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Ford reveals autonomous vehicle philosophies, priorities
Edward Niedermeyer | @tweetermeyer |

Ford became the latest company to disclose the values and practices that shape its autonomous vehicle development program in a voluntary safety self-assessment report.

Consumer apprehension grows over autonomous tech, study says
Urvaksh Karkaria | @urvaksh |

Increasing awareness of self-driving vehicles is fueling apprehension about the safety of the technology, a new survey reveals.

Ford's grand vision for Detroit train station, Corktown neighborhood to cost $740 million
David Shepardson |

Ford disclosed how much it will spend on a project to revamp Michigan Central Station, Detroit's historic, dilapidated former rail station, as well as other neighborhood sites.

American Center for Mobility parts ways with CEO; interim chief named
Dustin Walsh |

The American Center for Mobility said Michigan's transportation head Kirk Steudle will serve as its interim president and CEO, replacing John Maddox, who launched ACM as its top executive in 2016.

Cox takes a deeper dive into mobility
Urvaksh Karkaria | @urvaksh |

Cox Automotive believes its new mobility group will become bigger than anything else it is currently doing.

AN adds mobility tech reporter

Edward Niedermeyer has been hired as a staff reporter, covering Silicon Valley and mobility technology.

Germany seeks to create self-driving infrastructure
Christiaan Hetzner | |

Germany became the first country worldwide to legalize the use of a highly autonomous driving system last year, with a few stipulations.

Former Tesla engineering chief returns to Apple
Stephen Nellis |

Doug Field, who stepped down as the senior vice president of engineering at Tesla last month, is returning to former employer Apple.

First Shift: U.S.-built Mercedes models held up at customs in China

U.S.-built Mercedes crossovers, SUVs held up at customs in China; Ford's China sales plunge; Tesla board to meet with advisers - report; Opening door for Alexa; NYC puts brakes on Uber, Lyft.

Amazon releases Alexa software development kit for automotive infotainment systems
Alexa St. John |

The kit will allow developers to integrate all of Alexa's functions into a vehicle, including calling, streaming media, navigation and other custom controls.

Autonomous driving will support, not displace truckers, study says
Dustin Walsh |

A study from the American Center of Mobility concludes that automated technology will "largely support truck drivers instead of replacing them" for the next decade.

Uber death may have been avoidable with Volvo's tech, IIHS says
Sarah Gardner |

The Uber self-driving test vehicle that killed a pedestrian in Arizona this year may have been able to avoid the crash had the ride-hailing company not disabled Volvo Cars' safety system, according to IIHS.


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