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.

Northeast States to Coordinate EV Charging Efforts

May 16, 2018 at 12:24 PM

Washington, D.C., and a dozen states along the east coast of the U.S. have agreed to work together to build a recharging network for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Apple Doubles Autonomous-Car Test Fleet in California

May 16, 2018 at 11:11 AM

Apple Inc. has expanded its self-driving car test program in California to 55 vehicles and 83 drivers.

BMW Granted License to Test Self-Driving Cars in Shanghai

May 16, 2018 at 1:56 AM

BMW AG has become the first foreign carmaker to win permission to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in China, according to the Shanghai Daily.

Toyota Invests in AI Development Firm

May 15, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is investing 400 million yen ($3.6 million) into Tokyo-based Albert Inc., which specializes in artificial intelligence, big data analysis and machine learning systems.

BMW Readies Wireless Charging Tech

May 14, 2018 at 11:21 AM

BMW AG plans to offer a wireless charging system in its 530e plug-in hybrid sedan this summer in Europe.

Tesla’s Chief Engineer Takes a Sabbatical

May 14, 2018 at 1:11 AM

Tesla Inc. engineering chief Doug Field has taken a leave of absence as the electric car company continues to struggle with the launch of its critical Model 3 sedan.

Boring Co. to Test Underground Hyperloop Shuttle Soon

May 11, 2018 at 1:01 PM

Elon Musk’s Boring Co. says it has nearly completed the construction of the first demonstration tunnel in Los Angeles for the underground shuttle system the company is developing.

MIT Team Develops Mapless Navigation for Autonomous Cars

May 10, 2018 at 7:45 PM

MIT researchers are developing software that would enable autonomous vehicles to operate on unmarked roads without requiring intensive 3D mapping of the area.

Ohio to Allow Driverless Vehicle Testing

May 09, 2018 at 6:16 PM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed an executive order allowing companies to test self-driving cars on all public roads.

Self-Driving Car Race Continues Amid Accidents

May 09, 2018 at 10:50 AM

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Uber Teams with Army on Silent Aircraft Tech

May 09, 2018 at 8:39 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. is collaborating with the U.S. Army on a co-rotating propeller system that could be used for flying taxis and military drones.

Self-Driving Car Race Continues Amid Accidents

May 09, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order this week that will allow companies to test self-driving cars on all public roads in the state, including scenarios without a backup driver onboard.