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    Video: Watch this autonomous BMW M235i drift itself
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    It's one thing to have autonomous cars. That's fine, having a computer steer you down a boring stretch of arrow-straight freeway while you read a book, text or watch a movie. But when the machines start encroaching on things that make driving fun, we appear to have arrived at a conundrum. That's ...

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    Report: Michigan latest state to approve autonomous vehicle testing?
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    The state of Michigan is set to join Japan, the United Kingdom and the US states of California, Florida and Nevada in allowing testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads. A bill in both the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate passed with just a single dissenting vote, and will now ...

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    Video: Watch this phantom Buick drive itself down the highway in a snow storm
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    Years ago, General Motors used Buick cars to test out the idea of a "smart highway" concept. More recently, GM has been talking up its award-winning Super Cruise semi-autonomous technology that will roll out with Cadillac and make its way to Buick. The LeSabre in the video above has nothing to do ...

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    Report: Google says its driverless cars are safer than you
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    After several years and thousands of miles of testing autonomous cars in California and Nevada, Google finally has something to show for its work – other than driving a blind man to get a taco. According to Technology Review, Chris Urmson, director of Google's self-driving car program, says ...

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    Report: Google files patent for gesture-based car controls
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    Tech users of the world beware – just as touchscreens have infiltrated nearly every aspect of our lives over the past decade, gesture-based controls will do the same in the coming years. And yes, that includes gesture-enabled cars, according to a patent filing by Google. The tech giant, ...

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    Official: Semi-autonomous Nissan Leaf certified for road use in Japan [w/video]
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    In order to meet its goal of having an autonomous car in production by 2020, Nissan is going to have be able to test its technology in real-world driving conditions. For this, the automaker has just received a license plate to legally test its semi-autonomous driver assist systems in Japan, ...

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    Report: GM intends to offer semi-autonomous vehicles by 2020
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    Prepare for a few years of technological saber-rattling, as the world's automakers begin pushing to bring self-driving cars to market. Earlier this week, Nissan announced that it aims to offer autonomous vehicles by 2020, while Google, BMW and several other marks are working on similar ...

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    Report: Google self-driving cars should have data recorders, says US official
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    Fears over domestic spying operations and privacy concerns have been splattered across the headlines with alarming frequency, and now it appears that even the auto industry isn't immune. According to a report from The Huffington Post, the chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board, ...

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    Spy Shots: Buick version of Equinox/Terrain CUV spied testing... with autonomous gear?
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    Let's get the most pressing bits of this story out of the way right off the bat: What we see here appears to be a new compact crossover from Buick. According to the spy photographer, this machine may be a little bit smaller on the outside than the current Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain 'utes, ...

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    Report: Student wins Intel science fair with super cheap autonomous car tech
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    One of the largest hurdles facing autonomous vehicles is cost. The technology to implement driverless cars is already here. Google, Audi and other companies have proved over and over again that the tech is viable and at least theoretically safe for public streets, but few people feel comfortable ...

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    Report: California Senate votes to bring autonomous cars closer to reality
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    California is on its way to taking a ride with the autonomous car. By a vote of 37-0, the State Senate approved Senate Bill 1298 (you can read it here) that begins to establish how guidelines on and oversight of self-driving vehicles will be handled. The bill charges the Department of the ...

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    Video: Watch Google's autonomous car drive a blind man to Taco Bell
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    Do you consider yourself a driving enthusiast? If so, does the thought of handing control of your car over to a series of computers scare you to death? We understand. But perhaps it's time to remember that those of us who love to drive aren't the only ones who want to use the road. As you'll see ...

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    Opinion: How autonomous cars are about to change our future
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    New Technology Aims To Take Your Hands Off The Steering Wheel The biggest hurdles to autonomous cars will be legal, not technical. Most car enthusiasts hate the idea of cars that can drive themselves. But autonomous cars will get here faster than most people realize. Slowly but surely, ...

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    Report: Google awarded patent for autonomous car mode
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    Depending on your point of view, autonomous cars are either long overdue or a technology to be avoided at all cost. We see both sides of the argument, but a recent patent secured by tech giant Google may mean the best of both worlds. U.S. patent number 8,078,349 describes a vehicle that can ...

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    GM debuts next step in vehicle-to-vehicle communications [w/video]
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    General Motors is working on a new vehicle communications system that could help avert up to 81 percent of crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The system uses small mobile devices, like smart phone applications, to gather information about the vehicle's ...

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    Official: BMW begins testing autonomous car tech on highways
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    Automakers are always looking to push the boundaries with experimental technology, but BMW seems to be ahead of the curve with respect to autonomous vehicles. Previously, BMW was sticking to closed circuits to show off its TrackTrainer. Now, however, the German automaker is venturing out on to ...

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    Video: We lap Laguna Seca in BMW's autonomous Track Trainer
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    You know what's scary? Autonomous cars. What's scarier? An autonomous car that can lap Laguna Seca at eight-tenths and post sub-two minute lap times all day long. BMW's 330i Track Trainer can do just that. And we have the video to prove it.

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    Audi announces first-ever display at SEMA
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    Audi Autonomous TTS Pikes Peak Demo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Good news, Las Vegas-bound Audiphiles: Your favorite four-ringed German automaker has announced that it will have an official presence at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas in November. As you might expect, Audi's latest ...

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    Video: ABC News gets taken for a spin in Google's self-driving Toyota Prius
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    ABC News goes for a spin with one of Google's driverless cars – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Google's autonomous fleet has been clandestinely racking up the computer-driven miles, and so far, their autonomous autos have been fault-free. One minor incident happened when a car ...

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    Report: Helicopter crashes on Pikes Peak while filming Audi commercial *UPDATE
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    Audi Autonomous TTS Pikes Peak – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A helicopter carrying four crew members filming a commercial for Volkswagen/Audi has crashed near the summit of the famed Pikes Peak Highway just west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. The pilot is ...

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