Perspectives on Automotive
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August 13, 2018 – At 9:48 AM on August 7th, via Twitter, Elon Musk stunned Wall Street by announcing his intention to take Tesla Inc. (“Tesla”), the world’s preeminent electric car manufacturer and already the most valuable automaker in the U.S., private at $420 a share.
In November, 2016, the FTC amended the Used Car Rule, and made significant changes to the Buyers Guide. The amended Rule required dealers to begin displaying the revised Buyers Guide beginning January 28, 2018.
It’s time to pass the ball. Local transportation agency chiefs and researchers told a U.S. Senate panel Wednesday that the federal government’s lead on coordinating investment and fine-tuning regulations will be crucial to getting the nation’s highway infrastructure ready for connected and autonomou
If you are tired of simply racing cars in arcades, then this could be the job for you. Consumer surveys point to lingering public concerns about the safety of self-driving cars even as the technology launches this year with Waymo’s robot-taxi service in Phoenix.
California federal judge granted O’Reilly Auto Enterprises bid for partial summary judgment on an employee’s Private Attorneys General Act claim, finding her proposed wage-and-hour class action suit did not offer any evidence that O’Reilly violated state labor codes with respect to other workers.
Those taxi and Uber drivers will have some Olympic competition of their own! A self-driving car service could be on Tokyo’s public roads in time for the 2020 Olympics as Japan looks to drive investment in new technology to drive economic growth, according to a government strategic review announced.
Well, it looks like Waymo and FCA US are getting along. Google affiliate Waymo will purchase up to 62,000 additional Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans from FCA US starting later this year to begin a national expansion of the company's public driverless ride-hailing fleet, the two companies said.
Say it isn't so! Tea leaves are notoriously imprecise when it comes to divining the future, but as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has left us no other signs about what the next five years hold for the automaker he is about to leave, tea leaves will have to do.
Kon'nichiwa Motor City. Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors Co’s autonomous vehicle unit Cruise, the companies said, a deal that validates the venerable Detroit automaker’s leadership in self-driving cars and sent GM shares up nearly 13 percent.
Location, location, location. Mapping startup Mapbox Inc said it is teaming up with Microsoft Corp, Intel Corp and Softbank Group Corp’s ARM Holdings chip unit to deepen its push into providing maps for self-driving cars. Mapbox does not make a mapping app itself.
Following a tweet from President Donald Trump that there was “big news coming soon” for the automotive industry, the Department of Commerce (DOC) formally announced on May 24, 2018 an investigation into the impact of certain automotive imports on US national security interests.
On April 23, 2018 and May 10, 2018, Partner Russell McRory gave two presentations to automotive dealer counsel and dealer principals.
The dealers (and lenders) got a big win when the US House voted to strike down an Obama-era auto-lending safeguard a novel maneuver that consumer watchdogs warn could expose decades of federal regulation to the same fate.
Jump on the bandwagon and go for a ride …. Car makers BMW, General Motors, Ford and Renault are the big names behind a new group announced to explore the potential of the blockchain in the automotive and mobility space.
Big brother is starting to watch and pay attention. Advocates for automation have maintained that the recent tragedies involving autonomous cars shouldn't detract from the likelihood that driverless technology is eliminating human error and making driving safer.