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Have Self-Driving Cars Stopped Getting Better

February 2, 2018

Via: IEEE Spectrum

Every January, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) releases data from companies that operated highly automated vehicles on the state’s public roads the previous year. By law, each company must report how many times a safety driver took control […]


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Self-Driving Cars Have a Secret Weapon: Remote Control

February 1, 2018

Via: Wired

“Usually we don’t do this during rush hour,” says Ben Shukman. He’s driving a Lincoln MKZ sedan, trying to exit a gas station driveway and cross four lanes of traffic so he can make a left at the light 20 […]


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This week in the future of cars: is this what a hangover feels like?

January 26, 2018

Via: Wired

COMING OFF THE excessive pomp, ambition, and fun of CES and the Detroit Auto Show, maybe it’s not surprising this past week has been something of a wreck. To start off, two California drivers got into serious dustups because they […]


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America’s hottest self-driving startup hooks up with VW and Hyundai

January 4, 2018

Via: Wired

LESS THAN A decade after Google launched the age of the self-driving car, most of the main players have made some long-term commitments—not in the name of love, but to ensure success. With few exceptions, the companies eager to turn […]


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After peak hype, self-driving cars enter the trough of disillusionment

December 29, 2017

Via: Wired

OH, THE UNTAINTED optimism of 2014. In the spring of that year, the good Swedes at Volvo introduced Drive Me, a program to get regular Josefs, Frejas, Joeys, and Fayes into autonomous vehicles. By 2017, Volvo executives promised, the company […]


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Uber may be aflame, but its self-driving cars are getting good

December 28, 2017

Via: Wired

A WORLD DOMINATED by self-driving cars is no longer just possible, it’s inevitable. And the proof is everywhere. In Arizona, where Waymo (formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project) is testing minivans sans humans inside. In Boston, where Lyft and […]


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This week in the future of cars: you get what you pay for

December 8, 2017

Via: Wired

IF YOU WANT to cheap out on a new shirt—you’re heading, say, to Target instead of Bergdorf Goodman—you probably expect to get a totally fine piece of cloth to hang on your back, and won’t get too upset when it […]


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Inside the races that jump-started the self-driving car

November 10, 2017

Via: Wired

SELF-DRIVING CARS AREN’T just here. They are, it seems safe to say, just about everywhere—roaming the streets of San Francisco, New York City, Phoenix, Boston, Singapore, Paris, London, Munich, and Beijing. And as Waymo (Google’s self-driving car project) launches the […]


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This week in the future of cars: into the chocolate factory

November 3, 2017

Via: Wired

LATE LAST MONTH, dozens of automotive and tech journalists across the country got the digital equivalent of a golden ticket in their inbox: an invitation from Waymo to go “Behind Castle Walls.” This week, Alex joined that lucky cohort on […]


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Waymo ‘Really Close’ to Putting Customers in Self-Driving Cars

October 31, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit demonstrated a self-driving minivan with no one behind the wheel, declaring the vehicle as ready for public use. “It’s safe to say we’re really close, but I don’t want to put a date on it,” John […]