Driving and Tech News Roundup: August 2016

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Here are some of the best stories from around the world of driving and tech from August. Click on the links to read more about each story.

Singapore is currently in a trial period testing the world’s first self-driving taxi service with members of the public selected to take a ride.

The auto industry and the communications industry are clashing when it comes to talking cars, as cable television and high-tech industries want to use government radio airwaves for Wi-Fi services, and therefore inhibiting the auto industry.

The National Safety Council is reporting that Labor Day 2016 could be the most deadly since 2008 as car crash deaths are rising in the U.S.

U.S. auto sales in August dropped 5.2 percent compared to August 2015, as forecasters predict that 2015 was peak for the auto sales industry.

The 2016 Nielsen AutoTECHCAST report found that U.S. consumers are most interested in technology aimed toward safety, followed by connectivity, comfort and convenience, driver assistance and fuel efficiency.  

Amazon has recently launched “Amazon Vehicles” to help consumers get more information about the car they’re interested in as well as leave reviews for cars.

Mobileye and Delphi Automotive have announced a partnership to help speed up the self-driving car technology process.

Volvo is investing in partnerships and technology to help make their cars more efficient and autonomous and as such, is quietly becoming a tech superpower.

Verizon looks to move past its competitors by purchasing two vehicle tracking firms and investing in car technology.

 

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