Autonomous Vehicle

Army marches forward with self-driving trucks

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2016

The U.S. Army is developing driverless trucks and could end up operating the largest fleet of autonomous vehicles. A key test comes this summer when the Army conducts road tests in Michigan....
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Obama seeks $10-a-barrel oil tax for self-driving cars, transport outlays

4:24 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2016

President Obama will propose a $10 per barrel tax on oil in his fiscal 2017 budget to finance self driving cars, public transit, railroads and other transportation improvements, the White House said....
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Google expands self-driving car testing to Washington state

2:14 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2016

Google parent company Alphabet said its self-driving car project will expand testing to Kirkland, Wash., later this month, the third city where it is testing autonomous vehicles....
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Opel CEO on reaching breakeven in 2016: 'We can see the target now'

Feb. 2, 2016 06:01 CET

Karl-Thomas Neumann says Opel has beaten all internal targets since he arrived four years ago as CEO and this year the automaker expects to break even after more than a decade of losses. Neumann spoke with Automotive News Europe about the challenges that need to be overcome to reach this point....
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GM names executive to lead autonomous driving efforts

4:13 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016

GM is reorganizing certain vehicle engineering operations to speed efforts to develop autonomous and electrified vehicles. Doug Parks, GM's vice president for global product programs, will become vice president for autonomous technology and vehicle execution, reporting to global product chief Mark Reuss....
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BLOG: Will Volvo's S90L land stateside?

11:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016

Is an even more luxurious, longer variant of Volvo's S90 sedan in the cards for North America?...
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BLOG: GM shifts r&d role to meet new realities

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2016

GM researchers, working in four locations around the globe, are focused more on developing products and technologies that can be put into production in years, not decades....
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A driving enthusiast can't wait for self-driving cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

My love for cars is in my DNA. So why I am looking forward to the day I don't have to drive?...
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BLOG: The danger of being a pioneer

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

Some companies making the most noise about efforts to transform the car have a poor record of consistently delivering world-class vehicles when they become distracted from the core mission....
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NHTSA chief vows action this year on cybersecurity

4:03 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2016

The nation's top auto safety regulator said his agency will take action this year to address automotive cybersecurity issues, as the spread of connectivity technologies threatens to expose vehicles to new paths of attack....
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Nobody needs a safety-tech nanny

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Automakers like to say they are transforming cars into rolling computers or rolling smartphones. In doing so, they should take care not to turn their products into rolling smoke detectors. Let me explain....
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GM delays rollout of Super Cruise

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

General Motors' Super Cruise autonomous driving technology will debut on the Cadillac CT6 sedan sometime in 2017, at least several months later than the fall 2016 on-sale date the company announced in September 2014. The system allows hands-free highway driving even while in traffic....
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BLOG: Is Toyota turning the Mirai into a mobile network server?

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2016

Toyota wants to alleviate the data bottleneck that happens while using a standard mobile network....
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The stampede to put new tech in lower-priced models

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Rapidly evolving technology is upending the traditional pecking order in the luxury car market, which until now has operated on the principle that bigger is better. Mercedes-Benz and a host of others are quietly changing the rules....
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Autonomous cars will challenge technology infrastructure, panelists say

2:55 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Twenty years from now, the auto industry will have tens of millions self-driving vehicles on the road, but it may require automakers to share data with municipalities -- and each other....
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Luxury brands tap mobile software experts to polish premium cachet

8:46 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Software expertise has become the new battleground for luxury automakers as the latest premium cars compete on high-tech innovations rather than sheer power or luxury, something that requires millions of lines of code....
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Obama to discuss self-driving cars in State of the Union

4:04 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

President Obama plans to talk about the prospects for self-driving cars in his final State of the Union address tonight, according to government officials, the first time the president has used the annual speech to tackle an important issue facing the auto and technology industries....
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Toyota won't rush to fully autonomous vehicles, Lentz says

6:53 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

While Google’s gumdrop-shaped self-driving car is logging thousands of miles on the streets of California, don’t expect to jump in the backseat of a Toyota anytime soon for a robot-chauffeured ride....
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Google is hunting self-driving partners, Krafcik says

6:23 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Most automakers and suppliers see self-driving cars arriving at the end of a long, step-by-step process. Google wants to skip straight to the endgame. Nevertheless, the search engine giant is turning to industry players for help....
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U.S. plans initiatives on autonomous cars, industry safety collaboration

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

U.S. Transportation officials plan to announce new initiatives this week aimed at accelerating adoption of autonomous vehicle technologies and a significant deal intended to foster closer collaboration between automakers and the government on safety issues....
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World auto sales expected to grow to 89 million vehicles in 2016

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

German supplier Continental AG expects global production of cars and light trucks to grow only slightly in 2016, to 89 million vehicles from about 88 million in 2015....
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Conquests key to Volvo S90 success, Samuelsson says

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Volvo will need to lure more than half of the buyers for the new S90 luxury sedan from conquests, an even higher rate than the redesigned XC90, CEO Hakan Samuelsson says....
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With 2017 E class, Mercedes aims to renew a hit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Mercedes-Benz faces a crucial test when its redesigned 2017 E class goes on sale this summer. Sedan sales are stagnating in a U.S. market increasingly dominated by trucks. To counter the trend, Mercedes has packed a bigger but lighter, more coupelike car with advanced technologies....
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Ghosn says carmakers must woo consumers to autonomous cars

11:27 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Consumers are not asking the auto industry to move into autonomous-drive cars, but manufacturers must take them there by “giving them a lot of benefits,” says Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. He cited two: safety and mobility for older drivers....
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Electrification powers automakers' broader plans for future mobility

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Electrification is fast becoming just one piece of a broader showcase of connectivity and convenience, as automakers try to find the right recipe for the future of urban mobility....
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