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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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Self-driving cars are at the center of attention at this year’s Society of Automotive Engineers conference in Detroit. Several SAE panels this year focused on the legal, technical and safety issues surrounding self-driving cars with Ray Kurzweil, inventor and director of engineering at Google, starting his keynote address by mentioning that vehicle crashes kill 1.2-million […]

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By 2020, production self-driving cars will almost certainly be a reality. Or so it will be according to Mark Fields, the CEO of Ford Motor Co., who spoke at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last night. “Fully autonomous vehicles are a real possibility,” said Fields. “Probably, in the next five years, you’ll […]

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Volvo will send 100 self-driving cars on public roads in everyday driving conditions around the Swedish city of Gothenburg. These Volvo vehicles will be part of the project ‘Drive Me – Self-driving cars for sustainable mobility’, a joint initiative between Volvo Car Group, the Swedish Transport Administration, the Swedish Transport Agency, Lindholmen Science Park and […]

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