Mobility, Safety and CES 2017

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas featured an unprecedented array of autonomous driving and mobility technology. Warner Norcross was there, staying on the cutting edge of automotive innovation and advocating for systems that guarantee safety and protect suppliers from liability. Read More

Auto Trend: Infotainment System Patents Are on the Rise

The upcoming Consumer Electronics Show and the North American International Auto Show promise to unveil interesting new technologies from traditional automakers and relative newcomers. While many technologies will be certain to relate to self-driving cars, infotainment systems are likely to also share in the spotlight. 
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Very Last Minute Tax Planning Using Generous Expensing Limits for Machinery and Equipment Placed in Service in 2016

Suppliers should consider electing to deduct as an expense ̶ rather than to depreciate ̶ the cost of new or used tangible personal property placed in service in 2016 (and certain qualified real property). The tax rules permit expensing up to $500,000 in 2016. This maximum expensing amount is reduced dollar for dollar when expensing-eligible property placed in service in 2016 exceeds $2,010,000 (the investment ceiling). Both the maximum expensing amount and the investment ceiling are adjusted for inflation. For tax years beginning in 2017, the dollar limitation for expensing will be $510,000, and the investment ceiling will be $2,030,000.
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Now What?

I am not a political pundit and I am certainly not going to use this blog to share my political views, but I think it is safe to say that none of us, no matter which way we voted, saw that coming. But come it did, and on January 20th we are going to have a new President and a new House and a new Senate and they are all controlled by a single party.
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West Coast Culture Collides with Automotive Reality

Earlier this fall, George Hotz, a Silicon Valley inventor who some may call brash (wait till you watch the video), publicly announced the development and December 2016 public release of an aftermarket device, Comma One, that would render a handful of late model automobiles almost fully autonomous. Read More
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