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Watch this Tesla Model 3 with ‘full self-driving’ make a 358-mile trip across California with almost no human intervention

Posted on Jan 5, 2021 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

A Tesla driver made a six-hour journey across California on Monday – without any intervention from the driver, save for a charging...

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Are self-driving cars visions of the future or a menace to the present?

Posted on Jan 5, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

It’s been a vision of the future even since before the Jetsons, Knight Rider, or even I, Robot: a car which drives itself without much...

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Self-driving cars turn off hype highway

Posted on Jan 4, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

The future of the car will again be caught in the headlights of the annual CES consumer electronics show next week, but expectations for...

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Rolling out driverless cars is ‘extraordinary grind’, says Waymo boss

Posted on Jan 4, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Last year was the most significant yet in Waymo’s 11-year effort to develop a driverless car. The Google sister company raised $3.2bn,...

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Forget about a self-driving ‘iCar’

Posted on Jan 4, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Do you have an iPhone? Ever tried to unlock it using Face ID while wearing any kind of face covering? It doesn’t work, because the...

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‘Peak hype’: why the driverless car revolution has stalled

Posted on Jan 3, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

By 2021, according to various Silicon Valley luminaries, bandwagoning politicians and leading cab firms in recent years, self-driving cars...

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On self-driving cars that might misclassify a snowman as a pedestrian

Posted on Jan 2, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Have you ever eaten a papple? Probably not, and the odds are that you might not have even heard of one before either. It is a type of pear...

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How Apple’s self-driving car plans might transform the company itself

Posted on Dec 31, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

What would an Apple self-driving car look like? We don’t know yet, but what we do know is that the company has serious plans to roll out...

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These five patents offer hints about what an Apple car could look like

Posted on Dec 31, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Apple (AAPL) hasn’t commented publicly on its plans for the project, nicknamed Titan, so it’s not clear exactly what will come...

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Largest ever cyber hack provides vital lessons for self-driving cars

Posted on Dec 29, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

They say it is the largest ever cyber hack. Unless you are living under a rock or inside an Internet-disconnected cave, you’ve undoubtedly...

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Zoox is only barely a car, and that’s its most promising feature

Posted on Dec 29, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

‘Tis the season for start-ups to make promises about how their self-driving cars will be imminently deployed — and for us to reflect upon...

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Apple car not coming before 2025-2027 at earliest, says analyst Ming-Chi Kuo

Posted on Dec 28, 2020 in Cars, News, Perspective

San Francisco: Reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has claimed that the launch of Apple Car is unlikely to happen until 2025-2027....

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Robocars 2020 in review: Winter to spring

Posted on Dec 28, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

2020 began with fear of the “Robocar Winter” — a slide into the “trough of disillusionment” for the self-driving car industry that began...

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Vacation home boon expected due to self-driving cars

Posted on Dec 27, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Your vacation home awaits you. According to the latest real estate reporting, the pandemic has spurred interest in so-called second homes,...

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Nuro can now operate and charge for autonomous delivery services in California

Posted on Dec 24, 2020 in Cars, News

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro  is allowed to launch commercial driverless services on public roads in California — the first company to...

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Chinese robocar maker plans hunt for fresh capital in new year

Posted on Dec 23, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News, Trucks

(Bloomberg) — Beijing Idriverplus Technology Co. plans a fresh fundraising round in the new year and may eye an initial public...

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Volkswagen CEO is ‘looking forward’ to Apple’s upcoming self-driving car

Posted on Dec 23, 2020 in Cars, News

Volkswagon’s CEO, Herbert Diess, posted on LinkedIn that he welcomes Apple’s Project Titan as a competitor in the autonomous...

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Nuro acquires self-driving truck startup Ike

Posted on Dec 23, 2020 in Cars, News, Trucks

Driverless truck company Ike today announced that it’s been acquired by Nuro, the autonomous delivery vehicle startup, for an undisclosed...

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Baidu Apollo given green light to carry out road test of autonomous cars in Nanjing

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in Cars, News

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Baidu Apollo received five Level 4 autonomous driving testing licenses from Nanjing municipal government on Dec. 21,...

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Man in New York rescued from inside snow buried car which spurs flurry of self-driving car tidings

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Snowstorms aplenty are upon us as the winter decides it is time to let loose. A recent news report about a snowfall calamity that luckily...

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