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The chipmaker has also revealed that the pair will work together to build a new high-definition mapping platform for self-driving cars.

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Servant, guide, companion, or something else? Intriguing possibilities discussed.

Your autonomous vehicle may not be a sterile pod. A panel of design experts imagines what the future may hold.

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Autonomy opens a world of opportunity to car designers. Join our panel of designers and thought leaders as we explore how driverless cars will activate a design revolution. This panel includes, Mark Prommel, Melissa Cefkin, Paul Snyder, and Brett Berk.

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Finally, there's going to be some rules. Or at least strong suggestions.

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Silicon Valley sure seems interested in cars.

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is watching the competition closely, including electric cars from existing manufacturers, and potentially Apple.

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Georgia Tech researchers have a truck that learns to drive aggressively.

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Otto was founded by former Googlers Anthony Levandowski, Lior Ron, Don Burnette, and Claire Delaunay to "rethink" commercial trucking.

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The state is proposing using the Willow Run site, formerly home to a WWII bomber plant and a GM transmission facility, as a federally-funded test track.

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One critic urges drivers to look past 'glitzy spin,' of CES and place restraints on self-driving technology.

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What happens when robot cars meet complex social interaction, like head nods, horn honks, or even road rage? Dr. Melissa Cefkin is here to teach autonomous cars how to behave.

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It's been confirmed that Uber is using a camera-studded car to make maps, but it's not autonomous.

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US Government Automotive Policy, Autonomous Cars, Cadillac CT6

Episode #419 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth talks with Juan Barnett (@dccargeek) and former Autoblog editor Sam Abuelsamid about the US government's automotive policies and the future of autonomous cars.

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You Shared Your Unpopular Opinions And We Respond

Last week, the editors here at Autoblog sounded off with their unpopular automotive opinions, voicing the controversial sentiments for which we often catch flak from other enthusiasts upon expression. Along with our own, we invited the Autoblog faithful to share their unpopular opinions. We were thrilled to see how many of you shared your own opinions – nearly 400 of you weighed in with thoughts of your own at last count.

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Survey shows motorists are comfortable with vehicles that can control themselves

More than three-quarters of 2,000 licensed drivers surveyed by Insurance.com said they would likely consider buying an autonomous vehicle if and when they become available.

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An increasing number of people are starting to consider the potential downsides of a transition to autonomous cars. The FBI is already looking at them for the potential ill effects on law enforcement, and a scientist for Toyota is raising the possibility that driverless vehicles could actually be detrimental to the environment over the long term.

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Newly awarded patent could mean Google ads that provide transportation options to local businesses

Every year, businesses spend billions of dollars on advertising, often with the goal of getting consumers to their locations to purchase goods or services. While ads can certainly be an effective means of getting people out of their chairs and into their cars, wouldn't it just be easier if the business picked you up?

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The number of people who haven't yet heard of the transportation/technology startup Uber is shrinking by the minute. Uber produces a mobile application that is used to connect passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire, typically luxury vehicles – kind of a high-tech, high-zoot taxi calling service.

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Google, well known tester of self-driving cars, may have just come one step closer to making its sci-fi tech a widely realistic proposition. Along with IBM, it's inked a deal with tier one supplier Continental, according to Reuters. The official announcement is set to be made during September's Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Google, Stanford University, and a few other institutions have been testing driverless cars on American roads for some time now. Soon, though, the autonomous vehicle will go across the pond for their first tests on the wrong side of public roads.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 2 Series, People trust autonomous cars

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