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.

Report: Lyft to Debut Electric Scooter Service

May 21, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. is preparing to introduce an electric scooter option in San Francisco, sources tell The Information.

German High Court Affirms Cities’ Rights to Ban Diesels Immediately

May 18, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Germany’s top administrative court confirmed earlier today that the country’s cities may immediately begin to ban older diesels in an effort to improve air quality.

Hamburg Readies Partial Ban on Older Diesels

May 17, 2018 at 5:38 PM

Hamburg, Germany, has begun posting signs along two streets in the city that advise drivers of older diesels they must soon take alternate routes, Reuters reports.

Magna, Renesas Partner on Surround-View Camera

May 17, 2018 at 11:43 AM

Magna International Inc. is teaming up with Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp. on a 3D surround view camera system designed to assist motorists in parking and low-speed driving maneuvers.

Mobileye Inks Supply Deal for 8 Million Cars Self-Driving Cars

May 17, 2018 at 9:02 AM

Intel Corp.'s Mobileye unit has signed a deal to supply its next-generation autonomous driving chip platform to an unnamed European carmaker that plans to add it to 8 million vehicles.

Hyundai Projects Future Hologram Tech

May 16, 2018 at 2:08 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. is working with supplier affiliate Hyundai Mobis Co. on a number of next-generation technologies, including a system that can project holographic images in a vehicle’s interior.

Northeast States to Coordinate EV Charging Efforts

May 16, 2018 at 12:24 PM

Washington, D.C., and a dozen states along the east coast of the U.S. have agreed to work together to build a recharging network for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Apple Doubles Autonomous-Car Test Fleet in California

May 16, 2018 at 11:11 AM

Apple Inc. has expanded its self-driving car test program in California to 55 vehicles and 83 drivers.

BMW Granted License to Test Self-Driving Cars in Shanghai

May 16, 2018 at 1:56 AM

BMW AG has become the first foreign carmaker to win permission to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in China, according to the Shanghai Daily.

Toyota Invests in AI Development Firm

May 15, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is investing 400 million yen ($3.6 million) into Tokyo-based Albert Inc., which specializes in artificial intelligence, big data analysis and machine learning systems.

BMW Readies Wireless Charging Tech

May 14, 2018 at 11:21 AM

BMW AG plans to offer a wireless charging system in its 530e plug-in hybrid sedan this summer in Europe.

Tesla’s Chief Engineer Takes a Sabbatical

May 14, 2018 at 1:11 AM

Tesla Inc. engineering chief Doug Field has taken a leave of absence as the electric car company continues to struggle with the launch of its critical Model 3 sedan.