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Helping Consumers Understand Collision Avoidance Technologies
Trumpís Specter Hangs Over Obama Self-Driving Rules
Preparing for a Ransomware Attack
Six Hot Car Technology Trends to Watch in 2017
NADA Convention Launches Mobile App
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Helping Consumers Understand Collision Avoidance Technologies

On October 27, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the National Safety Council (NSC) hosted an expert panel discussion, Reaching Zero Crashes: A Dialogue on the Role of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

Advocacy groups, academia, industry, media, the NSC, and the NTSB can—and must—take the message to consumers and lawmakers about how these technologies work and why they are beneficial. At our event, the NSC discussed its “My Car Does What” education program, a terrific online tool designed for all age groups that provides an overview of available technologies and how they work. Dealer groups, such as the National Automobile Dealers Association, have committed to using these tools to educate dealers and consumers as they sell or buy vehicles with these features. Dealers will play a significant role in promoting these technologies.
Source: NTSB

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Trumpís Specter Hangs Over Obama Self-Driving Rules

Automakers and industry groups debated Monday the proper roles for the federal government and states in regulating self-driving cars under rules that have been proposed by the Obama administration. But it was the specter of President-elect Donald Trump that hung over the proceedings. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration convened its second public hearing on the proposed self-driving regulations. This hearing focused on “modern regulatory techniques” and creating a “model state policy.”
Source: The Detroit News

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Preparing for a Ransomware Attack

The rise of ransomware has not been overhyped. A recent study reports that approximately 50 percent of U.S. companies were hit with some type of ransomware in the last 12 months. Not only are the attacks on the rise, but every week new ransomware variants appear in the ecosystem. Cryptoransomware — malware that employs strong, ostensibly unbreakable key-based cryptography to hold a victim’s personal files to ransom — has presented particular problems. According to the FBI, a 2016 variant compromised an estimated 100,000 computers a day. In the face of this quickly evolving threat, companies need to develop multifaceted preparedness and recovery plans, a key element of which should be ensuring they have the right insurance coverage in place.
Source: Orrick

Editor's note: NADA will be hosting a webinar on Dec. 14 at 12 p.m. ET with the FBI Cyber Division providing guidance with respect to current cyber threats and what steps dealers should consider to protect themselves and their customers. Click here to register.

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Six Hot Car Technology Trends to Watch in 2017

Will your next car talk to traffic lights? Are diesel engines on their last gasp? Have electric vehicles charged into the mainstream? Those are some of the questions new technologies and vehicles may answer in 2017. The auto industry’s present is starting to sound a lot like science fiction, thanks to technologies with names like V2X communications, smart infrastructure and e-axles.
Source: Detroit Free Press

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NADA Convention Launches Mobile App


 

The new NADA100 mobile app for the 2017 NADA Convention and Expo in New Orleans is now available in the App Store and Google Play. Search for NADA100.

Key features include:

  • Real-time alerts;
  • Workshop and event schedules; 
  • The option to download and email workshop handouts;
  • Locate and schedule meetings with exhibitors; and
  • Rating the workshop sessions.

The NADA convention runs from Thursday, Jan. 26, to Sunday, Jan. 29. The advance online registration discount of $75 for NADA member dealers and their managers ends Jan. 20. For more information or to register, visit www.nadaconvention.org.  
Source: NADA Convention & Expo

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