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.

Daimler to Split into 3 Companies

July 26, 2018 at 1:05 PM

Daimler AG says it plans next year to reorganize into a holding company with three legally independent entities: Mercedes-Benz, Daimler Truck and Daimler Mobility.

Cadillac Subscription Leader Quits

July 26, 2018 at 9:18 AM

Melody Lee, who headed General Motors Co.’s 19-month-old Book by Cadillac subscription service, is leaving the company next month.

Waymo Expands Robo-Shuttle Test Partnerships

July 25, 2018 at 1:51 PM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo autonomous vehicle unit is expanding its testing of fully autonomous vehicles in Arizona with several new partnerships.

Daimler, Baidu Expand Tech Partnership

July 25, 2018 at 11:10 AM

Daimler AG and Chinese tech giant Baidu Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to expand their development partnership on automated and connected vehicle technologies.

Professor Sues Lyft Over Ride-Share Concept

July 25, 2018 at 8:07 AM

Ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. has been sued by a former Georgia Institute of Technology engineering professor for infringing upon his patented ride-sharing platform.

GM Testing Peer-to-Peer Car-Sharing Service

July 24, 2018 at 3:35 PM

General Motors Co.’s Maven mobility unit has launched a peer-to-peer car-sharing pilot program in Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor, Mich.

Ford Consolidates Autonomous Vehicle Operations

July 24, 2018 at 11:47 AM

Ford Motor Co. will integrate all its business activities related to self-driving cars under a new company, Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, on Aug. 1.

VW to Launch EV Charger Network in Canada

July 23, 2018 at 4:00 PM

Volkswagen AG has created a new Canadian subsidiary to deploy a network of public charging stations for electric vehicles.

Toyota to Demo Next-Gen Technology at 2020 Olympics

July 23, 2018 at 1:26 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. says it will have working models of its futuristic Concept-I and e-Palette concept vehicles at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Detroit Auto Show Confirms Move to June

July 23, 2018 at 12:30 AM

The Detroit auto show confirms earlier reports that it will move from its traditional mid-January event to the week of June 8, beginning in 2020.

Kia Extends Partnership with SiriusXM

July 20, 2018 at 2:29 PM

Kia Motors Corp. and SiriusXM Holdings Inc. have extended their partnership for another five years through 2023-model vehicles.

SoftBank, DiDi to Test Ride-Hailing Service in Japan

July 19, 2018 at 6:29 PM

Japan’s SoftBank Corp. says it will begin testing its ride-hailing platform this autumn with Chinese partner DiDi Chuxing Technology Co.