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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.
Latest Editorial and Opinion Pieces
- Making a case for V2V
- Reshaping Automotive Design
- Ban Blinding Headlights
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- Will Smarter Cars Really Mean Less Traffic?
- Uber may be aflame, but its self-driving cars are getting good
This week’s Biggest Stories
CES 2018 Announcements
- Auto companies race to get drivers out of self-driving cars
- Don’t Worry, Petrolheads. Driverless Cars Are Still Years Away
- Hyundai to Test Autonomous Driving With Fuel-Cell Vehicle
- Nvidia software platform will bring augmented reality to future autonomous cars
- Nvidia to power gesture controls and self-driving tech in VW’s electric Kombi
- Panasonic adding Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa to future in-car infotainment
- Samsung Introduces DRVLINE Autonomous Vehicle Platform
- Toyota unveils a self-driving vehicle with some surprising uses
- Apple: Self-driving cars shouldn’t need a map
- BlackBerry’s QNX OS to anchor Baidu’s Apollo autonomous driving platform
- Bosch And Continental Acquire Stake In HERE For Autonomous Vehicle And IOT Development
- GM races to build a formula for profitable electric cars
- Hyundai to Roll Out Level 4 Autonomous Cars by 2021
- Intel says Mobileye’s autonomous driving tech to be used in 2 million vehicles
- Nissan’s Car of the Future Will Read Your Brain Waves
- Renault-Nissan sets up $200 million fund to tap startups
- Volkswagen and Hyundai Entrust Startup with Their Autonomous Aspirations
International, National, Local, and State
- China halts production of 500-plus gas-guzzling cars
- China’s Baidu Could Beat Google in Self-Driving Cars with a Totally Google Move
- US driverless car lead vanishing as China and UK put pedal to the metal
- EVs, hybrids are more than half of new car sales in Norway
Local and State
- From Buffalo to Manhattan, driverless vehicles are making inroads in New York
- Utah may update its definition of ‘driver’ to include autonomous machines
- After Peak Hype, Self-Driving Cars enter the Trough of Disillusionment
- Driverless Cars Could Make Transportation Free for Everyone—With a Catch
- Driverless cars might follow the rules of the road, but what about the language of driving?
- A User’s Guide to the Dawn of Robot Driving
Electric, Hybrids and Other Alternatively Fueled Vehicles
- Electric Car Drivers Are Too Smart to Own Electric Cars
- Electric cars edge forward in 2017 but still have a long way to go
Flying Cars and Drones
- Car Manufacturers Make Progress on Voluntary AEB
- Mazda’s Idea to Make Driving Fun Again Could Keep Us Safe
- Can This Biometric System ‘Cure’ Drowsy Driving?
- Push-button ignition: Convenience comes with risk
- Sizing up new car-safety technology
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