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Tesla confirms ride-sharing plans with autonomous vehicles

Oct 21, 2016

Tesla has confirmed it intends to enter the world of ride-sharing in an announcement by its CEO, Elon Musk. The idea isn’t new though; Elon Musk first teased a Tesla-developed ride sharing platform with the...


Apple car project sidelined, focus on autonomous software instead

Oct 18, 2016

More bad news for Apple car hopefuls, as the Cupertino tech giant has allegedly binned the idea of building a car, with ‘Project Titan’ now focused on autonomous driving software. Apparently hundreds of project members...


German transport ministry calls for Tesla to withdraw ‘autopilot’ advertising

Oct 17, 2016

Germany’s federal transport ministry has asked Tesla to halt marketing its autonomous driving technology as ‘Autopilot’, saying the name is misleading to the public. The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has issued a statement saying...


SUV design could be phased out when Level 5 automation arrives?

Oct 17, 2016

If you’ve ever wondered when the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) phenomenon is going to end, Volkswagen’s head designer has some light to shed on the matter. In an interview with Auto Express, Klaus Bischoff, Volkswagen...


Obama on autonomous cars; “The technology is essentially here”

Oct 13, 2016

US president Barack Obama has talked in-depth on the topic of autonomous vehicles in a recent interview with US publication Wired. While the 44th President of the United States’ tenure is set to end in...


Mercedes-Benz autonomous tech to save occupants over pedestrians

Oct 12, 2016

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed its autonomous driving system will prioritise the safety of its occupants rather than pedestrians, according to an interview with an executive member from Daimler. The rise of autonomous vehicle technology, particularly higher...


Google autonomous car project passes 2 million miles

Oct 06, 2016

Google’s self-driving car project has hit a development milestone, having clocked up two million miles (3.2 million km) on public roads, as it nears a 2020 release date. Alphabet Inc, the team in charge of...

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Google autonomous car gets punted by red-light runner

Sep 27, 2016

One of Google’s self-driving prototype vehicles has been involved in an accident after being T-boned at an intersection in Mountain View, California. In Google’s self-driving project’s most severe incident to date, its Lexus RX 450h...

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US government gives go-ahead for autonomous vehicles

Sep 21, 2016

Autonomous driving technology has received arguably its most important endorsement to date, with the Obama administration suggesting the roads are safer with machines behind the wheel, rather than humans. Manufacturers of autonomous vehicles have been...

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Ford teams up with Michigan Uni to boost autonomous tech

Sep 20, 2016

Ford has announced plans to accelerate its development of autonomous technology in collaboration with researchers from the University of Michigan. In preparation to fast-track its autonomous driving program, Ford has become the first manufacturer to...

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Tesla announces Autopilot 8.0 update, radar & camera optimised

Sep 12, 2016

Tesla has released a ‘Version 8.0’ upgrade for its Autopilot system, which now uses cleverer radar and processor to scan the road for hazards. The radar system, added to Tesla vehicles in late-2014 as part...

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Mercedes & Infiniti owners most inclined to autonomous cars

Aug 29, 2016

Drivers of Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti vehicles have been found to be the most willing to hand over controls to autonomous technology, according to a recent survey. A recent study conducted by MaritzCX says that just...

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