Volvo’s new South Carolina:
The Sweden-based automaker says that the next-generation Volvo S60 sedan will be the first car to roll out of the 2.3-million-square-foot (215,000-square-metre) facility in North America sometime in 2019. Up to 60,000 copies of this particular model will be built for worldwide consumption. The plant will also employ up to 2,000 workers that will eventually assemble a number of other vehicles built using the same platform.
Consumer trust in self-driving automobiles:
Based on a survey by research firm J.D. Power, an increasing number of respondents are expressing a lack of trust in autonomous-vehicle technology, compared to the same survey conducted a year ago. Other than people born between 1977 and 1994, every other segment expressed an increasing distrust of the technology. Complexity, privacy and hardware/software hacking issues were most frequently mentioned as the reasons for the respondents concerns.