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Self-driving car startup nuTonomy is bringing an electric test car to streets of its Boston hometown. Cambridge, Mass.-based nuTonomy will begin testing an electric car in the city by the end of the year, the company said today. The test will start with just one car, a Renault Zoe electric car equipped with nuTonomy’s self-driving […]

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Uber is planning to add another vehicle of the future to its fleet: flying cars. Ride-hailing company Uber is well known for disrupting the taxi industry, and more recently for launching its self-driving car project in Pittsburgh and acquiring Otto with its autonomous trucking technology. The company has taken flying cars seriously enough to publish […]

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Toyota’s ambition is to have self-driving cars on the road by 2020, but rather than replace the driver, the automaker’s top priority is to help them drive safely. “A completely autonomous car is not what we’re looking for,” said Seigo Kuzumaki, Toyota’s assistant chief safety technology officer, during a presentation to Automotive News. “Our priority […]

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Ford and India’s Tata Motors, parent of Jaguar Land Rover, are testing cars in Britain that can “talk” to one another, drive themselves, skip red lights and even help locate a parking space. The system, named Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory, has been engineered to minimize emissions and maximize fuel efficiency. Both auto manufacturers are […]

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Google and automakers objected to California’s proposal on self-driving cars during a hearing in Sacramento on Wednesday. Executives from Google and automakers expressed concerns over the state’s perceptibly stringent proposals requiring compliance with federal regulations issued last month that were made voluntary. General Motors, Volkswagen, Honda, and Ford joined Google in outlining concerns, along with […]

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Self-driving cars, autonomous cars, or robot cars, whatever you choose to call them not only promise to make riding in them safer, but those working on making them a reality say they will also have a side bonus of making motorcycling safer. “It would mean a dramatic enhancement in safety for the motorbike,” said Karl […]

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The rush toward self-driving cars just accelerated as California issued permits to privately held Wheego and Valeo North America last week, bringing the total to 17 companies with testing permits. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles said the two new companies now have approval to run tests with a single vehicle each, operated by up […]

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Donfeng Renault Automobile Co. will be testing autonomous Zoe electric cars in the city of Wuhan, China, as early as next month. The joint venture forged by Dongfeng and Renault in 2014 will be testing the self-driving cars on a 1.5-mile stretch of road in the city’s Caidian district for testing purposes, according to Automotive […]

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Google announced that its self-driving car test project surpassed the two million mile mark in total miles driven on public roads. Launched in 2009, the autonomous fleet continues to log about 25,000 miles of test drives per week, Google said. Putting that many miles on public roads has given the company much data on complex […]

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Buyers interested in a luxury self-driving car will be willing to pay a $10,000 premium, according to Volvo’s chief. Speaking Thursday at the World Mobility Leadership Forum in Romulus, Mich., Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson said that the automaker expects to have both fully automated and semi-autonomous vehicles available within five years. “Autonomous technology will make […]

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