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

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Autonomous Cars Aren’t Even Here Yet And I’m Already Bored With Them

Whether you let your Tesla take over in traffic or you’re satisfied with a car’s power ending at cruise control, consumer vehicles cannot fully drive themselves yet. But as novel and new as the whole “self-driving cars” thing is, it’s already melding into a big puddle of blah. Take the Audi Aicon concept, for example.Read […]

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Tesla’s Hurricane Irma Update Taps Into Our Deepest Fears Of 21st Century Driving

Earlier this week, Tesla remotely upgraded select Florida Tesla owners’ cars to expand their mileage capacity in an effort to ease and assist with Hurricane Irma evacuation efforts. The move was praiseworthy and appropriate, but at the root of the gesture lies a terrifying prospect of our automotive future.Read more… Continue Reading at

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The Fully-Autonomous Electric Smart ForTwo Concept Car Has A Grille That Will Greet You With ‘Hey’

Mercedes-Benz has received some shit lately over the new Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Cabrio, which doesn’t jibe well for the tiny car subsidiary, which intends to sell only electric vehicles starting in 2018. But electric Smart cars make perfect sense—they’re meant for cities after all—and a new autonomous…Read more… Continue Reading at

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Semi-Autonomous Cars Scare the Shit Out of Me

Last month, I was driving down the interstate, somewhere near the southern corner of Virginia, when a thunderstorm opened up above me. Suddenly, a wall of water appeared a hundred yards ahead. In a split second, I had zero visibility, a slick road, and a shitload of anxiety. So I let go of the wheel […]

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Self-Driving Cars Feel Like Death Traps–Can We Be Convinced Otherwise?

Since we’re all friends here on the internet, I’ll let you in on a little secret: I hate driving. I drive too slowly, lurch violently when I change lanes, and the thought of having to merge onto a speeding California highway makes my heart speed up a little even as I write this. I’m no […]

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