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If Projections Are Correct, Auto Industry Would Be Gutted

Car-sharing services and self-driving vehicles could combine to decimate the U.S. auto industry over the next quarter-century.

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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.

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Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around the California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies to test them on public roads.

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Driverless vehicles could cause insurance rates to plummet

Who is responsible when a self-driving car is involved in a crash? That question has been on a lot of car insurers minds, and a new study from the RAND corporation shows they have every reason for concern.

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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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Self-driving cars can't handle potholes, bad weather, says new report

Google's self-driving car is being heralded as a massive step forward for automotive technology, but a computer-guided victory lap might be premature.

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The solution could lie in another emerging technology

Unintended consequences abound when it comes to emerging technology, and self-driving cars are no exception.

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Females Surveyed Also Have Greater Safety Concerns

Drivers are intrigued by the benefits of self-driving cars, but they remain concerned about the safety and cost such vehicles could introduce into the marketplace, according to a study published by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in late July.

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Government agency details possible negative consequences of new technology

The Guardian in Britain recently gained access to an unclassified report from the FBI that basically brainstorms potentially nefarious uses for self-driving cars.

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The pricey system is only available on certain cars

A new startup called 'Cruise' has developed a system that incorporates sensors, actuators and a small computer to take over some of the driving functions for certain commercially available cars.

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Travelers can use smartphone app to call robot to park their cars, bring them back

Plane to catch and don't feel like hunting for parking? Travelers at Duesseldorf airport in Germany can soon leave the job to a robot valet.

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Tech giant hopes to have 100 prototypes on public roads this time next year

Google will build a car without a steering wheel. It doesn't need one because it drives itself.

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Self-driving cars may not be commercial available until 2025

Google says that cars it has programmed to drive themselves have started to master the navigation of city streets and the challenges they bring, from jaywalkers to weaving bicyclists - a critical milestone for any commercially available self-driving car technology.

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A new study offered driver's an 80 percent reduction in rates for self-driving car

A new survey release by the website CarInsurance.com found 90 percent of drivers would consider buying a self-driving car if it meant a break on car insurance rates.

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A boon to aging drivers, commuters and young inexperienced drivers

You have perhaps heard of the Google Car that drives itself? Maybe you have heard of the "autonomous car," which is pretty much the same idea. If it sounds like all kinds of pie in the sky, Jetsons-like tech that will never end up in your driveway, think again. It's here in some cars already and spreading.

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As kids, many of us were conditioned to develop an affinity for Bill Nye. Think about it. If you were watching his popular educational show Bill Nye The Science Guy it meant either one of two things: you were sitting at home enjoying a strong 90's-era lineup of after-school programming on PBS, or your science teacher didn't show up for class again and you were actually watching TV in school. Either way, you were happy.

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While many of us realize that drastic steps may be necessary in order to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from our automobiles, the idea of giving up the actual act of driving to machinery and computers seems a bit far-fetched. Still, with lane-departure warnings, blind-spot warnings and adaptive cruise control already on the market, not to mention self-parking cars, who knows what the future holds? None of these new technologies would ever be possible without a great deal of research and dev

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