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Arizona, Look Out: Autonomous Vehicles Are On The Way

The University of Arizona and Uber have announced a deal that will test self-driving cars in Tucson and will help build up better mapping software.


Once truly autonomous cars hit the road, designers are going to need to adapt auto interiors to occupants slouching around to get comfortable, according to a Stanford University researcher.


Google wants to make driving more comfortable by routing you around roads covered in potholes, thanks to a new patent. The tech doesn't seem too hard to implement, either.


Daimler is open to partnering with Apple and Google to develop vehicle software, but the German automotive giant isn't willing to give them full control over the systems.


Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has signed deals to take Elon Musk's wild transportation idea to the next level.


AOL's digital prophet stops by the office, and raps about the intersection of transportation and technology.


Panasonic currently holds the highest market share in the EV battery industry, but LG Chem is rapidly making deals with automakers that could soon give it that crown.


The new Autopilot 7.0 software has been sent out to a small group of Tesla Model S drivers, who now get to test out highway autosteer and parallel autopark.


Concerns Over Car2go's Portland Cutbacks

Wireless charging could be the standard by 2028. Jerome Guillen takes an unexpected leave of absence from Tesla. Car2go pulls out of low-income areas of Portland.


A Japanese engineer has designed a new portable transportation device called the WalkCar, which designer Kuniako Saito calls a 'car in a bag'.


Tesla shows off its "solid metal snake" charger that can autonomously plug in to juice up any of Teslas past, present, and future vehicles.


In a roundtable discussion, Bob Lutz tries to predict the future of motoring. The result is science fiction that's based on advances of multiple technologies that already exist today.


Error-Prone Tries To Proves One Little Thing

A new video game called Error Prone puts you in control of a car, and shows how the autonomous vehicles do a better job.


Tesla CEO Tweets New News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says improvements to Model S (and Model X) autopilot technology will include autosteer and autopark. Also, the cars will be able to learn.


A hundred BMW i3 owners in California are receiving $1,000 to take part in a pilot program to delay charging their EVs during peak hours. At the end of the 18-month test, even more money could be on the way to them.


Multiple high-profile car hacks this year suggest that vehicles aren't entirely secure from software vulnerabilities. Experts say that future problems are inevitable.


Daimler believes that it's close to getting permission to begin testing semi-autonomous big rigs on the roads there very soon.


Plus: GM Makes A Billion, Infiniti Reveals Q30, And Ford Adds 2016 F-150 Limited Trim

We curate the week's events with a focus on hacking in the automotive industry. Plus, other news and notes from around the biz.


Bosch and TomTom are partnering to create improved autonomous vehicle tech. They want to have all of the freeways in Germany ready for driverless cars by the end of 2015 with high-definition maps.

Driving Gizmos That Make Us Smile

We asked the Autoblog team which car and car-related technologies have stood out this year. The list is as diverse as we are.


The Brookings Institution is forecasting upheaval in local government as the rise of autonomous cars radically changes some of the ways they collect money. In just one example, the driverless vehicles are going to behave more safely on the road, which means less revenue from people paying for tickets.

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