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 Readies Upgraded Navigation System

March 28, 2018 at 10:30 AM

This weekend Tesla Inc. will begin rolling out its new navigation system the company brags will be “light years ahead” of its current platform, which has been faulted for not being updated frequently enough.

BMW, Mercedes Confirm Plan to Merge Mobility Services

March 28, 2018 at 10:23 AM

BMW AG and Daimler AG have agreed to merge their ride-hailing and other mobility services into a 50:50 joint venture.

Uber Opts Out of California Testing for Self-Driving Vehicles

March 27, 2018 at 5:00 PM

California’s Dept. of Motor Vehicles says Uber Technologies Inc. has decided not to renew its permit to test autonomous vehicle technology on the state’s public roads.

Waymo to Use Jaguar I-Pace EV in Autonomous Fleet

March 27, 2018 at 11:46 AM

Today Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit and Jaguar Land Rover Ltd. announced a “long-term strategic collaboration” to develop and test autonomous vehicle technologies.

Parking App Provider Touts Color-Code Feature

March 27, 2018 at 10:21 AM

Atlanta-based Parkmobile LLC is adding a feature to its smartphone parking system that helps drivers find available spots faster. 

Arizona Suspends Uber’s Right to Test Self-Driving Cars

March 27, 2018 at 12:01 AM

Arizona has withdrawn permission for Uber Technologies Inc. to test its self-driving cars on public roads after one of the company’s test vehicles killed a pedestrian.

Nissan JV Opens Plant to Recycle Used EV Batteries

March 26, 2018 at 3:17 PM

4R Energy Corp., a joint venture between Nissan Motor Co. and Sumitomo Corp., is opening a plant in Namie, Japan, to recycle and fabricate lithium-ion batteries.

OnStar Touts Safety Benefits in New Ads

March 26, 2018 at 11:56 AM

General Motors Co.’s OnStar telematics unit is launching its first U.S. broadcast ad campaign in at least six year, dubbed “Be Safe Out There,” this week.

Fisker to Begin Tests of Autonomous Shuttle

March 23, 2018 at 10:23 AM

  California-based electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc. plans to begin testing its Orbit self-driving shuttle in China later this year.

Nissan Plans 8 New Electric Models by 2022

March 23, 2018 at 9:37 AM

Nissan Motors Co. tells reporters it will add eight all-electric models to its lineup in a bid to hike its annual sales of hybrid and EVs to 1 million units by 2022.

Daimler Aims to Take Quantum Leap with Google Computers

March 22, 2018 at 12:19 PM

Daimler AG has signed a cooperation agreement with Google Inc. to use the tech company’s Bristlecone quantum computer for research and development of next-generation technologies.

Operator of Uber Self-Driving Car Wasn't Watching Before Fatal Crash

March 22, 2018 at 1:11 AM

In-car video shows that the backup pilot of an Uber Technologies self-driving car was not watching the road just before the vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian last Sunday night.