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BMW Group is reportedly ready to announce a development partnership for autonomous vehicle technology with Mobileye and Intel. According to people familiar with the matter today, BMW CEO Harald Krueger is expected to join senior executives from Israeli collision detection software maker Mobileye and U.S. chipmaker Intel for an event Friday announcing details on the […]

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Auto insurance companies are carefully monitoring the state of self-driving cars, with migration to autonomous vehicle features over the next few years potentially causing upheaval for the industry. As automakers transition over to fully autonomous vehicles, more of the liability will be shifted from the drivers to the vehicles, analysts say. Some of the concern […]

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Google co-founder Larry Page has added flying cars to his list of next-generation technologies that he supports, along with self-driving cars. Page is investing in two startups that are working on flying cars. He’s funded one of them, Zee.Aero, more than $100 million since it started in 2010, Bloomberg Businessweek reported on Thursday. Zee.Aero conducts […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has begun discussing a driverless car partnership with ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies. The tech deal is in its early stages of discussion, according to Bloomberg, and the venture could be announced by the end of the year. Uber is said to be talking with other automakers, while Fiat has had contact with […]

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IHS Automotive has doubled its forecast for the number of autonomous vehicles expected to be sold by 2035 with the U.S. taking the lead. A recent wave of technology developments and investments in autonomous driving technologies, along with activity in various regulatory environments, brings the global forecast up to 21 million autonomous vehicle sales globally […]

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Two surveys are showing automakers have real challenges ahead in getting consumers to see the benefits of purchasing plug-in electric and self-driving vehicles. Harris has surveyed 1,052 U.S. residents to find that 67 percent of them didn’t know anyone who owned an all-electric, plug-in hybrid, or hybrid-electric vehicle. Lack of knowledge over how the technologies […]

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Test versions of the Chevy Bolt strapped with autonomous vehicle sensors have been spotted driving on the streets of San Francisco. Chevrolet hasn’t confirmed these are self-driving cars being tested, but they appear similar to several other autonomous cars that have been tested on roads in California and a few other states. Two Bolts have […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Google are close to announcing an agreement to develop several dozen self-driving car prototypes, sourced have told Bloomberg. The prototypes will be based on the Chrysler Pacifica minivan, and will be the first phase of a long-term campaign to create autonomous vehicles. FCA is planning to equip the new Pacifica, which […]

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In a few months, the Tesla Model S may be able to automatically pass slower moving traffic ahead. Amidst the debate on legalities and liabilities surrounding semi-autonomous driving, Tesla Motors said it can clearly answer the question over who would be at fault if the car crashes during automatic overtaking. The automatic overtaking feature will […]

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Like a vaccine, Self-driving cars might be able to cure traffic jams in major cities where they are most common. The research was led by Luis Martinez of the International Transport Forum with scientists from Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development carrying out the study. Although it mainly dealt with small and middle-sized European […]

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