The use of carbon fibers and polymer matrix composites enable car-body weight reductions of an estimated 25 to 70 percent compared to competing materials, according to IHS.
China’s CCTV reported that Gao Yaning died in January after crashing into the back of a road-sweeping truck. CCTV said the Tesla Model S was on autopilot.
The report finds global cumulative sales could reach over 20 million hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and revenue of $1.2 trillion by 2032.
While not a new traffic safety problem, the recognition of drowsy driving as a significant public health and traffic safety issue has only recently been made a priority.
Report reviews progress and initiatives in operations, research and development, human resources and CSR.
The report serves as an important safe-driving reminder as motorists prepare to hit the roads for the July Fourth holiday.
More than 1.5 million workers compensation claims filed between 2010 and 2014 from a variety of business sizes and industries were analyzed for the study.
The report finds that changes in mobility will likely “reduce, reallocate or eliminate a substantial amount of today’s insurance premiums.”
The Aite Group has found that 30 percent of trips taken by ridesharing drivers involve speeding, compared to 41 percent for average drivers.
Under even the most aggressive test-driving assumptions, it would take existing fleets of autonomous vehicles tens and even hundreds of years to log sufficient miles to adequately assess the safety of the vehicles when compared to human-driven vehicles.
Report notes that once self-driving cars are mainstream, accident frequency will fall sharply, translating into significantly lower premiums and lower profits for auto insurers.
The report told consumers that their best defense is knowing what to look for. “Ask to see the parts the repairer replaced and take a close look at the seams between panels. They should be even.”