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Industry Targets So-Called Relay Attacks

Relay attacks could happen anywhere – at home, the office or even during a night out. More than two dozen models, ranging from Mercedes-Benz luxury cars to mainstream offerings from Ford and Volkswagen, are considered vulnerable.


Shift Occurs Among Industry’s Top AV Developers

Waymo, the AV unit of Google parent Alphabet, sits atop the annual Navigant AV leaderboard and is followed by Ford’s AV Group. Cruise, the AV group of General Motors, is third.


NHTSA Moves to Modernize Safety Rules for AVs

The rulemaking, which was expected by automakers with autonomous-vehicle programs, seeks to adapt safety requirements to vehicles lacking traditional manual controls.


Aisin Group Remaking Itself for Future Mobility

At CES 2020, Aisin demonstrated its future with the i-Mobility TYPE-C20, an automated and bus-like ride-sharing concept vehicle for future communities. It is equipped with technologies from three Aisin focus areas: connected, automated and electrification.

Mobility Autonomy

Outlook Q1 2020: CES Trends & Takeaways

Wards Intelligence Senior Analyst James Amend presents the top trends among the new products and services introduced at CES 2020 and the larger impact these will have on the automotive tech industry. 

Autonomy ADAS

GM Cruise OK’d to Carry Passengers in California, But Still Awaits Fed Ruling

The ruling from the California Public Utilities Commission is significant because it is the first for a traditional automaker and gives Cruise the opportunity to demonstrate its technology to a greater number of stakeholders.

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