Is Robocar Death the Price of Progress?

Source: EETimes  – March 20th, 2018   A self-driving Uber vehicle, driving in autonomous mode with a safety driver behind the wheel, hit and killed a pedestrian Sunday night in Tempe, Arizona. The preliminary investigation shows that Uber’s robocar, identified as 2017 Volvo XC90, was driving “at approximately 40 miles per hour,” said Tempe police during…

First Malware to Attack Industrial Control Safety Systems

Source: EETimes  – March 15h, 2018   Less than two months after October’s U.S. Department of Homeland Security/FBI joint technical alert confirmed cyberattacks against industrial control systems, a new type of malware targeting industrial processes struck an unnamed critical infrastructure facility. The TRITON/TRISIS/HatMan malware is the first designed to attack an industrial plant’s safety systems. Since the…

Is Tenneco kicking the tires of this Italian auto parts maker?

Source: CRAIN’S  – March 1st, 2018   Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has fielded interest in some of its Magneti Marelli businesses as the Italian-American carmaker prepares for a potential spinoff of the auto-parts unit by early next year, according to people familiar with the matter. Bain Capital has sought to buy businesses including the lighting division,…

Norway tests real-time road condition data system

Source: EENews  – February 14th, 2018   The Norwegian road traffic authority Norska Statens Vegvesen is investing in the Swedish road weather technology Road Status Information. RSI is a software that combines information from networked vehicles using sophisticated algorithms with data from local street weather stations and weather forecasts. Thus, connected vehicles become rolling weather…