Hyundai Snags Bentley Designer

Hyudai has recently recruited Bentley designer, Sangyup Lee, to team up with a former colleague Luc Donckerwolke. Lee will work under Donckerwolke as the VP of design with “ambitious goals of building a world-class luxury brand.” These two had previously worked together designing vehicles for Bentley from 2012 through May of 2015 designing vehicles such […]

South Korea Accuses Nissan of Emissions Cheating on SUV Model

Earlier today, the government of South Korea announced that it would order Nissan “to recall hundreds of its diesel-powered … sports utility vehicles,” following an impending investigation into potentially rigged emissions tests. The Ministry of Environment released a statement stating that the “the Japanese auto maker had used a defeat device that allows the SUV […]

FCA and Google Continue Talks

Google and FCA have recently been talking through a deal to make progress towards a new autonomous, robotic automobiles. This cooperation is in an effort to change the perception of Google’s auto industry focus to “working with a partner to develop vehicles, rather than just adding its equipment to existing ones.” FCA is the first […]

Public Meetings on Safety

On March 11th, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that they will be holding two public meetings to “gather input as it develops guidelines for the safe deployment of automated safety technology.” Anthony Foxx, the Transportation Secretary, said that the objective of these meetings is to “establish guidelines for […]

Summary and Discussion of Chapter 3

Main Points

The Auto industry boomed in the first decade of the century and had impressive gains every year following World War 1. Part of this increase following the war was due to the change in the gender roles with respect to driving. Due to the shortage of men during the war, women were relied […]