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Honda, Toyota, and Nissan are partnering in Japan to offer up to $90,000 a year per station to subsidize the operation of hydrogen refueling stations. The program is expected to run through 2020 and could cost as much as an estimated $49 million.

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Volkswagen chairman Martin Winterkorn says the company is prepping a battery with a 186-mile range, which is more than double the current e-Golf. Although, it's less than the projections of potential competitors like the Tesla Model 3, Chevrolet Bolt, and the rumored upcoming Nissan Leaf update.

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Collision-Avoidance, Pedestrian Detection On Deck For Blue Oval

Ford will bring more autonomous driving technology to the US from Europe.

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Lexus claims that it has an actual, functioning magnetic hoverboard that seemingly works over concrete. The company is keeping technical details sparse but has a video showing the gadget off.

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Humanoid Robots Drive Cars And Use Power Tools As They Vy For Millions In Cash Prizes

In 2013 the DARPA Robotics Challenge was created to inspire universities and corporations to build robots to assist humans in disaster situations. The robots are asked to open doors, climb stairs, turn valves and even drive a cars and use power tools to saw through a wall! We head to Pomona, CA, for the 2015 DRC Finals and track two of the teams vying for millions in prize money.

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Position Marks Change From Previous Policy That Kept Records Secret

Breaking with previous policy, the California Department of Motor Vehicles said Thursday it will now release reports from accidents involving self-driving cars.

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Hyundai has patented a system combining GPS, a camera, and sensors to detect speed bumps and to warn drivers about them.

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The trolley problem is a thought experiment that puts a person in a lose-lose situation and forces them to react. The same concept is being applied to autonomous vehicles to help determine how they should react in an accident.

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Wants Functioning Designs To Compete In One Year

SpaceX may not want to take on the task of building a complete hyperloop system, but it sure is doing its best to encourage others. First, it announced a mile-long test track. Now, it's calling for teams to compete for the best pod design.

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General Motors is making an announcement about the secondary use of batteries from electric vehicles at the 2015 Advanced Automotive Battery Conference on June 16.

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We edited together two of Elon Musk's speeches, one where he says battery swap stations are wonderful, and one where he says people just don't like them.

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A recent study suggests that autonomous vehicles aren't accepted yet by about half of the public. While women are reticent about driverless due to fears about their safety, men worry more about losing the joy of being behind the wheel.

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At 2015 Annual Shareholder Meeting, CEO Says No One Uses The One Station

Speaking at the 2015 Annual Shareholder Meeting, Tesla CEO Elon Musk throws a lot of cold water on the idea of more Model S battery swaps.

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In an interview with CNBC, former General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz aired his thoughts on Tesla, including criticisms of the Powerwall, the Gigafactory, and the company's stock.

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A major update for Apple CarPlay lets automakers create their own apps to work from within Apple's software. The announcement was made during the company's annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

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A new tech incubator is looking to combine the Motor City's automotive history with its evolving tech start-up landscape. "Techstars Mobility, driven by Detroit" kicks off its first round with 10 start-ups next week.

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Virginia is opening 70 miles of highways in the northern part of the state for autonomous cars, the first of which are expected to hit the road there in a year.

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Apple has patented a system to select a navigation route based on the cellular network signal strength along the way.

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NHTSA And OEMs Have Two Weeks To Provide Answers

Congress wants to know more about how federal regulators and major car manufacturers plan to protect drivers from automotive cyber attacks.

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An Apple executive believes that cars are the ultimate mobile devices. His statement at a recent conference is only fueling rumors of the tech giant developing an automobile.

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We Check In With CEO Mark Fields At Ford's Silicon Valley Lab

Translogic heads to Ford's Research and Innovation Center in Silicon Valley for a peek behind the scenes at the latest tech being produced by the traditionally Michigan-based automaker.

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