for autonomous technology
The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has demonstrated its importance by providing pivotal grants to projects that would not be able to get funding elsewhere.
Global investment in auto-tech firms totaled $1.6 billion for the first half of 2017, more than double the same time last year.
Daimler and Bosch are aiming to produce vehicles that will be able to drive autonomously in cities.
The Mid-term Evaluation for fuel economy standards opens the door to including new vehicle technology, such as autonomy, in federal regulations, a development that could lead to even greater efficiency in the longer term.
Although new regulations will improve efficiency and curb pollutants, the electrification of the vessels on the water and the growth of autonomy in shipping, similar to changes in the auto industry, can bring about widespread benefits.