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Highly Automated and Connected Vehicles Update | Quick Hits

Ford Acquires Journey Holding Corp and Quantum Signal

Journey Holding Corp is considered one of the largest intelligent-transportation system providers in North America and provides a portfolio of technology offerings among more than 700 locations. Quantum Signal has developed software that can remotely control robotic vehicles from thousands of miles away, and it has built a robust simulation environment capable of testing autonomous vehicle designs. Going forward, both technologies will be incorporated into Ford Smart Mobility.

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Congress Looks to Revive Driverless Vehicle Bills

The House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate Commerce Committee have reportedly sent automakers a request for input on a “bipartisan and bicameral basis to develop a self-driving car bill.” Congress seeks input on a variety of issues related to autonomous vehicles, including testing, privacy, disability access, cybersecurity, consumer education and crash data.

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Mercedes Reveals First Autonomous Valet Parking System in Germany

German authorities have granted approval for a fully automated valet parking system at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart. The system is operated via a smartphone app; drivers exit their vehicles and activate the app so their vehicle can park themselves.

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