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Why the industry must prepare for the 'peak car' era
Stefan Nicola Elisabeth Behrmann |

The auto industry is accelerating toward a shift that is being dubbed "peak car" -- a time when sales of private vehicles across the West will plateau before making a swift descent.

Former Autoliv boss outlines new goals at spinoff Veoneer
Peter Sigal |

As CEO of Autoliv, Jan Carlson spearheaded the spinoff of the Swedish supplier's active-safety business into a new publicly traded company, Veoneer, which he now heads.

Autonomous car boosters want to reprogram pedestrians
Jeremy Kahn |

Some autonomous car technologists say the problem isn't that self-driving cars don't work, it's that people act unpredictably.

Ford reveals autonomous vehicle philosophies, priorities
Edward Niedermeyer | @tweetermeyer |

Ford became the latest company to disclose the values and practices that shape its autonomous vehicle development program in a voluntary safety self-assessment report.

Consumer apprehension grows over autonomous tech, study says
Urvaksh Karkaria | @urvaksh |

Increasing awareness of self-driving vehicles is fueling apprehension about the safety of the technology, a new survey reveals.

AutoNews Now: The Queen and the cars: A salute to Aretha Franklin
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The Queen and the cars: A salute to Aretha Franklin; Ford reveals Cobra Jet, releases AV strategy report; Kroger tests driverless grocery delivery; Refloating the bubble car.

Ford's grand vision for Detroit train station, Corktown neighborhood to cost $740 million
David Shepardson |

Ford disclosed how much it will spend on a project to revamp Michigan Central Station, Detroit's historic, dilapidated former rail station, as well as other neighborhood sites.

American Center for Mobility parts ways with CEO; interim chief named
Dustin Walsh |

The American Center for Mobility said Michigan's transportation head Kirk Steudle will serve as its interim president and CEO, replacing John Maddox, who launched ACM as its top executive in 2016.

Cox takes a deeper dive into mobility
Urvaksh Karkaria | @urvaksh |

Cox Automotive believes its new mobility group will become bigger than anything else it is currently doing.

AN adds mobility tech reporter
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Edward Niedermeyer has been hired as a staff reporter, covering Silicon Valley and mobility technology.

Germany seeks to create self-driving infrastructure
Christiaan Hetzner | https://twitter.com/christiaanhtznr |

Germany became the first country worldwide to legalize the use of a highly autonomous driving system last year, with a few stipulations.

Former Tesla engineering chief returns to Apple
Stephen Nellis |

Doug Field, who stepped down as the senior vice president of engineering at Tesla last month, is returning to former employer Apple.

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