autonomous vehicles


Smart headlights, rear-view camera mirrors top J.D. Power Tech Choice Study

TweetDETROIT — Smart headlights and rear-view camera mirrors are the most requested technologies that consumers would like to have in a future vehicle, according to a new J.D. Power study released on Tuesday. However, most consumers are still skeptical of self driving technologies. The findings were announced on Tuesday during an Automotive Press Association meeting inside the Detroit Athletic Club. The J.D. Power study took place online from January-February 2017. It is based upon more than 8,500 consumers who purchased or leased a new vehicle within the last five years.Read More

WATCH: Autonomous vehicles discussed at 2017 SAE World Congress Experience (WCX17)

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center for the 2017 SAE World Congress Experience (WCX17). Much of the discussion dealt with autonomous vehicles–ones that can drive themselves. In this video, watch for interviews with Ford’s Ken Washington, Hewlett-Packard’s Nigel Upton and Jeffery Sankey from the Transportation Research Center. You’ll also hear a snippet from Pete Tseronis’ speech titled “Self-Driving Cars: The Result of Secure Transformative Innovation.”  

Bill Ford talks Trump and autonomous cars at Automotive News World Congress

TweetDETROIT — Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford discussed President-Elect Donald Trump and autonomous (self-driving) vehicles at the 2017 Automotive News World Congress. He spoke on Tuesday evening inside the Detroit Marriott inside the Renaissance Center. Back in September, Ford CEO Mark Fields said the automaker would move all small car production to a new facility that would be built in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Then, Donald Trump fired back saying, “When that car comes back across the border into our country that now comes in free, we’re gonnaRead More

WATCH: “The Future of Autonomous Vehicles” Fireside Chat in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center in downtown Detroit for the 2016 Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit. In this video, you’ll see a fireside chat about “The Future of Autonomous Vehicles.” You’ll hear from General Motors Executive Vice President Mark Reuss and Prof. Raj Rajkumar from Carnegie Mellon University. Thompson Reuters Transportation Editor Joe White will serve as the moderator. What do automakers need to do to get it right? Self-driving cars are being called the biggest change facing the industry since the horse-and-buggy. These autonomous vehicles will beRead More

Analysts: Car sharing, autonomous vehicles to disrupt the automotive industry

TweetDETROIT — The 2016 Society of Automotive Analysts’ Automotive Outlook Conference was held at the Gem Theatre on Sunday, January 10.  This new venue was very well received.  The topic today was “Disruptors and the Auto Industry.” Phil LeBeau, CNBC auto and airline industry reporter, discussed the Disruptors 50 in technology.  He listed the top ten from this years list which includes UBER, and EcoMotors, just to name a couple.  “There are a lot of tech companies and pharmaceuticals.  Tesla, Google and Apple are not on the list because they areRead More

PHOTOS: 2015 Connected Car Expo (CCE) at JW Marriott Downtown LA’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the JW Marriott in downtown Los Angeles for the 2015 Connected Car Expo (CCE). This year’s exhibit floor will bring a diverse mix of companies together under one roof, ranging from exciting startups in the transportation space to innovation-forward automakers (such as Volvo, Hyundai and OnStar) to established tier one suppliers (like Garmin and Faurecia). Industry and media attendees attending CCE 2015 can explore everything from in-vehicle security innovations and autonomous driving solutions to augmented reality and car sharing platforms.

U-M opens Mcity test environment for connected and driverless vehicles

TweetANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan today opened Mcity, the world’s first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars. “We believe that this transformation to connected and automated mobility will be a game changer for safety, for efficiency, for energy, and for accessibility,” said Peter Sweatman, director of the U-M Mobility Transformation Center. “Our cities will be much better to live in, our suburbs will be much better to live in. These technologiesRead More