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.

Mercedes Readies Fuel Cell-Powered SUV

October 10, 2018 at 11:03 AM

Daimler AG plans to begin leasing fuel cell-powered versions of its GLC crossover vehicle to fleet operators in Germany early next year.

Volvo, Nvidia Ink Deal for Automated Vehicle Processors

October 10, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Nvidia Corp. has agreed to supply its latest Drive AGX Xavier autonomous vehicle technology to Volvo Car Corp.

Microsoft Invests in Grab Ride-Hailing Service

October 09, 2018 at 12:22 PM

Microsoft Corp. is making an unspecified investment in Singapore-based GrabTaxi Holdings Pte. Ltd. as part of a deal that includes collaborating on big data and artificial intelligence systems.

Bosch Partners on Electric Van-Sharing Service

October 09, 2018 at 11:32 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH is setting up van-sharing service in Germany that customers of hardware retailer Rewe Group can use to transport their heavy or bulky purchases from store to home.

Audi e-Tron Sedan to Get Fast-Charging System

October 09, 2018 at 10:53 AM

Audi AG’s upcoming e-tron GT electric sedan will have one of the fastest charging batteries in the industry when it debuts early next decade.

Ford Patents Smartphone Controls for Semi-Autonomous Cars

October 08, 2018 at 1:41 PM

Ford Motor Co. has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that would allow users to steer an automated vehicle via their smartphone or other handheld electronic device.

Hyperloop Company Unveils Passenger Capsule

October 08, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Los Angeles-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. has unveiled the design of its high-speed passenger pod.

Daimler’s Moovel Launches Microtransit Service in L.A.

October 08, 2018 at 8:13 AM

Daimler AG’s Moovel Group GmbH is expanding its microtransit, ride-sharing service, which was launched in June in Stuttgart, to the U.S.

Shanghai Opens More Roads for Self-Driving-Car Tests

October 08, 2018 at 2:36 AM

Shanghai has expanded the allowable public roadways for autonomous and connected car testing by nearly sevenfold to 37 km (23 miles), the Shanghai Daily reports.

Sumitomo Touts V2I Pedestrian Detector

October 05, 2018 at 9:11 AM

Japan’s Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. says it has developed a vehicle-to-infrastructure communication system that alerts motorists about the presence of pedestrians on streets they are turning onto.

Cadillac Tops Consumer Reports Automated Vehicle Ratings

October 05, 2018 at 8:42 AM

In its first ratings of partially automated driving systems, Consumer Reports judged Cadillac’s Super Cruise technology to be the best available in the U.S.

Lyft Expands 30-Day Pilot Program

October 04, 2018 at 12:05 PM

Ride-hailing giant Lyft Inc. says it has received more than 150,000 requests to participate in its “Ditch your Car” program, which the company will launch next week in 35 cities across the U.S.