My prediction is that autonomous vehicles will create a paradigm shift in vehicle design, whereby interior design will become the primary brand differentiator in the future. What will drive this paradigm shift is that future autonomous vehicle design will focus primarily on the passenger and not the driver. This will create a tectonic shift in vehicle design with ramifications that will take decades to fully play out.
Feds Nix 54.5-MPG Target for 2025
Improving gasoline fuel economy and strong demand for trucks and SUVs has led federal regulators to eliminate the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025.