The most difficult part of future vehicle infrastructure-integration activities will be social and institutional issues regarding privacy, liability for system failures and ownership of the wireless networks....More
Many active driver aids protect motorists from themselves and others on the road, yet if not used responsibly, they have the potential to instill overconfidence and do more harm than good, a supplier executive says....More
Sensor sophistication, validation capability and assuring performance in adverse environmental conditions are key stumbling blocks, but Chris Urmson says these are not insurmountable....More
The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI, hosted its fifth annual Maker Faire Detroit this past weekend in highlighting the importance of grassroots innovation and problem-solving. Some 400 creators participated in this year’s event, including 100 for the first time.
“What we are finding is manufacturers are not only bringing technology in faster than we thought they would, they are also bringing different technology to fruition than what we anticipated,” says the EPA’s Michael Olechiw....More
The earnings swoon also reflected difficulties in international markets, specifically South America, where economic headwinds are affecting sales, and in Europe, where GM continues to book losses as it restructures its business....More
In October 2013, trade between NAFTA partners totaled $103.1 billion, up 4.5% from a year earlier, marking the first month in the pact’s history in which trade exceeded $100 billion in a single month....More
Economic recovery is weak and gradual, unemployment remains stubbornly high and Europe faces a growing and acute economic challenge from other global regions. We will only deliver the full potential benefits of the Single Market if we set a genuinely new course for Europe....More