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Carmakers already diving into next-gen tech to disinfect cars

Preparing for the next pandemic while consumers are thinking about it

Tesla raises price of Full Self Driving by $1,000 worldwide

To cost $8,000 before moving to subscription model later this year

GM Super Cruise is evolving into Ultra Cruise, for hands-off city driving

Not fully autonomous, but hands-free everywhere, not just highways

GM has a "big team" working on an advanced version of its hands-free driving assistance system, Super Cruise, that will expand its capability beyond highways and apply it to city streets, the automaker's vice president of global product development Doug Parks said Tuesday. GM is also continuing to improve its existing Super Cruise product, Parks said during a webcasted interview at Citi’s 2020 Car of the Future Symposium. "As we continue to ratchet up Super Cruise, we continue to add capabili

How Tesla tapped a tiny Canadian lab for battery breakthroughs

Sets up shop in Halifax with one of the world's busiest battery research teams

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has reached out to battery experts clustered at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Tesla in 2016 agreed to fund a group of scientists led for the past 24 years by Jeff Dahn, a pioneer in lithium-ionbattery development. The work with Dahn's team is now playing a key role in Tesla's plans to introduce a new low-cost, long-life battery in its Model 3 sedan in China by early next year, Reuters reported on Thursday.

Exclusive: Tesla's secret new 'million mile' battery claims to slash cost of electric cars

To be introduced in China, it could drop cost to below parity with ICE cars

For months, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk has been teasing investors, and rivals, with promises to reveal significant advances in battery technology during a "Battery Day" in late May. New, low-cost batteries designed to last for a million miles of use and enable electric Teslas to sell profitably for the same price or less than a gasoline vehicle are just part of Musk's agenda, people familiar with the plans told Reuters.

40% of a new car's cost is electronic systems

Semiconductor-based systems to continue to increase in cost

Waymo will soon restart its operations in Phoenix

It will resume its activities in other cities in the coming weeks, as well

California allows startup Nuro to test driverless delivery vehicles

Nuro's bot will roam the San Francisco Bay Area

Nuro, the second firm after Alphabet Inc's Waymo to receive the state's permit, has been allowed to test its low-speed R2 vehicle, about half the width of a regular car, without drivers. It has been testing autonomous vehicles on California's roads with safety drivers since 2017.

Tesla manual explains new 'Stopping at Traffic Lights' feature

Stops at all traffic lights when enabled, even green lights

China’s BYD claims new EV 'Blade' battery resists fire while maintaining range

It will debut in the Han EV flagship sedan, set for launch in June

BMW may be first automaker to get Apple CarKey feature

Transferrable digital key unlocks a vehicle and starts the engine

Video shows Tesla Model 3 automatically stopping for red light

New Full Self Driving feature anticipated for more than a year

First Drive
Driving the Porsche 911 Hybrid that Porsche won't make

Our first drive of the Vonnen Shadow Drive hybrid system that fits most mid- and rear-engine Porsches

NHTSA revising safety rules to adapt to autonomous cars

Cars without driving controls could finally get updated regulations

IIHS urges stronger safeguards to semi-autonomous driver-assist systems

It urges more alerts to ensure drivers are paying attention

Why the coronavirus is a problem for autonomous vehicles

How will you like it when you’re riding in a box and that guy facing you sneezes?

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