Fatal Tesla Crash Reverberations, BMW i3 Sales Up, Chevy Bolt to Lyft T.E.N. Future Car News 7/15/16

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about: NHTSA asks Tesla to provide details of every car sold with Autopilot capabilities while Consumer Reports asks Tesla to rename Autopilot, deactivate it until there’s a new subroutine to prevent hands-free operation; 2016 Nissan LEAF gets recalled; Nissan announces the first Nissan to use its semi-autonomous technology will go on sale in Japan next month; CARB rejects Volkswagen’s 3.0-litre diesel CARB fix while Italian consumer group claims VW’s 2.0-litre engine fix increased, not decreased NoX levels; BMW i3 sales up in Germany after country introduced incentives; how Lyft drivers among the first to get their hands on the Chevy Bolt EV this fall; Tesla finally starts shipping Tesla Roadster 3.0 upgrades to customers; BMW Leads when it comes to percentage of total brand sales that are plug in; Hyundai, DoE announce new Hydrogen investigation project Ateiva releases super-fast van video


  • Continuing Pressure – Tesla feels pressure following fatal Autopilot crash
  • Recall Alert – 2016 Nissan LEAF recalled for incorrect airbag wiring assembly
  • ProPILOT – Nissan announces first car to use its autonomous vehicle technology will be the soon-to-launch Japanese-market Serena Minivan
  • Rejected – Volkswagen has planned engine fix for 3.0-litre Diesel vehicles rejected by CARB
  • Plugging In – More Germans buy BMW i3 after Government Incentives kick in
  • Lyfted Up – Chevy confirms Lyft drivers will be first to get their hands on the Chevy Bolt EV
  • 3.0 – Tesla starts shipping Roadster 3.0 upgrades to customers
  • Ahead of the pack – Why BMW is selling a higher percentage of plug-in cars compared to its traditional competitors.
  • Feasibility – Hyundai, DoE confirm second-stage of H2 feasibility study, this time in Washington, D.C.
  • Edna who? – Atieva test mule electric van crushes Tesla Model S, Ferrari in viral video


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