FCA US is recalling 1.4 million vehicles in the US to send the owners a software upgrade to prevent potential hacks. The issue stems from the weakness recently discovered in the Uconnect system in a Jeep Cherokee.
Florida Official Says State Is Courting Autonomous Tech Companies
Since NASA's space-shuttle program ended four years ago, many of the hangars and buildings on the sprawling Kennedy Space Center launch site have gone unoccupied. Florida officials have a plan to change that.
The Brookings Institution is forecasting upheaval in local government as the rise of autonomous cars radically changes some of the ways they collect money. In just one example, the driverless vehicles are going to behave more safely on the road, which means less revenue from people paying for tickets.
Ford has patented a way to use information about things like road grade and navigation data to more efficiently make use of the adaptive cruise control. The system seems perfect to help autonomous vehicles maximize their fuel economy.
GM now has a patent for a cloud-based system to transfer personalization settings between vehicles, including the seating position, audio presets, contacts, and much more. The automaker sees useful applications for car sharing services and rental companies.
The consortium of German automakers hoping to buy Nokia's Here mapping division may have won with a bid for the equivalent of about $2.7 billion. The official details of the purchase haven't been made public, and some insiders claim the negotiations aren't done yet.
Kandi Launches Carsharing In Luzhou; Grassley Fights For Renewables In Tax Bill
Kandi adds 1,500 EVs for carsharing in Luzhou, China. Urban Air Institute says E0 is more harmful to engines than E10. Senator Grassley fights for inclusion of renewable energy in tax bill. Scientists develop microcapsules for self-extinguishing batteries.
Officials Hope Mcity's Opening Keeps Auto Jobs Entrenched
A fake city rising from the middle of a Midwestern college campus is more than a proving ground for autonomous and connected car technology expected to revolutionize American roads. It's a lynchpin in Michigan's strategy to stay economically relevant and prevent automotive technology jobs from being poached by Silicon Valley.