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Driving and Tech News Roundup: September

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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.

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