Auto industry will become 5G customer down the road, says SEAT

Seat Ateca

Automakers will be big consumers for next-generation telecoms networks, helping to justify investment in 5G, but the requirement to be more innovative if the technology is to take off, Spain’s SEAT stated on Monday. The deployment of 5G promises to associate everything from vehicles to household devices but will need prodigious investment and the telecoms […]

EU states it will react quickly if Trump hits it with car tariffs

European Union EU

U.S. President Donald Trump has pledged European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker that he will not impose extra import tariffs on European cars for now, Juncker was quoted in a published interview as stating on Monday. A confidential U.S. Commerce Department report submitted to Trump over the weekend is largely expected to clear the way for […]

How long before self-driving cars will be able to diagnose and repair themselves?

self-driving cars

For years now, manufacturers have been developing, driving, testing, and refining their fleets of self-driving cars. Autonomous vehicles have become popular in cities all over the world and it is expected that they will increase car ownership. The idea of self-driving vehicles – in other words, of cars that drive themselves – has been extremely […]

Talks to get Russian automaker GAZ off U.S. sanctions list

GAZ Group

Talks for lifting U.S. sanctions on Russian automaker GAZ remains ongoing with the U.S. Treasury Department, and the company is implementing internal measures to support the process, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov stated. The U.S. Treasury broadened a deadline for investors to divest from GAZ to March 7, a day following the announcement that it […]

U.S. agency to accelerate reviews of automaker self-driving petitions

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA

The U.S. auto safety regulator stated on Tuesday it is accelerating the process for evaluating whether automakers can deploy self-driving vehicles without devices like brakes and steering wheels. Automakers must presently meet almost 75 auto safety standards, many of them written with the assumption that a licensed driver would be capable to control the vehicle […]