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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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Car Companies Are Going To Monetize The Shit Out Of All The Data Being Collected In Future Cars

Autonomous and super-connected cars of the future are going to collect a whole lot of data on passengers inside the vehicle—and then, of course, they’re going to monetize what they learn about you and I, in what could end up being a $33 billion industry, according to a new study.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Rimac’s New Electric Supercar Will Reportedly Be Able To Drive Itself

Late last month, Croatian car startup Rimac teased out images of its new electric supercar, and disclosed it’ll be faster, costlier, and more grandiose than its first, the plainly called Concept One. There’s a new wrinkle to add, courtesy of Autocar, and I imagine it’ll make some of you groan: the car should be able…Read […]

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Google’s Waymo And Uber Reach $245 Million Settlement In High-Profile Lawsuit Over Stolen Autonomous Tech 

Well, that was fast. Not even a week into a high-profile trial between Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo and ride-hailing company Uber, both sides said on Friday that a settlement has been reached, bringing the year-long dispute to an abrupt end. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Big Trial Between Uber And Google Over Self-Driving Car Tech Starts Today 

After a year of legal jockeying, a high-profile trial between ride-hailing company Uber and Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo is finally kicking off Monday. The case centers on whether Uber advanced its self-driving car program by relying on autonomous tech files allegedly stolen from Google. Here’s what you need…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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California’s Autonomous Car Reports Are The Best In The Country—But Nowhere Near Good Enough 

On Wednesday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles released its latest annual reports from companies who test self-driving cars in the state. The filings offer some of the best data for the public to scrutinize to better understand how far along AV tech has come. But companies have serious wiggle room when it…Read more… Continue […]

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A Bunch Of Ex-Google Engineers Want To Make An Autonomous Delivery Breadbox Van

It seems super boxy, fully-autonomous concepts are all the rage these days. And now there’s a new startup looking to join the fray. Nuro.ai, started by two former Google engineers, revealed a driverless prototype that’s designed to handle low-speed, last-mile deliveries. Think dry cleaning or food. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Only Half Of Drivers Want Semi-Autonomous Tech In Their Next Vehicle

Americans are somewhat starting to warm up to the idea of fully-autonomous vehicles, but, interestingly, less drivers are interested in having their new cars equipped with semi-autonomous technology like Tesla’s Autopilot or General Motors’ Super Cruise. That’s according to a new study from the American Automobile…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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My Ride In A Self-Driving Lyft Showed How Far Autonomous Tech Still Has To Go

If you’re looking for an example of how far self-driving technology has to go before it’s ready to be adopted en masse, take my ride in one of Lyft’s first autonomous cars: On a demo ride earlier this month, the vehicle came across a bus that had seemingly stalled out. Rather than let the car […]

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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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Rinspeed’s Snap Perfectly Captures What Can Be Done With An Autonomous Car

The auto industry’s flooded with ideas right now about how to advance the goal of producing self-driving cars, but no concept as of late comes close to what Rinspeed produced in a new vehicle the Swiss automaker calls Snap—a roving, autonomous pod-like thing that’s gorgeously designed and immensely weird, and I love…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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