Car Services Groups Warn of Unfair Competition as EU Data Plan Stalls

 (This March 31 story has been corrected to say Laurianne Krid is director general of FIA Region I, part of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and not director general of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, in paragraph 8) Car services groups on Friday warned a stalled EU proposal to ensure fair access to valuable […]

GM Plans to Phase Out Apple Carplay in EVS, With Google’s Help

 General Motors plans to phase out widely-used Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technologies that allow drivers to bypass a vehicle’s infotainment systems, shifting instead to built-in infotainment systems developed with Google for future electric vehicles. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto systems allow users to mirror their smartphone screens in a vehicle’s dashboard display. GM’s decision […]

US, Partner Countries Call for Controls to Counter Misuse of Spyware

The United States and some of its partner countries on Thursday called for strict domestic and international controls to counter the proliferation and misuse of commercial spyware. The joint statement was issued by the governments of Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, France, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The […]

The World This Week

1. Lithium Price Slide Deepens as China Battery Giant Bets on Cheaper Inputs By now, it is out in the open that the COVID-19 pandemic played a remarkable role in hastening the global reliance on lithium for EV batteries as the world pushes to reduce carbon emissions as it marches on a path towards an […]

House Panel's Bill Would Block U.S. Buyers of Foreign Spyware

American spymasters would be able to yank business away from U.S. companies that purchase or market foreign espionage software, under a bill the House Intelligence Committee advanced on Wednesday. The bill must be approved by the full House and reconciled with its Senate counterpart before it becomes law. It follows media reports that Israeli spyware […]