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    Study: Three-quarters of new vehicles could be autonomous by 2035

    Fans of the iconic 1980 comedy flick Airplane! may smirk at the image of a blow-up "autopilot" materializing on the controls of the not-quite-doomed aircraft. Those folks (c'mon, we know you're out there) may now imagine a similar site behind the wheel of a long-haul 18-wheeler. Think of it at ...

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    Official: Cost to drop 691 horsepower in your Tesla Model S P85D? $14,600
    All-Wheel Drive, Autopilot Each Add $4,000 To Cost, Unless You're Talking P85D 1412962140

    Not mentioned during the much-hyped announcement event last night for the Tesla Model S Dual Motor "D" and Autopilot "A" options were how much those advancements will cost. Today, Tesla updated the Model S order page and those pesky little numbers are now available. As it turns out, opting for ...

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    Read This: Will this tiny laser device make self-driving cars a thing?

    Does size matter? It could when it comes to self-driving vehicles and a small new hockey-puck shaped device that, when affixed to a vehicle, shoots out lasers to collect data-mapping points. That data is then used to guide an autonomous vehicle down the road. The size – both of the device ...

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    Official: No steering wheels, pedals or horns in cars by 2035, survey says

    At what point does a car cease to be a car and start becoming a people-mover? One survey hints that we're less than two decades away from that eventuality. Whether auto enthusiasts think that's a good thing is another matter altogether. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, or ...

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    Official: Chevy EN-V 2.0 coming to Tianjin Eco-City in China
    Updated Pod Car Now Ready For Daily Commuting 1403279820

    Chevrolet is bringing its EN-V 2.0 to the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City in China to show off the "Electric Networked-Vehicle" and demonstrate sustainable urban mobility. The small, two-seat EV concept is an updated version of the original EN-V, a vision of getting around in a future world where ...

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    Poll: Will hydrogen cars or autonomous vehicles hit the mass market first?

    Despite the arrival of the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell later this spring and other hydrogen offerings from Toyota and Honda in 2015, some automotive industry watchers are saying hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles will finally attain mass-market popularity in 2030. And that's from the industry ...

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    Official: Renault planning Next Two self-driving EV for 2020

    Renault says it's less than six years away from saving the commuting world a bunch of hours of work, not to mention a lot of gas and a few accidents. The French automaking giant is touting its Next Two prototype, which is based on the Renault Zoe platform and marks the company's entry into the ...

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    Report: Nissan's autonomous cars could drive in US first, maybe by 2020

    Future shock could be just six short years away, and coming first to the US. Nissan says it might start making autonomous versions of its cars available in the US by 2020, before the tech hits the road in other countries. The Japanese automaker is in extensive discussions with regulators from ...

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    Official: Zoox promotes its Star-Trek-like self-driving vehicle

    With drivers theoretically relieved from the duty of actually having to drive the car, they can now spend time figuring out what "Zoox" actually means. The start-up unveiled its concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November and is now ready to reveal a few more details about its utopian ...

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    Report: Tesla CTO says self-driving cars are 'inevitable,' thanks to safety concerns

    While Nissan and General Motors have sworn they will bring self-driving cars to market by 2020, Tesla Motors says it can happen much faster. We shouldn't be surprised, says Tesla Motor's Chief Technology Officer JB Straubel, since all of the technology that's needed, the sensors and processors, ...

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    Report: What is Tesla doing looking for autonomous driving engineers?

    Like iPhone acolytes reading Apple patents for clues to future tech, it's possible to look at the job posting from Tesla Motors to get a clue about next-gen models. That's what our friend David Herron did over at Torque News when he discovered more details on the automaker possibly building ...

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    Report: Tesla CEO Elon Musk likes autonomous driving cars, but prefers term 'autopilot'

    Looks like Tesla might be hiding more in its software than blind spot detection and adaptive cruise control. According to Bloomberg, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is "discussing" autonomous cars with Google, specifically the Lidar laser tracking system. Oh, and if you're going to have a self-driving future ...

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    Video: Nissan Leaf self-parking magic in action

    We'll be impressed when the Nissan Leaf can fetch its driver a cup of coffee. In the meantime, we'll have to be satisfied with the prospect of the electric vehicle being able to park itself properly over a wireless-charging pad. Nissan's prototype for an automatically-parking Leaf was shown off ...

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    Report: Google adds hybrid Lexus RX450h to autonomous fleet

    The Google self-driving-vehicle fleet has grown by one. According to Wired, the tech giant has added a black Lexus RX450h to its autonomous stable. The hybrid SUV was spotted out on the road for testing wearing a new roof-mounted sensor array that's significantly more streamlined than the gear ...

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    Thinking about how driverless cars may impact sprawl, private car ownership

    Whether it's Volvo's project SARTRE or Google's driverless car, autonomous vehicles are on the horizon. The question now becomes, what will the view of that horizon look like when they get here. For now, only Nevada has laws on the books to allow self-driving cars on the road, but Robert ...

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    Tokyo: Honda AC-X Concept PHEV is ready to move you

    Honda is bringing a whole range of transportation solutions to the Tokyo Motor Show, from this plug-in hybrid sedan concept to folding scooters and pod cars. Dubbed AC-X for Advanced Cruiser eXperience, this streamlined sedan draws heavily from the FCX Clarity fuel cell sedan's aesthetics, ...

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    Report: General Motors urban EN-V concept needs more precise GPS

    EN-V concepts – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When General Motors revealed its trio of EN-V concepts in early 2010, they were an instant hit. The thing is, their appearance looks like they come from about 15 years in the future. This might be fitting since these autonomous, ...

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    Driverless ULTra electric podcars already cutting emissions at London's Heathrow Airport

    While robotic vehicles out on the open road move forward in prototype form, a system of driverless electric podcars with dedicated tracks is now operational at London's Heathrow Airport. The system, which has been operating on a trial basis since April of 2011 and is entering regularly scheduled ...

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    Report: General Motors looking to launch 2nd-gen EN-V by 2020

    General Motors is reportedly working on the second-generation EN-V electric and aims to offer a mass-produced version by 2020, according to Autocar. Modifications to be made to the second-gen EN-V include enlargement of the vehicle's pod-like exterior structure and more interior space. ...

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    Video: SARTRE autonomous vehicle in action shows road train is possible

    SARTRE Road Test – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Looks like things are progressing nicely with project SARTRE, the road train that can help cut emissions. We last wrote about them in December when the team announced that they would be moving from simulation work to actual ...


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