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Kia, SiriusXM to continue partnership for another five years, companies say

Drivers of Kia Motors America vehicles will continue to get a three-month SiriusXM All Access subscription upon purchase for another five years.

Aston Martin's 'sports car for the skies'

Aston Martin designed and engineered a futuristic personal aircraft it has dubbed "a sports car for the skies." The exotic automaker believes the three-seat, hybrid-electric concept, unfurled at England's Farnborough Airshow, could one day help to revolutionize travel.


Kia, SiriusXM to continue partnership for another five years, companies say

Drivers of Kia Motors America vehicles will continue to get a three-month SiriusXM All Access subscription upon purchase for another five years.

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Magna isn't 'de-merging,' says Walker

Magna International is bucking a trend. It's CEO, Don Walker says the company isn't separating autonomous vehicles from its mainstream operations.

Adding scents to prevent carsickness

International Automotive Components Group is researching adding scents that would serve a purpose to the vehicle occupants: preventing motion sickness.

Discovering what automakers don't know about moving people

Automakers rushing to embrace car-sharing, in which sedans and crossovers are more of a service than a product, are getting feedback of all types: buggy apps that crash or time out, dirty cars that smell like smoke, and vehicles that don't unlock when the driver arrives.

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Former Apple employee charged with stealing AV trade secrets

Federal authorities charged a former Apple employee with theft of trade secrets, alleging that the person downloaded a secret blueprint related to a self-driving car to a personal laptop and later tried to flee the country.


EDITORIAL
Tesla's production milestone is no badge of honor

What are we to make of reports that Tesla scrambled to reassemble mothballed factory equipment, overworked its staff, took out 300 welds and stopped a standard brake test as it raced to meet its goal?


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Think ahead for EV infrastructure

The Transportation Electrification Accord should have been created 20 years ago, but those who couldn't understand the future kept citing erroneous, obsolete or irrelevant economics -- and wasted valuable time.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Fuel cells a solution for drivers' needs

As society continues to push for greater vehicle electrification, it becomes even more important to remember that individual consumers' vehicular needs can vary significantly depending on where they live and how they use their vehicles.

Japan Display bets on dashboard flash

Fully digital screens are replacing speedometers and dials in vehicles, making industry leader Japan Display optimistic about boosting sales to global carmakers.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Autonomous vehicle conference needed

Each of the OEMs has at least one private proving ground, and each of the major Tier 1 suppliers has or has access to a proving ground. These proving grounds are secure and have road conditions and driving scenarios that can be safely used and provide reproducible test data.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR
We have proving grounds for this

We have, globally, thousands of acres of outstanding, well-equipped proving grounds available to develop, test and certify autonomous vehicles.


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
We need to slow way down

Self-driving cars and electric vehicles may become popular in the future, but there is still a lot to be learned about both technologies — and much to be proven. The question in both cases is how the industry should go about proving that they are ready for prime time.

Schaeffler counts on combustion engines

The future of transportation may be electric, but German supplier Schaeffler is confident there is still good money to be made in the future of internal combustion engines.

High-tech startups on getting noticed

Even if the business is built around technology, attention is what brings in the investment dollars and helps make the business understandable to regular consumers.


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