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 Consortium Formed to Promote EVs

October 04, 2018 at 7:02 AM

A group of carmakers, energy companies, battery charging networks, local governments and other constituents have formed a consortium to promote electric vehicles in California.

PSA Plans Chevy Fleet for Car-Sharing in Washington, D.C.

October 04, 2018 at 5:38 AM

PSA Group is launching its Free2Move car-sharing service in Washington, D.C., later this month with a leased fleet of 600 Chevrolet Cruze small sedans and Equinox crossover vehicles, Automotive News reports.

U.S. Traffic Fatality Rate Reverses 2-Year Rise

October 04, 2018 at 4:33 AM

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. declined by 2% to 37,100 people in 2017, reversing increases of 8% in 2015 and 6% in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

TomTom to Provide Real-Time Navigation to BMW Group

October 03, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Under a new agreement, TomTom International BV will provide live traffic updates and real-time navigation services plus routing for electric vehicles to BMW Group’s BMW, Mini and Rolls-Royce brands in select markets.

Honda Teams with GM on Autonomous Vehicles

October 03, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Honda Motor Co. plans to invest nearly $2.8 billion into General Motors Co.’s Cruise automation subsidiary to co-develop and launch autonomous vehicles.

Daimler, Renault-Nissan Eye More Joint Projects

October 03, 2018 at 8:41 AM

The Renault-Nissan alliance and Daimler AG are evaluating ways to expand the partnership they launched in 2010.

PSA Suspends Development Work on Diesels

October 03, 2018 at 5:37 AM

PSA Group has ruled out further development work on diesels, pending clarity about future demand for such engines.

Ford Lights Up V2X Communications for Autonomous Cars

October 02, 2018 at 2:44 PM

Ford Motor Co. plans to begin testing a system for self-driving cars to signal their movement intent to other road users this autumn in Miami.

Nearly 100 EVs and Plug-in Hybrids Will Debut in U.S by 2022

October 02, 2018 at 12:15 PM

More than 95 plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles will be launched in the U.S. through 2022.

Mazda to Electrify Its Entire Fleet by 2030

October 02, 2018 at 2:57 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. says it will electrify the powertrains of all its models by 2030.

U.K. Transport Chief Sees Autonomous, Piston-Free Future

October 02, 2018 at 12:00 AM

The U.K.’s transport secretary predicts Britain will see the first completely automated cars on its roads no later than 2022.

Driving, Ownership and Thought Experiments

By: Daniel Sturges - October 01, 2018 at 12:00 PM

The digital revolution will change everything. We should not only focus on redesigning the car, but also redesigning the “system.”