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.

Bentley Adds Biometric-Activated Storage Locker

March 21, 2018 at 10:20 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Bentley luxury marque is offering extra security for the center console storage compartment in the Bentayga SUV.

Toyota Suspends U.S. Tests of Self-Driving Cars

March 21, 2018 at 12:23 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has temporarily suspended U.S. tests on public roads of its autonomous-driving systems following a fatal crash on Sunday between a pedestrian and a robotic Uber car in Arizona.

Pirelli Readies Advanced Tire-to-Vehicle Sensor

March 20, 2018 at 3:31 PM

Pirelli & Co. SpA has developed a tire with an embedded sensor that transmits data back to the vehicle and a cloud storage system.

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Car Tests Following Fatal Accident

March 19, 2018 at 2:53 PM

Uber Inc. has suspended all of its self-driving testing after one of its vehicles operating in autonomous mode struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday night in Tempe, Ariz.

Mercedes to Test Subscription Service in U.S.

March 19, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit plans by year-end to launch a pilot program in the U.S. for its car subscription service.

Ford to Standardize Advanced Safety Package

March 16, 2018 at 1:06 PM

Ford Motor Co. says its new Co-Pilot360 safety package will be standard on 91% of its North American vehicle lineup by 2020.

Report: Toyota, Uber Mull Expanded Partnership on Self-Driving Cars

March 16, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is talking with Uber Technologies Inc. about using the ride-hailing company’s autonomous vehicle technology in future Toyota models in the U.S., The Nikkei reports.   

GM Confirms It Will Begin Making Self-Driving Sedans in 2019

March 16, 2018 at 1:20 AM

General Motors Co. is spending more than $100 million to prepare two factories to make fully robotic Chevrolet Cruise sedans beginning next year.

Audi Expands Traffic Light Countdown System to Washington, D.C.

March 16, 2018 at 12:00 AM

Audi AG has added Washington, D.C., to its vehicle-to-infrastructure network in the U.S. that can interact with the company’s Traffic Light Information system.

Audi Confirms EV Sedan Production for 2020

March 15, 2018 at 10:34 AM

CEO Rupert Stadler confirms that Audi AG will begin production of its first all-electric sedan, the e-tron GT, in 2020.

Magna, Lyft to Develop and Market Self-Driving Systems

March 15, 2018 at 12:09 AM

Ride-hailing service Lyft Inc. and mega-supplier Magna International plc have agreed to co-develop, produce and market an operating platform for self-driving vehicles.

Waymo Begins Testing Self-Driving Vehicles without Backup Drivers

March 14, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo autonomous driving development unit is offering test rides for consumers in a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica hybrid-electric minivan that has no backup driver onboard.