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.

GM to Deploy Self-Driving Vehicles by 2019

November 30, 2017 at 1:22 PM

General Motors Co. tells investors it expects to begin selling self-driving vehicles for use in urban areas, mainly as autonomous ride-share vehicles, by 2019.

The London Cab: Where Tradition Intersects with Contemporaneity

By: Gary S. Vasilash - November 30, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Even if you’ve never been to London, you undoubtedly know what a black cab looks like. Geely Design Barcelona recently took on the challenge of creating a new one.

Avis Budget Begins Test of Connected-Car Tech

November 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Avis Budget Group Inc. has begun a test that will enable all 5,000 vehicles in its rental fleet in Kansas City to communicate with each other and the company.

Extra, Extra: Volvo Launches XC40 Subscription Plan

November 30, 2017 at 9:33 AM

Volvo Cars Corp. is launching its Care by Volvo subscription service in Europe and the U.S. with the all-new XC40 compact crossover vehicle.

U.S. Military Tests Lockheed Martin Autonomous Vehicle Tech

November 29, 2017 at 1:09 PM

Lockheed Martin Corp. says its Autonomous Mobility Applique System (AMAS) has logged more than 55,000 testing miles during U.S. Army war game maneuvers.

Volvo-Geely May Build Lynk Brand Cars in Europe, U.S.

November 29, 2017 at 1:30 AM

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. and its Volvo Cars affiliate are studying plans to eventually produce their new Lynk & Co brand in Volvo factories in Belgium and South Carolina.

Lincoln to Test Month-to-Month Subscriptions in 2018

November 29, 2017 at 1:04 AM

Next year Ford Motor Co.’s Lincoln luxury brand will test a plan that gives U.S. customers the option of “subscribing” to access to an array of vehicles month by month, Automotive News reports.

HERE Agrees to Buy Advanced Telematic Systems

November 28, 2017 at 4:00 PM

HERE Global BV, the European digital mapping company, says it will acquire Advanced Telematic Systems GmbH, a German provider of systems that provide secure, wireless software updates to vehicles.

Mercedes Teams Vans and Drones for Package Delivery Tests

November 28, 2017 at 9:32 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit has completed a three-week pilot program that used drones to fly packages from a logistic center to vans, which then completed delivery to customers.

Tesla Semi Starts at $150,000

November 27, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Tesla Inc.’s all-electric “Semi” Class 8 truck will have a starting price of $150,000 when it’s launched in the U.S. in 2019.

Shell Joins Europe’s Ionity Fast-Charge Network

November 27, 2017 at 12:40 AM

Royal Dutch Shell plc has joined Ionity GmbH, a consortium of carmakers that is building an ultra-high-speed charging network in Europe for electric vehicles.

BMW Will Recall All i3 Electric City Cars

November 24, 2017 at 1:30 AM

BMW AG plans to recall its entire production run of electric i3 city cars because of the higher risk of neck injuries to small adults sitting in the front passenger seat.