Why Michigan wants to stay in the driver's seat on autonomous vehicle legislationSun, 01, May 2016
Attorneys who specialize in connected car technology and autonomous vehicles say the industry is creating new and unique legal issues around everything from cybersecurity and data protection to product liability. Michigan should be on the cutting edge of that discussion, one lawmaker says.
Skepticism surrounds China EV boomSun, 01, May 2016
No one said electrifying China's auto market would be easy. But even as automakers flood the nation with new eco-models and the government pushes generous incentives, there remains much skepticism about the country's ballyhooed EV boom.
Driverless cars could save lives, kill businessesFri, 29, Apr 2016
The automotive and tech companies pursuing the driverless car share a utopian belief: Autonomous vehicles will benefit society, eventually saving most of the nearly 33,000 people killed each year in road accidents in America alone.
Inside Google's quest to shape the rules of the driverless roadFri, 29, Apr 2016
Google is mounting a lobbying and public-relations campaign across America to win acceptance for autonomous vehicles and to shape the rules of the driverless road. And the tech giant, one of the first companies to launch a development effort, has emerged as the most visible and assertive lobbyist, with the most ambitious view of how self-driving vehicles should be deployed.
Mich. bills would make hacking electronic vehicle systems a felony, with life in prisonThu, 28, Apr 2016
Hacking into an electronic vehicle system would have serious consequences under bills introduced today in the Michigan Senate: life in prison for the offender.
Gen Y more likely than older drivers to trust self-driving tech, study findsThu, 28, Apr 2016
More than half of those born after 1976 say they trust autonomous tech, compared with 41 percent in Generation X, 23 percent of baby boomers and 18 percent of the pre-boomer generation, J.D. Power's annual U.S. Tech Choice Study found.
Valeo CEO outlines how supplier will evolve to keep pace with megatrendsSat, 23, Apr 2016
Autonomous driving, car-sharing and electric powertrains are currently some of the megatrends shaking up the car industry and forcing suppliers to evolve quickly to keep pace with developing technology, Valeo CEO, Jacques Aschenbroich, explained to Automotive News Europe.
P3 unveils r&d center in suburban Detroit, plans to add 100 jobsWed, 20, Apr 2016
Global consulting firm P3 unveiled a Mobility Innovation Center near Detroit today and said it plans to hire 100 employees in its automotive division by the end of this year.
Mobility exposition planned at Detroit show as CES gains momentumTue, 19, Apr 2016
The 2017 Detroit auto show will feature a mobility exposition, a move that comes as the show has faced competition from the increasingly popular CES electronics show in Las Vegas.
Siemens, Valeo partner to produce EV motorsMon, 18, Apr 2016
German engineering giant Siemens and French auto supplier Valeo are teaming up to make motors for electric and hybrid cars. The venture will develop, market and sell high-voltage electric motors, range extenders and chargers used in electrified cars and light commercial vehicles, the two companies said Monday.
Millennials drive industry to rethink partsMon, 18, Apr 2016
A rear-seat display screen shown at the SAE World Congress in Detroit last week illustrates the auto industry's challenge in appealing to millennials -- and the need to develop components that resonate with young, tech-savvy customers.
PSA demands damages over price-fixingMon, 18, Apr 2016
In a rare move, companies from the PSA Group are going public in their claims against bid-rigging suppliers, seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for overpriced bearings. The suppliers include three from Japan and two from Europe.