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  • Volvo predicts it will have fully autonomous cars for sale by 2020
    Volvo predicts it will have fully autonomous cars for sale by 2020

    Stepping up its game in the driverless car world arena, Volvo says it will surpass other carmakers and not require driver attention by 2020. Testing in Sweden, China, and England using Nvidia's GPU …

    Volvo predicts it will have fully autonomous cars for sale by 2020

    Stepping up its game in the driverless car world arena, Volvo says it will surpass other carmakers and not require driver attention by 2020. Testing in Sweden, China, and England using Nvidia's GPU deep-learning system will enable full autonomy.

  • Google has patented a self-driving car that will glue people to the hood if you crash into them (GOOG)
    Google patent for sticky car hood aims to prevent severe injuries

    Injuries resulting from “secondary impacts” of car crashes with pedestrians is what Google is hoping to mitigate.

    Google has patented a self-driving car that will glue people to the hood if you crash into them (GOOG)

    Injuries resulting from “secondary impacts” of car crashes with pedestrians is what Google is hoping to mitigate.

  • This limited-edition BMW M3 celebrates the nameplate’s 30th birthday
    This limited-edition BMW M3 celebrates the nameplate’s 30th birthday

    BMW is celebrating the M3's 30th birthday with a limited-edition model called 30 Years Edition. Just 500 examples of the commemorative M3 will be built, and it doesn't sound like BMW will offer …

    This limited-edition BMW M3 celebrates the nameplate’s 30th birthday

    BMW is celebrating the M3's 30th birthday with a limited-edition model called 30 Years Edition. Just 500 examples of the commemorative M3 will be built, and it doesn't sound like BMW will offer the sedan on our shores.

  • This is what a 21st-century Skoda coupe would look like

    Volkswagen's Skoda division has introduced a coupe called Atero that's based on the Rapid hatchback. Billed as merely a concept, the Atero was built by 26 Skoda apprentices over the course of 1,700 …

    This is what a 21st-century Skoda coupe would look like

    Volkswagen's Skoda division has introduced a coupe called Atero that's based on the Rapid hatchback. Billed as merely a concept, the Atero was built by 26 Skoda apprentices over the course of 1,700 hours.

  • Tesla gains one million miles of self-driving data every 10 hours

    With constant cellular connectivity, Tesla gathers data continuously and tests new features in cars sold to the public, but drivers always are in control. The company gathers data based on how the autonomous …

    Tesla gains one million miles of self-driving data every 10 hours

    With constant cellular connectivity, Tesla gathers data continuously and tests new features in cars sold to the public, but drivers always are in control. The company gathers data based on how the autonomous features would work if on autopilot.

  • Michigan takes the lead in the race to support driverless cars on public roads

    Bills to let driverless cars travel Michigan roads are backed by both political parties and supported by the DOT and economic development officials. As Silicon Valley and Detroit work together on autonomous …

    Michigan takes the lead in the race to support driverless cars on public roads

    Bills to let driverless cars travel Michigan roads are backed by both political parties and supported by the DOT and economic development officials. As Silicon Valley and Detroit work together on autonomous cars, the state intends to be supportive.

  • Honda's (HMC) Global Production Increases 6.5% in April

    Honda's (HMC) worldwide production volume for Apr 2016 was 403,742 units, up 6.5% from the figure reported in Apr 2015.

    Honda's (HMC) worldwide production volume for Apr 2016 was 403,742 units, up 6.5% from the figure reported in Apr 2015.

  • Latest Takata Recall Affects Airbags in aa Million Vehicles

    Japanese company's stock price plummets following announcement

    Japanese company's stock price plummets following announcement

  • City buses are trying harder not to kill people

    As excited as New Yorkers may be about the brand new fleet of tech-forward city buses, they can take even more pride in advances the MTA is pursuing at a very basic level -- keeping people safe.

    City buses are trying harder not to kill people

    As excited as New Yorkers may be about the brand new fleet of tech-forward city buses, they can take even more pride in advances the MTA is pursuing at a very basic level -- keeping people safe.

  • Meet Antlos, the Airbnb of the sea

    Meet Antlos, the online platform enabling travelers to book boat vacations directly from local skippers and captains. Because who doesn't want to get out on a boat in the summer? It works much like …

    Meet Antlos, the Airbnb of the sea

    Meet Antlos, the online platform enabling travelers to book boat vacations directly from local skippers and captains. Because who doesn't want to get out on a boat in the summer? It works much like Airbnb.

  • The Carbon SUV e-bike is basically a powered mountain bike on steroids

    It looks like a bad ass dirt-bike, but with none of the noise and gasoline stink. It blends the terrain-mastery of a dirt bike with the comfort of a fat bike and an e-bike's ease of use. It's like …

    The Carbon SUV e-bike is basically a powered mountain bike on steroids

    It looks like a bad ass dirt-bike, but with none of the noise and gasoline stink. It blends the terrain-mastery of a dirt bike with the comfort of a fat bike and an e-bike's ease of use. It's like a sport utility vehicle-bike with a cool form factor.

  • Mercedes-AMG GT S not quick enough? A hotter GT R version is headed to Goodwood

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is coming up in June, and the annual racing event often hosts the world premieres of new sports cars. This year, Mercedes-AMG’s hardcore GT R will make its global debut.

    Mercedes-AMG GT S not quick enough? A hotter GT R version is headed to Goodwood

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed is coming up in June, and the annual racing event often hosts the world premieres of new sports cars. This year, Mercedes-AMG’s hardcore GT R will make its global debut.

  • Automakers recall 12 million U.S. vehicles over Takata air bags

    Eight automakers said on Friday they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata air bag inflators, widening the largest-ever auto safety effort to more passenger-side devices. …

    Visitors walk past a logo of Takata Corp on its display at a showroom for vehicles in Tokyo, Japan

    Eight automakers said on Friday they are recalling more than 12 million U.S. vehicles for defective Takata air bag inflators, widening the largest-ever auto safety effort to more passenger-side devices. Honda Motor Co <7267.T> is recalling 4.5 million U.S. vehicles while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV  …

  • Aerospace industry takes small steps towards Big Data

    By Cyril Altmeyer PARIS (Reuters) - The aerospace industry is struggling to make the most of the chances offered by Big Data to reduce production costs, optimise flight routes, and improve monitoring …

    A Airbus logo is pictured on the company booth during the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) at Cointrin airport in Geneva

    By Cyril Altmeyer PARIS (Reuters) - The aerospace industry is struggling to make the most of the chances offered by Big Data to reduce production costs, optimise flight routes, and improve monitoring and maintenance of aircraft equipment, executives said. Sensors placed on aircraft equipment and systems could provide …

  • Human drivers are still way better than self-driving cars

    Self-driving cars can speed up, slow down and change lanes, but they're far from mastering a left turn into traffic.

    File photo shows the company logo of Robot Taxi Inc. seen on its Robot Taxi, a self-driving taxi based on a Toyota Estima car body, during an unveiling ceremony in Yokohama,

    Self-driving cars can speed up, slow down and change lanes, but they're far from mastering a left turn into traffic.

  • Topping all other US plug-in hybrids, 2017 Ford Fusion Energi has a 610-mile range

    With powertrain and regenerative braking tweaks, the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has a 610 range, the longest in America. With a Harris poll showing most Americans think hybrids max out at 261 …

    Topping all other US plug-in hybrids, 2017 Ford Fusion Energi has a 610-mile range

    With powertrain and regenerative braking tweaks, the 2017 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has a 610 range, the longest in America. With a Harris poll showing most Americans think hybrids max out at 261 miles, the new Energi changes the paradigm.

  • Tesla driver snoozes while Autopilot steers

    Tesla Autopilot is not meant to replace drivers, something apparently lost on the man who took a nap while his Model S Autopilot-ed itself through traffic. Needless to say, don't try this at home.

    Tesla driver snoozes while Autopilot steers

    Tesla Autopilot is not meant to replace drivers, something apparently lost on the man who took a nap while his Model S Autopilot-ed itself through traffic. Needless to say, don't try this at home.

  • Why car insurance is spiking more than it has in almost 13 years

    Car insurance prices are headed higher due to weak industry profitability, bigger claims and elevated claims frequency due to more miles being driven. Auto insurance prices rose 6 percent in April, according …

    Why car insurance is spiking more than it has in almost 13 years

    Car insurance prices are headed higher due to weak industry profitability, bigger claims and elevated claims frequency due to more miles being driven. Auto insurance prices rose 6 percent in April, according to government data, making it the largest monthly increase since October 2003.

  • Toyota (TM) to Expand in Malaysia with New Production Plant

    Toyota Motor Corporation (TM) announced that it will open a new vehicle production plant in Malaysia.

    Toyota Motor Corporation (TM) announced that it will open a new vehicle production plant in Malaysia.

  • General Motors to Recall Vehicles in China to Fix Engine Valve

    General Motors Company's (GM) main Chinese joint venture, SAIC Motor Corp Ltd announced that it will be recalling 2.2 million vehicles in China from Aug 15 onward.

    General Motors Company's (GM) main Chinese joint venture, SAIC Motor Corp Ltd announced that it will be recalling 2.2 million vehicles in China from Aug 15 onward.

 
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