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Autonomous, Platooning Electric Pods, Anyone?

NEXT Future Transportation believes its app-based ride sharing autonomous pods are what's next in transportation. Could we all be riding in platooning, battery-powered pods by 2020?


Tesla's Autopilot system is about to roll out to owners, but one person is showing off the autonomous highway driving and lane changing early. It's an intriguing preview of this cutting-edge tech.


You'll Still Need To Keep Your Hands On The Wheel ... For Now

Tesla Model S and X get big updates to their Autopilot software in version 7.0 with new Autopark, Emergency Steering, and Auto Lane Change abilities.


A Stanford University professor behind the autonomous Audi racer is now doing real-world experiments to examine vital ethics questions.


A leading consumer group called upon California officials Thursday to strengthen their oversight of crashes involving self-driving cars.


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.


Autonomous Impact On Insurers Will Be 'Severe,' KPMG Says

Self-driving cars may help consumers by ushering in an era of faster commutes, safer travel, and greater independence. But the greatest benefit may be for their wallets.


It's One Way To Make The Driver Engage

To make its auto-passing system work with insurance liability in the real world, Tesla might force drivers to switch on their turn signal to activate the autonomous tech.


Sergio Also Met With Apple's Tim Cook

FCA boss Sergio Marchionne recently took a trip through California where he had separate meetings with Elon Musk and Apple CEO Tim Cook.


Data From Autonomous Vehicles Could Convey Sensitive Information

Google acknowledged its self-driving cars have been involved in 11 car accidents. But data privacy concerns may be the bigger issue with autonomous vehicles.


TomTom is hoping to become a major player in licensing maps to automakers. The company thinks its latest tech could be a competitive solution for autonomous cars.


It's A CGI Video You Could Watch While Not Driving

Bosch has a video mock-up of the future of autonomous driving in a Tesla Model S, but it isn't saying how close this tech actually is to reality.


A newly released study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds that around 10 percent of people riding in an autonomous car might experience motion sickness, if they aren't paying attention to the road.


Senators Want NHTSA to Put Autonomous Driving On Fast Track

In many circles, the prospect of autonomous and self-driving cars taking over American roads is greeted with enthusiasm. Among car enthusiasts, however, the idea of removing the driver from the driving often sounds like a soulless and grim transportation future.


An Oxford University study finds that nearly half of the jobs in the US could be replaced with machines in the next 20 years. Thanks to the rapid rise in autonomous vehicle technology, truck drivers might be the first to be affected.


BMW is challenging technological progress against human skill in a new video. The company wants to know if a drift champion can hold a slide more consistently than its own autonomous M235i.


Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said that he welcomes Apple entering the EV market during his Mobile World Congress keynote because more acceptance of the models helps every automaker in the segment. He also updated suggested a slightly longer timeline to get autonomous vehicles on the road.


Insurance companies are starting to consider the potentially massive implications that autonomous vehicles could have on the auto industry. There are also major questions about liability still be to answered.


The autonomous Audi TTS developed by engineers from Stanford University recently went to Thunderhill Raceway to lap the track without a driver inside. It also turned a faster lap than an amateur racing driver.


Daimler boss Dietzer Zetsche doesn't think Google is serious about actually building cars and is just investigating how people use vehicles. He said he sees opportunities to work with the search giant in the future but thinks there is a possibly antagonistic relationship when it comes to data privacy.


The Lutz Pathfinder is a little electric pod that is among the first autonomous vehicles to be officially tested in public in the UK. It's part of the country's push to support the tech, and the Lutz starts testing in Milton Keynes later this year.

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