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 Votes to Enforce Current Car Emission Rules Through 2025

October 01, 2018 at 12:00 AM

The California Air Resources Board has voted to ban the sale of cars in the state that don’t meet current Obama-era air greenhouse gas emission standards for 2017-2025 models.

VW, Microsoft Team on Global Mobility Cloud

September 28, 2018 at 9:59 AM

Volkswagen AG and Microsoft Corp. have announced a strategic partnership to develop a comprehensive “industrial automotive cloud” for all future VW digital services and mobility offerings.

WLTP Woes Push Carmakers to Halt Plug-in Sales in Europe

September 28, 2018 at 12:43 AM

German carmakers have suspended sales of several plug-in hybrid models in Europe because the vehicles no longer qualify for tax breaks.

Toyota Files Patent for Flying Car

September 27, 2018 at 1:49 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. has filed a U.S. patent for an electric flying car.

Renault to Use EV Batteries to Supplement Electric Grid

September 27, 2018 at 9:24 AM

Renault SA plans to use new and used electric vehicle batteries to build stationary energy storage systems at three sites in Europe to supplement local electric grids.

Half of Americans Use Shared Services

September 27, 2018 at 8:47 AM

About 54% of adults in the U.S. use some type of ride-hailing, home-sharing or streaming entertainment service on a regular basis, according to insurer Country Financial.

Ford Tries Online Car Sales in U.K., Again

September 26, 2018 at 4:55 PM

Ford Motor Co. is hoping for the third time to launch successful online sales in the U.K., its largest market in Europe.

Ford, Vodafone Test V2X Tech

September 26, 2018 at 10:19 AM

Ford Motor Co. and Vodafone Group plc are testing connected vehicle technology to alert drivers of a nearby accident and approaching emergency vehicles.

Report: Drivers Put Too Much Trust in Safety Assist Features

September 26, 2018 at 1:11 AM

U.S. drivers like advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), but a new report says they often overestimate what such features can do.

Audi, Mercedes, VW Begin Testing Autonomous Cars in China

September 26, 2018 at 12:31 AM

Germany’s Big Three carmakers have quietly launched tests of self-driving cars in China through partnerships with local software suppliers.

Visteon Cockpit Tech Debuts in Mercedes A-Class

September 25, 2018 at 10:11 AM

Visteon Corp. is introducing its SmartCore cockpit domain controller in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class small car currently being launched in global markets.

Fletcher Named VP of Innovation for GM

September 24, 2018 at 11:21 AM

General Motors Co. has appointed Pamela Fletcher to the new position of vice president of innovation, effective Oct. 1.