James M. Amend
James covers artificial intelligence and autonomous technology.
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China, which accounted for a whopping 61% of global sales growth in 2018, will see a cool-off due to a combination of government actions, a tariff dispute with the U.S. and bloated production capacity.
Bosch considers the commercial-vehicle market most appealing to broad deployment of fuel cells because European Union fleets must reduce carbon-dioxide emissions 15% on average by 2025 and 30% by 2030.
Much of the hype can be traced to bold, public promises from automakers such as Tesla and General Motors to field self-driving cars under aggressive timelines.
Balance is necessary, says Nat Beuse of Uber Technologies, because federal standards must exist alongside local rules, and flexibility is needed because the technology remains in its infancy.
To strengthen its data expertise, Ford acquired Autonomic last year, and it has been tasked with accelerating creation of the automaker’s open Transportation Mobility Cloud platform.
The initiative builds off Volvo’s 12-year-old Vision 2020 plan to improve safety and begins with Project E.V.A., or Equal Vehicles for All, which addresses inequalities in reducing crash severity.