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.

Eaton Forms eMobility Unit

June 26, 2018 at 9:32 AM

Eaton has created an eMobility business group and plans to invest more than $500 million in it over the next five years todevelop new products and technologies for passenger and commercial vehicle applications.

S. Korea to Invest $2.3 Billion on Fuel Cell Tech

June 25, 2018 at 2:13 PM

South Korea’s government and key businesses have agreed to invest a combined 2.6 trillion won ($2.3 billion) over five years to accelerate fuel cell technology for cars, The Korea Herald reports.

Driver in Fatal Uber Crash Was Watching TV

June 22, 2018 at 2:07 PM

The backup driver of an Uber Technologies Inc. test car operating in self-driving mode was watching a television program on her phone when the car struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Ariz., two months ago.

Group Unveils Standards for “Digital Key” Tech

June 22, 2018 at 10:41 AM

A group has developed first-round specs for a system that enables consumers to use smartphones and other digital devices to lock, unlock and start a vehicle.

Ireland Calls for Ban on Piston-Powered Cars by 2030

June 22, 2018 at 12:28 AM

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has pledged to ban the sale of internal combustion cars in Ireland by 2030.

JV to Market New Type of In-Vehicle Wireless Charger

June 21, 2018 at 3:04 PM

India’s Motherson Innovations Co. is launching a joint venture with Bellevue, Wash.-based Ossia Inc. to market the U.S. company’s radio frequency-based wireless charging system for in-vehicle applications.

VW, Hyundai to Collaborate on Fuel Cell Tech

June 20, 2018 at 9:31 AM

Hyundai Motor Group and Volkswagen AG have signed a cross-licensing agreement under which the companies will cooperate on fuel cell vehicle components and technologies.   

Developer Predicts Big Gains for Digital Displays

June 20, 2018 at 12:00 AM

A Finish supplier of software used to create digital displays for vehicles predicts the proportion of new cars using such screens will surge to 70% by 2023 from 30% today.

NHTSA Bans Device that Disables Tesla Autopilot Safety Feature

June 19, 2018 at 5:26 PM

Federal authorities have ordered a California company to stop marketing a device that interferes with the automatic warnings issued by Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system.

China’s Geely Begins Rollout of 30 “New-Energy” Models

June 19, 2018 at 2:41 AM

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. has introduced the first two of 30 “new-energy” vehicles the company expects to launch in China between now and 2020.

Report Forecasts Huge Economic Upside for Self-Driving EVs

June 15, 2018 at 4:07 PM

Widespread adoption of autonomous electric vehicles could provide $800 billion in annual social and economic benefits in the U.S. by 2050, according to a new report.

GM Unit Stresses Driver Training in Autonomous Cars

June 15, 2018 at 1:43 PM

General Motors Co.’s Cruise Automation unit says it puts backup drivers and auditors through extensive training before allowing them to participate in real-world autonomous vehicle tests.