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U.K. government opens trial for wirelessly charged taxis

The UK government is investing $4.43 million in a six-month trial

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Lyft’s autonomous vehicle partner Magna is done with self-driving tech

The auto parts maker plans to focus on assisted driving

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CES 2020 and Carlos Ghosn | Autoblog Podcast #609

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Electric scooter injuries have tripled in the last 4 years

Most injuries occurred in riders aged 18 to 34, and most injured riders weren't hospitalized

Electric scooter injuries have surged along with their popularity in the United States, nearly tripling over four years, researchers said in a study published Wednesday. Nearly 40,000 broken bones, head injuries, cuts and bruises resulting from scooter accidents were treated in U.S. emergency rooms from 2014 through 2018, the research showed. For the study published in JAMA Surgery, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, analyzed U.S. government data on nonfatal injuries

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VW creates standalone division to develop autonomous tech

Startup Argo AI will bolster VW Autonomy's development efforts

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We try on these Honda Xcelerator exoskeletons that may eventually steal your job

Devices give workers a boost, but should we 'flesh motors' be concerned?

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The Sony Vision-S Concept car will hit 60 mph in 4.8 seconds

It uses dual motors and employs an air suspension system

The Sony Concept car caught us all by surprise at CES last night, but we didn't know much about it. Now, Sony has released a short spec sheet that details some of the important bits.

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2020 Faraday Future FF91 Prototype First Drive | It's actually happening

Faraday Future's on-again, off-again first model is real

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Amazon is showcasing its big push into cars and transportation at CES

Rivian, GM and FCA are among the many partners

The Seattle retail and cloud services powerhouse plans to use the annual technology show in Las Vegas to unveil its plan to be a major player in self-driving vehicle technology, connected cars, electric vehicles and management of the torrents of data generated by automakers and drivers, company executives told Reuters. Amazon Web Services, which provides large-scale cloud computing and data management services, is central to Amazon's strategy. "We really are extending ourselves more and more o

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Byton signs partners, seeks app developers for M-Byte EV's jumbotron dash

Partners so far include ViacomCBS and Accuweather

China-based electric car startup Byton might be best known for its massive 48-inch wraparound digital dashboard screen in its upcoming M-Byte SUV as well as a host of other screens sprinkled throughout the vehicle. "Byton's unique user interface offers developers a challenge and an opportunity to engage with an in-car experience like none they ever seen," he added. Byton has already been working with companies like Access, Accuweather, Aiqudo, CloudCar, Road.Travel, and Xperi to develop apps a

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Bosch to offer lower-cost lidar for self-driving cars

The intent is to increase lidar use

Privately-held Bosch said the internally-developed lidar sensor, which it will show at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week, will cover both long and close ranges on highways and in the city and will work in conjunction with the company's camera and radar technologies. Lidar technology, which uses light-based sensors to generate a three-dimensional view of the road, remains a relatively young technology that is still in flux. In its current form, it is too expensive for mass ma

3 dead in recent Tesla crashes raise questions again about Autopilot

Some believe it's time for regulations

On Sunday, a Tesla Model S sedan left a freeway in Gardena, California, at a high speed, ran a red light and struck a Honda Civic, killing two people inside, police said. On the same day, a Tesla Model 3 hit a parked firetruck on an Indiana freeway, killing a passenger in the Tesla. The special crash investigation unit of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into the California crash.

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Elon Musk says Tesla will add Disney to its vehicles 'soon'

Catch up with Baby Yoda at the Supercharger

Elon Musk spent some time over this past holiday week answering questions posed by fans on Twitter, and one addressed the growing catalog of entertainment options available in-car via the Tesla Theater software feature: Musk said that Disney+ will be "coming soon" to the list of available streaming services drivers can access in their cars. Tesla Theater was introduced in the V10 software update that went out in September via over-the-air-update, and added streaming media from Netflix and YouT

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