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.

California Moves Closer to Driverless Taxi Services

April 09, 2018 at 12:43 AM

California’s public utilities commission has proposed regulations that would allow services to use driverless shuttles to pick up and deliver passengers.

Virgin Hyperloop Demos Test Pod for Saudi Prince

April 06, 2018 at 3:40 PM

Los Angeles-based Virgin Hyperloop One demonstrated its high-speed transportation concept this week in Nevada to a Saudi Arabian delegation led by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saudi.

Israeli V2V Developer Demos Motorsports Applications

April 06, 2018 at 12:46 PM

Autotalks Ltd., an Israeli developer of vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication chipsets, aims to use the technology in motorsports to help prevent crashes.

U.K. Startup Launches Peer-to-Peer Battery Charging Network

April 06, 2018 at 9:30 AM

Zap-Map has launched two peer-to-peer charging networks for all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the U.K.

PSA Launches EV Unit, Restructures Powertrain Operations

April 05, 2018 at 1:36 PM

PSA Group is creating a new business unit devoted to electric vehicles and reorganizing its powertrain management.

Toyota Expands Car-Sharing Tests with Japanese Parking Provider

April 05, 2018 at 9:33 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. and Park24 Co. are launching a new pilot program for car-sharing services in Tokyo.

BMW Will Test Subscription Plan in Nashville

April 05, 2018 at 12:58 AM

BMW AG is the latest carmaker to test a program that replaces traditional car ownership with a monthly subscription that enables customers to repeatedly swap vehicles across a range of models.

5 Small SUVs Get “Good” IIHS Rating, Ford Escape Flunks Test

April 04, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Five of seven small SUV/crossovers have received a “good” rating in the latest round of demanding crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Porsche Acquires Stake in Smartphone App Developer

April 04, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Porsche AG’s Porsche Digital GmbH subsidiary has purchased a minority stake in Anagog Ltd, an Israeli start-up that provides location-based sensor technology for smartphone apps.

Michigan Government Cars to Help Map Roads

April 03, 2018 at 12:53 PM

Michigan is launching a pilot program in conjunction with Continental AG that will use vehicles driven by government officials to develop updated and more precise maps of state roads.

Waymo on Schedule to Launch Self-Driving Taxi Service

April 03, 2018 at 10:44 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo is on track to launch an autonomous taxi service over the next two years, according to CEO John Krafcik.

Mercedes, BMW and the Transformation

By: Gary S. Vasilash - April 03, 2018 at 6:04 AM

Although some people are skeptical of the impact that ride-hailing and ride-sharing may have, that skepticism can, in large part, be allayed by the announcement last week that the BMW Group and Daimler AG are going to be merging their mobility services business units.