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Ford Resets Expectations for Autonomous Cars

Ford Resets Expectations for Autonomous Cars

Hold Your Horsepower, First Self-Driving Car Will Not Drive Itself

Ford evaluated the conversation around expectations for autonomous cars yesterday, as the chief executive officer for Ford reconfirmed the automaker’s first self-driving car by 2021. Learn More: About the Ford model lineup “We overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles,” Jim Hackett said. He went onto say that the utilization of the first autonomous Ford vehicle […]

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Privacy Concerns over Autonomous Cars Join Safety Fears

Privacy Concerns over Autonomous Cars Join Safety Fears

Your Car is Being Watched, But Are You Watching Your Back?

A year ago, the first deaths in autonomous car crashes caught our attention. An Uber Self-Driving Volvo killed a pedestrian in Arizona, while a semi-autonomous Tesla Model X accident took the life of an Apple software designer just a week later. Safety anxieties may be growing in the consumer’s mind about self-driving cars, but developers […]

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Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Left in Garage as Autonomous Cars Hit the Road

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Left in Garage as Autonomous Cars Hit the Road

As more and more vehicles become more technologically advanced, the race has been on to create the best safety system. At the most complex, there seem to be two different systems which promise dramatic reductions in accidents—self-driving vehicles and vehicle-to-vehicle (or V2V) communications. The Game Is On: So what are you going to do for […]

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Is India Banning Autonomous Cars Already?

Is India Banning Autonomous Cars Already?

Autonomous cars are most certainly on their way to the highways of the world. How fast they will be ready to drive depends on who you ask, but some features are already popping up in cars for sale now. For instance, Nissan cars equipped with ProPILOT can cruise down the highway with only a bit […]

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Ethics Experts Think We Should Slow Down Autonomous Cars

Ethics Experts Think We Should Slow Down Autonomous Cars

A future full of self-driving cars seems to be moving towards us faster than the speed of light. Manufacturers are churning out the technology needed to guide our cars down the road with little to no input from the driver. The legislature is also currently looking at a proposal that would make putting one of […]

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Uber’s Autonomous Cars Are Terrible Drivers

Uber’s Autonomous Cars Are Terrible Drivers

Uber just cannot keep itself out of trouble these days. From allegations of sexual harassment in the workplace to a recent hack of its website host, it seems as if users are getting more reasons to delete the Uber app from their phone. The latest allegation comes from two employees speaking anonymously to The New […]

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Nissan Announces It Has Been Testing Autonomous Cars in Europe

Nissan Announces It Has Been Testing Autonomous Cars in Europe

Nissan is seriously committed to autonomous driving technology. The automaker has been conducting tests of its systems in its home country of Japan, as well as in the United States, but this week it was announced that they have also been taking the vehicles for a spin east of London. This is the first time […]

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Michigan Gives GM the Green Light to Test Autonomous Cars on Public Roads

Michigan Gives GM the Green Light to Test Autonomous Cars on Public Roads

General Motors Chairman and CEO Mary Barra officially announced the company will begin testing autonomous Bolt EVs on public roadways in Michigan, effective immediately. Hot Technology: Here’s a detailed explanation on how to use Apple CarPlay in your Chevy This announcement comes on the heels of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signing the SAVE Act legislation. […]

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Report: Mercedes Owners Among Those Most Ready to Accept Autonomous Cars

Report: Mercedes Owners Among Those Most Ready to Accept Autonomous Cars

In an effort to find out which consumers would be most likely to purchase self-driving cars, research and software company MaritzCX conducted a survey of more 12,000 vehicle owners earlier this year and the results showed that luxury car owners were the group most likely to adopt the technology. New Models: Have you heard about […]

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Government Pleads For Safe – Not Cool – Autonomous Cars

Government Pleads For Safe – Not Cool – Autonomous Cars

The race is on for automakers to engineer and release cars that can drive themselves. Tesla has its Autopilot, Nissan is rolling out cars in Japan that can navigate highways alone, and BMW has announced its self-driving team. While the government is enthusiastic about the technology, officials are starting to pump the brakes a bit […]

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Germany Mulls Over Bill to Put Black Boxes in Autonomous Cars

Germany Mulls Over Bill to Put Black Boxes in Autonomous Cars

If late-night action movies have taught us anything, it is that when an aircraft goes down, it is almost always survived by the Black Box: a device that records crucial information for determining the cause of the crash. Well, in the automotive industry, the problem of determining the cause of a crash is especially troubling […]

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The Queen of England Gives Autonomous Cars Legal Go-Ahead in UK

The Queen of England Gives Autonomous Cars Legal Go-Ahead in UK

The race to offer consumers autonomous cars is getting so rambunctious, even the Queen of England is getting involved. In a recent address to Parliament, the Queen proclaimed that she intends to make the United Kingdom the leader in self-driving vehicles. And if the Queen wants to be the leader in autonomous technology, well… Who’s […]

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Experts Recommend Putting the Brakes on Autonomous Cars

Experts Recommend Putting the Brakes on Autonomous Cars

The United States and several technology firms are working hard to make self-driving cars a reality as soon as possible. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked automakers in January at the Detroit Auto Show for a comprehensive plan for autonomous car roll out in just six months. While that doesn’t mean that we would […]

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Rubber Ducks Roll Toward the Future of Autonomous Cars

Rubber Ducks Roll Toward the Future of Autonomous Cars

Self-driving cars are a bit of a tough nut to crack. Testing can be dangerous when using real vehicles (or lead to funding headaches or injury in the event of a wreck)—just ask Google, which has been lambasted each time one of its road-testing autonomous cars has been in an accident, even if those crashes […]

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MIT Teaches Students About Autonomous Cars Using Rubber Ducks

MIT Teaches Students About Autonomous Cars Using Rubber Ducks

As technology advances, we are getting closer and closer to seeing fully-autonomous vehicles on our roads. Many drivers already own cars with semi-autonomous safety technology, such as lane-departure warning and emergency braking. But just how this technology works is a mystery for many. In order to help students learn about autonomous cars, MIT’s Computer Science […]

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Mitsubishi Plans to Use Missile Guiding System in Autonomous Cars

Mitsubishi Plans to Use Missile Guiding System in Autonomous Cars

Mitsubishi is a jack-of-all-trades. The Japanese conglomerate doesn’t just have its hand in automobiles—it also has a variety of other branches in industries ranging from food to mining and basically everything in between. That’s why it should come as no surprise that Mitsubishi is taking advantage of one of its other branches’ technology to enter […]

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Toyota CEO: No Fully Autonomous Cars Anytime Soon

Toyota CEO: No Fully Autonomous Cars Anytime Soon

When you think of autonomous driving, you might envision a time in the not-too-distant future where you can be driven around by your car without any input from you or another driver. In fact, many automakers are planning for that eventuality in the next five or so years. But Toyota sees things differently, and wants […]

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Honda Says Autonomous Cars are 15 Years Away, Cites Kangaroo Risks

Honda Says Autonomous Cars are 15 Years Away, Cites Kangaroo Risks

Nissan and Toyota have both set the year 2020 as a target date for fully autonomous vehicles, but one other Japanese automaker thinks that kind of timeline is a bit too optimistic. Self-driving cars are still at least 15 years in the future, according to a Honda engineer who has been working on them for […]

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