Update: Michigan Senate approves autonomous vehicle legislation

Separate bills that would make hacking into electronic vehicle systems a felony crime in Michigan remain pending in the Senate’s judiciary committee

Read the full article at: safecarnews.com

Mostly expected for Michigan to keep up and enable the car business there. What will be impressive is if the legislature can make hacking a felony punishable up to life a sentence in jail.

Intel’s latest processors are the product of a cautious strategy that could backfire

This approach, commonly known as tick-tock, has been replaced by tick-tock-tock, in which a CPU line that further optimizes the new architecture is rolled out using the same manufacturing process

Read the full article at: www.thestreet.com

It may turn to Tick-Tock-Toe unless INTC can move more quickly into a foundry for ARM and other fast selling chips. This would be best for INTC’s customers – Wall Street Investors.

Tesla Hikes Prices on Autopilot, Adds Two-Year Leases and Discounts

The suite of features is merely enabled by software. Additionally, the cost of enabling it after taking delivery also has gone up by $500 to $3500

Read the full article at: blog.caranddriver.com

Demand and supply affects Tesla like any other, will mainstream cars with autopilot features pay premium? Adding the hardware missing in most cars could raise the sticker to more than a Tesla.

Mobile Operators Reach for Unlicensed Spectrum and Drive Small Cell Uptake as Data Consumption Surges

For the LAA standard, the 3GPP adopted a Listen-Before-Talk channel access mechanism to share the spectrum fairly

Read the full article at: www.abiresearch.com

Access to unlicensed spectrum, even if shared with the public, has great appeal to operators given the never ending demand for wireless data. Cars promised to accelerate this demand, if the ITS and auto industries can ever figure it out.

Driving The Connected Car onto the Open Road