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Tesla Autopilot system thinks the moon is a yellow light

Tesla Autopilot system thinks the moon is a yellow light

One of the more interesting pieces of technology integrated into Tesla automobiles is the Autopilot system. Most are familiar with Tesla's autopilot system, which allows the vehicle to operate semi-autonomously. However, the driver is expected to maintain vigilance behind the wheel as the system has been known to encounter problems.

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Lyft is getting autonomous Argo AI Ford cars for public rides this year

Lyft is getting autonomous Argo AI Ford cars for public rides this year

You may be able to summon an autonomous Ford via the Lyft app later this year, with the automaker and the ride-hailing app working to put self-driving Argo AI cars on the network. It's the culmination of several years of work - and no small amount of investment - for Ford in Argo AI, with plans to deploy at least 1,000 autonomous vehicles for Lyft riders over the next five years.

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Pininfarina Teorema offers a sneak-peak of futuristic automotive design

Pininfarina Teorema offers a sneak-peak of futuristic automotive design

Italian design house Pininfarina recently debuted its futuristic Teorema concept car. It’s a vehicle designed exclusively using both virtual and augmented reality. Best of all, Teorema reminds us of those groovy concept cars from the 1960s and 1980s, like the Plymouth XNR, Chrysler TurboFlite, and the wedge-tastic Citroën Karin and Lamborghini Athon.

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Volkswagen reveals its money-maker plan for EVs and autonomous services

Volkswagen reveals its money-maker plan for EVs and autonomous services

Volkswagen has revealed its New Auto 2030 strategy, its roadmap for the rest of the decade, and the automaker is hoping you'll be willing to pay handsomely for software and autonomous services. Margins on electric vehicles should reach parity with combustion vehicles within 2-3 years, VW predicted today, helping close the gap in the transition, and potentially putting a new audience of shoppers in front of the automaker's store.

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Audi Artemis concept revealed: The autonomous EV that aims to upend everything

Audi Artemis concept revealed: The autonomous EV that aims to upend everything

If you had to define the Audi Artemis project in just a few words, you could say it's upending, well, everything. How a car is designed, how it's driven - or, more accurately, how it drives itself - and how the occupants interact with the technology as a result. Today, as Audi pulls back the curtain on just what its Artemis team has been working on, I caught up with Marc Lichte, Head of Design, to hear about big changes and even bigger promises.

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Jeep 4xe roadmap includes EV SUVs, drones and autonomous off-roading

Jeep 4xe roadmap includes EV SUVs, drones and autonomous off-roading

Your future Jeep may not just be all-electric, but could come with a companion drone and even drive itself off-road, the automaker is teasing today. Jeep's roadmap for electrification under its 4xe branding is being revealed, as part of parent company Stellantis' big EV Day 2021, and just as Dodge is looking to electric for a new breed of American muscle car, Jeep is aiming to take full advantage of its potential out in the mud.

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Volvo reveals its new EV brain – and an unexpected promise

Volvo reveals its new EV brain – and an unexpected promise

Volvo has big EV and autonomous vehicle plans, and it's bringing software development in-house to deliver it sooner rather than later. The automaker revealed VolvoCars.OS today, its own operating system that will power a new generation of electric vehicles that offer unsupervised self-driving features on certain roads.

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NHTSA reveals crash clampdown on autonomous and driver-assist cars

NHTSA reveals crash clampdown on autonomous and driver-assist cars

US road safety regulators are set to dramatically increase the reporting requirements for car crashes where driver-assistance tech like Tesla Autopilot was engaged at the time, the NHTSA confirmed today. Under the new policy, serious incidents involving vehicles equipped with SAE Level 2 advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), or SAE Levels 3-5 automated driving systems (ADS), will need to be reported to the agency.

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FedEx and Nuro launch pilot program to test self-driving delivery vehicle

FedEx and Nuro launch pilot program to test self-driving delivery vehicle

FedEx has announced a new multi-year deal with self-driving technology company Nuro to test its autonomous delivery vehicle under a pilot program. According to FedEx, the arrangement includes a multi-phase agreement that'll enable the company to evaluate the ways in which it may be able to utilize Nuro's autonomous vehicle. The pilot program is taking place in Houston.

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Cruise cuts $5 billion deal to pay for its autonomous Origin EV robotaxis

Cruise cuts $5 billion deal to pay for its autonomous Origin EV robotaxis

Autonomous vehicle company Cruise is figuring out how to pay for its fleet of self-driving electric taxis, and it turns out that's a little easier when you already have a foot in the door with GM's big financial division. The company - which is backed by GM, Honda, and others - has cut a deal with GM Financial for a $5 billion line of credit, it announced today.

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Apple car team picks up former BMW and Canoo EV expert

Apple car team picks up former BMW and Canoo EV expert

Apple has quietly hired a former BMW EV exec to the Apple car project, with Ulrich Kranz joining a growing roster of electric vehicle talent as the Cupertino company gets more serious about transportation. Kranz is no stranger to Apple, or to electrification, having also co-founded EV startup Canoo and, before that, spent a brief stint at Faraday Future.

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Razer and ClearBot team up to keep the oceans clean

Razer and ClearBot team up to keep the oceans clean

Razer is a name heavily associated with gaming on both consoles and the PC. Recently, Razer announced that to celebrate World Oceans Day, it was helping a startup called ClearBot redesign its AI boat used to clean up marine plastics. The new partnership aligns with Razer's 10-year sustainability roadmap. It complements its Green Investments vertical that wants to support the environment and sustainability-focused startups by giving them tools and capabilities that help them scale.

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