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3D Printing Continues Making Inroads in Auto Industry

Additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) has long been a growing part of the auto industry.   Companies started out using 3D printing for prototypes and small batch production.  As technology advanced, the role of 3D printing is rapidly increasing.  This week, several major players in the auto industry announced new developments for the role of 3D … Continue reading this entry

Autonomous Co-Pilot: How GM Plans to Revolutionize Consumer Use of Autonomous Driving Technology While Keeping You Focused at the Wheel

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In the competition amongst automobile manufacturers to knock autonomous driving out-of-the-park, Cadillac is next up to the plate.  Recently – rolling-out its newest autonomous driving technology – General Motors (“GM”) announced, beginning in 2020, “semi-autonomous” driving will be available in all Cadillac models.  Dubbed “Super Cruise,” the technology is GM’s latest attempt to capture some … Continue reading this entry

Recharging Electric Vehicle Incentive Limits

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Recently, Representative Peter Welch of Vermont introduced legislation restructuring the planned phase out for the current electric vehicle $7500 federal tax credit.  As has been discussed in great detail in this blog, the current electric vehicle incentives begin to phase out individually for each manufacturer when that manufacturer delivers its 200,000th electric vehicle.  As a … Continue reading this entry

Michigan Doubles Down on Mobility and Announces a new Eight Million Dollar Grant Program

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Michigan, the cradle of the American automotive industry, has made no secret of its desire to remain an industry leader in mobility as the industry continues to evolve.  On May 30, 2018, Michigan announced a new $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge grant that would be available to fund new mobility projects across the state.  The … Continue reading this entry

Protecting IP, Finding Investors, Navigating Legislation Drive Discussion at Foley’s Emerging Automotive Technologies Program

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Fully connected and self-driving cars are here. Improvements to alternative energy sources for vehicles continue to advance at a rapid pace. The automotive industry is potentially facing dramatic new legal and regulatory challenges. And the road ahead shows no signs of slowing down.… Continue reading this entry

Carrot or Stick: Strategies Successfully Encouraging EV Adoption

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In 2017, for the first time ever, Norway registered more electric and hybrid vehicles than traditional vehicles with internal combustion engines.  Even in the United States, as of May Tesla’s Model 3 became the best selling vehicle in its segment, regardless of powertrain, beating out traditional stalwarts from the traditional German luxury marques.  However, with … Continue reading this entry

Scooters – The Next Mobility Wave

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Electric GPS-enabled scooter and bicycle rental companies like Bird, LimeBike, Spin and Jump Bike (acquired by Uber) are spreading across major U.S. cities like San Francisco, San Diego, Austin, and Washington, DC, driven by an influx of investment from venture capital focused on innovative mobility ideas. They are met with enthusiasm by some riders who … Continue reading this entry

Emerging Automotive Technologies Program -- May 22, 2018

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Please join us Foley’s Technology Industry Team for Emerging Automotive Technologies: Tomorrow’s Trends Today. TUESDAY, May 22, 2018 Lunch 12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. Program 1:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m. Reception 5:00 p.m. We will be joined by industry leaders, venture capitalists, and legal professionals who will discuss opportunities across the automotive ecosystem. REGISTER TODAY … Continue reading this entry

Drinking and Driving: How Driverless Cars Will Overturn South Dakota v. Dole to Push the Drinking Age Back to 18

The drinking age in the United States has historically teetered between 18 and 21.  Under pressure surrounding the Vietnam War, Congress rolled back the minimum drinking age from 21 to 18 to reflect the draft age.  Proponents of this rollback would argue that if draftees were old enough to fight for their countries, they should … Continue reading this entry

Foley's Automotive Technology Program

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Join us for Foley’s Emerging Automotive Technologies: Tomorrow’s Trends Today where industry leaders will discuss fully connected and self-driving cars, improvements to alternative energy for vehicles, and several other technologies being used in the automotive industry. REGISTER HERE This program will showcase industry leaders, venture capitalists and legal professionals as they share insights around how companies … Continue reading this entry