Hello and welcome back to Quick Shift! Grab some coffee, pull up a chair and stifle that yawn as we catch you up on all the mobility news from the past 24 hours. — Katie Burke
No more missed connections. A report released this week shows that for the first time, more cars than mobile phones were added to wireless networks in 2017. AT&T says it will begin rolling out a faster and stronger 5G network this year, starting in Dallas, Atlanta and Waco, Texas.
Twisted takeover. In the latest development in the Broadcom-Qualcomm-NXP acquisition drama, Broadcom lowered its offer to take over Qualcomm after the chipmaker upped its bid to acquire NXP. Qualcomm released a statement in response, calling Broadcom's updated offer "inadequate."
- A former Tesla employee filed a lawsuit in New Jersey alleging the company knowingly sold defective vehicles.
- Today, a German court will rule on whether cities can ban diesel vehicles.
- A study by Rutgers University shows that just a few self-driving cars can create noticeable traffic improvements.
- Autonomous vehicle manufacturers race to beat Google at its own mapping game.
- Recent Tesla Model S and Model X orders have been delayed four to five months.
- The Center for Automotive Research predicts slow adoption of autonomous vehicles.
- Audi plans to launch an integrated toll collection tool in new vehicles.
- What losing the EV tax credit would mean for carmakers
- The Trump administration highlighted a mileage tax experiment in Oregon as innovative.
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk quits his AI job.
- Will ride-hailing take on commercial parking operators?
- Retraining may be the best way to deal with technology-related job losses.