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.

Report: Toyota to Add Android Auto in U.S.

September 24, 2018 at 10:58 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. has finally agreed to add Google Inc.’s Android Auto smartphone connectivity system to its vehicles in the U.S., sources tell Bloomberg News.

Mercedes Will Launch Ride-Hailing Service at BASF Campus

September 24, 2018 at 10:27 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz Vans unit has partnered with BASF SE to develop mobility programs for the chemical giant, starting with a ride-sharing service for a BASF campus in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

Lincoln to Revamp Stalled Subscription Service

September 24, 2018 at 2:42 AM

Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln brand reports very weak consumer interest in its vehicle subscription plan, which offers access to multiple models.

Airmobility: Flying Cars Nearing Departure Time

September 22, 2018 at 2:12 PM

A host of carmakers, aeronautical firms, tech companies and entrepreneurs are poised to launch an array of flying cars, commuter planes and air taxi services, several of which were demonstrated at the recent FAA AirVenture show in Oshkosh, Wisc.

VW’s Latest Buzz: An Electric Cargo Van

September 21, 2018 at 1:41 PM

Volkswagen AG unveiled a cargo version of its upcoming ID Buzz electric van at this week’s IAA commercial vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.

Amazon Brings Alexa Assistant to Cars

September 21, 2018 at 9:41 AM

Amazon.com Inc. is launching Echo Auto, which will allow users to access the company’s Alexa digital assistant in their vehicles.

Daimler Opens Mobility Test Center in Germany

September 21, 2018 at 8:43 AM

This week Daimler AG officially opened its proving grounds for advanced mobility technologies in Immendingen, Germany.

Renault Shows Autonomous Delivery Pods

September 20, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Renault SA demonstrated its EZ-Pro autonomous vehicle concept at this week’s IAA commercial vehicle show in Hannover, Germany.    

Polestar to Offer Subscription Plan in N. America

September 20, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Polestar, Volvo Car Corp.’s electric performance sub-brand, says it will offer a subscription option for customers when it launches sales in North America in 2020.

VW Big on the Future

By: Gary S. Vasilash - September 20, 2018 at 6:08 AM

By 2022, according to Volkswagen Group, the company will have spent some 34-billion euro on developing capabilities and products for the future of transportation—which surely indicates that the future is only a few years from now.

Self-Driving-Shuttle Service to Launch in Ohio

September 19, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Ann Arbor, Mich.-based May Mobility Inc. will begin operating a self-driving shuttle van service in Columbus, Ohio, late this year.

ZF to Develop Its Own Self-Driving Electric Car

September 19, 2018 at 11:13 AM

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, best-known for powertrain components and vehicle electronics, is getting into the electric-vehicle market.