The head of Nissan and Renault says automakers can benefit from Google's development of self-driving cars, but notes some car companies are concerned about the effects of shared technology on brand identities....More
Mercedes-Benz launched its first and only U.S. vehicle assembly plant in 1995. Officially known as Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, MBUSI has solely produced SUVs and CUVs for North America and export markets until production of the C-Class luxury sedan began in June.
Volvo calls its technology application Autopilot to suggest the driver will be able to relinquish control of the vehicle. Designers and engineers envision a car of the future that operates like an aircraft....More
Lawmakers in Brussels hope to see connected cars on European Union roads as soon as 2015. Authorities in Austria, Germany and the Netherlands already have agreed to cooperate on installing roadside communication infrastructure....More
Slightly more than 82% of respondents to a recent insurance survey said they wouldn't purchase a self-driving car. The primary objections: Safety concerns and fear the price of the vehicles would be too high....More
A Continental Automotive study shows U.S. consumers saying they would pay a premium of $1,500 for features such as automated driving on freeways and in heavy traffic, while Germans would pay twice as much....More