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.

Uber Partners with Japanese Taxi Firm on Ride-Hailing

September 06, 2018 at 12:42 AM

Uber Technologies Inc. has signed a deal that will enable Japanese customers to use its ride-hailing app to summon conventional taxis.

FCA to Open Autonomous-Vehicle Test Facility in Michigan

September 05, 2018 at 1:51 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is investing $30 million into a new testing facility for autonomous vehicles at the company's proving grounds in Chelsea, Mich.

Korea’s Mando Approved for Self-Driving-Car Tests in California

September 05, 2018 at 10:25 AM

South Korean driveline supplier Mando Corp. has received approval from the California Dept. of Motor Vehicles to test autonomous vehicles in the state.

Volvo’s Self-Driving Pods Could Sub for Short-Haul Air Travel

September 05, 2018 at 9:57 AM

Volvo Car Corp. says its 360c concept vehicle offers a more convenient alternative to air shuttles on trips of 300 km (186 miles) or less.

Apple Reports its First Fender-Bender with Autonomous Car

September 03, 2018 at 10:57 AM

Apple Inc. reports that one of its self-driving cars operating in autonomous mode was struck by another vehicle while inching into freeway traffic in California.

Byton EV Begins Road Tests in China

August 30, 2018 at 9:09 AM

Future Mobility Corp.’s Byton unit says it has begun testing its upcoming M-Byte electric crossover vehicle on test tracks and public roads near its Nanjing headquarters in China.

Dyson Readies EV Test Track in England

August 30, 2018 at 12:12 AM

Dyson Ltd. is preparing a 517-acre test track in England to speed development of the “radical” electric car it hopes to debut in 2021.

Ride-Hailing Giant Looks to Grab Indonesian Startups

August 29, 2018 at 5:19 PM

Singapore-based GrabTaxi Holdings Pte. Ltd. has created a venture capital fund to invest in Indonesian startups.

Parkopedia Forms JV with China’s Zhitu Map

August 29, 2018 at 11:11 AM

London-based Parkkopedia Ltd. plans to form a joint venture with China’s Zhitu Map to expand its parking locator business in China.

Faraday Future Completes Pre-Production Model

August 28, 2018 at 4:35 PM

Faraday Future Inc. has completed the first pre-production copy of its FF 91 electric SUV/crossover.

Lyft Takes Historic Detour to Celebrate Oregon Trail

August 28, 2018 at 3:54 PM

As part of a new promotional campaign, ride-hailing giant Lyft Inc. is offering free horse-drawn covered wagon rides this week in downtown Portland to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Oregon Trail.

Self-Driving Taxi Debuts in Tokyo

August 28, 2018 at 1:48 AM

A self-driving taxi began service in Tokyo on Monday, shuttling passengers over a 5-km (3-mile) route in the city.