How the Waymo-Uber Lawsuit Could Rewrite Intellectual Property Rules

Alphabet’s recent lawsuit against Uber for patent infringement and stealing trade secrets may lead to a reevaluation of competition and intellectual property protection within the automobile industry. According to PVMI Director John Paul MacDuffie,”These are trade secrets that are incredibly hot and at the heart of a fierce and fast-pacedRead More

Changes Ahead in Transportation Signal Opportunity for CPAs

Ride-hailing and autonomous vehicles are poised to rapidly transform global transportation culture. According to PVMI Director John Paul MacDuffie, these changes will also give rise to new opportunities for businesses beyond the auto industry, including insurers, healthcare providers, delivery companies, auto repair companies, and parking garages, to name a few. AlongsideRead More

Does the Google-Uber Lawsuit Hold the Key to Self-driving Cars?

The recent legal battle between Uber and Waymo, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has created some roadblocks along the path to commercializing self-driving cars. Waymo has accused Uber of violation of trade secrets and patent infringements, and sought to bar Uber from using its proprietary technology. According to PVMIRead More

Can U.S. Highways Handle the New Mobility?

The advent of self-driving vehicles brings about many challenges, particularly with regulations and insurance companies. PVMI Director John Paul MacDuffie points out in the Philadelphia Inquirer that many of these challenges arise from the lack of unified tech standards across different automakers and between automakers and software companies.Read More

Driverless Car Technology: Don’t Take Your Hands off the Wheel Yet

The technology for driverless vehicles has been rapidly developing globally. But while autonomous technology will certainly become reality, it will be years before the U.S. is able to move beyond “driver-assist” capabilities and permit truly driverless cars to take to the roads, says PVMI Director John Paul MacDuffie.Read More