Self-Driving Vehicles

Sensor cuts self-driving car costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
You can't buy one yet, but the autonomous vehicle just got a little cheaper....
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UNCHARTED TERRITORY

Up-to-the-minute maps will be critical for autonomous cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2014
Autonomous vehicles will sport sophisticated sensors and radar systems to read and react to their surroundings, but their robotic drivers still will require vivid and current roadmaps to put the various inputs into context....
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'Smarter' cars still looking for direction

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2014
The car of the future, as it's being developed today, is a rolling Internet hot spot, a node on a vast network of vehicles, a high-speed mobile computer capable of analyzing its surroundings in a blink and making precise, split-second decisions in response....
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Conti exec says automated driving requires tight ties with many partners

Aug. 21, 2014 06:01 CET
Continental executive Helmut Matschi says automated driving will emerge gradually in the next decade. He also believes that to be successful, suppliers will need to collaborate more than ever with non-automotive companies....
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SELF-CONFIDENT

Mercedes-Benz's autonomous driving features dominate the industry -- and will for years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
Silicon Valley is making waves with news about self-driving cars. But the most-advanced vehicles that consumers can actually buy today came out of Mercedes-Benz in Germany....
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Self-driving cars receive OK for road testing in UK

Aug. 2, 2014 06:01 CET
The UK government will allow self-driving cars to be tested in three cities starting in January as the UK aims to be at forefront of new technology governing autonomous driving....
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Experts disagree on how to handle massive data from self-driving cars

July 16, 2014 06:01 CET
Experts have differing views on what to do with the mountain of data that is likely to be generated by autonomous vehicles when computers control much of our cars' functions in the future....
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Ford's vision extends beyond building cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford believes that global traffic congestion and new technologies will force automakers to think beyond their traditional role....
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Daimler tests self-driving truck, sets goal of production by 2025

12:50 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2014
Daimler is working to introduce trucks that steer, brake and accelerate independently as early as 2025 as the world's commercial-vehicle industry leader seeks to keep an innovative edge....
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German carmakers consider black box recorders for self-drive cars

June 20, 2014 16:10 CET
German carmakers are considering the use of aircraft-style "black box" data recorders in self-driving cars, potentially a crucial step in getting the new technology on the road....
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Continental: Automated driving requires many partners

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2014
Helmut Matschi, head of interiors at Continental AG, says automated driving will emerge gradually in the next decade....
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GABE NELSON

Google self-driving cars master delicate dance of city driving

1:19 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2014
Sitting in one of Google's self-driving vehicles feels like it does with a person in control. The tech giant seems to have mastered the delicate dance of city driving....
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GABE NELSON

Google's autonomous car captures nuances of city driving

1:19 pm U.S. ET | May 14, 2014
If you have ever wondered how it feels to ride through town in one of Google's self-driving vehicles, there's just one word to describe it: ordinary. And that's the extraordinary thing....
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U-M to build 'simulated urban environment' to test connected cars

3:37 pm U.S. ET | May 7, 2014
The University of Michigan’s Mobility Transformation Center, along with key partners from a variety of industries, will begin construction of a $6.4 million “simulated urban environment” for testing of connected and automated vehicles, the university said Tuesday....
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Nokia invests $100 million in car connectivity

May 5, 2014 12:39 CET
Nokia will invest $100 million in companies that develop intelligent-car technologies to support its digital-map business, joining Google and Tesla in betting that future vehicles will be smarter and more connected....
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Volvo, Google begin testing self-driving cars on city streets

April 30, 2014 06:01 CET
Volvo and Google have begun testing self-driving cars on city streets, a crucial new phase in the quest to make the technology a standard feature in automobiles....
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Volvo, Google begin testing self-driving cars on city streets

8:11 am U.S. ET | April 29, 2014
Volvo and Google said they have begun testing self-driving cars on city streets, a crucial new phase in the quest to make the technology a standard feature in automobiles....
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Safety mandates forecast to drive autonomous car sales

3:09 pm U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
Self-driving cars may take another decade to hit roads in the United States, but their sales then will expand quickly due to new safety mandates, predicts IHS Automotive. After the first autonomous cars appear in North America in 2025, IHS forecasts they could account for 5 percent of the vehicles on North American roads by as early as 2035....
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Like EVs, self-guided cars need infrastructure

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Autonomous driving features have become an industry obsession, judging by the buzz about them at Geneva's auto show....
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Toyota wants to keep drivers in control

Dec. 14, 2013 06:01 CET
Toyota wants the driver to remain the most important decision-maker in the car despite the influx of technology that can take away that responsibility and rising pressure from rivals determined to debut self-driving vehicles by 2020....
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GABE NELSON

Why automakers should pay attention to Amazon's drones

12:41 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
Even if Amazon never manages to launch its experimental drone delivery concept, the auto industry should see it as a wake-up call....
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How self-driving cars could transform the rental market

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Self-driving vehicle technology could one day give new meaning to Enterprise Rent-A-Car's "We'll Pick You Up" tag line....
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Nissan steps closer to self-driving cars with road test model in Japan

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Nissan is moving forward on its goal to commercialize self-driving cars by 2020, with an early prototype that has won accolades in Japan and another test variant that has been cleared for trials on public roads....
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Nissan futurists rethink the car

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2013
Nissan envisions an auto industry future that includes self-guided tourist vans, small vehicles that can be driven through crowded pedestrian malls and cars styled by fashion designers or home do-it-yourselfers....
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Self-driving vehicles move ahead faster than rules of road

3:42 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2013
The world has moved quickly from wonder at the idea of driverless cars to impatient expectation. The cautiousness in developing fully autonomous technology, like that envisioned by Google, reflects what GM officials say is a realistic view of what consumers will accept and the rules of the road will allow....
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