Driving and Tech News Roundup: SeptemberOctober 1, 2016 | in Defensive Driving Tips
Here are some of the best stories from around the world of driving and tech from September. Click on the links to read more about each story.
-A bill signed by Governor Jerry Brown of California approves the testing of self-driving cars without a human passenger.
-Volkswagen released new information on its fully electric car, the Volkswagen I.D at the Paris Motor Show.
-Nissan has teamed up with Microsoft to build an intelligent cloud, “allowing future Nissan vehicles to have advance navigation, predictive maintenance, remote monitoring of car features and over-the-air updates.”
-USA Today reported that Udacity, an online education organization will offer self-driving car engineer nanodegrees where graduates from the program will have the opportunity to work for major car companies, including Mercedes Benz.
-Ford revealed some new ideas and prototypes to make both drivers’ and commuters’ lives easier—such as Carr-E and On the Go H20 from their “Further with Ford” program.
-More “revolutionary breakthroughs” are expected in the coming years when it comes to car tech and keeping roads safe for elderly drivers.
-A new report from Gartner estimates that Wi-Fi in cars will increase from 6.9 million per year in 2015 to 61 million per year in 2020, which means that in the same year, Wi-Fi connected cars will pay for parking, gas and other services.
-One of Google’s self-driving cars was in its worst accident to date, due to the other vehicle running a red light and crashing into Google’s self-driving Lexus.
-Based on recent research from Supplier Insight and Component Forecast Analytics, new car technology features will drive $350 billion in incremental automotive supplier business opportunities by 2021.← Ooooh, That Smell: How to Get Your Car to Stop Stinking | How to Make Sure Your Car Seat is Really Safe →