Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for October 25, 2017

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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.

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