Autonomous Vehicles Expected to Shine at 2018 Auto Show, GM Shows off their Progress and more…

Autonomous Vehicles Expected to Shine at Auto Show (Autocar India)

The first motor show of 2018 is around the corner and we can’t wait to get the glimpse of the hot metal that will be on display. The Detroit motor show, also known as the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will kick start on January 13, 2018 where some of the most anticipated cars of the year will be showcased. Here is a list of the new models that are expected to be seen during the show.

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GM Shows What’s Possible With Autonomous Vehicles (CNBC)

As self-driving vehicles go, the Chevy Bolt I rode in Tuesday morning in San Francisco shows General Motors is ready for the challenge of operating self-driving vehicles on complex and often tricky city streets.

The question now is when will GM take the next step and go from testing self-driving cars to running a fleet of autonomous-drive cars offering rides to the public.

“We want to demonstrate to people how much progress is made to over our overall mission, which is to deploy this technology at very large scale and the most complex environments with the right safety,” said Dan Ammann, president of General Motors.

While many in the auto industry this week will be focused on the Los Angeles Auto Show, GM is focused 380 miles to the north giving reporters and analysts a look at its work developing and deploying self-driving cars.

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Execs From Lyft and Aptiv Weigh in on Self-Driving Car Market (Business Insider)

Two prominent executives at companies building self-driving technologies recently offered their thoughts on the future of the autonomous car industry. […]

Both executives emphasized that we are still in the very early stages of the self-driving car market’s development. Clark, for instance, said the race to make self-driving technologies affordable for average consumers is “only in the first inning,” while Kapoor indicated that a brutal war between companies in the space will last nearly 10 years. Moreover, both executives’ comments indicate that the ripple effects of autonomous vehicles — from cost-savings for companies using the cars to the changes in consumers’ mobility habits the cars will bring — will be substantial even if competition in the market is steep.

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