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Autonomous Vehicles: Bumps on the Road to Our Smart Mobility Future

Researchers have been tinkering with self-driving cars for decades, but real-world deployment seemed like a distant future—until recently. It was less than a decade ago that Google unveiled its self-driving car program to the world. By 2012, Google had...

Trump Shifts His National Security Threats (Again)

Kristin Dziczek, Vice President of Industry, Labor, and Economics at CAR joined Soumaya Keynes (The Economist) and Chad Bown (Peterson Institute for International Economics) on the weekly podcast Trade Talks on May 20, 2019, to talk perceived threats to R&D of...

5 Questions for Rich Sheridan – CEO of Menlo Innovations

Menlo Innovations CEO Rich Sheridan became disillusioned in the middle of his career in the chaotic technology industry. He had an all-consuming thought…things can be better. Much better. He had to find a way. Why couldn’t a workplace be filled with...

Vehicle Automation is cool but will it save energy?

We’re in a new era of rapid advances in vehicle technologies. Safety, mobility, and convenience benefits are spurring the development, for example, of connected and automated vehicles or CAVs. Sure, the cars of the future sound cool, but what will they...

Wallace Retires

Richard Wallace retired from the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) at the end of March 2019. Wallace, who most recently served as Vice President of CAR’s Transportation Systems Analysis group, will continue to work with CAR as a consultant and will...

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