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Consumer Reports Fires Back At Tesla

Consumer Reports released its annual reliability survey on Thursday, but the findings are being overshadowed by a growing rift between the publication and Tesla, which took serious issue with the reliability score given to the automaker’s Model 3. Tesla called CR’s coverage “consistently inaccurate,” but CR responded…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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A Whopping $80 Billion Has Been Invested So Far In The Self-Driving Car Race 

A billion dollars for a self-driving tech company? It’s not unheard of anymore. But a new report from the Brookings Institute sheds light on just how much loot has been spent on the race to bring fully-autonomous cars to the public. The total, so far: $80 billion.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Ford-Backed Startup Calls Out Practically Everyone For Overhyping Self-Driving Cars 

If there’s one noticeable sentiment emerging from Ford under the reign of newly-hired CEO Jim Hackett, it’s the company’s refreshing new public sentiment toward self-driving cars. The official line, lately, is: yes, this technology is Good and Will Happen, but it Will Take Time. More time than the thought leaders in…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Ride-Hailing Apps Like Uber Could Reduce Public Transit Use And That’s A Problem 

Ride-hailing companies see themselves as a way to reduce the reliance on automobile ownership and a path forward to eliminate god-awful congestion. But a new study on the impact of companies like Uber and Lyft from the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies offers a different outlook: Instead, it turns out,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Hyperloop One Rebrands As ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ After Richard Branson Invests In Transit Startup

Building a futuristic hyperloop system won’t be cheap, so startup Hyperloop One’s surely feeling good today, after it announced billionaire Richard Branson had made an investment in its endeavor. And with that, the company’s rebranding to a not-clunky-whatsoever-name: Virgin Hyperloop One.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Hyperloop One Rebrands As ‘Virgin Hyperloop One’ After Richard Branson Invests In Transit Startup

Building a futuristic hyperloop system won’t be cheap, so startup Hyperloop One’s surely feeling good today, after it announced billionaire Richard Branson had made an investment in its endeavor. And with that, the company’s rebranding to a not-clunky-whatsoever-name: Virgin Hyperloop One.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Google Wanted At Least $1 Billion And A Public Apology To Settle Self-Driving Car Lawsuit With Uber: Report (UPDATED) 

Google’s self-driving car project, Waymo, wanted at least $1 billion and a public apology from Uber as part of a proposed settlement to end a high-stakes trade secrets lawsuit against the ride-hailing company, according to a report from Reuters. Uber rejected the stipulations as non-starters, the news agency said.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Google Wanted At Least $1 Billion And A Public Apology To Settle Self-Driving Car Lawsuit With Uber: Report (UPDATED) 

Google’s self-driving car project, Waymo, wanted at least $1 billion and a public apology from Uber as part of a proposed settlement to end a high-stakes trade secrets lawsuit against the ride-hailing company, according to a report from Reuters. Uber rejected the stipulations as non-starters, the news agency said.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Might Be A Prototype Of Tesla’s Electric Semi Caught On Video

Even though Tesla has pushed back the official reveal of its upcoming all-electric semi-truck to focus on Model 3 production and explore the possibility of rebuilding Puerto Rico’s power infrastructure, we’re still getting clues as to what the truck might be like. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Elon Musk Elaborates On Tesla Model 3 ‘Production Hell’ With Production Line Video

Following a report from the Wall Street Journal last week claiming that major elements of the Tesla Model 3 production line were being carried out by hand while the machinery meant to be doing it was still being sorted out, Elon Musk posted a video of the production line on Sunday, seemingly in response to […]

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Cadillac’s Super Cruise Makes The Self-Driving Future Seem Possible

The building blocks for autonomous cars are already here, but so far the biggest step into that world for actual consumers has been Tesla’s Autopilot. Now General Motors is going there too with a semiautonomous highway driving feature called Super Cruise, available on the new Cadillac CT6. Questions about how it…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Lebron James Teams Up With Intel To Sell You On Autonomous Cars

For now, the general public find self-driving cars sketchy—something that’ll likely only be alleviated by getting consumers more familiar with the technology. Intel, which has made huge inroads in the industry this year, is leaning on NBA superstar LeBron James to boost awareness of robotaxis, as part of a new…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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GM’s Gearing Up To Dominate The Self-Driving Car Industry

It’s not unusual nowadays to hear about auto companies involved in the development of self-driving cars acquiring a smaller subsidiary that makes autonomous tech components or the like. But General Motors announcement Monday that it has acquired LIDAR technology company Strobe is significant. It puts the company one…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Feds Can’t Say Why They Claim Tesla’s Autosteer Cuts Crashes By 40 Percent

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration can’t provide details on how it reached a conclusion that Tesla vehicle crashes dropped 40 percent after the automaker installed Autosteer—which keeps the car centered within a lane—into its semi-autonomous Autopilot system.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Model 3 Production Is Jammed Up Because Parts Are Being Handmade: Report

This week, Tesla reported only making 260 Model 3s since launching production of the all-electric sedan in July—roughly 80 percent under a promised goal of 1,500 in that span. On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported the source of the issue: major portions of the car were still being banged out by hand as recent […]

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Tesla Model 3 Production Is Jammed Up Because Parts Are Being Handmade: Report

This week, Tesla reported only making 260 Model 3s since launching production of the all-electric sedan in July—roughly 80 percent under a promised goal of 1,500 in that span. On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported the source of the issue: major portions of the car were still being banged out by hand as recent […]

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