Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for November 8, 2017

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

In this week’s Car of the Future Weekly Roundup

–EVs lose in New Tax Plan—
–V2V now not required—
–OPEC says Peak Oil in 2030–

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NMA Car of the Future Story of the Week 

Trump tax plan will pull plug on $7500 credit for electric vehicle buyers
Selling a gas-thirsty American market on the merits of electric vehicles could get a lot harder if a Trump administration proposal to eliminate a $7,500 tax credit for hybrids and plug-ins becomes law. It’s just one detail in the House GOP tax reform bill released November 2, and may not pass Congress.

The Trump Administration Won’t Push For Cars That Talk To Each Other)
It’s widely believed that if you want roads full of autonomous cars that cause zero deaths or crashes, those cars need to be able to talk to each other. For a while it was thought that a federal mandate would at some point require new cars to have this vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) technology equipped on some level to begin laying the foundation for that to happen.

How Driverless Cars Could Drive Even Deeper Economic Inequality
The reports of suburbia’s death have been greatly exaggerated. The emergence of driverless cars–like past innovations in transportation technology–will actually put significant pressure on our cities to expand. As this pressure increases, rich, white-collar workers will be more likely to live in prosperous areas beyond the suburbs. This shift will bring important–but familiar–policy challenges as segregation increases across our largest cities.

What the Car Did — And What It Might Do
For this installment of our (NY Times) annual Tech and Design Issue, we’ve devoted the entire magazine, front to back, to the question of autonomous cars and the future they could usher in. That level of attention seems warranted, given how profoundly this technology could change the way we live, with first- and second- and third-order effects that boggle the mind.

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