This week all eyes are on Detroit as the 2018 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) kicks into full gear. During my daily review, I’ll cover the most newsworthy stories and announcements coming out of NAIAS and Automobili-D, as well as what to look forward to the following day.
In case you missed it, here’s the highlights from today, January 14, at NAIAS:
- Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao spoke about revised self-driving vehicle guidelines that will be introduced this summer as the U.S. government rewrites regulations that pose legal barriers to autonomous vehicles.
- Ray Tanguay, automotive advisor to the Canadian government, spoke about the importance of the partnership and importance of the Michigan and Ontario synergy and collaboration.
- Ford Motor Company unveiled the 2019 Edge ST, the new Ranger, the 50th anniversary Bullitt Mustang and alluded to an all-electric performance SUV in 2020.
Tomorrow be sure to keep a look out for:
- The morning announcement of the North American Car and Truck of the Year.
- The Dodge Ram truck unveiling in the morning.
- The Techstars Mobility conference in the afternoon which will be the first time in NAIAS history that a startup has held a press conference and made an announcement.
The full NAIAS press conference schedule can be found here.
Guest Author: Glenn Stevens is the Vice President, Automotive and Mobility Initiatives at the Detroit Regional Chamber and Executive Director of MICHauto.