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The Transportation Revolution: Self-Driving Cars Are Only the Beginning
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The autonomous car has thrown the automotive industry — an industry that is notoriously slow to change — into the forefront of technology. The autonomous car has become a technology catalyst because it requires innovation in many areas, ranging from processor and sensor technology to AI. As with all new technologies, the industry rushes to […]

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Amazon Has Big Plans for Alexa in Homes, Cars
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Amazon will unveil eight new Alexa-powered devices for the car and home before the end of the year, according to a report. They include a microwave oven, an amplifier, a receiver, a subwoofer and an in-car gadget. Amazon is expected to reveal some of the devices at an event later this month. All the devices […]

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How a day driving high-downforce cars at VIR taught me I’m OK being slow
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(credit: Jonathan Gitlin) When the invitation to try out the new formula and sports prototype cars at Virginia International Raceway arrived in my inbox, I was pretty sure I’d have to politely decline. I could hear the boss’ response immediately: “So, you just want to spend a day at the track doing laps?” But this […]

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Locals Reportedly Are Frustrated With Alphabet's Self-Driving Cars
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More than a dozen people who work near Waymo’s office in Chandler, Arizona, have complained about the self-driving cars to The Information. “One women said that she almost hit one of the company’s minivans because it suddenly stopped while trying to make a right turn, while another man said that he gets so frustrated waiting […]

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What If Electric Cars Fail Again?
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If Tesla should go under, it would set back the electric car industry a decade or more. At the beginning of the last century, electric, steam and gas all competed for the automotive industry, resulting in far more advancements in gas cars than electric over the decades. Thankfully, no one has brought back steam. There […]

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The Transportation Revolution: Much More Than Self-Driving Cars
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The autonomous car has thrown the automotive industry — an industry that is notoriously slow to change — into the forefront of technology. The autonomous car has become a technology catalyst because it requires innovation in many areas, ranging from processor and sensor technology to AI. As with all new technologies, the industry rushes to […]

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Recommended Reading: Self-driving cars still have a lot to learn
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Self-driving cars are headed toward an AI roadblock Russell Brandom, The Verge It's no secret that the auto industry is racing towards production of fully autonomous vehicles. A number of companies say they can achieve the feat in the next year or…

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Daimler can now test self-driving cars on public roads in Beijing
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Daimler has been granted a license to test self-driving vehicles on public roads in Beijing, making it the first international automaker to receive such permission. The owner of the Mercedes-Benz brand was given the test permit by the Chinese government after extensive closed-course testing, the company said in a statement, adding that it marks a […]

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Tesla Meets Self-Imposed Deadline For Model 3, Rolls Out 7,000 Cars In a Week
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Elon Musk tweeted on Sunday that the company produced 7,000 cars last week, including 5,000 Model 3 electric sedans. “Beating a self-imposed deadline, the final car rolling off the assembly line on Sunday morning, several hours after the midnight goal set by Musk, two workers at the factory told Reuters on Sunday.” CNBC reports: The […]

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