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Uncle Sam is taking baby steps compared to full-scale automakers.

The Army's four-unit convoy will operate on I-69 and use short-range communications to transmit data between vehicles and a series of road-side sensors.

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Using Tesla's much talked about autopilot feature to play pranks on the unsuspecting is a growing trend.

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EV brand changes its mission amid struggles, leadership departures.

BMW head of research and design Klaus Froehlich is pushing the i sub-brand in a different direction, embracing autonomous vehicles alongside EVs.

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Government support, congestion, pollution, and a less-attached attitude to the car is driving China in the pursuit of the driverless vehicle.

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Drive Wise Sub-Brand Focuses On The Future

Kia will launch the Drive Wise sub-brand at CES as a way to market its advanced assistance features going forward. The company's ultimate goal is to produce a fully autonomous vehicle by 2030.

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New "Puck" Cuts Sensor Requirement From Four To Two Per Vehicle

Ford is set to triple the size of its autonomous vehicle fleet and fit its newest vehicle with a next-generation sensor system.

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GM CEO Mary Barra spoke about autonomous tech in a wide-ranging interview, mentioning Cadillac's Super Cruise as well as "confidential" efforts.

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Toyota believes that it can make human inputs largely unnecessary from highway drives in vehicles by 2020. To prove what the company can do, the Lexus GS Highway Teammate concept shows the tech in action right now.

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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.

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A new Mercedes-Benz concept car is looking to give Google a driverless run for their money.

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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.

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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.

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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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Jimmy Fallon offers a humorous take on the potential positives and pitfalls of the autonomous vehicle in The Tonight Show's latest Pros Vs. Cons segment.

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A semi-autonomous system for freeways will be an option on an unidentified new 2017 Cadillac

Cars that can talk to each other and almost drive themselves at freeway speeds are just two years away from the showroom, according to General Motors executives.

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The march towards autonomous vehicles is far from limited to the civilian sector, as the military has been doggedly pursuing the idea of driverless vehicles for several years. Its latest initiative seeks to introduce a line of autonomous vehicles by a target date of 2025, according to the Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center.

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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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If you had told us a decade ago that Google, of all companies, would be developing a driverless car, we likely would have asked you what you were smoking. But here we are, watching the Internet giant not only testing such systems on existing cars, but designing its own vehicles. It won't be the only one, it seems, as reports from China indicate that one of its own is following suit.

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"Self-driving cars remain a long way from commercial reality."

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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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Ask any car engineer what's the biggest variable in achieving fuel economy targets, and he'll tell you "the driver." If one human can't understand human driving behavior enough to be certain about an innocuous number like miles per gallon, how is an autonomous car supposed to figure out what hundreds of other drivers are going to do in the course of a day? Ford has enlisted the help of Stanford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to find out.

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