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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.
Latest Editorial and Opinion Pieces
- Why the ‘Uberization’ of public transit is good for cities
- Is George Jetson working for NHTSA?
- Will Autonomous Vehicles Be Able to Break the Speed Limit?
- Is Human Involvement a Liability When It Comes to Autonomous Driving?
- Would You Carry Your Steering Wheel With You Everywhere Like A Phone?
- The Real Reason No One Wants Self-Driving Cars (cartoon)
This Week’s Biggest Stories
- Automakers Fight for Consumers to Keep the EV Tax Credit
- Automakers Invest in Michigan Automated Mobility Research Facility
- Google and AutoNation partner on self-driving car program
- Tesla’s Dangerous Sprint Into the Future
- Will InsureMyTesla Disrupt Auto Insurance Like Tesla Did the Auto Industry?
- Toyota Is Uneasy about the Handoff between Automated Systems and Drivers
- Volkswagen, Google Cooperate on Quantum Computing in Tech Push
- U.S. judge deals setback to Waymo damage claim in Uber lawsuit
- Dozing drivers derailed Waymo’s semi-autonomous technology
Local, State, National and International News
- OPEC Says Oil Use Could Peak in Late 2030s If Electric Cars Boom
- Indian Government Commits to Electric-Vehicle Future
- Portugal plans free zones for self-driving cars
- The latest fake town built for self-driving cars has opened in South Korea
- UK Funds Driverless Car Testing Infrastructure
- USDOT Preparing Sweeping AV Policy Update, 3.0, Including Trucks and Buses
- Consumer Safety Group Calls for Federal Regulation of Self-Driving Cars
- NSPE Urges NHTSA to Revise Autonomous Vehicles Guidelines to Protect Public Safety
- These American cities are preparing for a future with autonomous vehicles
State and Local
- What it’s like to live in Phoenix? “Waymo units all over the damn place”
- Las Vegas is expanding its self-driving shuttle experiment
- Columbus, OH: When a smart city doesn’t have all the answers
- Self-driving cars could make jaywalking legal
- A glimpse inside the secret site where driverless cars undergo 20,000 tests
- Sit back, relax, and enjoy a ride through the history of self-driving cars
- Public won’t accept driverless cars unless they’re more skilled than humans
- Experts at international convention predict a safer future with self-driving cars
- Car-Sharing & Ride-Hailing Adding Electric Cars to Their Fleets
- Uber prepares next generation of self-driving cars
- What public transit can learn from Uber and Lyft
- Are Car Companies Going To Profit From Your Driving Data?
- Intel and Ericsson 5G connected cars trial attains 1Gbps speeds
- The Future Of The Transport Industry – IoT, Big Data, AI And Autonomous Vehicles
Electric, Hybrids and Other Alternatively Fueled Vehicles
- We May Not Have Enough Minerals To Even Meet Electric Car Demand
- Electric Car Charger Installation in Your Home: True Costs—and What You Need to Know
- BMW, VW, Daimler ready pan-European charging network
- Study predicts slow, steady rise of electric vehicles to 2030
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