356 Blog Posts From the Auto Industry Tag


Techno-Economic Leveling

Techno-Economic Leveling

Cars, it’s rightly said, are becoming like cell phones — but in a way that’s different than the purely techno-gadget way most people mean when they say this. A techno-economic leveling is under way, the same as has happened with our phones. The $60 smartphone you can pick up at Walmart may not have quite […]

Aftermath of the first Driverless Car Pedestrian Tragedy

Aftermath of the first Driverless Car Pedestrian Tragedy

A week ago, an Uber car in autonomous mode with a safety driver behind the wheel hit and killed a woman who was jaywalking with her bike across an eight lane street in Tempe, Arizona. According to the Tempe police chief, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg stepped out in front of the car from a center median […]

Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for March 21, 2018

Car of the Future Weekly Roundup for March 21, 2018

In this week’s Car of the Future Weekly Roundup –Uber AV hits and kills woman in Tempe, AZ— –Before that, U.S. Debates AV regulations— –Loophole protects Automakers from AV crash liability— –China to see AVs in 3 to 5 years– Click on the colored title to see the full story NMA Car of the Future […]

Mazda’s Solution That Could Work…

Mazda’s Solution That Could Work…

If you were counting calories, would you exclude the deep-fried shell of the taco you’re planning to eat? Probably not — unless you weren’t really counting calories. What has this to do with cars? A lot, it turns out. In particular, electric cars — which are touted as being “zero emissions” cars. For the most […]

The Trouble with Sunroofs: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #479

The Trouble with Sunroofs: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #479

As sunroofs become more popular with new car buyers, questions abound whether they are safe or not. In October 2017, Consumer Reports (CR) came out with a scathing study on sunroofs that seem to shatter for no reason. Over the past 22 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) had received 859 complaints of […]