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    Official: Ford reveals automated Fusion Hybrid [w/video]
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    Autonomous cars may still be in their infancy, but more and more big names in the auto industry are diving in head first. Nissan is already making strides with a semi-autonomous Leaf EV and General Motors is planning to offer semi-autonomous tech by 2020. And then there's Google, doing its thing ...

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    Official: Mercedes retraces historic first road trip with autonomous S-Class [w/video]
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    To prove to her husband, Karl Benz, that the future of transportation was in automobiles, Bertha Benz drove a little over 60 miles from Mannheim to Pforzheim, Germany, in the Benz Patent-Motorwagen – her husband's creation and widely considered the world's first automobile – 125 years ...

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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 adds hybrid Lexus RX450h to autonomous fleet
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    The Google self-driving-vehicle fleet has grown by one. According to Wired, the tech giant has added a black Lexus RX450h to its autonomous stable. The hybrid SUV was spotted out on the road for testing wearing a new roof-mounted sensor array that's significantly more streamlined than the gear ...

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    Official: 24 Hours of LeMons now welcomes driverless entries
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    In an effort to stay on the bleeding edge of old crap-bucket technology, the 24 Hours of LeMons has now created a prize specifically for autonomous vehicles. The X Ceedingly Bad Idea Prize will award one million shiny new nickels to the first team that manages to pilot an autonomous vehicle to a ...

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    Report: Google to build driverless cars in the U.S.?
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    In the midst of a longer piece on the top-secret Google X lab, The New York Times drops this bomb: "Google may turn one of the ideas – the driverless cars that it unleashed on California's roads last year – into a new business." It was just over a year ago when the world first heard ...

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    Report: Nevada passes law governing the use of autonomous vehicles
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    When we think of the future of motor vehicles, we're (mostly) excited about what's coming next. We're a bit less than thrilled about the prospect of vehicles that can drive themselves, but the state of Nevada seems all too ready to welcome the autonomous vehicle. The Huffington Post reports ...

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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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    Audi unveils new livery for Autonomous TTS Pikes Peak [w/Video]
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    Audi Autonomous TTS Pikes Peak – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Audi has revealed a new livery for its Autonomous TTS Pikes Peak research car, drawing on the look of the original Quattro coupe rally cars of the early 1980s. When the Autonomous TTS was first announced late last year, ...

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    Mercedes-Benz inches closer to fully automated driving
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    Mercedes-Benz automated test driver setup – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Working on autonomous vehicle systems is all the rage lately, and Mercedes-Benz is no exception. Most of the work has been going within research groups and as part of competitions like the DARPA Urban ...

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    I'm sorry, Dave - more autonomy in the name of safety?
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    "Open the pod bay doors, HAL." "I'm sorry, Dave, I can't do that." That type of belligerence might be coming to your car under the guise of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Many cars can already be had with the necessary hardware like GPS navigation systems that help a vehicle determine its ...

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    2007 DARPA Grand Challenge - cash prizes are out, trophies are in
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    Every week, in garages around the world, amateur racers spend their hard-earned day-job dollars repairing and improving all sorts of racecars, with one goal in mind - winning a tacky plastic trophy on the weekend. Now the U.S. government has honored that hallowed tradition, announcing that the ...

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