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Automakers and suppliers work toward driverless future

Aug. 31, 2013 06:01 CET
Automakers and suppliers are rolling out systems that take over the wheel from the driver. Mercedes, BMW, Nissan and Volvo, along with suppliers Bosch and Continental, are among companies working on autonomous driving technology.

Why Mercedes is giving E class a midlife revamp

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2013
With competition growing in the mid-sized luxury car segment, Mercedes-Benz decided to do a major midcycle overhaul of the E-class range rather than wait three years for the next generation.

ANOTHER MOONSHOT

Nissan follows bold EV moves with vow of self-driving cars by 2020

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2013
Nissan's startling announcement last week that it will have self-driving cars ready for dealerships in 2020 thrusts the company into the forefront of an emerging and controversial new technology. And that's deja vu all over again.

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Going hands-off at 100 mph -- and it works just fine

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2013
Despite last week's boast by Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer that automated driving technology will be ready for the market by 2020, the industry is likely years, if not decades, away from people being able to get in a car, type an address into the nav screen and have the vehicle...

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