Economics

No NAFTA Update Likely Until Mid-2018?

April 24, 2017 at 3:11 PM

An updated version of the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement isn’t likely until about July 2018, according to Thomas Donohue, CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Dassault Systemes

Personal Mobility as an “Oasis”

EY has again partnered with Swiss mobility tech innovator Rinspeed to help show how tomorrow’s self-driving vehicles may look and function.

Regulatory

Report: Germany Opposes EU Reforms on Emission Testing

Germany opposes several proposed reforms intended to avoid emission test scandals like the one sparked two years ago by Volkswagen Group, according to a position paper seen by Reuters.

Business

Nissan Expands Nismo Performance Business

Nissan Motor Co. has created a new business unit to help grow its Nismo performance sub-brand.

Tech

Uber Aims to Launch Flying Car Tests in 2020

Uber Technologies Inc. plans to begin passenger tests of flying taxis in Dallas and Dubai by 2020.

Business

Mobileye Signs Nissan to Partner on Maps for Autonomous Cars

Nissan Motor Corp. is the latest carmaker to partner with Mobileye NV in tapping crowd-sourced data to make precision maps for self-driving vehicles.

EV-Hybrid

Your Miles May Vary—A Lot for Opel Ampera-e EV

The driving range of the Opel Ampera-e—Europe’s version of General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet Bolt electric hatchback—can vary by nearly 250 miles, depending on outside temperatures and other conditions.

New Product

Jaguar XF Wagon Boasts Glass Roof

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd.’s upcoming XF Sportbrake wagon will feature a panoramic glass roof.

Tech

Hyundai Fixes Cyber Security Vehicle Threat

Hyundai Motor Co. has fixed a software flaw in a smartphone app that had made vehicles in the U.S. susceptible to being hacked into and stolen, Reuters reports.

Mobility

Waymo Signs Up Consumers to Sample Self-Driving Cars

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo autonomous car unit is preparing to allow hundreds of selected consumers in Phoenix to ride in its self-driving vehicles.

Sales

China Aims for 25% Growth in Vehicle Sales by 2025

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology predicts annual vehicle sales in the country will grow to 35 million cars, trucks and buses by 2025 from 28 million units in 2016.

EV-Hybrid

Tesla Vows to Double Its EV Charging Network in U.S.

Tesla Inc. says it intends to double the number of its publicly available stations for electric vehicles in the U.S. to roughly 30,000 points this year.