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Why self-driving vehicles need a crystal ball

Posted on Dec 1, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

A pedestrian stands along a street with one foot on the curb and the other in the crosswalk. A bicyclist lifts a foot off the ground and...

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How autonomous cars will reshape our world

Posted on Nov 30, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Nobody, not even transportation experts like me, had an inkling that ride-on-demand services like Uber would change our travel habits so...

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Why General Motors shifted gears in its manufacturing strategy

Posted on Nov 30, 2018 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

The decision earlier this week by General Motors to close five plants in North America, lay off some 14,000 workers, and retire six of its...

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Is it working? How testing and good data can enable autonomous innovation

Posted on Nov 29, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Innovation is the key to progress, but true innovation means tackling new challenges. When you’re breaking new ground, there are...

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Can driverless cars scale into industrial-strength businesses? (Part 2 Of 3)

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Will driverless cars (AVs, for Autonomous Vehicles) live up to the revolutionary potential imagined by many, including me? In part one of...

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Can driverless cars gain market acceptance? (Part 3 Of 3)

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Successful industrialization of driverless cars will depend on getting over many significant hurdles. Failure only requires getting...

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15 hurdles to the industrialization of driverless cars (Part 1 Of 3)

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Will the future of driverless cars rhyme with the history of the Segway? The Segway personal transporter was also predicted to...

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Driverless cars will need cities covered in sensors, China’s Didi Chuxing says

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing wants to become one of the front-runners in developing self-driving cars, the company’s...

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Through all the hype, self-driving cars remain elusive

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

The relentlessly hyped arrival of autonomous vehicles looms as the greatest disruption in personal transportation since Henry Ford’s...

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Autonomous vehicles are coming and there’s no roadmap (yet)

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

When I was growing up, my father had a tiny grocery store in Brooklyn that served our immediate community. Around 1960, something...

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COMMENT: Electric, connected and autonomous – Three building blocks for the future of last mile delivery

Posted on Nov 26, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

The last mile of delivery has become an increasingly complex final few metres for logistics companies. While for many years the automotive...

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Automakers face fight to stand out in driverless era

Posted on Nov 25, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Self-driving vehicles won’t generate much buzz on Wall Street — or much of a profit — if automakers and technology companies...

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Driven to safety — it’s time to pool our data

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

For most Americans, the thought of cars autonomously navigating our streets still feels like a science fiction story. Despite the billions...

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Cook talks coming out, autonomous cars and more in CNN interview

Posted on Nov 20, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Shared in a 10-minute clip posted to CNN’s YouTube channel, the interview starts with Cook and Amanpour discussing why the Apple...

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Paris allows driverless car on its tricky streets

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

FT Paris correspondent David Keohane talks to Jacques Aschenbroich, CEO of Valeo, the world’s largest supplier of car parts, about...

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Self-driving cars, tires, and the great national stupidity

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Do you like being alive? I do. And I try to do as many things as possible to add years to my life. In quantity and quality. When I see a...

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Here’s how Ford plans to make money off self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 19, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Ford plans to launch a production self-driving car in 2021, and that said car will be used for ride-hailing and delivery services. As the...

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Volkwagen CEO says Waymo has one-two year headstart in autonomous cars

Posted on Nov 18, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Volkwagen, Europe’s largest carmaker, is up to two years of development work behind Alphabet Inc’s Waymo in the area of...

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Perils and ethics of new driverless cars

Posted on Nov 16, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Guardian readers respond to David Edmond’s article about the moral arguments surrounding driverless cars....

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Hundreds of millions of cars off the road and autonomous trucks on the road in 10 years?

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

I have been covering autonomous vehicles for a few years now, and I have found only one thing to be certain: Uncertainty of a timeline....

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