Germany will test "eco lanes" for green cars and carpools. The German state of Baden-Württemberg will conduct a six-month study of the so-called Umweltstreifen, which would be available to EVs, cars with multiple occupants as well as any car meeting the Euro 6 emissions standards. The state hopes to measure the effect on air quality and to figure out a way to restrict access to ineligible vehicles. The inclusion of certain conventional vehicles could mean this idea fares better than a failed 2013 proposal to create eco lanes specifically for EVs. Read more at Green Car Reports.
A new time-lapse video shows Bosch adding its autonomous driving technology to a Tesla Model S. Bosch has purchased two identical Model S cars on which to test its own technology. The video gives us some numbers from the procedure: 50 new components, 400 cable ties, 1,300 meters (4,265 feet) of cable and 1,400 man hours of labor. Recently, Bosch released a CGI mock-up video of what a self-driving Tesla could look like. Tesla has announced its own autonomous driving aspirations, which it is building into its current vehicles for use with a later over-the-air update. See the video above, and read more at Transport Evolved.