Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for January 10, 2018

The NMA Foundation presents The Car of the Future Weekly Roundup:

In this week’s Car of the Future Weekly Roundup

–Many Industry Announcements from CES 2018—
–US and CA Regulators meet over fuel rules—
–China readies plans to halt ICE engined cars—
–Consumer Watchdog says Voluntary Driverless Car Regs are not working–

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NMA Car of the Future Story of the Week 

US regulators meet with California on fate of vehicle fuel rules
Senior U.S. government officials held talks in recent weeks with California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) to discuss the goal of maintaining one set of national requirements for automakers, a move that will determine the fate of vehicle emissions rules.

Indie Auto Repair Shops Seek Copyright Law Change on Auto Technology
Gary Thaxton has owned an independent auto repair shop in downtown Richmond, Virginia, since 1975. He’s seen thousands of cars come in and out of his garage, but newer models, with complex computer systems that he lacks the software and hardware to fix, pose a problem for the businessman. “Once we get the car done we have to send it to the dealership to get it programmed,” he said of the computer modules he has to replace on things like transmissions and air bags that use proprietary systems owned by the car companies.

University of Michigan’s Mcity releases threat-identifying tool for automated vehicles
A new report published by University of Michigan’s automated vehicle testing facility, Mcity, lays forward several security vulnerabilities that must be overcome before automated and connected vehicles can become widely adopted. In the report, titled “Assessing Risk: Identifying and Analyzing Cybersecurity Threats to Automated Vehicles,” researchers imagine three scenarios in which self-driving vehicles show signs of security attacks.

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This week’s Biggest Stories

CES 2018 Announcements

 Auto/Tech Industry

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Local and State

Autonomous Vehicles

Electric, Hybrids and Other Alternatively Fueled Vehicles

Flying Cars and Drones



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