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In this week’s Car of the Future Weekly Roundup
–Tech says they can make an AV that is blameless for accidents—
–Sweet Spot for EV range—
–Cuomo and deBlasio fume over driverless cars in NYC—
–Lyft receives $1B investment from Google–
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NMA Car of the Future Stories of the Week
Intel Plans to Make Driverless Cars Free of Blame From Accidents
There is another major development in the world of driverless cars on the horizon. A recent announcement by Intel will not go over well with the general public, though; that much is a foregone conclusion. The company claims to have developed a system which ensures that self-driving vehicles can’t cause accidents. That’s a very bold claim that will need some solid evidence to be backed up. Making autonomous vehicles blameless is not necessarily the right option to pursue right now.
De Blasio aims to block Cuomo’s self-driving cars
Fearing “danger,” mayor vows to “use all means” to keep autonomous vehicles out of lower Manhattan.
746 miles on a charge? Experts say sweet spot for electric vehicles is less
Electric vehicle battery technology has improved since that 2015 prediction and some vehicles continue to push the limits for range — some versions of Tesla’s Model S luxury sedan already rate at more than 330 miles on a charge under normal conditions and an Italian Tesla owners group said in August that it managed 670 miles driving with no air-conditioning at 25 m.p.h. But recent assessments by industry watchers and auto executives are tapping the brakes on the idea that the foreseeable future of mainstream electric vehicles will be tied to an ever-expanding range. Some experts now say they believe the sweet spot for battery range might already have been reached.
Latest Editorial and Opinion Pieces
- Is the car sharing industry finally ready to move up a gear?
- World petrol demand ‘likely to peak by 2030 as electric car sales rise’
- Electric Car Makers Have an Africa Problem
- We can design driverless cars that cannot cause an accident
This week’s Biggest Stories
- Carmakers hedge bets with electric vehicles
- Internet Billionaires Are Playing a Game of Chess With Uber and Lyft as Pawns
- Autonomous car companies report getting rear-ended in most crashes, blame driver error
- Apple Project Titan prototype spotted in the wild?
- China’s Baidu is the one to beat in the race to driverless cars
- Delphi Acquires nuTonomy For $450M, Advancing Push For Automated Driving
- GM’s Barra skeptical of China’s electric car mandates
- Mobileye says without safety standards self-driving cars risk being ‘a very expensive science experiment’
- Nvidia chief predicts Level 5 driverless taxis by 2020
- Tesla strikes another deal that shows it’s about to turn the car insurance world upside down
- Toyota targets 1,000-km driving range with fuel cell concept
- Waymo/Alphabet Working With Law Enforcement Agencies On Collision Protocols For Self-Driving …
Local, State, National News and International News
- Transparency key to self-driving regulation, NHTSA leader says
- Many Cities Hope Self-Driving Cars Will Fill Transit Gaps
- Seven Western states agree to ease electric vehicle travel
- Tempe, AZ: How One City Is Going All-In on Autonomous Vehicles
- Driverless cars coming to San Diego roads
- California Issues New Autonomous Vehicle Regulations
- A Michigan facility is the nation’s epicenter for testing self-driving cars
- Canada Is Officially Testing Driverless Cars on Public Streets
- Singapore to halt car population growth from next year
- UK pushes EVs with requirement for charging points
- With Autonomous Vehicles, All Service is Self-Service
- Millennials Are More Likely to Buy a Self-Driving Car
- Car Buyers Are Ready to Embrace Autonomous Vehicles, New Edmunds Report Reveals
- Driverless Cars Made Me Nervous. Then I Tried One.
- Self-Driving Cars Could Change How Cities Are Built
- The snowplow is the next vehicle to get the driverless treatment
- If you’re a rideshare driver, check your insurance
- 3 reasons you should pay attention to Google’s $1 billion Lyft investment
- San Francisco-based GM Cruise is looking to make its self-driving vehicles available to Uber
- Los Angeles looks to rideshare to build the future of public transit
- San Francisco mulls Uber and Lyft fees, gas tax for transportation funding
Electric, Hybrids and Other Alternatively Fueled Vehicles
- Tesla opens new largest Supercharger station in the world
- These Self-Charging Car Batteries Could Revolutionize The Electric Car
- The Bottom Line On Electric Cars: They’re Cheaper To Own
- Amazon Patents a Way to Send Refueling Drones to Juice Up Your Electric Car
- U.S. Pairs Up with Japan to Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cells
Flying Cars and Drones
- A U.S. drone advisory group has been meeting in secret for months. It hasn’t gone well.
- LAPD Becomes Nation’s Largest Police Department to Test Drones
- Los Angeles has a Streetlight That Can Charge Your Car
- Portland, Maine, Approves Wi-Fi-Enabled Lighting Project
- How Washington state could turn freeways over to self-driving cars
- Change bearing down on rearview mirrors
- 9 of the Best New Car Tech That Will Change the Future of Driving
- SmartDrive’s SmartSense Reads Drivers’ Droopy Eyes and Reacts
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