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Ford and VW considering an expansive alliance likely to echo across the global auto industry

Posted on Dec 9, 2018 in Cars, News

Barring a last-minute hitch, two of the world’s largest automakers plan to announce a far-reaching alliance shortly after the new...

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Tesla patents technology for more accurate GPS positioning

Posted on Dec 9, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

With the advent of self-driving vehicles, GPS accuracy is becoming increasingly important and Tesla believes that it developed a...

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Waymo’s self-driving launch, and more this week in cars

Posted on Dec 9, 2018 in Cars, News

Baby steps. This week the WIRED Transportation team highlighted, as usual, a few exciting developments in self-driving cars. The Senate is...

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32 hours in Chandler, Arizona, the self-driving capital of the world

Posted on Dec 8, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

THE PARKING LOT at the Walmart on West Chandler Boulevard is packed as the sun wanes on Chandler, a languid suburb of Phoenix....

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A fair criticism of Tesla — we need more Tesla taxis!

Posted on Dec 8, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

I have watched every single Elon Musk interview I can find. People often ask the same questions of him (which is unfortunate since there...

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Driverless cars stall in Congress as trial lawyers drop support

Posted on Dec 7, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

A group representing trial lawyers is opposing legislation on self-driving vehicles after backing one section of the bill earlier this...

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Congress needs to tighten up AV legislation (opinion)

Posted on Dec 7, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Self-driving cars are the future. An innovation that is projected to be an $800 billion business by 2035 — double the size of the...

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Almost two-thirds of industry leaders have confidence in autonomous vehicles

Posted on Dec 7, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News

New research from the Smart Mobility Living Lab: London (SMLL) has found that almost two-thirds (65 per cent) of senior industry leaders...

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Los Angeles Dui lawyer launches driverless vehicle legislation campaign to curb drinking and driving

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

The Los Angeles DUI Lawyer firm announced this Thursday at their L.A. headquarters the launch of a state-wide campaign that aims to bring...

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LeddarTech adds Pierce, Poulin to leadership team

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Lidar developer LeddarTech Inc. has added two senior executives to its leadership team. Adrian Pierce was appointed the vice president of...

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DENSO invests nearly $100 million in startups to advance mobility

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, has invested nearly $100 million over a four-year period in startup companies around...

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How V2X will affect the future of automobiles

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

“Can you hear me now?” I think many of us can remember Verizon’s well-known advertising campaign from a few years ago. While communication...

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Digital Trends Live: Self-driving cars, ocean exploration, and holiday shopping

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Cars, News

Wednesday’s episode of Digital Trends Live saw the launch of Waymo’s self-driving car service, a project to explore the deepest points of...

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An app for operating a self-driving car

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and IT Engineering, a Korean electric vehicle producer, have jointly...

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company to unveil ‘fully road legal autonomous transport cars’

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Cars, News

Elon Musk’s Boring Company has slightly delayed the launch of its first tunnel, but Musk said that it will also include the unveiling of...

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Samsung to build 5G and V2X networks for autonomous car tests at South Korea’s K-City

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Samsung is collaborating with the Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA) to develop mobile network infrastructure for autonomous...

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Ford CEO denies allegations of GM-eclipsing layoff plans

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Cars, News

On Wednesday, Ford CEO Jim Hackett contested a claim that the automaker plans widespread layoffs in a restructuring whose extent is...

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Driver training needs to pair safety technology and human instinct

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Technology, Trucks

Today’s long-haul trucks are integrated with more sophisticated safety features than ever. Truckers and fleet managers have access to a...

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Driverless future a long way off

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

“Without drivers to pay, to carry, or to protect, autonomous vehicles will be much less expensive to produce than conventional delivery...

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Did that car just wink at you? Daimler previews car-to-pedestrian signals

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Cars, Technology

If you’re walking or driving in San Jose, California, later this year and have the sense that a late model Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan...

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