This week’s most impactful OEM headlines, including:
- New auto group formed to prevent cyberattacks
Two auto trader associations are forming a new working group to help prevent cyberattacks on the nation’s 230 million cars and trucks. The Detroit News says the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Association of Global Automakers are in the early stages and might not complete findings until next year. The group represents all major automakers.
- Volvo will debut plug-in hybrids across entire car line
Volvo says it will introduce plug-in hybrid cars across its entire model range. They will also build a fully electric car that will go on sale by 2019. USA Today reports that the Swedish automaker is the latest to embrace electricity as a way to reduce emissions amid concerns about global warming.
- Toyota targets 90% emissions reduction by 2050 on fuel cells
Toyota said it’s targeting a 90% reduction in emissions from its new vehicles by 2050. It also aims to deliver more than 30,000 fuel-cell vehicles annually by around 2020.
- Study shows Daimler, Audi, BMW, and GM are the leading OEMs in development of autonomous vehicles
A new study shows that Daimler, Audi, BMW, and GM are the leading OEMs in development of autonomous vehicles. Although fully automated cars that don’t require a human driver are still about 10 years away from production, the report from Navigate Research says these companies are developing the systems that are necessary as the foundations for self-driving cars.