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.

TI Touts Smaller, More Efficient Car Ethernet Receiver

May 02, 2018 at 1:57 PM

Texas Instruments Inc. claims its new automotive Ethernet physical layer transceiver is smaller, lighter and more efficient than similar systems being developed by competitors.

Carmakers, Suppliers Form Blockchain Consortium

May 02, 2018 at 10:31 AM

Carmakers, suppliers and tech companies have formed a consortium to develop blockchain technologies—similar to those used for Bitcoin digital payments and other crypto-currencies—for automotive applications.

Aptiv, Lyft Team on Autonomous Taxi Fleet Test

May 02, 2018 at 9:33 AM

Aptiv plc is launching a fleet of 30 autonomous vehicles that will operate as part of Lyft Inc.’s ride-hailing network in Las Vegas.

My Favorite Personal Mobility Mode

By: Daniel Sturges - May 01, 2018 at 1:30 PM

I know small jets are not an environmental solution, but if I am dreaming, the personal jet is truly an ultimate form of personal mobility.

Bosch Hikes Investment in AI Startup

May 01, 2018 at 9:36 AM

Robert Bosch GmbH’s venture capital unit has increased its investment in Allegro.AI, a Ramat-Gan, Israel-based development firm that specializes in deep-learning software.

Magna/Innoviz Win Lidar Deal with BMW

April 30, 2018 at 4:21 PM

Magna International Inc. and partner Innoviz Technologies Ltd. say they have won a contract with BMW AG to supply Innoviz’s solid-state lidar sensors on semi- and fully autonomous vehicles.

Report: VW in Talks to Manage DiDi Fleet of Ride-Hailing Cars

April 30, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Volkswagen AG is expected to sign a deal within weeks to manage part of the fleet of ride-hailing cars operated by Beijing-based DiDi Chuxing Technology Co.

Northvolt Startup Signs 5-Year Lithium Supply Deal

April 30, 2018 at 1:44 AM

Swedish battery startup Northvolt AB plans to buy at least 3,500 metric tons of lithium hydroxide per year from Canada’s Nemaska Lithium Inc.

Conti Takes Autonomous Driving Tech to the Autobahn

April 27, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Continental AG has expanded testing of its semi-autonomous driving technology to Germany’s high-speed autobahn.

Electrified Road Tested in Sweden

April 27, 2018 at 2:13 PM

A consortium backed by Sweden’s Transport Administration has begun testing an electrified road system on a 2-km section of a public highway that can recharge electric vehicles as they drive over it.  

BMW Designs Interior Concept for Hyperloop Company

April 27, 2018 at 11:26 AM

BMW AG’s Designworks unit has developed a concept interior for Virgin Hyperloop One’s high-speed transportation capsule.

Volvo's Polestar 1 Hybrid Coupe to Start at $155,000

April 26, 2018 at 10:42 AM

Volvo Car Corp.’s new Polestar unit says its first model, the Polestar 1 hybrid coupe, will be base priced at $155,000 in the U.S.