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Ford COVID-19 Response, 25 Days On

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

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.
#AlfaRomeo #Cadillac #Tesla

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. 
#Nissan #Honda #Hyundai

October 1, 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. 

Autonomous Vehicles

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.

Autonomous Vehicles

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.

Porsche Launches Probe into Gas Engine Cheating

A new wrinkle in VW Group’s diesel engine emissions scandal?
#europe #Audi #Volkswagen

Carmakers Ask for a Timeout on Emissions in Europe

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

UN Unveils Rules for Autonomy, Software Updates, Cybersecurity

Standards aim to help regulators monitor tech developments

Ford Chides Rivals on California Emission Levels

Ads challenge other carmakers to beat federal fuel economy standards through 2026.

California Seeks to Ban IC Vehicles in 2035

Goal creates another confrontation with federal regulators

Nikola Chairman Quits Amid Controversy

Stock price continues to tumble
#people #Nikola

Europe’s Carmakers Heading Wrong Way on CO2 Limits

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

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
#GeneralMotors #Chrysler #facilities

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 #Chevrolet #Waymo