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Hyundai pulled off a surprise today when it introduced its Autonomous Ioniq concept at the just-starting Los Angeles Auto Show – now being called AutoMobility LA. Nearly identical in appearance to the other Ioniq Electric models, the self-driving car does not use a roof-mounted LIDAR (laser-based radar detection) module and hides the system discreetly in […]

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Chinese technology company LeEco’s planned U.S. introduction of its LeSee Pro self-driving car in San Francisco yesterday didn’t go exactly as intended. Instead of the car making its way down a long runway through a cloud, LeEco founder, Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, came running through the mist and told the gathered media throng his LeSee […]

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A Swedish engineering firm has developed an autonomous car that beams a big smile on the grille to let pedestrians know it is safe to cross the street. Semcon produced the concept in response to concerns that self-driving cars won’t be able to communicate with other road users, including pedestrians, in the way human drivers […]

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There is little to know about Apple’s secretive Project Titan, the company’s alleged electric car project, but a report by South Korean technology news source ETNews may give a peek inside. According to the report, Apple may be working with an as yet unidentified Korean battery company to develop a new hollow core lithium-ion battery for […]

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Since Google began testing autonomous, or self-driving, cars it has continuously updated the technology. For example, last month the software named “Google Chauffeur” learned how to toot its horn, honking with appropriate intensity and frequency depending on the situation. Now its autonomous cars “can detect a cyclist’s hand signals as an indication of an intention […]

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Michigan wants to be the first state to move beyond testing self-driving cars to allowing them to be sold and operated on its roads. Although driverless cars are perhaps years away, a package of bipartisan bills includes one that would update 2013 laws allowing for the operation of autonomous cars on public roads without anyone […]

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Toyota is planning to offer self-driving cars to the public by 2020. The Japanese automaker has been testing new automated driving technologies through a program called Highway Teammate with the aim of launching related products by 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympic Games. The test vehicle is a modified Lexus GS that features […]

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Does the self-driving car have a realistic due date? Many automakers and industry analysts are pegging autonomous cars to hit the mass market within a decade, but their predictions are often inconsistent with each other. It’s the self-driving dream of the future: you take your hands off the wheel during heavy traffic or a boring […]

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China’s equivalent to Google is reportedly working on its own self-driving car. Chinese tech giant Baidu is quite similar to Google, offering an Internet search engine along with multimedia content including MP3 music files and movies. The company is actually the first Chinese firm to be listed on the NASDAQ-100 index. It’s also the top […]

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Google’s self-driving cars have now been involved in a dozen accidents, though none were caused by the tech company’s vehicles. The company reported and acknowledged a 12th accident last week, with company co-founder Sergey Brin saying that the self-driving car was stopped at a traffic light when it was rear-ended by another driver. Information on […]

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