 2018 at 11:02 AM

Italian design house Pininfarina confirms it will launch an electric-vehicle brand with a high-end hypercar in 2020.

Mercedes Picks Two Cities for U.S. Subscription Test

April 13, 2018 at 12:47 AM

In June, Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit will begin testing a vehicle subscription service in the U.S. through dealerships in Nashville, Tenn., and Philadelphia, Pa.

Dubai to Test Digital License Plates

April 12, 2018 at 6:27 PM

Next month Dubai will begin testing digital license plates that can display various messages, make payments and conduct other transactions.

BMW Invests in Street-Level Map Data Company

April 12, 2018 at 10:27 AM

BMW AG’s i Ventures unit has made an unspecified investment in Mapillary AB, a Swedish company that uses computer vision to extra street-level details from high-definition maps.

California Sees Hope for Deal on Federal Emission Rules

April 11, 2018 at 12:05 AM

California regulators say a deal is possible that would reconcile their emission and fuel economy rules with the Trump administration’s aim to ease future standards.

DiDi Chuxing Links Ride-Sharing to Public Transit

April 10, 2018 at 1:39 AM

China’s largest ride-hailing service, DiDi Chuxing Technology Co., is expanding to enable ride-sharing customers to connect with public transportation options.

Daimler's Moovel Launches Transit App in U.S.

April 09, 2018 at 11:54 AM

Daimler AG’s Moovel Group mobility unit is introducing a smartphone app in the U.S. that will enable users to buy tickets from transit operators.

Uber Jumps into Bike Sharing

April 09, 2018 at 9:51 AM

Earlier this week Uber Technologies acquired Jump Bikes, a New York City-based “dockless” bicycle rental company.

Jaguar on Pace for 4th SUV

April 09, 2018 at 9:09 AM

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s Jaguar unit plans to launch a midsize crossover/SUV in 2021.