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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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Six Months Later, GM Still Hasn’t Received A Permit To Test Self-Driving Cars In New York 

In October, General Motors made a big splash by announcing it was applying for a permit to test autonomous cars in New York State, with plans to deploy vehicles on the busy streets of Manhattan in “early 2018.” But more than six months later, the automaker has yet to receive final approval for the necessary […]

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Volkswagen’s New CEO Will Get A Heads-Up If The U.S. Charges Him Over Dieselgate

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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Which Car Company Makes The Best Semi-Autonomous Driving System? A Cargument

Okay, okay, so some people might have died while utilizing Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system. It’s still the best one there is. Or it isn’t, because Cadillac’s Super Cruise is also a contender, and one Ryan Felton (wrongly) believes it’s better than Autopilot, plus it hasn’t killed anybody. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Proposed Autonomous Car Legislation Is Petering Out After Recent Fatal Crashes 

Federal lawmakers have been toying with proposed legislation to oversee the deployment of autonomous cars for months now, but that effort is appearing to stall out, following two recent crashes involving an Uber-owned self-driving car and a Tesla Model X.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Crazy Ford Cabin Design Actually Makes A Lot Of Sense

Last week, a Ford patent application appeared on the U.S. Patent And Trademark Office’s website. It was for an interesting new seat pattern in cars, a circular, completely non-aerodynamic design that would also allow for passengers to be facing each other, as if at dinner. Is this design as crazy as it looks? I don’t…Read […]

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VW And Toyota Team Up To Develop Self-Driving Trucks With ‘Sense Of Urgency’

Today’s car companies are absolutely gigantic corporate overlords, so it’s interesting when two of the very biggest hit on a problem they feel they don’t have the money to do alone. As such, VW and Toyota are partnering up to develop self-driving trucks.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber CEO Compares Self-Driving Cars To ‘Student Drivers’

Barely a month removed from a jarring incident that involved one of its self-driving cars striking and killing a pedestrian, Uber’s new CEO said Thursday that autonomous driving technology needs more time because, right now, self-driving cars are just “student drivers.” Uh.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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A Cruise Self-Driving Car Got A Traffic Ticket In San Francisco A Day After The Deadly Uber Crash

Just a day after the deadly Uber crash in Arizona, a self-driving car in San Francisco was ticketed for being too close to a pedestrian, according to KPIX, with a witness capturing a photo of the scene. Cruise, for its part, denies the car was doing anything unsafe, and said it has data to prove […]

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Uber’s Autonomous Test Cars Lagged Behind Competitors Before The Arizona Crash: Report

In the aftermath of the fatal crash involving an self-driving Uber vehicle and pedestrian 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg in Arizona last week, the company has come under extra scrutiny about its self-driving technology and how it’s deployed. Now, a New York Times investigation details just how far behind Uber’s cars were…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Almost Everyone Uses Two People For Testing Autonomous Cars Except Uber

Video released this week of a fatal crash involving an Uber-owned self-driving car showed the vehicle’s safety operator was distracted in the moments prior to the crash. Safety drivers are a common feature of self-driving car tests conducted on public roads today, but the fact Uber had an autonomous car deployed with…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Uber Has No Damn Business Testing Self-Driving Cars

An autonomous Uber prototype killed a pedestrian in Arizona, and a recently released video shows its minder being caught completely unaware and the car itself doing seemingly nothing to avert the crash. But when you look at the company’s extensive track record of being irresponsible, exploitative and downright scummy,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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