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.

Tesla Drops Full Self-Driving Tech Option

October 22, 2018 at 2:23 AM

Tesla Inc. has stopped promoting yet-to-be-developed “full self-driving” capability for its electric cars.

British Partners Target Self-Driving Taxis by 2021

October 22, 2018 at 1:38 AM

U.K. taxi service Addison Lee Group has signed a deal with British autonomy software developer Oxbotica to launch self-driving shuttles in London by 2021.

Europe Poised to Approve Wi-Fi Over G5 for Connectivity

October 19, 2018 at 4:39 PM

The European Commission is preparing to unveil draft legislation next month that would approve vehicle connectivity that uses high-speed wi-fi technology rather than next-generation cellular networks.

Lynk Reveals Concept Racer

October 19, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Geely Automobile Holding Co.’s Lynk & Co. unit will supply cars to Cyan Racing next year for use in the FIA World Touring Car (WTC) series.

Daimler Invests in New Zealand HMI Firm

October 18, 2018 at 2:34 PM

Daimler AG is making an unspecified investment in Soul Machines Ltd., a New Zealand-based company that specializes in digital personal assistant systems.

Google Maps Plugs Into EV Charging Locations

October 18, 2018 at 11:10 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Google Map unit is adding information about electric vehicle charging stations, including location and directions.

Chinese Autonomous Driving Tech Startup Raises $1 Billion

October 18, 2018 at 9:20 AM

Momenta, a Beijing-based startup specializing in autonomous vehicle software, says it has secured more than $1 billion in its latest funding round.

Central London Aims to Cut Traffic Volume in Half

October 18, 2018 at 12:07 AM

The 1.1 square mile that defines the City of London aims to lower its speed limit to 15 mph and reduce motor traffic 25% by 2030 and 50% by 2044, Autocar reports.

Ford, Mahindra to Share Powertrain, Connectivity Tech

October 17, 2018 at 2:04 PM

Ford Motor Co. and Mahindra Group will share powertrain and vehicle connectivity products under separate agreements.

VW Readies “Dealer of Tomorrow” Plan for Europe

October 17, 2018 at 12:54 PM

Volkswagen AG’s namesake brand plans to launch a new sales and distribution scheme in Europe that includes direct-to-customer sales and flexible dealership and service center models.

Uber May Spin Off Autonomous Car Unit

October 17, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. is pondering a move to spin off its self-driving-car development unit, sources tell the Financial Times.

Pandora Hires Ex-Ford Connected-Car Exec VanDagens

October 17, 2018 at 12:18 AM

Music streaming service Pandora Media Inc. has hired Doug VanDagens, former global director of connected services at Ford Motor Co., to be its head of partnerships and strategy.