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If General Motors’ plans continue on pace, its first fully autonomous cars could be in limited use by a partnering car sharing service in five years, and on sale to consumers within 10. This is according to Mark Reuss, head of global product development, who spoke last week at an automotive cybersecurity conference in Detroit. […]

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Despite a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S operating with the vehicle’s semi-autonomous “Autopilot” software engaged, the federal government will not slow down the development of self-driving cars. Speaking at the Automated Vehicle Symposium in San Francisco, National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator (NHTSA) Mark Rosekind said that “no one incident will derail the Department […]

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China’s government had called upon automakers to fast track self-driving cars with a goal to perhaps overtake the U.S. and Europe’s implementation of the technology. Now the country’s auto-industry regulator has put up a road block, at least temporarily. The Ministry of Industry and Information is well underway towards implementing autonomous vehicle regulations, but the ministry’s […]

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Global companies are racing to develop semi- and fully autonomous vehicles but Germany may slow things down. According to Retuers and German newspaper Handelsblatt, the country’s Minister of Transport is proposing legislation that would require a “black box” for these vehicles as well as rules for what a driver can and can’t do behind the […]

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Nissan launched its ProPilot auto drive system as a step toward autonomous vehicles, and warned that it must be used properly after a fatal crash in May of a Tesla Model S using its Autopilot system. Nissan’s ProPilot system enables single-lane semiautonomous driving in highway conditions. It follows the car ahead, tracks lane markers and […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the automaker has no plans of disabling the Autopilot system following the fatal May crash, but instead the company plans to redouble efforts to educate customers on how the system works. Musk said that the company will be releasing an explanatory blog post that highlights how Autopilot works, and what […]

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The fatal crash in May of the Tesla Model S and its Autopilot system have raised concerns over limitations of current automated driving systems. Tesla’s Autopilot system comes with cameras and radar, but not Lidar, a sensor that uses laser. Tesla said its system would have had trouble distinguishing a white semi-trailer positioned across a […]

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While self-driving cars are projected to take another decade or two before showing up at dealer showrooms, suppliers are seeing the payoff right now. A new study reports that by 2020, vehicles that can accelerate, brake and steer themselves from sensors and software will generate additional annual sales of $20 billion to $25 billion. AlixPartners […]

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Almost three-quarters of U.S. drivers are interested in riding in a self-driving car, and 80 percent say they would pay extra for the new technology, according to a survey report. AlixPartners surveyed 1,517 U.S. drivers to find that when presented with the attributes of self-driving cars, 73 percent said they would want autonomous vehicles to […]

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General Motors will be teaming up with the U.S. Navy to develop hydrogen-powered unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs). Fuel-cell UUVs have the capacity to operate independently 70 days at a time, and would replace more limited battery-drive systems currently in use in so-called UUVs, according to Navy officials. “If you want long endurance you really need […]

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