Welcome to “In Ten Years….”

A special section where you’ll find stories on the future of the automotive industry, as well as on how to buy, own and maintain a car.


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Driverless Trucks and How They Could Work on Our Highways

A self-driving car is one thing, how about a self-driving (or "driverless") truck?  Long lines of trucks driving in platoons (groups driving at the same speed), heading down the highway. The advantages of driverless trucks are many.  No sleepy drivers.  No crazy drivers.  A massive increase in fleet fuel economy.  Massive...

Michigan’s “M City” is Ready to Test Driverless Cars

Earlier this month, the University of Michigan announced that "M City", a 32-acre environment to test self-driving and autonomous cars, will be ready for use in Spring 2015. "Connected and automated vehicle technology will usher in a revolution in the mobility of people and goods comparable to that sparked by the...

Jaguar Engineers the Urban Windscreen, a Smarter Windshield

Cockpit-based automotive technology is really beginning to make strides.  It seems like it took forever for automakers to give us a simple headphone port to plug our devices into.  Now Jaguar engineers are taking augmented reality, heads-up displays and cloud technology to new levels.  They call it the 360-degree Virtual...

John Gattuso Thinks Your Future is FIXD

The FIXD app, its team and its story is a snapshot of contemporary technology and entrepreneurship.  John Gattuso, a student at Georgia Tech's "Startup Lab" gets an idea sparked from his experience as a car guy.  Mix in a few smart friends, $30k from Kickstarter, some time for R & D--and...

Thoughts about “Driving into the Future (With the Brakes On)”

In this morning's Telegraph.co.uk there is a great column on the future of automobiles from Kevin McCullagh, Founder of Plan.  Titled "Driving into the Future (With the Brakes On)", it is a better than average prognostication of what's coming for the car.  At least to me. Here are a few snippets, the...

5 Big Ideas Coming from VW’s “Innovation Workshop 2014”

On November 11, 2014, Volkswagen announced a list of 18  innovations that are coming soon or have already arrived in production models.  The announcement was part of an event called the "Innovation Workshop 2014".  The Innovation Workshop 2014 served as a nice umbrella for the carmaker to publicly recommit to...

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Major Automakers Warn of In-Car Data Sharing with Apple, Google

In a story appearing at Automotive News.com on October 31, 2014, some of the schisms and discussions around automotive data were on display: Volkswagen Group and Mercedes-Benz called on fellow automakers to establish separate platforms for data on vehicle use to avoid handing over sensitive customer information to Google.   "We seek connection to...

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