These were some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry the week of March 7, 2016.
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- BMW has replaced their dashboard with augmented reality. At least, in their concept car they did.
- Google thinks olds will love self-driving cars.
- Compact cars are getting a face lift.
- Your car might be the fuel station of the future, according to Nissan
- Ford thinks that self-driving cars need movie projectors.
In the Here and Now:
- Alibaba has released a car, an internet-connected SUV.
- BMW celebrated their 100th birthday this week! Happy birthday, BMW.
- Toyota has developed wearables for the visually impaired.
- Tesla Model X can’t flip! Yasssss!
- Eating while driving is now illegal in Tacoma, Washington.
- Car dealership kiosks are BACK and now they’re like giant smartphones (known to us from the 20th century as computers).
- New study finds that Uber, Lyft don’t threaten car sales.
- There’s now video footage of the Google self-driving car hitting that bus.
- Volkswagen CEO Michael Horn has resigned.
- This bill plans to save your car from the EPA.
- Another company is jumping on the connected car wagon.
- Toyota is strengthening its autonomous car division.