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Apple’s Secretive Car Program Might Have A Way For Autonomous Cars To Spot 3D Objects

Apple spent most of 2016 coming to grips with the reality that it couldn’t build a car, but this year, the tech conglomerate showed it still has ambitions to develop autonomous driving technology. Now, a layer of the company’s famed secrecy has been peeled back, as Apple researchers have published a paper on how it…Read […]

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Here’s How Uber Wants To Prevent People From Barfing In A Self-Driving Car

Barf is one of the many problems that need to be addressed before driverless robotaxis hit the road, and Uber—which just placed a massive order for 24,000 autonomous cars—recently laid out plans for a system aimed at preventing you or I from getting motion sickness while being ferried around in a self-driving car. Read more… […]

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Uber’s Buy Of 24,000 Autonomous Volvos Doesn’t Seem To Reconcile Its Inability To Turn A Profit Yet

Uber’s announcement on Monday that it’s set to purchase 24,000 autonomous cars from Volvo is a big deal—for one thing, it’s the first mass order of robotaxis, another sign of how confident the auto industry and Silicon Valley feels about self-driving technology. But for a company that considered driverless cars…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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‘Accidental Billionaire’: How The Outlandish Ambition Of Faraday Future’s Financier Brought The Startup To Its Knees 

In Rancho Palos Verdes, an affluent suburb of Los Angeles, there’s a 7,800 square foot mansion that sits atop a picturesque bluff, offering sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. Across two stories, the home contains six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, a three-car garage, and privacy. Google Maps doesn’t offer a streetview…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Faraday Future Accuses Ex-CFO Of ‘Malfeasance’ During His Tenure In Bizarre Statement

The saga of would-be world-beater electric car startup Faraday Future got weirder than usual this week, and this evening it escalated further. Just hours after FF’s ex-chief financial officer Stefan Krause confirmed he quit in October, the startup publicly accused him of “malfeasance” in a bizarre statement and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Faraday Future’s CFO Actually Resigned On Oct. 14

On Thursday, Jalopnik reported that Faraday Future’s chief financial officer, BMW and Deutsche Bank veteran Stefan Krause, appeared likely to leave the company in the coming days. As it turns out, we have since learned Krause is already gone. His resignation was effective immediately on Oct. 14.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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CFO Brought On To Get Faraday Future On Track Apparently Headed For The Door After Eight Months 

Just eight months after joining the company to help it “secure a sustainable path forward,” Faraday Future’s chief financial officer, Stefan Krause, appears to be likely headed for the exit door in the coming days, multiple people familiar with the matter told Jalopnik. A decision could come as early as Tuesday,…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Your Daily Reminder That We Need To Seriously Revamp Our Infrastructure To Support Autonomous Cars

If the future autonomous pod you see above is ever going to successfully navigate around town, it’s going to need clearly-painted roads to drive on, flawless traffic signals and functioning pedestrian crosswalk lights. There’s a lot of work to be done—and some cities are starting to come to grips with that reality, …Read more… Continue […]

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Faraday Future Says Someone Faked Documents To Suggest It’s Planning Bankruptcy 

The saga of Faraday Future is full of weird twists and turns—and the last several weeks for the company have been no different. In the last month alone, FF has reportedly taken steps to prepare to file for bankruptcy, and has also scaled back its product plans from six vehicles to just one, the futuristic […]

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Waymo Is Launching A Fleet Of Actual Driverless Cars In Arizona

Waymo, the self-driving car project launched by Google, spent last week showing off the company’s autonomous vehicles to reporters. Now, Waymo said Tuesday, it’s deploying driverless cars for testing in Phoenix as part of a pilot program. Cars without actual people in the driver seat. Driving people around. It’s wild…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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I Went for a Ride in a Waymo Self-Driving Car, Which Was Surprisingly Chill

Waymo, the self-driving car group born out of Google’s secretive moonshot unit and recently spun out as its own company, has made a bunch of self-driving cars—around 100 of its current Chrysler iteration, with another 500 in the works, not to mention probably lots more than that in the future. Yesterday, Waymo let a…Read more… […]

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The Way We Define Automated Driving Is Hell And It’s All Of Our Faults

Reporters who cover the burgeoning self-driving car industry threw a fit this week over a New York Times’ column that failed to accurately capture the automated capabilities of a new Volvo S90. “Driverless Cars Made Me Nervous,” the piece’s headline reads, ignoring the fact that no car on the road today can operate…Read more… Continue […]

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The Way We Define Automated Driving Is Hell And It’s All Of Our Faults

Reporters who cover the burgeoning self-driving car industry threw a fit this week over a New York Times’ column that failed to accurately capture the automated capabilities of a new Volvo S90. “Driverless Cars Made Me Nervous,” the piece’s headline reads, ignoring the fact that no car on the road today can operate…Read more… Continue […]

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Possible Apple Car Just A Lexus With A Radio Shack On The Roof So Far

It’s undeniable that the long-rumored Apple car was over-hyped, seemingly from the get-go. What reportedly started out as a clean-sheet approach to the car of the future is now probably just Apple’s attempt at getting in on the tech side of the self-driving wave, and now its car may have been spotted.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The State Of New York Failed To Consult With The City Of New York About Its Self-Driving Car Plans For Manhattan

Yesterday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that self-driving cars could start being tested in the Manhattan next year. Today, NYC officials said that it would’ve been nice for Cuomo to have included the city in this decision.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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