As the automotive industry races toward electrification and autonomy, vehicle manufacturers ought to be fast-tracking the development of flexible and integrated electric vehicle /autonomous platforms that can ultimately transition into mobility intelligence platforms. But are they?
Massachusetts Question 1 proposes to augment a 2013 Right to Repair Law to enable better access to telematics systems along an accelerated timeline. Could this be an invitation to nation-state actors and global terrorist organizations, a new privacy threat or marketing exploitation?
Lidar and other emitting sensor systems that unmanned vehicles need to map the world around them also allow adversaries to easily detect their presence, in some cases from long distances away. DARPA is working to come up with an alternative that it describes as an 'invisible headlight.'
Ferrari unveiled its new Portofino M, a convertible sports car which boasts a 612-hp turbo-charged 3.9 liter V8 motor, and an 8-speed gearbox. The previous Portofino made do with 592 hp and the new one costs about 4% more at an estimated $245,000 in the U.S..
COVID-19 temporarily collapsed oil demand, aggressively promoting electric vehicles through regulations in the US, Europe and China can ensure that oil demand never recovers, allowing the world to fight climate change and have clean air.
New car and SUV sales in the European Union fell 18.9% in August, bringing the fall for the first 8 months of 2020 to 32% or 6.1 million. Forecasters see seeds of recovery and for the full year but there are worries the recovery might be stopped in its tracks by a second wave of the coronavirus.
The need to work from home caused by the Covid-19 pandemic may lead to new mobility choices and the concept of the 20-minute city according to international architectural, development and planning firm Gensler.