Driving Dynamics has a fantastic 30-year heritage - and it all began when a race car driver realized that the most dangerous part of his day was getting to and from the racetrack.
New technology is often met with fear, and self-driving cars are no different. Americans are hesitant to trust autonomous vehicles, and there is also worry about the number of jobs the new technology might eliminate.
Yet the autonomous vehicle industry is creating jobs, especially as multiple companies race to put the first self-driving car into action.
"Autonomous cars are going to largely eliminate jobs seekers weren't interested in and create opportunities in work that people will find more rewarding," said Ian Siegel, co-founder and CEO of ZipRecruiter.
Read the article at CNBC.
For many drivers, a trip to the gas station is a forgettable inconvenience that occurs once or twice a week. The solution: a Silicon Valley company known as Yoshi, a gas-delivery start-up billing themselves as “Uber for gasoline,” functioning like a mobile gas station, using “field technicians” to fill up vehicles when they’re not being driven.
Yoshi has also begun offering customers other gas station staples, such as oil changes, tire checks, car washings and brake pad replacements. Using the company’s app customers interact with field technicians and an artificial intelligence bot named “Rachel,” which helps them schedule services.
Read the article at The Washington Post.
China is the world's largest car market, selling 29 million light vehicles a year. By 2025, China's new car sales will be double those of the United States, analysts said. To put that in perspective, about 17.2 million new light vehicles were sold last year in the U.S., according to Kelley Blue Book data.
Detroit's car companies must focus on growing their sales in China if they want to sustain total profits enough to succeed elsewhere in the world.
Read the article at Detroit Free Press.
The Trump administration’s plan to weaken fuel-efficiency rules for cars, is one of President Trump’s most consequential environmental rollbacks to date. The proposal unveiled last week will let cars pollute more, while stripping California of its right to set its own air-quality rules.
The administration’s proposal “is contrary to the facts and the law,” the California document says, before refuting point by point the Trump administration’s arguments for weakening the nation’s long-term goals for making vehicles more fuel efficient and less polluting.
Read the article at The New York Times.