Police in Aichi Prefecture estimate as many as 30,000 elderly drivers may not be able to get their licenses renewed before they expire. This is due to long queues of senior citizens waiting for a mandatory drivers' workshop.
Experts are warning that similar problems will likely occur in other prefectures and are calling on the government to review the system.
You've gotta hand it to Google for the way the Silicon Valley tech giant has made indelible inroads into the car on multiple fronts. The most obvious is with its pioneering self-driving car technology that's caused car companies to get their act together on autonomous vehicles — and also collaborate with Google.
Google has more directly extended its influence and data-mining capabilities into the car with its Android Auto smartphone-projection platform that most major automakers have adopted along with Apple's CarPlay. And now it's preparing to dig even deeper into dashboards by deploying its open-source operating system, Android Automotive, beginning with Audi and Volvo.
ZTE’s smartphone plans have been jeopardized in a major way by the latest ban placed by the United States Department of Commerce. The department has banned companies based in the United States from selling components to ZTE as a result of the Chinese company violating the terms of a sanctions violation case. While this will prevent ZTE from sourcing processors from Qualcomm, it may also lead to the company losing its Android license.
ZTE was initially accused by bypassing U.S. sanctions on Iran back in 2016. Even though it’s a China-based company, ZTE was found to be using multiple shell companies to sell U.S. technology to Iran. ZTE paid $890 million in fines and penalties aside from promising to fire four senior employees and reprimanding 35 others.