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GM's NHTSA Petition For Cars Without Steering Wheels Open For Comments
On March 19, 2019, NHTSA published General Motors' petition seeking a temporary exemption in order to field a fleet of its fourth generation Cruise AV vehicles without traditional vehicle controls.
United States
29 Mar 2019
China Using Revised Subsidies To Dominate Future Global EV Production
Starting around 2010, China introduced a series of electric vehicle subsidies aimed at greatly improving the adoption of EVs throughout the country.
United States
29 Jan 2019
Solving The U.S.-China Trade Deficit With Chinese IPOs
The U.S.-China trade deficit, which last year totaled $376 billion, has become the center of an ongoing trade war between the two nations.
United States
29 Nov 2018
Whose Fault Is It Anyway? The Show Where The Points Don't Matter And The Rules Are Made Up
With the prevalence and advancements of autonomous vehicles continuously gaining traction, many are left wondering ...
United States
29 Oct 2018
From Econobox To Land Yacht: Upsizing Electric Vehicles For Larger Margins
When the Toyota Prius was first introduced to the United States back in 2000 (and to Japan earlier in 1997), it set the stage for a distant future tsunami of hybrid models.
United States
10 Sep 2018
GM Maven's Peer-To-Peer Car Rentals Break New Ground In Car Ownership
Earlier this week, General Motors unveiled its latest introduction of peer-to-peer (P2P) car sharing on its Maven platform.
United States
2 Aug 2018
Recharging Electric Vehicle Incentive Limits
Recently, Representative Peter Welch of Vermont introduced legislation restructuring the planned phase out for the current electric vehicle $7500 federal tax credit.
United States
12 Jul 2018
Carrot Or Stick: Strategies Successfully Encouraging EV Adoption
In 2017, for the first time ever, Norway registered more electric and hybrid vehicles than traditional vehicles with internal combustion engines.
United States
14 Jun 2018
Drinking And Driving: How Driverless Cars Will Overturn South Dakota v. Dole To Push The Drinking Age Back To 18
The drinking age in the United States has historically teetered between 18 and 21. Under pressure surrounding the Vietnam War, Congress rolled back the minimum drinking age from 21 to 18 to reflect the draft age.
United States
21 May 2018
China To Relax Joint Venture Requirements For Manufacturing
On Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced a planned rollback of the manufacturing foreign ownership limits first set forth in the 1990s ...
23 Apr 2018
Will The Sharing Economy Extend To Automotive Patents?
In a recent article published by Bloomberg, we are once again reminded of the litigious nature of some of Silicon Valley's biggest players.
United States
12 Jan 2018
Battery Development In The Auto Industry Leads To Electrification Of Ships And Planes
With the release of the new Tesla semi-truck in November, the public's attention was captured with the idea of emission-free movement of freight.
United States
8 Dec 2017
Does Repeal Of The EV Tax Credit Really Matter?
Last week, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives released their first attempt at tax reform legislation.
United States
10 Nov 2017
From Vacuums To Electric Cars: How Dyson Should Fit Into The Auto Industry By 2020
A few weeks ago, another player threw its hat into the ring of outsiders hoping to bring electric cars to the masses.
United States
23 Oct 2017
New Ownership Model Accelerates Adoption Of Electric Vehicles
While recent innovations in batteries have been driving down the cost of electric vehicles, electric vehicles still initially cost a premium over their gasoline-powered counterparts, even with the assistance of large tax subsidies.
United States
29 Sep 2017
With Electric Cars On The Horizon, The Internal Combustion Engine Fights Back
Turbulence in global fuel economy standards are putting new pressures on the automotive industry to shift its thinking on gasoline and electrification.
United States
22 Aug 2017
STRONGER Patents Act of 2017 Disadvantages Domestic Manufacturers
In late June, Senators Coons, Cotton, Durbin, and Hirono introduced the STRONGER Patents Act of 2017.
United States
21 Jul 2017
Is Congress Finally Getting Serious About Curtailing Design Patents In The Auto Industry?
In recent years, OEMs have been growing their design patent portfolios at a rapid pace. Specifically, OEMs have been securing patent protection on replacement parts...
United States
3 Jul 2017
What the Supreme Court's Latest Patent Decision Means For Automotive Suppliers
In this case, the Court took affirmative steps to limit the control a company may exercise under patent law over subsequent sales of its patented product.
United States
12 Jun 2017
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