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This is How Daimler and Bosch's Automated Valet Parking Works This is How Daimler and Bosch's Automated Valet Parking Works

There are very few things worse than handing over your keys to a stranger and praying they take care of your car and don’t stuff it into a wall or, y’know, a Subaru. The struggle of valet parking is something I’m sure we all have to deal with on a very uncomfortably frequent basis. Thankfully, auto company Daimler…

Tesla Autopilot Not Working After Latest Over-the-Air Update, Owners Say Tesla Autopilot Not Working After Latest Over-the-Air Update, Owners Say

A hiccup in Tesla’s latest over-the-air update caused several owners to lose all functionality of their vehicle’s semi-autonomous Autopilot driver aid system. Tesla told one driver it’s a “known issue” internally and a fix is expected by Friday.

Aston Martin's All-Electric Rapide E Sedan Will Arrive Next Year With 602 HP  Aston Martin's All-Electric Rapide E Sedan Will Arrive Next Year With 602 HP 

Aston Martin is finally teasing out the specs behind its first all-electric sedan, the Rapide E, and it’s apparently going to be capable of hitting a difficult target the automaker set a year ago: a full lap of the historic Nürburgring, powered by more than 600 ponies.

Cars Are the Future Cars Are the Future

Self-driving autonomous concepts are all the rage these days, with Volvo introducing its 360c concept last week and Mercedes unveiling its own yesterday, while GM came out with their own phoned in version earlier this year. Laugh now, but this is going to be the solution to transportation problems for decades to come,…

GM's Plan to Test Autonomous Cars in New York City Seems to Have Gone up in Smoke GM's Plan to Test Autonomous Cars in New York City Seems to Have Gone up in Smoke

Just short of a year ago, General Motors garnered widespread national attention by announcing it planned to start testing autonomous cars on the busy streets of Manhattan in “early 2018.” But the automaker’s pilot has yet to launch, and no one is willing to publicly offer a detailed explanation for the delay. What…

The Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic Is a One-Size-Fits-All-Use Autonomous Box of the Future The Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic Is a One-Size-Fits-All-Use Autonomous Box of the Future

If a self-driving revolution pans out, autonomy is going to be woven into the fabric of all sorts of transportation needs—personal driving, cargo shipments, long-haul trucking. On Monday, Daimler pitched a concept that aims to encompass multiple uses called the Vision URBANETIC, which it says can be fitted with…

The World's First Driverless Racing Series Will Run Its Opening Season With Human Drivers The World's First Driverless Racing Series Will Run Its Opening Season With Human Drivers

Auto racing follows the trends of the auto industry, for better or worse, and that includes self-driving tech. But the world’s first major self-driving racing series won’t go full computer right away—its inaugural 2019 season will have humans behind the wheel, tag teaming races with the artificial intelligence in the…

The Volvo 360c Concept Solves One of the Biggest Problems With Self-Driving Cars The Volvo 360c Concept Solves One of the Biggest Problems With Self-Driving Cars

Volvo wants to have an autonomous car that you can “eat, sleep, do whatever” in by 2021, an aggressive target but one illustrative of the company’s desire to skip over Level 3 altogether and go straight to full autonomy. Today, it showed off a concept car called the 360c that reveals a bit more about how it plans to…

Google's Self-Driving Cars Have Trouble With Basic Driving Tasks: Report Google's Self-Driving Cars Have Trouble With Basic Driving Tasks: Report

If the autonomous revolution ever arrives, it’s almost certain that self-driving cars will drive with an over-abundance of caution, which makes sense, but will surely irritate regular drivers on the road in the interim. Case in point: a new story from tech new outlet The Information dug into the ongoing Arizona pilot…

Jaguar's New Autonomous Car Has a Face and It's Horrifying Jaguar's New Autonomous Car Has a Face and It's Horrifying

If there is anything you flesh-bags known as “humans” love most, it is large, cold, unfeeling robots with unblinking, cow-like eyes and gaping maws that look like they’re trying to scream and scream and scream, but no sounds comes out. Deeply understanding this affection, Jaguar Land-Rover has built an autonomous…

Of Course Semi-Autonomous Systems Can Fail Of Course Semi-Autonomous Systems Can Fail

We’ve aired our grievances about the fallibility of semi-autonomous driving features time and again, and a new study out this week confirms the fact: Cars with driver-assist systems that include things like lane-keep and auto-steering and braking may not see stopped vehicles. Worse, reports the Associated Press, they…

Get a Load of These Helmet and ‘Burrito’ Airbag Patent Applications From Ford Get a Load of These Helmet and ‘Burrito’ Airbag Patent Applications From Ford

Self-driving cars might be just around the corner (or in reality many decades away), so what are you supposed to do in the event of a crash when everyone’s just sitting in the car and chatting conference room-style? Ford is trying to stay ahead of the game and has come up with a variety of patents for that, like an…

Tesla Delays Coast-to-Coast Autonomous Demo Drive Again Tesla Delays Coast-to-Coast Autonomous Demo Drive Again

In an unusually tame call with investors Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk dialed back a long-running ambition of his to send a Tesla car across the U.S. on a fully-autonomous demo run. Now, after suggesting a test was imminent, Tesla “might” be able to pull it off by the end of 2018, he said.

Ford Autonomous Vehicles: The Spin-Off Company That Will Drop $4 Billion on Autonomous Cars by 2023  Ford Autonomous Vehicles: The Spin-Off Company That Will Drop $4 Billion on Autonomous Cars by 2023 

Ford is planning to spend $4 billion on developing self-driving cars by 2023, the automaker said Tuesday, in an announcement that also detailed the creation of a new spin-off entity cleverly titled Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC. It seems like Ford is consolidating all its self-driving ventures and tech under one roof:…

This Story on a German Engineer Who Made an Autonomous Mercedes Van in 1986 Is Fascinating This Story on a German Engineer Who Made an Autonomous Mercedes Van in 1986 Is Fascinating

Besides a few of the minor, current examples of driverless cars cruising around cities like Phoenix, we’re still decades away, if ever, from a full-fledged takeover of autonomous vehicles on public streets. The achievements that have been made to date, however, can be attributed to pioneering engineers like Ernst…

Secretive Startup Zoox is Building a Bidirectional Autonomous Car From the Ground Up

Most car and tech companies are working toward self-driving cars by retrofitting vehicles with the necessary gadgetry to make them fully-autonomous But there is one weirdly-named, super ambitious secretive startup named Zoox that wants to build a car of the future for the ground up. And now, thanks to Bloomberg…

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The UK Is Going All-In On Electric Cars The UK Is Going All-In On Electric Cars

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How Did A Golf Ball Wind Up Striking An Autonomous Chevy Bolt? An Investigation  How Did A Golf Ball Wind Up Striking An Autonomous Chevy Bolt? An Investigation 

California has the most stringent regulations for self-driving cars in the U.S., including a strict mandate for companies to file a “traffic collision” report involving any autonomous car. This, it turns out, encompasses even when a golf ball strikes a robot-operated car.

The Koch Brothers Are Using The Promise Of Driverless Cars To Kill Public Transit Projects The Koch Brothers Are Using The Promise Of Driverless Cars To Kill Public Transit Projects

The idea with autonomous driving technology is that, eventually, the driver will be removed from the equation to do whatever they want while their car drives itself. That vision, however, is decades away from becoming reality, if ever. Yet the Koch Brothers, the billionaire libertarian oil tycoons known for unleashing…

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