In a speech Sunday opening a week-long Intelligent Transportation Systems World Congress, GM CEO Mary Barra says V2V and Super Cruise autonomous technology contain authentic market and societal benefits....More
Discussions at the ITS World Congress in Detroit will center on questions about legislation, data protection and liability – specifically, where it rests if a computer-guided car goes the wrong way and causes mayhem, injury or death....More
Work at the technical center will continue to involve several Bosch divisions, including Electrical Drives, Starter Motors and Generators, as well as Chassis Systems Control and Automotive Electronics....More
The concept of an autopilot is not new, particularly in aerospace. But Owens notes even the airline industry has never crossed that threshold by placing hundreds of lives solely in the digital hands of a computer....More
Delphi hosted a media event to highlight connectivity and active safety at its Auburn Hills, MI, Customer Technology Center. Other suppliers have demonstrated self-driving functionality on the road, but Delphi's prototypes at the event were stationary.
The automaker has had a formal partnership with Google for more than two years and Apple content will be available on the screens of Mercedes vehicles starting in mid-2016. But informal relationships also are important....More
SmartWitness Managing Director Simon Marsh says two-thirds of motorists believe the government is premature in allowing driverless cars on U.K. roads and more tests are needed to ensure the safety of the new technology....More
“We must recognize that fully driverless cars require a great deal more comprehensive testing and development before they can be made commercially available in the U.K. – or anywhere in the world,” says a top insurance industry official....More
The Henry Ford in Dearborn will host this weekend’s celebration of creativity in parts of the museum and adjacent parking lot. The family-friendly festival is like a traveling circus, highlighting the works of local tinkerers at each stop....More
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.
Additional North American production capacity in 2016 from a new plant at Volkswagen and increases at existing facilities among other automakers will raise available straight-time production to 18.4 million units....More
It used to be no one got to see the new model before its big reveal. Now automakers are leaking early glimpses of future cars and trucks through spy photographers and other means. Is this a good thing?...More