1. Auto manufacturers pledge auto-braking for the masses (Scroll down to the “Complete stop” section.)
In another move that could speed the adoption of self-driving cars, ten automakers pledged on Friday to outfit all of their new cars with automatic braking systems, which use on-vehicle sensors to apply the driver’s brakes if a collision with a car or any other object is imminent.
2. Intel Establishes Automotive Security Review Board Hope it’s effective.
[Intel] announced the establishment of the Automotive Security Review Board (ASRB). The board will encompass top security industry talent across the globe with particular areas of expertise in cyber-physical systems
[Google] says the project isn’t ready to become a separate company yet, “though it’s certainly a good candidate to become one at some point in the future.”
4. Google reveals plans to increase production of self-driving cars Exploring production makes sense.
[Google] revealed its plans to build many more fully autonomous prototypes, and possibly move towards mass manufacturing.
5. Apple’s ‘Project Titan’ car initiative negatively impacting Tesla’s product development, source says It’s so hard, from the outside, to understand the true nature of what, if anything, is going on – even with some inside information. It does, however, sound interesting. Especially if some of the people that Tesla lost (Apple gained) are senior engineers and production managers.
BMW’s new chief executive Harald Krueger is open to exploring deeper partnerships with software and computer companies such as Apple […].
BMW has realized next-generation vehicles cannot be built without more input from telecoms and software experts […].
7. Honda gets California approval for self-driving cars on roads Cool. More exploration and more competition should lead to better products, faster.