16 03, 2017

President Trump Calls For Fresh Look At Federal Auto Emissions Rules

During his visit yesterday to the American Center for Mobility at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Mich. (an automatous and connected vehicle testing facility) President Trump called for a review of the 2022 through 2025 vehicle emissions rules approved by the EPA in the final days of President Obama’s administration. This action basically doubled the [...]

12 01, 2017

Marx Layne helps as China’s GAC Motors plots US automotive entry

While Volvo and Buick are already selling Chinese-built vehicles in the U.S., no Chinese automaker has yet managed to crack the U.S. market. To that end, we are extremely optimistic Guangzhou Automobile Group will change that. At the same time, Marx Layne's automotive team is very excited to play a continued role in its overall [...]

20 09, 2016

New Federal Guidelines Released Today Show That Government Is Ready To Encourage Development of Autonomous Vehicles

As reported last night by Automotive News new policy guidelines set to be released today by the feds will require automakers to assess vehicle system design, development, testing and deployment work behind an autonomous vehicle or system before it can be offered for sale or put into service on public roads. This is the government’s [...]

10 06, 2016

Today’s Connected Car: Behind The Screen

By: Mike Szudarek Regardless of which global OEM or supplier is on top, Detroit will always remain the automotive capital of the world. With the second highest concentration of tech workers outside of Silicon Valley, and the ever increasingly innovative technology within automobiles, Detroit is quickly emerging as a contender for the technological capital as [...]

10 06, 2016

NNG at TU-Detroit 2016

Autoline Detroit stopped by the NNG booth this week at TU-Detroit--the biggest and longest-running connected car and auto mobility conference and exhibition in the world. http://www.autoline.tv/journal/?p=42601

26 05, 2016

Challenges of Consumer Acceptance for Autonomous Vehicles

By: Mike Szudarek Since the turn of the century, technological advancements have increased exponentially at a rate that you can measure by the minute. With these advancements, the entire world has enjoyed the luxury of even the most taken for granted household items and electronics becoming autonomous. With the introduction of household items such as [...]

3 05, 2016

IP in the Auto Industry: Delivering and Assessing Messaging

Mike Szudarek will be speaking on May 3 at the “IP in the Auto Industry: Challenges and Opportunities in a Converging World” event being held at the Ford Motor Company Conference & Event Center in Dearborn, Mich. This unique event will provide intellectual property (IP) professionals working within the auto industry with a forum to [...]

13 04, 2016

Automotive Supplier Mergers and Acquisitions: A Public Relations Game Plan

Mergers and acquisitions are critical events in the life of a company—particularly when it comes to the hyper competitive nature of the automotive supply chain. They impact key executives and staff, communities and existing and prospective business alliances. They also affect future profitability and the company’s reputation. An effective public relations and communications strategy goes [...]

17 09, 2015

Mapping the User Experience

by Drew Winter in Road Ahead Infotainment supplier NNG isn’t a corporate giant like Apple or Google, but it is in the vanguard of a movement aimed at helping automakers customize cars and trucks in a way that’s never been done before, using infotainment and connectivity as a means of creating a new type of [...]

6 08, 2015

How will autonomous fleets change truck driving?

TU-Automotive published an interesting white paper today on connected/autonomous vehicles and the heavy truck industry. For companies innovating in this space, this segment (the heavy vehicle side) is ripe with opportunity.  The American Trucking Associations estimates that there's a shortage of between 35,000 and 40,000 drivers. And new drivers are entering the profession slower than older [...]