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‘Algorithmic Autos’ Reduce Energy Consumption and Traffic Delays

Imagine merging into busy traffic without ever looking over your shoulder nor accelerating or braking too hard, irritating the driver in the next lane over. Connected and automated vehicles that communicate to coordinate optimal traffic patterns could enable this pleasant …

Volkswagen Hopes New Software Will Eliminate Car Accidents by 2050

BERLIN — Volkswagen will launch a new software operating system this year that it hopes will make accidents involving its cars a thing of the past by 2050, the company said on Thursday. Next generation cars will be equipped with …

Business News: HomeCare Connect, Roost, Consolidated Claims Group

HomeCare Connect Rolls Out TextConnect HomeCare Connect, which provides in-home caregivers to injured workers, announced the launch of a free texting service to allow clients to communicate with care givers. HomeCare Connect said that during its initial contact with injured …

Business News: Nationwide and Notion, FileTrac and Hover, Octo and ICBC

Nationwide Teams With Notion for Smart Home Monitoring Nationwide has teamed up with Notion to offer smart home monitoring products to policyholders to guard against theft, fire and water damage. The Notion smart home monitoring system uses sensors with multiple …

New Telematics Product Gives Adjusters Head Start on Crash Reports

The company that helped make driver safety monitoring ubiquitous among auto insurers is now offering a product that can write accident reports within minutes of a crash. Cambridge Mobile Telematics announced the launch of Claim Studio, an accident reporting system …

Automakers Seeking Profitable Autonomous Safety Features – Aptiv CEO

DETROIT — With fully self-driving cars many years from mass market adoption because of the high cost and complexity of the technology, auto supplier Aptiv Plc is seeing soaring demand from automakers for more basic semi-automated driving features, the company’s …

Boeing 737 MAX Timetable Uncertain As Regulators Continue Safety Review

WASHINGTON — U.S. and European Union regulators said on Tuesday they were still reviewing changes Boeing Co made to 737 MAX software after two fatal crashes, a development that raised questions about how quickly the grounded aircraft can return to …

Google Glass Finds a New Home at the Factory

Remember Google Glass? The vaunted debut of the company’s computerized eyewear six years ago was one of Silicon Valley’s more spectacular flops. Deemed too awkward and pretentious, early users were disparaged as “glassholes” by a critical public. Parent company Alphabet …

Boeing’s Crashes Expose Reliance on Sensors Vulnerable to Damage

The crashes of two Boeing Co. 737 Max jets in five months have focused attention on a little-known device that malfunctioned, starting a chain reaction that sent the planes into deadly dives. Pilots have for decades relied on the weather-vane-like …

Edmunds: Safety Tech is Making Auto Repairs More Costly

Vehicle safety technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Today’s cars can watch your blind spot, help keep you in your lane, automatically hit the brakes in an emergency, and more. But while the technology helps prevent accidents, there …