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Jaguar’s automatic door could make cars more accessible

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Cars, Technology

Amputees and others with accessibility needs might soon have an easier time hopping into cars. Jaguar Land Rover has created a...

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Last-minute gift guide for (current and aspiring) self-driving car nerds

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

When people find out that I cover self-driving cars, they are almost always super curious to learn more about the subject but often...

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Former Google engineer, once barred from autonomous-driving industry, says he just completed first cross-country self-driving car trip

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Cars, News, Perspective

Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of a now-settled lawsuit between Alphabet self-driving car company Waymo and Uber, claims...

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2018 was the year self-driving cars hit a roadblock

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

It’s been a long day. As you ride home from the office, you start to nod off. You close your eyes as the self-driving car merges...

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Luminar collaborates with Audi’s Autonomous Intelligent Driving on driverless vehicles

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Cars, News

Palo Alto startup Luminar today announced a collaboration with Autonomous Intelligent Driving (AID), Audi’s driverless technology spinoff...

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A toaster on wheels to deliver groceries? Self-driving tech tests practical uses

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Cars, Technology

Last Thursday morning in the desert town of Scottsdale, Ariz., a tiny robotic car turned onto a neighborhood street and pulled up to a...

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Audi pulls the curtain back on its self-driving car program

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Cars, News

Of all the luxury car brands, Audi has been the most aggressive in terms of putting semi-autonomous technology into its production cars....

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One of Tesla’s early rivals reveals the fastest way to get self-driving vehicles on the road safely

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

The founder of one of Tesla’s early rivals, Fisker Automotive, is back with a vehicle that could demonstrate the benefits of...

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Uber approved to restart self-driving tests in Pennsylvania

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 in Cars, News

Uber has been given the green light by Pennsylvania officials to restart its self-driving car tests on public roads. The program was shut...

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Self-driving-car tech startup Aptiv debuts command center in Las Vegas

Posted on Dec 17, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Aptiv opened a new facility to show off its self-driving car tech in Las Vegas, where the company operates a sizable fleet of test...

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The folly of trolleys: Ethical challenges and autonomous vehicles

Posted on Dec 17, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

Brookings, December 17, 2018 Scholars and pundits tend to focus on one ethical challenge for autonomous cars: the Trolley Problem....

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Apple hires designer Andrew Kim away from Tesla

Posted on Dec 17, 2018 in Cars, News

Andrew Kim, the designer who first rose to prominence with a fan-made reimagining of Microsoft’s design language, has left his role as a...

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Self-driving-car tech startup Aptiv debuts command center in Las Vegas

Posted on Dec 17, 2018 in Cars, News

Aptiv opened a new facility to show off its self-driving car tech in Las Vegas, where the company operates a sizable fleet of test...

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Self-driving dirt rally vehicle offers crash course in autonomous car safety

Posted on Dec 17, 2018 in Cars, News

“Move fast and break things,” the phrase popularized by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, serves as an unofficial mantra for many people and...

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Honda to show autonomous, robotics and energy management solutions

Posted on Dec 17, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Honda is planning an extensive exhibit for next month’s CES, Las Vegas, to highlight its work in autonomous vehicles, robotics and...

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5G: a revolution not without risks

Posted on Dec 16, 2018 in Cars, Technology

The recent diplomatic dust-up over Chinese telecoms company Huawei, one of the leaders in developing equipment for fifth-generation mobile...

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Meet Bosch’s all-electric, self-driving pod that’s coming to CES 2019

Posted on Dec 16, 2018 in Cars, News

It was only last month that we reported on auto giant Daimler and its supply partner Bosch confirming the launch of an autonomous driving...

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Proposed self-driving car legislation now a ‘long shot,’ according to Republican senator

Posted on Dec 16, 2018 in Cars, News

Chairman of the Commerce Committee, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said a bill he’s spearheading that would accelerate the adoption of...

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Tech from self-driving cars could solve border security without Trump’s $5 billion wall

Posted on Dec 15, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The U.S.-Mexico border stretches 1,954 miles. About 700 of those miles have some sort of barricade or fence. The rest of the border is...

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Audi vs. Tesla? German automaker pouring billions into electric

Posted on Dec 15, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Volkswagen (VLKAY) might have lost a number of customers after its emissions-cheating scandal in 2015. But the automaker isn’t...

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