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.

Prodrive Developing Amphibious Car

August 02, 2018 at 11:15 AM

U.K.-based engineering firm Prodrive Ltd. is developing an amphibious car for future production.

CARB Predicts 10x Hike in Fuel Cell Vehicles by 2024

August 02, 2018 at 9:30 AM

California expects the number of fuel cell-powered vehicles registered in the state will surge to 23,600 units in 2021 from 4,800 through May of this year and reach 47,200 by 2024.

Grab Raises Another $2 Billion to Expand Ride-Hailing Services

August 02, 2018 at 1:29 AM

Singapore-based GrabTaxi Holdings Pte. Ltd. has raised $2 billion in new financing, about half of it from Toyota Motor Corp.

Magneti Marelli Buys Sensor Processing Firm

August 01, 2018 at 2:31 PM

Magneti Marelli SpA has agreed to buy SmartMeUp, a French start-up that specializes in “perception software” for autonomous vehicles and smart cities.

Aptiv, Hertz Partner on Robotic Car Fleet

August 01, 2018 at 1:24 AM

Aptiv plc and Hertz Corp. have partnered to introduce a fleet of self-driving vehicles, beginning with 75 cars in Las Vegas this autumn.

BMW Lowers Fees for Car Subscriptions

July 31, 2018 at 5:45 PM

BMW AG has reduced the monthly rates for the Access subscription program it launched in the U.S. earlier this year to make the offering more competitive with rival Mercedes-Benz’s new service.

Honda Pilots “SmartCharge” Program for EV Owners

July 31, 2018 at 5:40 PM

Honda Motor Co. is launching a “SmartCharge” pilot program that allows customers to coordinate charging times for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid for non-peak grid times.

Uber Drops Autonomous Truck Project

July 31, 2018 at 12:24 AM

Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. says it will abandon development work on autonomous commercial trucks to focus on self-driving cars.

Toyota Affirms Commitment to Fuel Cell Vehicles

July 30, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to introduce a range of fuel cell-powered vehicles and ramp up volume of its Mirai sedan in coming years.

Cepton, Koito Team on Integrated Lidar

July 30, 2018 at 8:31 AM

San Jose, Calif.-based Cepton Technologies has signed a deal to package its lidar technology into the lighting modules made by Japan’s Koito Manufacturing and market the system to autonomous vehicle programs.

The “Chicago Loop” Project May Change the World

By: Daniel Sturges - July 30, 2018 at 12:00 AM

I woke up the morning of June 14 to find out the automotive world had changed into a new mobility world.

Bosch Readies Predictive Road Conditions Tech

July 26, 2018 at 4:52 PM

Bosch says it has developed a system that will provide automated vehicles with a “seat-of-the-pants” feel for changes in weather and road conditions.