The Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) held its 19th Annual Conference this week in suburban Detroit under the theme: “The Industry’s New Landscape.” And while much of the day was devoted to autonomous vehicle developments and the … [Read more...] about Automotive Supplier Industry Experts Convene in Detroit and Share 2018 Outlook
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Is it a good idea for two 80,000-pound 18-wheelers to tailgate one another? Many states are considering that issue, due to the emergence of technology designed to make trucks safer, coupled with vehicle-to-vehicle communications. These technologies would allow two … [Read more...] about Platooning Tractor-Trailers – Is it Safe?
Slowly, in the background of our day-to-day lives, cities and their suburban counterparts have been gaining intelligence. Stoplights are timed and monitored by a suite of cameras and sensors; traffic patterns are tracked and analyzed by Watson-like computer systems; … [Read more...] about Cities Need Autonomous Vehicles Just as Much as Autonomous Vehicles Need Roads to Drive Down
Automakers and suppliers have been joined by a growing list of early-stage and established technology companies from outside the traditional automotive supply base in the race to build a truly connected car, and ultimately the first completely autonomous vehicle.That was among … [Read more...] about Tech Startups Play Critical Role in Development of Self-Driving Cars, According to Foley Survey
One of the more bedeviling problems for the automotive industry (and for manufacturers in general) is how to alert consumers to pending recalls, and getting consumers to comply with those recalls. According to NHTSA, only 70% of recalled vehicles are repaired, even though … [Read more...] about FAST Act Recall Pilot Program Gets Underway in Maryland