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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NMA Car of the Future Stories of the Week
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.
Latest Editorial and Opinion Pieces
- How Much Safer Should Self-Driving Cars Be? Try 0%
- Editorial: The dream of driverless cars is dying
- Driverless cars face rudderless regs
- Editorial: How ride-hailing could improve public transportation instead of undercutting it
- Long Road Ahead: The Promise — and Perils — of Self-driving Cars
- Why You Probably Won’t See Autonomous Vehicles Dominating the Road for a Long Time
- Is the race to autonomy another race to the bottom?
- Why is it so hard to make a truly self-driving car?
- The Most Successful “Micro Transit” Pilots Are Performing Like Decent Dial-a-Ride Services (Is this Good Enough?)
- Could driverless cars cause more congestion in urban cores?
This week’s Biggest Stories
- How Google’s parent company is paving the way to become a transportation giant through deals and internal projects
- Baidu unveils Apollo 3.0, including four mass-produced IoV, autonomous driving solutions
- Continental developing advanced mapping tech that could underpin autonomous trucks
- General Motors’ robo-taxis to take on Uber, Lyft in San Francisco
- Intel Signs on as Tech Partner for Baidu’s ‘Apollo’ China Robot Car Alliance
- Mitsubishi Wants Your Driving Data, and It’s Willing to throw in a Free Cup of Coffee to Get It
- Volkswagen to Launch New All-Electric Car-Sharing Platform ‘WE’ in 2019
International, National, Local, and State
Local and State
- Indiana: Discovery Park at Purdue University to Lead Autonomous Vehicle Research
- New Hampshire: Governor Sununu vetoes driverless car testing bill; cites inadequate safety protections
- New York: Regulatory framework for self-driving vehicles
- Ohio breaks ground on new Smart Mobility Facility in East Liberty
- Columbus, OH and Austin, TX Announce Plans for Autonomous Shuttle Pilots
- Why did the human cross the road? To confuse the self-driving car
- What Makes Autonomous Vehicles Autonomous?
- Autonomous cars pose threat to road congestion, warns World Economic Forum
- Kroger’s Home-Delivery System to Implement Driverless Vehicles
- Will autonomous vehicles increase US transport energy use?
- One third of city journeys will be autonomous, says WEF
- Self-driving cars are headed towards an AI roadblock
- How self-driving car or adaptive cruise control could ease traffic jams
- Will driverless vehicles destroy auto insurance companies?
Electric, Hybrids and Other Alternatively Fueled Vehicles
Flying Cars and Drones
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