The mobility market is very much about urbanisation and this will give opportunities for car-sharing, says Sebastien Hofelich CEO of BMW’s DriveNow operation. He also sees enormous growth potential especially if local authorities consider banning privately owned vehicles from city centres.
Study show in mass markets, safety systems and cloud-based functions could prevent about 260,000 injury accidents, save 390,000 tons of carbon-dioxide emissions and offer average drivers an extra 31 hours of free time on the highway. Tom Murphy reports.
Also in the news this week are: BMW, Ford, Volkswagen, Daimler, Intel, Delphi, Mobileye, European Commission, Google, Android Auto, Tesla, Consumer Watchdog, The Consumer Technology Association, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, The Centre for Auto Safety and Public Citizen.
Every nut and bolt is scrutinised for weight savings and so is every door seal, scrap of leather and piece of sound insulation. As vehicles get lighter there are unsung heroes hidden everywhere. Drew Winter reports.