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NMA Article: Car of the Future News Roundup

The NMA staff has recently noticed a tremendous uptick in connected/driverless car, hybrid/electric car and car/ride sharing news stories and editorials.   Because there has been a great deal of car of the future stories, we wanted to separate the current reality of our regular Driving News with the hyper-reality of the Car of the Future.  Here is a roundup of stories that might be of interest to you just from the last two weeks with regards to the Car of the Future.


Carsharing & Ridesharing


Taxes and Ridesharing Companies undermine Carsharing Companies.


The future of paratransit might well be in the hands of ridesharing companies.


Slugs expected to come of the woodwork in VA.  They are not the bug kind too.


WhaTech recently released a report on trends for car sharing with a 2021 industry forecast analysis.


Connected Cars


CBS Money Watch reports that Carmakers Unite to Fight against Car Hacking.


If you drive a connected car, do you know what kind of information your car is tracking on you and how is that data being used?


Both Michigan and Florida both are working hard to become the testing ground for driverless car technology.  Florida is getting a head start with the building of some smart highways.


Hybrid Cars


U.S. News & World Report asked the question ARE HYBRIDS WORTH IT?


Here is article on 10 States that Charge Extra Fees on Plug-in Cars.


Electric Cars


Tesla—Elon Musk revealed big plans for Tesla.  Business Insider has an article on the 11 Things Elon Musk just revealed about Tesla’s Plan for the Future!


Californians bought more electric cars in June than all the other states combined.


Seattle plans to install hundreds of electric car charging stations.


Autoblog reports that the Obama Administration wants automakers to create 200-mile EV that can charge in 10 minutes.


Driverless Cars


SlashGear Website had an interesting report that looked at two different studies about carsharing and driverless technology.  One item, both reports suggested was a need for a shared mapping and traffic system platform.  The article also wondered out loud that if a fleet of cars are on the road along with all of regular car owners, won’t that make traffic congestion even worse?


Columbus, OH, the city that won the $40 million Smart City grant from the U.S. DOT wants to leap frog over light rail and go for driverless cars.  Columbus is currently the largest U.S. city without any rail transit.


Most of us who loves cars, appreciate German engineering.  Washington Post recently ran an article entitled, Why clean tech and driverless cars are the future of German engineering.


Nice Infographic from Engineering.com website on THE ROAD TO DRIVERLESS CARS.


The AllGov Website had an interesting story on Automakers Reliance on People to take Emergency Control of their Self-Driving Car may be a Fatal Flaw!


The Competitive Enterprise Institute has released an extensive report on AUTHORIZING AUTOMATED VEHICLE PLATOONING, a guide for State Legislatures.  Automated vehicle platooning—often referred to as road trains, connected automated vehicles, or cooperative automated vehicles—is one of the more promising potential functions of automated vehicle technology. Platooned driverless vehicles can travel close together at highway speeds, which helps with traffic congestion and fuel economy. Great boon for trucking companies who could move more goods with less drivers.


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