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That Self-Driving 1965 Ford Mustang Self-Drove Into A Wall

Siemens worked out a way for autonomous car to suck even more fun out of driving by developing a self-driving system that could be fitted to classic cars, like the 1965 Ford Mustang it ran at the Goodwood Hillclimb today. It’s too bad for them that the system sucked.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Roborace’s Robocar Will Attempt The First Fully Autonomous Hillclimb At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed

The dog bone-looking thing you see above is the self-driving race car from Roborace, the world’s first driverless racing series. It is bringing the Robocar to the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed to attempt the first-ever fully autonomous hillclimb. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The New Chevrolet Blazer May Ignite A Tweetstorm When President Trump Realizes It’s Built In Mexico

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 that are your air, that you need to know to live.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Volvo Plans Autonomous XC90 You Can ‘Eat, Sleep, Do Whatever’ In By 2021

The system’s current name is Highway Pilot, according to Henrik Green, Volvo’s Senior Vice President of Research & Development. The system will allow you to, “to ‘eat, sleep, work, watch a movie, relax, do whatever,” Green said today, a bold ambition for a company that previously had only said they had planned to be …Read […]

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The U.S. Has Issued Its 10 Millionth Patent And It’s Car-Related

I’m not sure if you’ve been keeping count at home, but the United States issued its ten millionth patent this morning. Tellingly, that patent was for a laser-based object detection and raging system that could be used in the development of self-driving vehicles. Also, the illustrations include a little picture of a…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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GM Dumped $500 Million Into Lyft But It’s Not Really Working Out

Both General Motors and Lyft have ambitious goals to commercialize autonomous taxis in some way, but after teaming up more than two years ago, with the former investing $500 million in the latter, it seems they’ll no longer be pursuing that endeavor together.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Electric Byton K-Byte Comes With Big Promises And A Huge Dash Screen

Electric car startup Byton made a big splash at this year’s CES Conference, introducing an SUV concept with a whopper of a center dash screen. Now, it has a half-billion dollars more in funding to get off the ground, along with a new concept, a fully-autonomous, all-electric sedan called the K-Byte. It looks sharp.Read more… […]

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Will Autonomous Cars Be Able To Sense Bad Drivers?

We’ve all had that feeling about another driver on the road—that moment you know they’re going to make a boneheaded move, and you need to be ready. Sure enough it happens, but catastrophe is avoided because you anticipated it. Will our robot cars be able to do the same?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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GM Settles Lawsuit With Motorcyclist Over Crash With Self-Driving Chevy Bolt

General Motors has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a motorcyclist who alleged in January that one of the automaker’s self-driving Chevy Bolts knocked him off his bike in a California crash. The settlement for the case, the first known to involve an autonomous car crash, comes as GM moves to quickly accelerate the…Read […]

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Fiat Chrysler Says It Wants To Have Almost Fully Autonomous Cars By 2023

Let’s be clear about something right off the bat: all of this information is coming from Fiat Chrysler’s Capital Markets Day investor’s meeting, and as such we should all enjoy a nice, large, juicy grain of salt with all of these predictions, dates, numbers, whatever. That said, FCA has revealed its autonomy plan, and…Read more… […]

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The Problem Isn’t Media Coverage Of Semi-Autonomous Car Crashes

In some corners of the world where Elon Musk’s word is taken as gospel, there’s a prevailing view that it’s irresponsible for news outlets to cover car crashes involving semi-autonomous technology as diligently as we’ve seen lately. Whether it’s Tesla investors stanning hard for the company, claiming “not one”…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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