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German State To Test 'Eco Lanes'

EVs will quadruple in number between 2014 and 2020. A German state will test "eco lanes" on its highways. Bosch fits a Tesla Model S with an autonomous driving kit in a new video.

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Google has been given permission to take its self-driving car to the streets of Mountain View, CA, marking a milestone in the company's program.

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Sergio Also Met With Apple's Tim Cook

FCA boss Sergio Marchionne recently took a trip through California where he had separate meetings with Elon Musk and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

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Data From Autonomous Vehicles Could Convey Sensitive Information

Google acknowledged its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 car accidents. But data privacy concerns may be the bigger issue with autonomous vehicles.

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Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around the California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies to test them on public roads.

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Plus: Notes On McLaren F1, The Chevy Volt, And Lamborghini's SUV

We curate the week's events with a focus on Daimler's autonomous big rig, the Freightliner Inspiration. Plus, other news and notes from the industry.

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The Freightliner Inspiration Truck has been unleashed in Nevada, making it the first autonomous commercial vehicle operating on highways in the US.

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The Chevrolet FNR concept imagines the future of motoring with a sleek, autonomous driving capsule at the 2015 Shanghai Motor Show. Its neatest trick is the dragonfly-door design that open to add some sharper edges to the look.

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Engineers Collected Three Terabytes Worth Of Data During Adventure

Last week, Delphi's autonomous car became the first to complete a coast-to-coast trip across the United States. Here's what the company learned about its vehicle.

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Drivers Were Idle For More Than 98 Percent Of Vehicle's Journey

In the first trip across the United States ever made by an autonomous car, engineers from Delphi Automotive were surprised to learn that, in some cases, their vehicle behaved a lot like a human driver.

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Toyota has patented an improved eye-tracking technology that attempts to eliminate false-positive results caused by redeye. The system also monitors a driver's upper and lower eyelids to calculate how open the is.

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Nissan Dealership Opens Six Fast Chargers; NY Considers Biodiesel In Heating Oil

NVIDIA founder Jen-Hsun Huang interviews Elon Musk about autonomous cars. ZENN Monte-Carlo Rally for EVs takes place March 20 through 22. Bellevue Nissan in Seattle opens six fast chargers. New York considers a two-percent biodiesel mandate for heating oil.

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AeroMobil wants to have its flying car ready to sell to the public for 2017, but there's still a lot of development to get the vehicle ready for the road. In the future, the company even wants to make the plane autonomous.

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An Oxford University study finds that nearly half of the jobs in the US could be replaced with machines in the next 20 years. Thanks to the rapid rise in autonomous vehicle technology, truck drivers might be the first to be affected.

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A study by Thomson Reuters looks at the past 24 years of auto patents to examine Apple's current place in the industry. Samsung might be a big competitor, but an Apple merger with Tesla could be a real boon for both businesses.

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BMW is challenging technological progress against human skill in a new video. The company wants to know if a drift champion can hold a slide more consistently than its own autonomous M235i.

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Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said that he welcomes Apple entering the EV market during his Mobile World Congress keynote because more acceptance of the models helps every automaker in the segment. He also updated suggested a slightly longer timeline to get autonomous vehicles on the road.

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Insurance companies are starting to consider the potentially massive implications that autonomous vehicles could have on the auto industry. There are also major questions about liability still be to answered.

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Ahead of autonomous vehicles, lightweighting, and hydrogen fuel cells, the MIT Technology Review puts vehicle-to-vehicle communications on its list of Ten Breakthrough Technologies of 2015. But with car hacking making more headlines more frequently, will V2V be just another way to for your car to be remotely commandeered?

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Italdesign Giugiaro Gea imagines a future fully electric luxury sedan with a motor powering each wheel. It's also meant to be completely autonomous and envisions the future where drivers are no longer necessary.

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There's a strange dichotomy going on inside the Rinspeed Budii Concept, like the robotic arm that manually winds a watch embedded in the dash when a camera notices that it's low on power. Seriously.

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