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After a century of failed efforts to make vehicles that can soar above gridlocked traffic, the idea that such contraptions are "just around the corner" might not be so far-fetched.
Here's just a taste of a century's worth of unfulfilled flying-car promises. A few are fictional, but every one of them is a promise of a future that as yet hasn't come to be.
Automakers have to walk a fine line between updating their interiors and keeping customers happy.
After reading Bob Lutz's prediction of the future of the automotive industry , I started thinking about the downstream impact of fewer drivers and driverless vehicles.
Bob Lutz is right, although I am a little more optimistic going forward.
Toyota AI Ventures has made five investments and expects to invest in at least 20 companies worldwide, with a focus on technologies dealing with perception and prediction.
The automaker wants to make sure its cars can drive without human intervention at highway speeds.
Now that automated fleets are hitting the streets, computer-chip giant Intel Corp. is taking steps to prepare a wary public.
The sourcing arrangement with Continental shows just how lucrative the industry's sometimes enigmatic emerging technologies can be to suppliers.
Argo AI, an artificial-intelligence firm majority owned by Ford, has acquired a lidar supplier whose technology can help autonomous vehicles operate in bad weather and at high speeds.
When it comes to autonomous driving, Toyota Motor Corp. says it's safety first, Lexus first.
The pioneer of the Prius and lean manufacturing wants the world to know it's not falling behind on electrification -- or autonomous technology, for that matter.
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