As Self-Driving Cars Approach, the Auto Industry Races to Rebuild

(WIRED) – WHEN FORD EXECUTIVES started dropping in on Silicon Valley startups a couple of years ago, they were met with less than warm receptions. The stalwart car company was

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Las Vegas Launches the First Electric Autonomous Shuttle on U.S. Public Roads

(TECH CRUNCH) –  Las Vegas, transportation beat reporters can’t quit you; CES was like a car extravaganza, and now you’re launching a self-driving, fully electric shuttle on public streets. By Darrell

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The Next Transportation Secretary Seems Pretty Down With Self-Driving Cars

(WIRED) – IT IS PERHAPS a stretch to call Elaine Chao, President-Elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of transportation, “hip with it.” The Kentucky resident today sat for her fourth

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The Rise of the Robots?

(BBC) – The rise of the robots could be next year’s big story. Ever since the Luddites smashed their first loom, mechanisation has been putting people out of work. But

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The Very Human Problem Blocking the Path to Self-Driving Cars

(WIRED) – IT WAS A game of Dots that pushed Erik Coelingh to rethink his entire approach to self-driving cars. Coelingh, Volvo’s head of safety and driver assist technologies, was

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Faraday Future’s First Car is Here

(THE VERGE) – Faraday Future’s first car is the FF91, and the troubled company unveiled it tonight at CES in Las Vegas. The launch was full of buzzwords, but the

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What the New NHTSA Guidelines Mean for Self-Driving Cars

(TECH CRUNCH) – In September, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued guidelines for the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles. The important thing to remember for now is that

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Chevy’s Making a Hydrogen-Powered Pickup for the US Army

(WIRED) – WHEN IT COMES to pickups, the standard attitude is, go big or go home. Huge knobbly tires, bullbars, spotlights, winches—even if they’re unnecessary. Look at Ford’s F-150 Raptor

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This MIT Online Activity Lets You Choose Who Gets Killed If A Self-Driving Car Wrecks

(JALOPNIK) – The closer we get to fully autonomous car technology on the market, the more questions we seem to have. Recently, they’ve been morbid: if a self-driving car is

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PSA: Don’t Try To Take Highway Off-Ramps With Tesla’s Autopilot Just Yet

(Jalopnik) – Let’s make one thing clear: despite what you may have in your head, Tesla’s recently updated Autopilot can not safely navigate a highway off-ramp for you – yet.

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