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Tesla Autopilot could drive from home to work soon

Tesla Autopilot could drive from home to work soon

Tesla EVs have been involved in quite a few accidents, some fatal, and in all those that involve Autopilot, the company makes the same explanation. The feature is only meant for driver assistance, not full automation. Soon, however, it might have to change its tune, and its excuses, because based on still CEO Elon Musk’s tweets about mind-blowing features being tested, that’s exactly what Autopilot might soon be.

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Amazon reveals 1/18th scale AWS DeepRacer autonomous car for devs

Amazon reveals 1/18th scale AWS DeepRacer autonomous car for devs

Amazon has revealed its new AWS DeepRacer vehicle, a 1/18th scale race car targeted at developers. The model is designed to help devs get started with reinforcement learning (RL), an advanced machine learning technique that can learn "very complex behaviors" in the absence of labeled training data, according to Amazon. With this car, developers can literally go hands-on with the technology.

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New Porsche 911 leak reveals all before LA Auto Show debut

New Porsche 911 leak reveals all before LA Auto Show debut

The newest Porsche 911 has anticipated for quite some time, and thanks to the German car maker's barely covered mules being frequently spotted, there's little left to be surprised by. Internally known as the 992, the next Porsche flagship will be revealed in full next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but if you can't wait any longer a handful of official press photo have leaked online, killing any remaining mystery of the car's design.

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Ford patents method to eliminate ‘new car smell’ from vehicles

Ford patents method to eliminate ‘new car smell’ from vehicles

Ford has patented a method for eliminating the "new car smell" from new cars. It seems like an odd move given the popularity of a new car's odor, something many air fresheners have attempted to replicate, but the automaker has a single good reason for its madness: China. The aroma of a newly deployed vehicle isn't popular in the nation.

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Lamborghini SC18: a 770hp Aventador one-off for the track

Lamborghini SC18: a 770hp Aventador one-off for the track

Lamborghini has revealed its latest supercar one-off this week, but it's a different beast than their usual creations. The SC18 is the first one-off from Squadra Corse, Lamborghini's motorsport division, meaning it was built by some of the Italian carmaker's top designers, engineers, and racing experts all to meet the dreams and desires of one unnamed customer with very deep pockets. And while the SC18 is intended to be driven hard on the track, it's still road legal.

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Tesla rolls out Track Mode to the Model 3, along with expensive key fob

Tesla rolls out Track Mode to the Model 3, along with expensive key fob

Now that production of the new Model 3 is starting to stabilize, and with more and more hitting the roads in the US, Tesla has starting rolling out one of its most anticipated new software updates. Yesterday the car company released the new Track Mode feature for Model 3 Performance versions, allowing drivers to take their EV to the racetrack and really let loose with some aggressive driving.

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Cadillac closes the Book on its monthly car subscription service

Cadillac closes the Book on its monthly car subscription service

Just short of two years ago, Cadillac was one of the first to debut a monthly car subscription service. Dubbed Book by Cadillac, the program was priced at $1,800 per month, and gave subscribers the opportunity to drive a different Cadillac model each month. Now General Motors has announced it's closing the service in December of this year, with the possibility of it returning sometime in the future.

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Tesla Navigate on Autopilot update rolling out to vehicles now

Tesla Navigate on Autopilot update rolling out to vehicles now

Early this month, Tesla released its Software Version 9.0 with a new Dash Cam feature, new navigation options, and classic arcade games that can be played when the car is parked. The biggest feature, Navigate on Autopilot, had to be delayed, unfortunately, but the car company has announced that it's now rolling out to US owners.

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Tesla Q3 2018 results reveal Model 3 popularity, expedited China plans

Tesla Q3 2018 results reveal Model 3 popularity, expedited China plans

Tesla has revealed its Q3 2018 financial results, reporting a GAAP net income of $312 million and a non-GAAP income of $516 million. This was a "truly historic quarter" for the company, according to Tesla, which says its Model 3 was the US's bestselling car based on revenue and fifth bestselling based on volume.

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Consumer Reports Auto Reliability results: USA down, Asia up

Consumer Reports Auto Reliability results: USA down, Asia up

In Consumer Reports annual reliability survey, it would appear that US-based brands are moving downward while Asian automakers take the cake. These reliability rankings cover a total of 29 brands, this year, and all domestic (USA) brands rank in the bottom half of the list. Volvo ranks last, while Cadillac takes the 28 spot as the lowest-ranked domestic brand.

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NHTSA tells Transdev to end its self-driving school bus pickups

NHTSA tells Transdev to end its self-driving school bus pickups

Transdev North America has angered the US DOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration by transporting kids in a self-driving shuttle. Though the company did get temporary permission to import its autonomous shuttle, neither of the approved reasons included transporting kids, according to the agency. The activity has been called 'irresponsible.'

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Samsung Exynos, ISOCELL tech expands to smart cars

Samsung Exynos, ISOCELL tech expands to smart cars

Cars are becoming more and more like smartphones these days. Not just "connected to smartphones" but also using pretty much the same technologies are the computers in our pockets. That's especially true for the silicon that allows for these vehicles to become partially or even fully autonomous. So it's not a big surprise that Samsung is announcing that two of its now popular chips are coming to the automotive industry, bringing its Exynos processors and ISOCELL sensors to the smart vehicles of the future.

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