Good morning from your friends at Quick Shift, your daily guide to the latest happenings in the transportation of tomorrow. Make sure the snow has been cleared from your self-driving sensors before heading into today's news. — Katie Burke
Autonomous vehicle bill stalls: Safety concerns among members of the Senate have slowed the progress of a bill intended to facilitate the development of self-driving cars. The bill, which would allow manufacturers to bypass many standard regulations to put autonomous vehicles on the road, will likely see some changes before it is voted on.
Take a break: In an effort to address drowsy driving, Uber is rolling out a new app feature that automatically logs the driver off the platform after driving for 12 hours straight. Drivers will have to be logged off for at least six hours before returning to work.
- General Motors' Maven launches in Canada.
- Tesla renews its push to sell cars in Connecticut.
- China is winning the battle for battery dominance.
- NHTSA deputy is set to testify to Congress on plans to regulate autonomous vehicles.
- Uber launches a new cheaper, faster service in Kenya.
- This Los Angeles last-mile startup fundraised $15 million and got sued by Santa Monica.
- Chrysler's Uconnect infotainment system is stuck in a hellish recurring reboot nightmare.
- Trucking executives don't see the industry going driverless anytime soon.
- Porsche is 3D printing parts for classic cars.
- Tesla begans to pick up steam in Germany as EVs slowly become penetrate the market.