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A consumer advocacy group is asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to slow down, following NHTSA’s announcement that it will be updating its policy on self driving cars. John M. Simpson, the privacy project director for advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, addressed the issue in a letter to Secretary of the Department of Transportation […]

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Kia is expanding the research and development of its autonomous technologies to create more driver-assist features by 2020 and a fully-autonomous car by 2030. “Fully-autonomous vehicles are still some way off, and a great deal of research and rigorous product testing will need to be carried out to make the ‘self-driving car’ a reality,” said […]

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A Washington, D.C. – based nonprofit announced a new Autonomous Vehicle Task Force, created to advocate for a technology that the group said offers benefits for business, national security and the environment. The goal of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE) – an organization that promotes alternatively-fueled vehicles as a way to reduce the country’s dependence […]

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Even as autonomous technology continues to make its way from prototypes to street-legal vehicles, legislators and lawmakers are still working to define the rules and liabilities for self-driving cars. In the meantime, one carmaker is taking a resolved stance on the matter: “Volvo will accept full liability whenever one if its cars is in autonomous […]

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This week, the University of Michigan opened a 32-acre miniature city with intersections, streetlights and construction zones to offer a real world environment for testing autonomous technology. University officials said Mcity, the name of the test course, is “the world’s first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies […]

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Ford announced that it is advancing the research and development of its autonomous technology, moving towards production with semi-autonomous – and eventually fully autonomous – vehicles. The company’s Research and Innovation Center, located in Palo Alto, manages the Ford Smart Mobility Plan, “which aims to take the company to the next level in connectivity, mobility, […]

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A new study published by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) suggests that utilizing autonomous electrified vehicles as driverless taxis can maximize the technology’s potential. The research team, which includes Berkeley Lab scientists Jeffery Greenblatt and Samveg Saxena, said lower carbon emissions, lower energy costs and cheaper maintenance were among the benefits of self-driving […]

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An automaker trade group wants regulators to grant CAFE credits for autonomous technology. Collision warnings, automated braking and adaptive cruise control are more than just safety features, said Mitch Bainwol, president and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. They are fuel-efficiency boosters. Bainwol’s industry lobbying group represents 12 auto manufacturers, including Ford Motor Co., […]

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Ford is expanding its Silicon Valley presence with the opening of its Palo Alto’s Research and Innovation Center. Ford said the opening of this new Research and Innovation Center allows the company to grow its global research team and accelerate its innovation in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, customer experience and big data. SEE ALSO: Ford […]

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A new study says that a significant percentage of drivers are interested in buying a partially or fully self-driving car, which will lead to a $42 billion market. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a business consulting firm and author of the study, said consumer interest in autonomous vehicles (AVs) is surprisingly strong. When combined with […]

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