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Bill Hampton
Editor-in-Chief, AutoBeat Daily

Ford COVID-19 Response, 25 Days On

The company is working with its partners tirelessly to address the needs of taking on the pandemic
#3M #Ford #facilities

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.
#Tesla #Cadillac #AlfaRomeo

Managing a Higher-Voltage Future

Tougher emission regulations and expanding in-car electronics are pushing carmakers into increasingly higher-voltage power systems, notes Mary Gustanski, chief technology officer for Delphi Technologies.

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. 
#Ford #sustainability #Jeep

On-Demand Webinars

Check out recordings of past live webinars on trending automotive topics. 


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.


The Law and Autonomous Cars

Features that enable your car to drive itself are coming to market now, but regulations to govern their performance have lagged, notes Jennifer Dukarski, an attorney with the Butzel Long law firm.


Airbags That Think Ahead

Airbag systems are increasingly sophisticated in their ability to deploy with just the right speed and strength to help maximize occupant safety.

Carmakers Ask for a Timeout on Emissions in Europe

COVID-19 blamed for clogging the certification process
#emissions #europe

UN Unveils Rules for Autonomy, Software Updates, Cybersecurity

Standards aim to help regulators monitor tech developments

Europe’s Carmakers Heading Wrong Way on CO2 Limits

Emissions continue to creep up as tougher limits take effect.
#emissions #europe

New Hampshire Readies Flying Cars…for Roads

“Jetson Bill” targets roadable aircrafts
#Daimler #Volkswagen #Hyundai

Foretellix Aims to Fortify Autonomous Testing

Much more testing is needed, but it’s the quality not quantity that will make the difference
#Volkswagen #tech #Tesla

California Classifies Ride-Hailing Drivers as Employees…for Now

Voters will get their chance to weigh in later this year

Michigan Okays Auto Production Starting May 11

Step eases supply chain bottleneck for other factories too
#Ford #FiatChryslerAutomobiles #GeneralMotors

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

Trump Vows “At Least a Little Bit” of Auto Industry Aid

Partsmakers say they are in dire need.

GM Robo-Cars Cleared to Carry Civilians

Another step closer to autonomous shuttle service
#GeneralMotors #Waymo #Chevrolet

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?
#Jeep #Mahindra #Tata