How a Supreme Court Case Could Transform AV Ownership

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 30, 2017
The Supreme Court may be in temporary recess, but a recent decision, yielded on May 30 in a patent case, may have reverberating effects for years to come. The case, Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., centered on a dispute about the exhaustion doctrine in patent law, in which the Court held that after the […]

GM Considers Using Dealerships for Its Own Fleet Management

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 29, 2017
During an “office hours” conference call for analysts and institutional investors earlier this week, Chuck Stevens, chief financial officer of General Motors, indicated that the OEM was looking into utilizing its dealership network as fleet managers for autonomous vehicle services. The discussion followed the recent announcement from Waymo that it was partnering with Avis Budget Group, when Stevens […]

How Avis-Waymo Partnership Will Impact the Future of AVs

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 29, 2017
Earlier this week two national car rental agencies partnered up with two of the biggest tech companies in the United States, potentially marking a definitive change in the autonomous vehicle market. On Monday, Avis Budget Group and Waymo said they would be non-exclusive partners in Phoenix, Ariz., where Waymo is currently testing self-driving vehicles through its […]

How Autonomous Cars Will Open Doors for Lenders to Invest in Infrastructure

  • Natalie Mattila
  • June 28, 2017
Once autonomous vehicles enter the space, the pool of driver-owned, shared vehicles will start to “cannibalize” itself as production shifts to commercial autonomous fleets, Angus Ross, digital transformation and innovation leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP, said during a panel at CBA Live in April. And due to this shift in production, Deloitte predicts commercial vehicle […]

Renault-Nissan Alliance Plans a Driverless Ridehailing Service

  • Emma Sandler
  • June 27, 2017
Automakers are looking to additional revenue streams as the future of mobility continuously shifts into a shared, connected, and autonomous model; Renault-Nissan Alliance is not an exception. The Alliance, which is a strategic partnership since 1999 between Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Renault SA, includes Nissan and Renault brands, as well as Infiniti and Mitsubishi. The Alliance […]
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