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Self-driving cars won’t save your life, but the Skip Barber Racing School just might

Posted on Jan 15, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Ask any rally driver, professional drifter, or just some kid pulling doughnuts in a snowy parking lot: There are few things more fun than...

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Why I’m joining Argo AI

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The rumors are true. I am joining Argo AI. If you’re unfamiliar with Argo, that’s understandable. In a sea of companies trying...

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CES 2019: Self-driving cars still need a human hand sometimes, Valeo says

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

French automotive supplier Valeo Group demonstrated a potential system at the Consumer Electronics Show that in certain circumstances...

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Howes: Race to autonomous future far from starting line

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

GM Cruise LLC CEO Dan Ammann has seen the autonomous future and he likes to say it boils down to this: “We’re in a race to the starting...

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Communication, teamwork necessary to adopt autonomous technology, experts say at TRB

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective, Trucks

Cooperation from both private sector and federal partners can ease the process for states that are in the midst of adopting automated...

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Mobility-driven future will mean more sales

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

If you believe some experts, the auto industry as we know it is about to drive off a cliff. Self-driving vehicles and ride-sharing...

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Opinion: Stop bashing self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 13, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A headline-grabbing start to an autonomous vehicle testing program is raising fresh concerns about self-driving cars. Since Waymo, a...

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I rode in a self-driving car for the first time, and it was operated by the Google of Russia – here’s what it was like

Posted on Jan 13, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Yandex is the Google of Russia, known for running a search engine that, by some measures, is more popular than Google in its home country....

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Ford’s self-driving unit CEO: Here’s where we’re taking autonomous

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Over the last several years, Ford (F – Get Report) has gotten serious about investing in autonomous driving. The auto giant has...

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CES 2019: Riding a self-driving Lyft car made me giddier than I have any right to be

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The first time I opened my Lyft app to summon a ride here at Las Vegas for CES 2019, I nearly screamed. Instead of seeing the usual map...

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Top 10 industries transformed by self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 10, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

It took 50 years for electricity to be adopted by 60% of households in the United States and only 10 years for cell phones. The adoption...

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‘Reality is kicking in’: Ford says self-driving vehicles are further away than many expect

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Ford will continue its push toward “mobility” to position itself as a key player in autonomous vehicles, even as the...

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15 factors that may be delaying self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Let’s face it, self-driving cars aren’t living up to their hype. I’ve seen hype before and then some. But nothing like that showered upon...

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Self-driving cars are losing their novelty factor, and that’s OK

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

CES 2018, last year’s massive tech show in Las Vegas, played host to the debut of Lyft’s self-driving car. Powered by...

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Here’s why a little-known autonomous trucking company is beating Tesla and Waymo in the race for driverless big rigs

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Perspective, Trucks

The electric Tesla Semi has been, in part, ballyhooed for its semi-autonomous driving options; it can travel in a convoy where one semi...

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Data sheet—there’s no doubt self-driving cars are on the way, but not soon

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Mobility, as I related yesterday, is the new word for transportation. It’s a bigger, more expansive, more meaningful expression that...

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The future of autonomous cars may involve facial sensors

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

We’ve come a long way since Henry Ford first rolled out the Model T in 1908, and car companies have ensured that the future is autonomous...

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Connected automated travel: As complicated as 1, 2, 3

Posted on Jan 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Self-driving cars will change life as we know it; no question there. But they’re only a start — just as personal computers were....

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Aptiv CTO calls 2021 ‘overly aggressive’ for AV debuts

Posted on Jan 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Targets by automakers such as Volvo Cars, Audi, Hyundai and Ford Motor to have Level 4 autonomous cars on the road by 2021 are very...

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D.C. is not ready for Ford’s driverless vehicle testing

Posted on Jan 4, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced last year that the District would be the corporate testing ground for Ford’s driverless...

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