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.

Daimler to Buy Stake in VW-Backed Used-Car Shopping Site

September 13, 2018 at 11:12 AM

Daimler AG is buying a 20% stake in Heycar, the online, used-car shopping platform launched last October by Volkswagen AG.

VW Warns of Higher Costs to Develop EVs

September 12, 2018 at 10:20 AM

CEO Herbert Diess says the €20 billion ($23 billion) Volkswagen AG has budgeted to electrify its entire vehicle lineup won’t be enough to meet that goal.

Chevy Calls Out Distracted Drivers

September 11, 2018 at 8:45 AM

General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet unit is launching a smartphone app to help remind drivers not to pick up their phones while driving.

Daimler Unveils “Skateboard”-Based Autonomous Shuttle

September 11, 2018 at 12:28 AM

Daimler AG’s Vision Urbanic electric shuttle has a self-driving chassis that can switch in minutes between a body set up to carry 12 passengers and one designed specifically for cargo.

Audi e-tron to Get Integrated Toll Transponder

September 10, 2018 at 4:30 PM

Audi AG’s upcoming all-electric e-tron crossover vehicle will feature an electronic toll-payment transponder built into the rearview mirror.

U.K. Startup Targets Flying Taxi Launch by 2022

September 10, 2018 at 10:04 AM

Bristol, England-based Vertical Aerospace says it completed testing of a prototype all-electric aircraft this summer and aims to launch inter-city flying taxi services within four years.

Tesla Names President for Automotive Operations

September 10, 2018 at 1:39 AM

Tesla Inc. has created the new position of automotive president and appointed Jerome Guillen, 46, to fill it.

Apple Developing Smart Headlight Tech

September 07, 2018 at 3:12 PM

Apple Inc. has filed an application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for improved object detection and targeted headlight illumination.

Artificial Intelligence Startup Raises $65 Million

September 07, 2018 at 9:54 AM

ThinCI Inc., an El Dorado Hills, Calif.-based startup that specializes in artificial intelligence (AI) and vision processing technologies for self-driving cars, says it raised $65 million through a just-completed Series C funding round.

Frankfurt to Ban Older Diesels, Gasoline Cars

September 07, 2018 at 12:12 AM

A German administrative court has ruled that Frankfurt’s efforts to improve air quality must include a ban on old diesel and gasoline vehicles in the city center.

BMW Reveals In-Car Personal Assistant System

September 06, 2018 at 3:33 PM

BMW AG says its new Intelligent Personal Assistant technology will use artificial intelligence to build a digital persona with which drivers can interact.

Report: EV Impact on European Jobs Worse than Forecast

September 06, 2018 at 1:00 PM

The European auto industry’s sudden shift to electrification will eliminate far more jobs than the European Commission has predicted, according to trade group ACEA.