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Will The Autonomous Car Revolution Leave Poor People Behind?

Depending on whom you ask, our driverless car future will happen in five or 10 or 20 years, but no one is certain exactly what that future is going to look like. It may have us all owning cars that pilot themselves; it may eliminate car ownership altogether and shift to an Uber-style on-demand model, […]

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Faraday Future Accuses Ex-CFO Of ‘Malfeasance’ During His Tenure In Bizarre Statement

The saga of would-be world-beater electric car startup Faraday Future got weirder than usual this week, and this evening it escalated further. Just hours after FF’s ex-chief financial officer Stefan Krause confirmed he quit in October, the startup publicly accused him of “malfeasance” in a bizarre statement and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Faraday Future’s CFO Actually Resigned On Oct. 14

On Thursday, Jalopnik reported that Faraday Future’s chief financial officer, BMW and Deutsche Bank veteran Stefan Krause, appeared likely to leave the company in the coming days. As it turns out, we have since learned Krause is already gone. His resignation was effective immediately on Oct. 14.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Rolls-Royce Is Too Good For Your Silly ‘Driverless’ Technology

Autonomy and electricity are the future of the car industry, but not for Rolls-Royce. See, Rolls-Royce customers should not have to sit in a driver’s seat and tap a steering wheel to tell a car they’re still awake. The thought of it is absurd. They have chauffeurs for that, so long as future generations learn […]

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The Nissan IMx Concept Is An Autonomous Electric Crossover Because You Don’t Always Wake Up To Good News, Okay?

The Tokyo Motor Show is going on right now. But what did you think was going to happen? Did you actually think you’d wake up to miraculous news of a new 1,000 horsepower Nissan Skyline, or a reborn Z, or an announcement that the IDx is finally happening? No. We live in a place called […]

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Possible Apple Car Just A Lexus With A Radio Shack On The Roof So Far

It’s undeniable that the long-rumored Apple car was over-hyped, seemingly from the get-go. What reportedly started out as a clean-sheet approach to the car of the future is now probably just Apple’s attempt at getting in on the tech side of the self-driving wave, and now its car may have been spotted.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The United States Gets Put On Blast For Outrageous NAFTA Demands

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know as you head out into the wilderness of our ongoing international nightmare. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Australian Advisory Body Says ‘Driving’ Drunk Or On Drugs In An Autonomous Car Should Be Legal

Oh my, oh my. The day has come. An advisory body to the Australian government brought up the thing legislators will probably be debating until there are no longer steering wheels or pedals in road cars: whether people should be allowed to “drive” drunk or on drugs in an autonomous car.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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GM Shows Off A New Autonomous Fuel-Cell Truck Platform Called SURUS And It’s Pretty Damn Cool

I have to admit, I was surprised by GM’s announcement of their new robotic fuel-cell-powered all-terrain utility-truck platform, SURUS. Most automaker reveals aren’t this confidently utilitarian, and it also seems to be a rebirth of a GM concept I thought was long dead, the Hy-wire fuel-cell concept that featured a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The World’s First Driverless Racing Series Doesn’t Know What That Means Yet

The people behind Roborace, as the name suggests, plan for it to be the world’s first driverless, electric racing series. They brought on a Tron designer to create a futuristic dog bone of a car, they’ve tested autonomous prototypes countless times and they’re expecting to get racing underway in the next few years.Read more… Continue […]

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California Retirement Community Is The Latest Stomping Ground For Self-Driving Car Tests

In our golden years, some of us may no longer be able to drive, which is why one of the biggest beneficiaries of driverless car technology could very well be older people. A new self-driving car startup, Voyage, wants to see how the elderly interact with the new technology. This is actually a clever idea.Read […]

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Americans Are Super Scared About Driverless Cars Getting Hacked: Study 

Developing an autonomous car that’s deemed safe is one thing. Convincing the majority of skeptical Americans autonomous cars are ready for primetime driving action, not so much. A new study echoes previous findings—most consumers remain uneasy about the technology—but the survey from American International Group found…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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New Ford CEO Plans To Slash And Burn And Pour Money Into Electrification 

New Ford CEO Jim Hackett unveiled a vision for the automaker Tuesday that aligns it with trends emerging across the auto industry, with an emphasis on electrification and mobility (The Future™), all the while slashing costs by $14 billion. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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New Ford CEO Plans To Slash And Burn And Pour Money Into Electrification 

New Ford CEO Jim Hackett unveiled a vision for the automaker Tuesday that aligns it with trends emerging across the auto industry, with an emphasis on electrification and mobility (The Future™), all the while slashing costs by $14 billion. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Key Part Is A Big Step Toward A Fully-Autonomous Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 is the newest and most inexpensive model in the Tesla lineup, and while it lacks some of the features found in the more expensive Model S and Model X, it may end up exceeding them on the self-driving technology front. How? One document appears to reveal an intriguing clue: redundant steering […]

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China’s Baidu Wants To Accelerate Autonomous Driving Tech By Throwing $1.5 Billion At It

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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