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Keith Nuthall


Keith writes about regulatory and other issues facing the European auto industry.

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High-Res Digital Mapping Supports AV Rollout

Mauro Rossi, director-advanced technology platforms at Ontario-based Communitech, says automakers would be able to download data from these open-source maps for their own autonomous-vehicle operating systems.


Quantum Computing Offers Automakers Major Productivity Advances

Quantum computers can handle much more complex questions and problems than standard computers that use binary codes of ones and zeros.


Lack of Uniform Standards Could Curtail AV Development

Michael Steinberg of the U.K. government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles says until companies and countries adopt uniform standards for connected and autonomous vehicles, “it’s going to be like the ‘Wild West.’”


Canada Becoming Automated Vehicles Development Hub

Kelly Daize, director of Invest Ottawa’s autonomous-vehicle program, says the city’s new test track will benefit from local IT expertise and, as the federal capital, access to policy-making officials and politicians as they devise CAV regulations.

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European Union Set to Impose Tariffs on U.S. Trucks

The EU’s tariffs on certain U.S.-made trucks, automotive glass and motorcycles will stay in reserve until (and if) the World Trade Organization declares the Trump Admin.’s metal duties to be in breach of American global trade agreement commitments.


EU Threatens Retaliation Over Trump Metal Duties

Reaching agreement between Brussels and Washington will not be easy because the EU thinks the proposed U.S. duties are based on a sham legal authorization.

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