REGULATIONS

A New Term to Get Used to: “Disownership”

The way people are going to get transportation is changing the world over. Get ready for it.

Gary S. Vasilash
Transportation Editor, Gardner Business Media

A Closer Look at How Steel Cars Impact the Environment

The people at the SMDI want you to know that over its entire lifecycle, steel has a lot less global warming potential than aluminum. 
#Chevrolet #Ford #Toyota

The Math of Plugging In

“Our aim is for new petrol and diesel cars and vans to be phased out in Scotland by 2032—eight years ahead of the target set by the UK Government.”
#sustainability #Nissan

Meeting Emissions Regs with Gasoline Filters

This year, Euro 6c emissions regulations come into effect and in 2020, China 6 regs kick in.  One consequence of this is that several OEMs have decided that it is necessary to equip vehicles with particulate filters—and these are gasoline-powered, not diesel engines.

U.S. Guidelines for Self-Driving Cars

This autumn the U.S. announced new guidelines for autonomous-car developers that set a framework without dictating one technology over another, notes Jennifer Dukarski, an attorney with Detroit-area law firm Butzel Long.

January 7, 9am CST

AutoBeat Live is a monthly 30-minute show featuring conversations with leading observers of and people in the auto industry. Each episode will include insights about what’s happening—things that may affect suppliers to the industry. 

CARB OKs Kandi

Looking for a small EV and live in California? Then the K27 may be the car for you.

Considering Reshoring: The Pros and Cons

Politically it may be popular. But logistically and economically it may not necessarily be advantageous
#Honda #Toyota #BMW

Thermal Sensors for Vehicular and Pedestrian Safety

Detecting heat energy can make a big difference for braking in time to prevent accidents

Veoneer Exec Tapped to Head AV Computing Consortium

Creating standards for sensors and processors
#people

Automakers, Suppliers Release AV Policy Roadmap for U.S.

Adapting and harmonizing safety standards to speed development and deployment of autonomous driving technologies
#tech

Honda Gets Level 3 OK in Japan

Next-gen autonomous tech to debut in Legend luxury sedan early next year
#tech #Honda #asia

California Classifies Ride-Hailing Drivers as Employees…for Now

Voters will get their chance to weigh in later this year

How Much Will COVID-19 Impact Automotive R&D Spending?

Virtually all automakers and suppliers expect to reduce r&d spending this year, but company size and location make a difference.
#emissions #tech

Mahindra Crossover Wins First-Ever Global NCAP “Safer Choice” Award

This award was established to get safer vehicles on the roads in India. But are there implications beyond that country?
#Jaguar #Land Rover #Mahindra

A Scary Look at the Auto Industry

A witch, a clown, a masked vigilante, and a doctor go into a studio. . . .
#Jeep #Toyota #Ford

Robots in the Auto Industry

When it comes to the deployment of robots, the auto industry is the hands-down leader. Or maybe that should be “gripper down”
#Volkswagen #GeneralMotors #sustainability

Supplier Study and 2025

"We remain committed to the ethos of our founder, Sir Harry Ricardo, who in 1915 set out on a mission to ‘maximize efficiency and eliminate waste.’”
#Eaton #Ford #sustainability