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Either as a lesson from the smartphone patent wars, or a non-confrontational culture, automakers are keen to avoid patent wars as they computerize their vehicles.  However, in an effort to capture as much of the electric and/or autonomous vehicle market as possible and drive demand for their vehicles, the automotive industry appears to be revamping its business strategy when it comes to leveraging their patent portfolios.…
What if the automotive industry builds autonomous vehicles and no one wants them?  What if no one trusts them well enough to want to own one or ride in one?  This is precisely what was addressed at the recent World Congress Experience.  The lack of regulations, be they national, state, regional or local is definitely a hindrance to the adoption of a more autonomous future.…
Guest Author: Jim Saber, President & CEO – NextEnergy If you follow the developing electric mobility industry, you will find articles and announcements on new concept and production vehicles, battery technologies to improve vehicle range, electric vehicle charging networks, mobility services, etc. on a daily basis. It is a race to bring to the market new vehicles and services which appeal to consumers and satisfy regulators and policy makers.…
Almost three years after the UK’s 2016 referendum to exit the EU (“Brexit”), there is no UK agreement on the substantive terms of exit or its timing.  It is clear, however, that Brexit is causing devastating economic loss and unemployment, particularly in UK’s motor vehicle industry.…
Since the enactment of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Mexican customs authorities have had the ability to conduct verifications to confirm the NAFTA origin of goods imported into Mexico (NAFTA origin audits). As the years have passed, however, verifications have become more frequent and sophisticated as to the information and documents authorities expect to receive as evidence to maintain preferential admission into the country.…
As cities prepare for not only the return of every park-visitor’s favorite seasonal bird, the menace known as the Canadian Goose, cities are also bracing for the seasonal arrival of scooter sharing services like Lime, Bird, Spin and their competitors along their curbs and on street corners throughout urban cores. Unlike the Canadian Goose, which does what it wants, when it wants, to whomever it wants to, cities are looking to not only…
The transition from traditional manufacturing techniques and technologies to techniques leveraging automation and data exchange technologies, cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things, cloud computing and cognitive computing, sometimes referred to as “Industry 4.0,” holds great promise for manufacturers but, like any change, also holds dangers for the unwary.    …
Anyone following electric vehicle news in the past several months may feel like they are watching a yo-yo: first one analyst will predict an EV boom, and then another analyst will predict an EV sales slowdown.  However, despite the differences of opinion on short term sales, signs continue to point to long term sustained growth in EVs sales.…
Machine Learning. Deep Learning. Data Mining. Predictive Analytics. Natural Language Processing. These are the buzzwords used to describe the pivotal artificial intelligence (AI) space. Companies in every industry, from automotive and electronics to financial services, health care and life sciences, are working to deploy these advanced technology methods in order to bring their innovations to the next level. AI can help pathologists identify diseases, and physicians better assess brain health. It can help bankers automate…