Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for July 11, 2018

In this week’s Car of the Future Weekly Roundup

–Senate Driverless Car Bill appears to be stalled—
–San Fran says Uber and Lyft are hoarding transit data—
–Detroit Auto Show aims for June 2020— 

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Bill Allowing National Testing for Autonomous Vehicle Testing Remains Stalled
As automakers scramble to find what U.S. states are best for testing autonomous vehicles, Congressional efforts to communize rules for all 50 states, once on the fast track, appears to have stalled and there is no timetable for a restart.

Detroit auto show aims for June in 2020
Detroit auto show organizers are finalizing a plan to move the annual show to June in 2020, ranking industry sources close to the situation tell The Detroit News, establishing the cornerstone of an outdoor automotive celebration around Cobo Center and other downtown landmarks. And at least one hometown automaker is urging the Detroit Auto Dealers Association to adapt elements for a reimagined auto show from the Goodwood Festival of Speed happening this weekend in the United Kingdom.

City of San Francisco report says Uber and Lyft are hoarding vital transit data
Uber and Lyft — whose ride-hailing services bring an estimated 45,000 cars into the city each day — generate trip data every time they pick up or drop off a passenger. This data, say city transit officials, is essential for long-term planning. And yet, as a recent draft report from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority makes clear, mobility tech companies have declined to share vital data with city and county transportation planners. That draft report, “Emerging Mobility Evaluation Report: Evaluating Emerging Mobility Services and Technologies in San Francisco” evaluated mobility companies currently operating in the city against the city’s guiding transportation standards. The problem is the lack of data: Fully 85 percent of all possible “outcome metrics” were not reported by any company, Uber and Lyft included.

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