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Former GM vice chair, former Chrysler president on autonomous cars race

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Bob Lutz, former GM vice chairman, and Jim Press, former president of Toyota Motor North America and Chrysler, discuss Honda’s...

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Tesla’s ‘leaked’ email about using employees to beta test full self-driving cars makes no sense

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Everyone knows I love Teslas. I just drove a Model S across France, and it was marvelous. But I also have to call it like I see it, and...

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Safe, efficient self-driving cars could block walkable, livable communities

Posted on Oct 2, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Almost exactly a decade ago, I was cycling in a bike lane when a car hit me from behind. Luckily, I suffered only a couple bruised ribs...

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How the Trump administration plans to regulate autonomous vehicles and drones

Posted on Oct 2, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

What does the U.S. Secretary of Transportation think about self-driving cars? Elaine Chao, speaking at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women...

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The case against driverless cars

Posted on Sep 28, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Autonomous vehicles aren’t widespread right now, but in the coming decades, they’ll be everywhere. By 2040, it’s...

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NVIDIA: From the datacenter to the autonomous car

Posted on Sep 28, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Some folks say that NVIDIA NVDA +5.11% has lost its early pole position in autonomous driving. Tesla TSLA -13.96% de-selected NVIDIA to...

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Just around the corner or years out? Experts tackle the ambiguous future of AVs

Posted on Sep 26, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Automobile manufacturers such as Tesla and General Motors have partial self-driving vehicles on the road today, and some experts think...

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Steve Wozniak says he’s ‘given up’ on idea of autonomous cars

Posted on Sep 26, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said on Tuesday that he has “lost faith” that self-driving cars are going to see widespread use...

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How a nonexistent US safety framework is hurting the self-driving car industry

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation

When Sen. Gary Peters traveled to South Korea this month, the Michigan Democrat was interested in more than U.S. efforts to stop nuclear...

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Saving lives and delivering innovative care: When mobility and health care intersect

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

The mobility industry has seen major growth in recent years as a variety of stakeholders have begun to realize the potential of connected...

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Qualcomm’s Modoff: Self-driving cars will emerge in phases

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Self-driving cars won’t suddenly appear in vast numbers on roads across the U.S. — they will first start appearing in cordoned...

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Automated vehicles may encourage a new breed of distracted drivers

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Few people pay close attention to the traffic situation unfolding around them when they’re travelling as a passenger in a car, even...

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How the auto industry is driving itself into the future

Posted on Sep 25, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Between ride sharing, ride subscriptions, and autonomous vehicles, traveling by car is poised for a big change in the next few years....

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Why cars aren’t the real stars of the autonomous revolution

Posted on Sep 21, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Driverless car startups are booming these days, many with rock-star valuations. Automakers also now talk about rolling out autonomous taxi...

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Will high-res radar make tomorrow’s cars safer?

Posted on Sep 20, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

There’s a problem with one of the safety systems in the 2018 Nissan Sentra: It doesn’t work. Let me clarify: There’s a problem with one of...

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Self-driving cars: Will Europe miss another disruption?

Posted on Sep 20, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

The last time a major technological disruption took place, Europe was caught snoozing. In the early 2000’s, European companies were the...

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Europe to be the tortoise in the self-driving car race

Posted on Sep 20, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

While there are reasons to doubt Europe’s standing in the race, there are different reasons entirely to trust it will still be a part of...

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Future of the world’s largest truckmaker

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Perspective, Trucks

Martin Daum, chief executive officer for trucks and buses divisions at Daimler, discusses the demand for trucks, the impact of the trade...

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Why the future of driving isn’t just driverless, it’s ownerless

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Over the past five years, the development of new technologies has brought about real change in the way we travel. Lately, the rise of...

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Toyota’s vision of autonomous cars is not exactly driverless

Posted on Sep 19, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

John Leonard strolls up to a drab one-story garage on the campus of MIT and unlocks the door. The building is remarkable only for the...

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