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General Motors will be launching its Super Cruise system in 2017, but the vehicle will stop automatically if drivers are not attentive. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a letter to GM that the semi-autonomous Super Cruise system will be permissible for the automaker to allow drivers to take their hands off the […]

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Following the introduction of the I-Pace battery electric concept SUV (above photo) at the Los Angeles Auto Show two weeks ago, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) said it wants to build electric vehicles in the UK The British carmaker’s CEO Ralf Speth told a business group that the Tata Motors-owned automaker, which operates three car plants […]

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Michigan is moving forward in its drive to play a leading role in the development of autonomous vehicle testing. American Center for Mobility administrators and elected officials held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday in Ypsilanti Township, Mich., to start work on an $80 million national testing lab for autonomous vehicle technologies. It came two weeks after […]

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Wheego Electric Cars has been transformed into Wheego Technologies providing autonomous vehicle technologies mostly in China, the company’s chief said. In an interview with WardsAuto, Wheego CEO Mike McQuary explained the company’s transition from a manufacturer of small electric cars in the U.S. to a supplier of electric vehicle and autonomous-driving technology to other companies. […]

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The Chinese government and Society of Automotive Engineers of China have issued a roadmap through 2030 that could have semi- or fully autonomous vehicles on sale as early as 2021. The 450-page plan that was issued by the SAEC lays out a roadmap for the development of autonomous technologies in three distinct five-year periods. It […]

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Former three-term mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, is working with pilot cities to prepare for the advent of autonomous vehicles. Bloomberg is tapping into data to develop policy recommendations addressing social, environmental, and economic changes cities will need to make in order to accommodate autonomous vehicles. Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, Buenos Aires, and […]

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The rush toward self-driving cars just accelerated as California issued permits to privately held Wheego and Valeo North America last week, bringing the total to 17 companies with testing permits. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles said the two new companies now have approval to run tests with a single vehicle each, operated by up […]

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The perception that fully autonomous vehicles are just around the corner is off the mark, according to an expert in the field and plans being laid out by automakers. While technology announcements keep rolling out from automakers, suppliers, and ride-hailing firms, fully automated vehicles are likely to be a decade or more down the road. […]

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The first state in the nation to grant self-driving car testing permits just granted the nation’s first autonomous vehicle-related driver’s license to a quadriplegic man. The state of Nevada granted Sam Schmidt with a license to drive a semi-autonomous test car on public roads under restricted conditions. Earlier this year, Schmidt drove more than 150 […]

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Eighty percent of surveyed consumers don’t want to own a car in the future missing steering wheels and pedals. A Future Autonomous Vehicle Driver Study commissioned by Kelley Blue Book found four out of five people think a human driver should be able to take control of self-driving cars. While a few companies, including Google […]

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