NMA's Car of the Future  Watch

By National Motorists Association | The dawn of the connected and driverless car is here and the National Motorists Association wants to ensure that motorists' rights keep pace with technological advances. Each Sunday, check out the NMA Blog Post on the Car of the Future Check on our website at  www.motorists.org/blog/ and join the conversation on twitter  @motorists  #CaroftheFuture

Evolving Tech a Key Talking Point for Ford at CES

Jan. 15, 2018—Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Ford used a lengthy press conference to detail its autonomous vehicle …

Consumer Tech

How Automation Could Worsen Racial Inequality

Self-driving buses would knock out crucial jobs in black communities across the country.<p>All across the world, small projects demonstrating driverless buses and shuttles are cropping up: Las Vegas, Minnesota, Austin, Bavaria, Henan Province in China, Victoria in Australia. City governments are …

Driverless Cars

Car Bosses Give Lukewarm Endorsements to Their Own Electric Lineups

Global automakers, rarely shy about marketing themselves with glitz and confidence, are noticeably more sober about how customers may react to their …

Electric Vehicles

Self-driving cars are coming. This legislation will help ensure they're safe

As the North American International Auto Show kicks off this week at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, there will be the usual parade of new …

Transportation

Growing LiDAR Options Fuel Autonomous Vehicle Production

Jan 16, 2018<p>Driverless, or autonomous vehicle technology (AVs), is one of the most significant trends impacting the expanding universe of automation. …

Blackberry announces new cyber-security software at Detroit Auto Show

Blackberry continued to reinvent itself as an auto tech and cybersecurity software company by announcing the launch of its Jarvis software Monday at …

Southwestern Ontario

Flipboard on Flipboard

Global carmakers to invest at least $90 billion in electric vehicles<p>By Paul Lienert<p>DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's plan to double its electrified …

Big Brother on wheels: Why your car company may know more about you than your spouse.

DETROIT — Daniel Dunn was about to sign a lease for a Honda Fit last year when a detail buried in the lengthy agreement caught his eye.<p>Honda wanted to track the location of his vehicle, the contract stated, according to Dunn — a stipulation that struck the 69-year-old Temecula, Calif., retiree as a …

Automotive Industry

Apps, autonomy and ownership: Three ways driving is changing in 2018

DETROIT— New SUVs and trucks are dominating this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. But there’s more happening in the automotive industry than big tires and four-wheel drive. Here are three takeaways from the showroom that reveal the future of the car driving</b> …

Transportation

U.S. Regulators to Seek More Input for Autonomous Rule Revisions

U.S. transportation regulators plan to take another step toward rewriting federal rules hampering the development and adoption of autonomous …

Elaine Chao

The Trump administration plans to unveil revised self-driving auto guidelines this summer as the government sets out to rewrite regulations that pose …

Elaine Chao

Despite CES hype, self-driving cars are not for sale

Reality strikes at the Detroit Auto Show<p>After an onslaught of announcements about self-driving cars at CES, it’s almost hard to believe that even if you want to buy an autonomous vehicle, you can’t.<p>It’s a strange era, as car companies try their hand at something new: selling an idea, rather than a …

Transportation

Honda Brings Together Consortium of Tech Startups To Focus on Future Mobility

In case it isn’t obvious by now, the Consumer Electronics Show attracted just about every automaker that has a vested interest in future mobility. …

Transportation

Nissan-Renault Insists It’s ‘Not Going to Relinquish’ Leadership on Electric Mobility

Nissan Motors did not unveil a new electric vehicle at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. The Japanese automaker had a sizable expo display, but …

Electric Vehicles

GM Really Phoned It In For The Design Of Their Driverless Car

For as much hype as GM’s ‘production ready’ driverless, control-free car has gotten, both from GM themselves and the media, you’d think they’d have …

Transportation

The Long Road Ahead for Self-Driving Vehicles

Summoned by a Lyft app, a BMW 5 Series sedan picked us up last Sunday for the nearly two-mile ride to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.<p>No big deal, right? …

Caesars Palace

What’s it like to take a ride when the driver is 550 miles away?

LAS VEGAS - Technology from start-up firm Phantom Auto could help combat several of trucking’s critical security concerns.

Transportation

Governor Sandoval talks futuristic, autonomous vehicles in Nevada

Car Tech

Safety Advocates Say Not So Fast on Driverless Cars

Highway safety advocates are urging lawmakers to pump the brakes on the development of driverless cars.The group, Advocates for Highway and Auto …

Transportation

And the Award for Most Nauseating Self-Driving Car Goes to … - MIT Technology Review

In many ways this year’s CES looked a lot more like an autonomous-car show than a consumer electronics show.<p>There were announcements aplenty from the …

Transportation

Carmakers Risk Losing 40% Of Today's Profit Pools When Electric Robo-Taxis Take Off

Predicting the future of transportation is a dangerous game these days given all the disruption being caused by three big trends: vehicle electrification, autonomous driving, and shared mobility. Exactly how we’ll all be getting around in 10 or 15 years is still anyone’s guess at this point.<p>But at …

Electric Vehicles

Who Is Responsible for Accidents in Driverless Cars?

Fleets of driverless cars will soon be regularly rolling through the streets of major cities.<p>One of the thorniest questions in this new reality is …

Transportation

GM takes steering wheel, pedals out of Chevy Bolt, asks feds to allow testing

Look Ma, no hands and no feet. But first, what does Uncle Sam say?<p>General Motors has asked the government to approve test fleets of the latest …

Transportation

Smart Ag delivers first cloud-based platform for driverless tractors

AMES, IA - An Iowa technology company has unlocked the tremendous potential for automation in agriculture by developing the first cloud-based …

Agriculture

Florida retirement village tells residents to take a back seat with fleet of self-driving cars

A sprawling US retirement village has announced plans to introduce a self-driving taxi service next year.<p>Some 125,000 residents of The Villages …

At CES 2018, autonomous cars took the wheel and drove into the future

While many people associate CES with computers and gadgets, cars have become a major part of the trade show, particularly this year. CES 2018 saw a …

Transportation

Shiny New Objects at CES 2018

The NMA Foundation presents <i>The</i> <i>Car of the Future</i> weekly feature:January always gives a one-two punch for auto technology. First the CES (formerly the …

Transportation

The future of Ford: Connecting cars, bikes, stoplights

CLOSE<p>A mobile wifi hot spot for the car at just $15 monthly and a new neighborhood app that ties together all the security cameras top Jefferson …

Transportation

Hype Meets Reality as Electric Car Dreams Run Into Metal Crunch

By Elisabeth BehrmannElisabeth Behrmann, Jack FarchyJack Farchy and Sam DodgeSam Dodge<p>When BMW AG revealed it was designing electric versions of its …

Batteries