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Prosecutors: Uber not criminally liable in autonomous car crash

Prosecutors: Uber not criminally liable in autonomous car crash

Prosecutors say Uber has been found not criminally liable in the fatal 2018 crash involving one of its self-driving vehicles. The vehicular accident resulted in the death of pedestrian Elaine Herzberg, who was struck by the vehicle while attempting to cross the road. The self-driving vehicle's safety driver may face charges related to the crash, however.

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Tesla Model Y will finally be unveiled next week

Tesla Model Y will finally be unveiled next week

After a long period of being an industry favorite and the scorn of rivals, Tesla has lately been pushed into the hot seat more than the spotlight. Financials are disappointing if not grim and scandals and lawsuits have become more common of late, casting doubts on whether Elon Musk can deliver on his admittedly ambitious promises. Still, those have never really stopped the luminary from pushing his vision come what may and, on March 14, he will finally be announcing an all-electric SUV that is years in the making.

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Hennessey upgrades 2019 Lincoln Navigator to 600hp

Hennessey upgrades 2019 Lincoln Navigator to 600hp

The performance tuners at Hennessey are well-known for their boutique supercar, the Venom, and custom upgrades for sports cars like the Mustang, Viper, and Corvette, but lately they've been turning their eye towards SUVs and pickups. Their latest in this trend is a take on the new 2019 Lincoln Navigator, which outfits the family SUV with an additional 150 horsepower, perfect for a drag race against its stock sibling.

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Tesla Sentry Mode keeps an eye out for thieves

Tesla Sentry Mode keeps an eye out for thieves

Just like with smart homes, the more you deck out your car with more smart features, the more valuable and more expensive it becomes. The more valuable it becomes, the more attractive it also becomes for those who might want to take a piece or even the whole thing. As Tesla's electric cars become more common and more easily identifiable, the more they become tempting targets as well. That's why Tesla is now introducing a new Sentry Mode security feature that will watch for and alert you of attempted or successful break-ins. Presuming you remember to turn it on first, that is.

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Electric pickup truck maker Rivian tipped in investment talks with GM, Amazon

Electric pickup truck maker Rivian tipped in investment talks with GM, Amazon

General Motors and Amazon are both in talks to invest in electric truck company Rivian Automotive, sources have claimed. Assuming the alleged investment takes place, the US-based automotive company will reportedly have a value that falls between $1 billion and $2 billion. Negotiations are reportedly still taking place, but the sources claim we may hear an official announcement some time this month.

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Bugatti Chiron ‘110 Ans’ special edition marks anniversary, limited to 20 models

Bugatti Chiron ‘110 Ans’ special edition marks anniversary, limited to 20 models

Bugatti's Chiron remains just as impressive today as when it first debuted in 2016. Interestingly, the French carmaker has waited three years to release a special edition of the supercar, but it seems they're finally ready, and just in time for Bugatti's 110th anniversary. Based on the Chiron Sport, the new "110 Ans Bugatti" — which translates to 110 years of Bugatti — celebrates the company and their French heritage.

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New Subaru Outback is on the way, but not until later this year

New Subaru Outback is on the way, but not until later this year

Earlier this week, Subaru unveiled the new 2020 Legacy at the Chicago Auto Show. An all new generation model, the carmaker's iconic sedan gets a new design for the inside and out, along with refined features and improved technology. Some Subaru fans might be wondering where the company's other staple vehicle — the Outback — is, and fortunately they've confirmed that the crossover wagon will be getting a similar overhaul.

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Self-driving cars may ‘create havoc’ by cruising to skip parking fees

Self-driving cars may ‘create havoc’ by cruising to skip parking fees

Autonomous vehicles may bring a variety of benefits to any given city, but a new study warns they also have the potential to "create havoc" if companies prioritize money over traffic management. The issue may lie in parking fees and a company's effort to avoid paying those rates by keeping empty autonomous cars cruising on the road instead of parked when not in use.

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Drive A Tank “Tanks to You” delivers a working tank to your backyard

Drive A Tank “Tanks to You” delivers a working tank to your backyard

Ever had one of those days when you can’t help but want to crush something under the weight of your treads? Or maybe you and your friends are itching to drive over cars or blast things. In a controlled and safe environment, of course. Because everyone has unique definitions of entertainment, we won’t judge you if yours involved driving and shooting with military tanks. And thanks to Drive A Tank’s new “Tanks To You” program, you can simply pick up your phone and having an honest-to-goodness working military vehicle delivered to your doorstep.

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Volkswagen electric Dune Buggy concept brings the 60s to the present

Volkswagen electric Dune Buggy concept brings the 60s to the present

We live in an age when the old becomes new again. Some, like vinyl, have come back in their original form while others, like gaming consoles, have been miniaturized. Volkswagen is also jumping on the retro trend but with a modern twist. It is bringing back the legendary American dune buggies from the 60s and is turning them into a fully electric concept vehicle fit for modern times.

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Microsoft, MIT help self-driving cars learn from AI ‘blind spots’

Microsoft, MIT help self-driving cars learn from AI ‘blind spots’

A collaboration of researchers from MIT and Microsoft have developed a system that helps identify lapses in artificial intelligence knowledge in autonomous cars and robots. These lapses, referred to as "blind spots," occur when there are significant differences between training examples and what a human would do in a certain situation — such as a driverless car not detecting the difference between a large white car and an ambulance with its sirens on, and thus not behaving appropriately.

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Toyota reveals 2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition, celebrating 60th anniversary

Toyota reveals 2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition, celebrating 60th anniversary

The Chicago Auto Show isn't until next month, but Toyota is making an early announcement for a special edition of one of the world's most iconic SUVs: the Land Cruiser. Later this year, the carmaker will be releasing the 2020 Land Cruiser Heritage Edition, limited to just 1,200 units, to celebrate over six decades of production.

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