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UC San Diego researchers have crafted a pedestrian detection algorithm for self-driving cars that's quicker and more accurate than existing systems.

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As Obama Touts Transportation Tech, Documents Douse Autonomous Enthusiasm

On the same night President Obama pressed the need to build a "21st century transportation system" in his final State of the Union speech, a new report released by one of the companies leading that charge showed serious potholes remain ahead.

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CEO Mark Fields Won't Comment On Collaboration With Google On Autonomous Cars

Ford announced a partnership with one of the country's leading technology companies Tuesday at CES. It just wasn't the one everybody expected.

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Announcement Expected At 2016 CES

Ford and Google are expected to announce a major partnership to develop self-driving vehicles during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.

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In what is sure to be seen by some as government interference and general misunderstanding of technology, the California DMV has released a proposal that would require drivers to be present in self-driving vehicles in the state.

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Delphi Will Showcase Advanced Communication System At CES

Transportation engineers have started laying the groundwork for a traffic world in which cars communicate with other cars and infrastructure like bridges and traffic lights.

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Company Values Repeatability Of Tests At University Of Michigan Facility

A self-driving car now inhabits a fake city. Ford announced Friday it has become the first automaker to test an autonomous vehicle on the roads of Mcity.

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Costumes Test Ability Of Google's Autonomous Software In Discerning Odd Shapes

Do self-driving cars get spooked by vampires? That's one of the questions Google set out to answer over the past weekend when dozens of trick-or-treaters visited the company's Mountain View, California headquarters.

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Michigan Researchers Find Autonomobiles Are Involved In More Frequent Crashes, Might Still Be Safer

Self-driving cars might be more accident prone than their conventional counterparts, but that's not necessarily their fault.

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Companies Will Accept Liability For Their Self-Driving Cars

Self-driving cars could make our commutes a breeze but what happens when something goes wrong? Three industry leaders step up with an answer. Autoblog's Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute, with commentary from Pete Bigelow.

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Swedish Automaker's Pledge May Be First In Autonomous Era

Volvo says it will accept liability for accidents that occur in autonomous operations, a major step in the fledgling driverless era.

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Company Co-Founder Says Collaborators Could Be 'Top-Tier OEMs'

Google wants to partner with an existing OEM to bring its self-driving car technology to the market, a company co-founder said Tuesday.

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Test Shows Autonomous Parking Systems Perform Better Than Humans

Drivers are steering clear of autonomous parking systems, even as new research shows cars are more adept at parallel parking than humans.

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You'd think that self-driving cars would be most vulnerable to remote hacks, but the biggest danger may come from someone nearby with a handful of cheap electronics.

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Google's self-driving car has learned to navigate all sorts of roads, but it still has a problem when facing humans at a four-way stops.

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Arizona, Look Out: Autonomous Vehicles Are On The Way

The University of Arizona and Uber have announced a deal that will test self-driving cars in Tucson and will help build up better mapping software.

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

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Florida Official Says State Is Courting Autonomous Tech Companies

Since NASA's space-shuttle program ended four years ago, many of the hangars and buildings on the sprawling Kennedy Space Center launch site have gone unoccupied. Florida officials have a plan to change that.

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Focusing On Human-Caused Fender-Benders Misses The Point

Here we go again. Google reported Thursday another one of its self-driving cars was involved in a traffic accident earlier this month. The crash occurred near the company's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters July 1.

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Motorists Have Concerns About Self-Driving Cars, Says University of Michigan Survey

Self-driving cars might dominate the roadways of tomorrow, but American motorists aren't ready for them today. A survey conducted by University of Michigan researchers found drivers are concerned about riding autonomous vehicles and that they're not ready to relinquish control.

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Uber's CEO told a venture capitalist that he would buy every one of the 500,000 self-driving cars Tesla plans to build in the next five years.

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