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Remote-Controlled Autonomous Cars Could Be Tested On California Roads As Soon As April

Every day, automakers and tech companies test self-driving cars on California roadways. Starting in April, remote-controlled autonomous cars could join them on public streets, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Why Automakers Have To Do A Lot More To Keep Their Self-Driving Cars Clean

New cars are coming equipped with more and more sensors that are, ostensibly, designed to help drivers stay safe. Some autonomous cars currently being tested have bulky LIDAR domes to help “see” the road. All of this makes a regular car wash nearly-impossible, and as CNN reports, that means automakers have to take a…Read more… […]

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Today’s Newest Safety Tech Is Expensive As Hell

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. Consider them your “desert island” stories, should society collapse in the imminent future.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber and Lyft Have a Hot New Idea for Screwing Over City-Dwellers

The arrival of autonomous vehicles is an inevitability, so it makes sense that before mass adoption hits, companies like Lyft and Uber would want to band together to determine what our self-driving future will look like. Sounds pretty harmless, right?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber and Lyft Have a Hot New Idea for Screwing Over City-Dwellers

The arrival of autonomous vehicles is an inevitability, so it makes sense that before mass adoption hits, companies like Lyft and Uber would want to band together to determine what our self-driving future will look like. Sounds pretty harmless, right?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Light-Colored Cars May Be Safer In Our Autonomous Future But Dark Cars Aren’t Going Away

You know how when you transform yourself into a cat and go hunting at night, it’s easier to catch a light-colored pigeon than it is, say, a crow? Of course you do. Unsurprisingly, autonomous cars have similar issues spotting dark-colored vehicles, which could make dark-colored cars more challenging for a future with…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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All Those Small Crossovers We’re Buying Have A Depreciation Problem

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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Stop Doing This Shit With Semi-Autonomous Cars

There are many issues with putting semi-autonomous cars on the market, not the least of which being customers not understanding what “semi” means and car companies outright adding to that confusion. But the worst part might not be the people who misunderstand it—it might be the people who do.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Toyota’s Racing Team Has The Right Idea About The Future Of Cars

With every day we seem to inch closer to fully driverless cars in series production, but it’s still not clear if they’ll ever fully displace human-driven cars. One of the more cogent takes on the issue comes from, of all places, Toyota’s factory race program in Japan.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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GM Really Phoned It In For The Design Of Their Driverless Car

For as much hype as GM’s ‘production ready’ driverless, control-free car has gotten, both from GM themselves and the media, you’d think they’d have bothered to make something that looks like they, you know, thought about it for more than an afternoon. Sure, the tech is impressive, but the design is terrible, and…Read more… Continue […]

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It’s Surprising That Auto-Parking Tech Has Yet To Be More Widely Adopted

In 2013, Audi debuted technology at the Consumer Electronics Show that allowed an A7 to navigate a parking garage and then back into a spot seamlessly. This year’s iteration of the conference showed the industry’s still trying to pursue more auto-parking aids.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Auto Execs Finally Admit Our Driverless Future Isn’t, Like, Two Years Away

You get so much at CES these days: microchips, VR headsets, robots, gadgets for olds and desperate please for VC money. One thing you don’t often get is realism. But at this year’s tech show, auto and startup executives alike are tamping down expectations about when our autonomous, driverless robot car future will…Read more… Continue […]

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Mazda Study Finds 71 Percent Of People Still Want To Drive Their Cars

Mazda is one of a few automakers without any grandiose plans for autonomous cars quite yet, but the company recently commissioned a study to better understand how drivers feel about them. It found more than two-thirds have no interest in letting an autonomous car drive them around. Score another point for the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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