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Dubai has added 50 Teslas to the city’s taxi fleet, part of a green economy initiative. While it may seem like a surprising choice for a city that was built on oil revenues, fossil fuels now represent less than 5 percent of Dubai revenues. The rest now comes from real estate, trade, and the growing […]

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Cruise Automation is calling its newest model the first production self-driving car, at least it will be once it gets the software sorted out. “Today, we’re unveiling the world’s first mass-producible car designed to operate without a driver,” Cruise Automation CEO Kyle Vogt said of the highly modified Chevy Bolt. “This isn’t just a concept […]

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Shown today ahead of the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the Smart Vision EQ ForTwo Concept aims to be the future of urban mobility. The Vision EQ ForTwo is the first car from Daimler to adhere to its “CASE” corporate strategy, which stands for Connected, Autonomous, Shared and Electric. It was designed from the ground-up for […]

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Apple isn’t giving up on its self-driving car ambitions, but the supposed ‘Apple Car’ the internet got all amped about will never be a reality. As reported by The New York Times, Apple’s ‘Project Titan’ self-driving car undertaking is no longer, with the company turning its focus toward “autonomous systems” instead. In other words, Apple […]

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Continental is weighing in on what it thinks the future of autonomous driving will look like, and developing its own autonomous testbed. Known best for tires, Continental is also a major supplier of automotive electronics and systems. The company has built a vehicle to demonstrate driverless mobility and to develop and test autonomous driving systems […]

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We’re just 10 years away from most new cars being autonomous, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. “It will be rare for a car to be produced in 10 years’ time that is not autonomous,” he said. Autocar reported that he was speaking at the summer meeting of the National Governance Association. That’s the organization […]

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Tesla’s Autopilot self-driving system is being blamed in a rollover crash in Minnesota that injured five. According to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the vehicle, 58-year old David Clark, was approaching an intersection when he turned the Autopilot system on, causing the car accelerate suddenly and veer off the road. The vehicle […]

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Nissan is slowly letting out more information on the 2018 Leaf as its Sept. 6 debut date nears, today releasing a video demonstrating its advanced ProPilot Park technology. The self-parking system is a part of Nissan’s ProPilot Assist suite of semi-autonomous driving tech. It uses sonar and cameras to guide the vehicle into a parking […]

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Forget the moose test, Volvo’s latest problem is the ‘roo test. One of the biggest challenges in the development of autonomous cars is spotting and reacting to animals. Buildings, cars, and pedestrians are all relatively easy to spot, and they mostly look and move in similar ways. Wildlife is a bit more of a challenge. […]

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Earlier this month, Apple and Google both announced plans to kill off their self-driving car projects in favor of focusing on developing the underlying technology. But it’s a little weird that one announcement came so close on the heels of the other. Apple’s Project Titan, formerly a self-driving car project, will presumably continue to compete […]

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