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.

Terrafugia Affirms 2019 Launch for Updated Flying Car

July 19, 2018 at 2:15 PM

  Massachusetts-based Terrafugia Inc. says it is on track to launch its Transition flying car next year in the U.S.

Lynk Sedan Breaks Cover

July 19, 2018 at 11:25 AM

Geely Automobile Holding Co.’s Lynk & Co. unit has released photos of a camouflaged version of the brand’s upcoming Lynk 03 midsize sedan.

Online Travel Giant Invests $500 Million in DiDi Chuxing

July 18, 2018 at 5:50 PM

Bookings Holding, which operates a variety of travel-related web sites, has invested $500 million in Chinese ride-hailing giant DiDi Chuxing Technologies Co.

BMW Mobility App Adds Ride-Hailing Service

July 18, 2018 at 3:08 PM

BMW AG is adding a ride-hailing feature to its ReachNow car-sharing app in select U.S. cities, starting this week with a pilot program in Seattle.    

Hyundai Adds Digital Showroom to Amazon Site

July 18, 2018 at 2:23 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. has launched a digital showroom on Amazon.com’s vehicle research portal, becoming the first carmaker with such a page on the online car buying site.

Robo-Taxi Developer Zoox Raises $500 Million

July 18, 2018 at 1:20 AM

Zoox Inc. has attracted $500 million in new funding for its efforts to launch an electric self-driving taxi as soon as 2020.

Three Chinese Carmakers Form Ride-Hailing Alliance

July 18, 2018 at 12:56 AM

A trio of state-owned Chinese carmakers is launching a joint ride-hailing service to rival foreign-based competitors.

Former Mercedes Exec Joins Online Car-Shopping Firm

July 17, 2018 at 4:23 PM

Online car-shopping and financing service AutoGravity Corp. has hired former Mercedes-Benz executive Alex Mallmann to be its new president and CEO.

Detroit-Based Vehicle Subscription Service Buys Rival

July 17, 2018 at 10:36 AM

Mobiliti LLC, a multi-brand vehicle subscription service, has acquired rival Condor Detroit.

Report: Gett May Abandon Juno Ride-Hailing Service in U.S.

July 16, 2018 at 12:32 AM

Israeli tech company Gett Inc. may sell the U.S. arm of its Juno ride-hailing service after only 14 months, sources tell Bloomberg News.

Honda, Panasonic to Test Swappable Battery for Electric Motorcycles

July 13, 2018 at 2:45 PM

Honda Motor Co. and Panasonic Corp. have formed a joint venture with HPP Energy Indonesia to test a battery-sharing scheme for electric motorcycles.

Valeo Joins Baidu’s Apollo Self-Driving-Car Platform

July 13, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Valeo SA has joined Apollo, the open-source platform autonomous car alliance led by China internet services giant Baidu Inc.