National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

23rd January 2017

Weekly Brief: Tesla Autopilot cleared of causing fatal crash

While many thought the EV carmaker would get a public rebuke for its autonomous function, NHTSA gave it a ringing endorsement. Andrew Tolve reports. After a nine-month investigation into...

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5th December 2016

Weekly Brief: VW launches Moia as ‘mobility’ brand

German carmaker’s assault on mobility market begins with its 13th standalone bonnet badge while European manufacturers join forces to invest in EV infrastructure. Paul Myles and Andrew Tolve report....

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31st October 2016

Weekly Brief: ‘Pigs will fly’ by 2026 according to Uber

Why sit in traffic when you can fly right over it? That's the credo behind Uber's latest initiative, Uber Elevate, which aims to put flying cars on the road...

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26th September 2016

Weekly Brief: US regulators test guidelines boost for autonomous

The US government has just issued comprehensive guidelines governing driverless cars and it's about dang time, many believe. Because for the past two years of self-driving cars have been...

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1st August 2016

Weekly Brief: INRIX taps car big data to revolutionise billboards

At high motorway speeds, you can't process much from a billboard. Maybe a word or two. A bold image. In gridlock, on the other hand, you can consume whole...

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4th July 2016

Weekly Brief: Tesla’s ‘killer robot’ raises fears for driverless tech

He was watching Harry Potter. That’s the eerie, almost cartoonish detail that automakers now must answer to in the wake of the first deadly accident involving a robot driven...

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13th June 2016

Weekly Brief: TU-Automotive Detroit 2016 grabs the connected car headlines

In this week’s Brief: TU-Automotive Detroit, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Octo Telematics, State Auto, Movimento, Sierra Wireless, Qualcomm, INRIX, PayByPhone, Symantec, Nissan Airbiquity, Infiniti, VoiceBox, INRIX Open Car...

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15th February 2016

Weekly Brief: US government says computers can replace humans as ‘the driver’

Roses are red, violets are blue, self-driving cars are legal and coming to a street near you. Love, NHTSA Okay, so maybe the US federal government didn’t phrase it...

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21st January 2016

Don’t worry, cracks in the autonomous road are just disrupters!

Thilo Koslowski, vice-president, analyst and founder of Gartner's Automotive Practice, has said that, ultimately, the car will become a node in a much bigger network. This will create new...

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