Despite the behavior that led to the 2015 VW scandal and its continued fallout, diesel remains an efficient fuel that can reduce total petroleum consumption, and is still a viable part of a larger strategy to reduce oil dependence.
Daimler and Bosch are aiming to produce vehicles that will be able to drive autonomously in cities.
Uber is rumored to have purchased 100,000 autonomous vehicles from Daimler’s Mercedes Benz. While Daimler and Uber have yet to comment based on press reports, the deal would make a lot of sense for both companies, and it would be an important step for the penetration self-driving cars.
We have much to gain from an autonomous transportation system, but technology, regulatory frameworks, and public acceptance must all progress simultaneously to streamline the transition.