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Study: Autonomous Vehicle Awareness Rising, Acceptance Declining

A new study from Cox Automotive shows that consumers now have a deeper understanding of the complexities involved when creating a self-driving car, which is causing them to reconsider their comfort level when it comes to handing over control.

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Ziegler: They Said I Was a Crackpot

Jim Ziegler holds Uber responsible for the death of an Arizona woman who was run down by an autonomous SUV in March, but he doubts executives will face criminal charges. In They Finally Killed Somebody, the Alpha Dawg traces the so-called demand for driverless vehicles to the handful of businesses that stand to gain the most — including some of your closest partners. Click here to read the story.

Renault Alliance Launches $1B Fund for Next-Gen Mobility

Alliance Ventures, a new corporate venture capital fund, will act as the main interface for startups, investors, and the venture capital ecosystem, and will prioritize open innovation in new mobility, including electrification, autonomous systems, connectivity, and artificial intelligence.

Global Autonomous Vehicle Sales to Reach 33M by 2040

Automakers should be able to increase global sales of fully autonomous vehicles to 33 million by 2040 from 51,000 in 2021 — the first year of significant volume, according to a forecast from IHS Markit.

Trump Administration Streamlines Self-Driving Guidelines

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released a new set of voluntary federal guidelines for autonomous vehicles on Sept. 12 — a move the Trump administration said will make federal regulatory processes "more nimble to help match the pace of private sector innovation."

J.D. Power: Consumers Fear Tech Failures With Autonomous Cars

Compared with 2016, 11% more Gen Z consumers and 9% more Pre-Boomers say they “definitely would not” trust automated technology, according to the firm’s 2017 U.S. Tech Choice Study.

Google Parent Company Launches Self-Driving Technology Company

John Krafcik, the former president of TrueCar and the current CEO of Google’s self-driving car division, announced in a blog post that Google’s parent company has launched Waymo, a self-driving technology company.

What to Expect in 2016

Dealers have much to look forward to in 2016, a year in which new-car sales are expected to continue to rise and a number of other trends will affect the way you do business.

Autotrader: Consumers Want Advanced Safety Features on Their Next Vehicle

AutoTrader's 2016 Car Tech Impact Study showed that 77% of consumer surveyed will make in-car technology a bigger consideration than color on their next vehicle purchase. And what they want most are advanced safety features such as parking assist, collision avoidance and automatic braking.

Renault-Nissan Issues Four-Year Autonomous Vehicle Schedule

Renault-Nissan Alliance announced this week it will launch more than 10 vehicles with autonomous drive technology in the United States, Europe, Japan and China within the next four years.