- Swedish telecom giant Ericsson is developing a phone app that links public and private transportation. As drivers pass through tolls, they accrue credits for public transportation, which they can use on bad traffic or weather days.
- Automotive has the highest insider-crime rate of any industry, according to a study by PwC. Misuse of assets, procurement fraud, and bribery and corruption are the top three infractions.
- By late summer, 27 children in the U.S. died of heatstroke after being trapped in hot cars. The number is down from 2012, when 34 children died, and lower still than the 16-year average of 38. But it's still far too high.
- Ford and Nokia are creating an app that defines areas in which cars should run in electric mode depending on terrain, traffic, and weather. Adapting to these green zones would optimize performance.