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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 Canadian Hyperloop Concept Features a Faux Sunroof

(WIRED) – THE BATTLE TO bring Hyperloop, Elon Musk’s vision for zipping around the country in something akin to pneumatic tubes, encourages aggressive timelines. If the companies developing the high-speed system are

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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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Elon Musk Announces His Plan to Colonize Mars and Save Humanity

(WIRED) – ELON MUSK WANTS to go to Mars. And he wants you—especially if you are a NASA string-puller or deep-pocketed futurist—to help him get there. Sporting Tony Stark facial

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Spiri is an EV-only ridesharing service where you’re the driver

(ENGADGET) – Here comes another entrant into the ride-sharing ring: Denmark’s Spiri. What separates this one is the company has developed its own fleet of electric vehicles for use, which

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Flight Test for Virgin’s Replacement Rocket Plane

(BBC) – Virgin Galactic has flown its new rocket plane for the first time in a “captive-carry test” above California. The vehicle, known as Unity, replaces the one that crashed

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