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We Might Finally Be Getting Global Self-Driving Standards

There’s been something of multiple discovery-esque situation in the self-driving car world: Tons of different manufacturers are all competing to refine autonomous technology, often in wildly different ways. That means we have a lot of variable ways of understanding and implementing the self-driving challenge. The…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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A New FCC Vote Trades Autonomous Connectivity For WiFi

The Federal Communications Commission voted this week to completely restructure the way cars are going to function in the future in a way that has set them at odds with the Department of Transportation. Basically, more than half of the radio spectrum that’s currently dedicated to cars is going to be reassigned to…Read more… Continue […]

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A New FCC Vote Trades Autonomous Connectivity For WiFi

The Federal Communications Commission voted this week to completely restructure the way cars are going to function in the future in a way that has set them at odds with the Department of Transportation. Basically, more than half of the radio spectrum that’s currently dedicated to cars is going to be reassigned to…Read more… Continue […]

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The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Probably Going To Permanently Change The Way We Relate To Cars

When 2020 kicked off, we knew the automotive industry was changing, but no one could have predicted that the COVID-19 pandemic would have as much of an impact as it’s had. As the virus has lingered in America, it’s become clear that we want something different from the way we relate to our cars. Read […]

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Lexus Dreamed Up Two Different Autonomous Futures That Will Help Us Relax

When it comes to autonomous vehicles, one of the biggest complaints is that they’ll take away the reactive, human elements of driving that see us making split-second decisions and not, y’know, immediately crashing into walls when the car is unleashed. It’s hard to relax and let some code control your vehicle. But…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Tesla Begins Deploying Full Self-Driving Beta To Select Customers But It Is In No Way ‘Full Self-Driving’

This week, hardcore Tesla fans got complicated feelings in their bathing suit areas as Tesla announced the limited deployment of their new Full Self-Driving (Beta) software, which, based on the name and the hype, sure sounds like it’s a fully autonomous driving system for Teslas. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Watching Unlisted Driving Videos From GM’s Cruise Autonomous Cars Reveals Some Alarming Behavior

Just in case anyone out there forgot, autonomous driving is hard. Incredibly hard. Getting two tons of inert wires and transistors and motors and lenses to somehow navigate a complex, real-world environment is almost comically difficult. The fact that we’re able to make machines that can do any of it at all is…Read more… Continue […]

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Uber Is Here To Remind You That Autonomous Vehicles Aren’t Even Close

Uber, like its competitors Waymo, Zoox, Cruise and others, has been trying and failing to get autonomous cars up and running for years now. The business opportunity — no more of that having-to-employ-drivers nonsense — is obvious, but it’s funny how everyone in the self-driving business seems to have stopped talking…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Uber Is Here To Remind You That Autonomous Vehicles Aren’t Even Close

Uber, like its competitors Waymo, Zoox, Cruise and others, has been trying and failing to get autonomous cars up and running for years now. The business opportunity — no more of that having-to-employ-drivers nonsense — is obvious, but it’s funny how everyone in the self-driving business seems to have stopped talking…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Idiot Investors Plead For Uber To Re-Invest In Its Deadly Self-Driving Cars

If you’ve followed the story of Uber over the past few years, you’d be entitled to wonder what kind of person invests in a company like that? New evidence suggests: a moron. All that and more in The Morning Shift for September 21, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Idiot Investors Plead For Uber To Re-Invest In Its Deadly Self-Driving Cars

If you’ve followed the story of Uber over the past few years, you’d be entitled to wonder what kind of person invests in a company like that? New evidence suggests: a moron. All that and more in The Morning Shift for September 21, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Lordstown Motors EV Pickup Startup Going Public With $1.6 Billion Valuation

Lordstown Motors, the electric vehicle startup I’m not even sure has a functioning pickup yet, has been valued at $1.6 billion, Ferrari growth takes a hit, and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, August 3, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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If You Like To Do Outdoorsy Stuff Autonomous Cars Will Have A Big Issue No One Seems To Be Addressing

I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but, despite some disappointment from members of the Canoe Elite, I am now a shitty canoe owner. I haul my canoe around, like so many others, on the roof rack of my car. People haul all kinds of things on the exterior of their cars—cargo carriers on […]

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