Inside
Inside Automotive

Inside Automotive (Dec 4th, 2017)

Hey Inside Automotive readers, 

Did you know Inside Automotive runs five days a week? Keep up with the best news on self-driving cars, electric cars, ride-hailing and more all week long by becoming a Premium subscriber. 

Our Monday issue is available to all subscribers. Our Premium subscribers receive our newsletter Monday through Friday. Don't miss out!

Upgrade your subscription today and receive these extra issues; it's only $10 per month. If you want to subscribe to the entire suite of Inside newsletters, including Inside Bitcoin, Inside VR & AR and Inside Drones, it's only $25 per monthHere's where to sign up.

Best, 

Johan Moreno 

Editor/Curator, Inside Automotive

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles has rejected proposed legislation that would have limited liability for self-driving car manufacturers. The state had been considering a recommendation from GM that would have shielded automakers from liability if a self-driving car involved in an accident was not maintained according to manufacturer specifications. After a review of comments, regulators have changed the plan. The DMV is taking comments on the latest changes until December 15, with final regulations expected to be enacted early next year. — AP 

Email x1 self driving cars california samsung
  • Email gray
  • Permalink gray

An analysis of The Boring Company’s tunnel in Los Angeles shows it passing by SpaceX headquarters to CEO Elon Musk’s home. The proposed project would run 20 miles north of the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, which would travel past Musk’s collection of homes in the community of Bel Air. This would also follow the path of one of the busiest stretches of the 405 freeway in Los Angeles, which Musk has been frustrated with in the past. In 2013, Musk offered to personally finance a portion of repairs along that highway. — FAST COMPANY

Email x1 the boring company 1
  • Email gray
  • Permalink gray

Volkswagen has plans to build electric cars in the United States by 2023. The automaker said it hasn’t made a final decision on where the cars will be built, but that Chattanooga, Tennessee is its first choice. The city is currently home to the company’s only U.S. plant. The automaker recently approved plans to invest some $41 billion over the next five years into electric and autonomous mobility solutions. — FORTUNE 

Email x1 volkswagen e golf 1200x798 %281%29
  • Email gray
  • Permalink gray

Velodyne announced its developed a new 128-channel LiDAR sensor, the VLS-128. The sensor would be one of the longest range, highest-resolution sensors on the market. LiDAR sensors are used in most autonomous cars and provide real-time 3D mapping and object detection in autonomous driving systems. Velodyne says the new model has ten times the resolving power of the HDL-64, the company’s previous benchmark model, but is one-third lighter. The VLS-128 will ship by the end of the year. — NEW ATLAS

Email x1 velodyne lidar vls 128 sensor 1
  • Email gray
  • Permalink gray

Subaru will spend $140 million to expand SUV production at its factory in Indiana. The automaker expects 200 new jobs to be created from the additional investment. Subaru’s new three-row SUV, the Ascent, is scheduled for release in mid-2018. Most of the added capacity at the factory will go producing the new SUV. Subaru now has about 5,600 workers at the company’s Indiana plant, where the Impreza, Outback and Legacy are being produced for the U.S. market. In total, about 400,000 vehicles are projected to be produced in the plant, which would put it in-line with production targets of companies like Tesla. — LAT

Email x1 subaru sti s208 1
  • Email gray
  • Permalink gray

Subscribe to Inside Automotive

MORE NEWSLETTERS

Small x2 screen shot 2016 10 04 at 4.44.03 pm

Inside AI

Bringing you the latest in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Neurotechnology

WEEKLY
Small x2 giphy 31

Inside AI

WEEKLY

SUBSCRIBED!

Share via

Small x2 174834 social media logos

Inside Social

Explaining the business and consumer sides of social media networks

DAILY
Small x2 jesse eisenberg andrew garfield the social network david fincher

Inside Social

DAILY

SUBSCRIBED!

Share via

Small x2 screen shot 2016 08 15 at 8.50.07 am

Inside VR & AR

The present and future of virtual/augmented reality news and technology

DAILY
Small x2 giphy 2

Inside VR & AR

DAILY

SUBSCRIBED!

Share via

Small x2 screen shot 2016 09 13 at 5.04.07 pm

Inside Amazon

The best source of in-depth news and analysis about Amazon

TWICE WEEKLY
Small x2 giphy 28

Inside Amazon

TWICE WEEKLY

SUBSCRIBED!

Share via