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Tesla Autopilot is getting aggression settings

Tesla Autopilot is getting aggression settings

Tesla plans to allow drivers to make Autopilot more aggressive on the road, Elon Musk has revealed, even if doing so also dials up the risk of accidents. Musk confirmed the upcoming setting at the Tesla Autonomy Day, the automaker's first public deep-dive into the work it has been putting into creating self-driving vehicles.

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VW ID. ROOMZZ three-row electric SUV teases autonomous nap-time

VW ID. ROOMZZ three-row electric SUV teases autonomous nap-time

The latest member of VW's electric car family, the ID. ROOMZZ, has broken cover, a beefy zero-emissions three-row SUV that's set to spawn a production version. Joining cars like the VW ID. city hatchback and the ID. BUZZ Microbus, it's another example of Volkswagen's flexible MEB platform.

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Audi AI:ME teases an autonomous curated cocoon for the mean city

Audi AI:ME teases an autonomous curated cocoon for the mean city

Congested city driving is something most of us would prefer to avoid, and the Audi AI:ME concept offers one vision of how we might go about that. A new Level 4 autonomous concept car developed for Auto Shanghai 2019, it's a smaller, more personal vision of how tomorrow's Audi might handle jam-packed roads and impatient passengers.

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Elon Musk spills the Model 3 cabin camera’s secrets

Elon Musk spills the Model 3 cabin camera’s secrets

Tesla has confirmed just what the interior camera in the Model 3 is for, with Elon Musk revealing how the sensor will play into the electric automaker's future roadmap. The camera is positioned up above the rear-view mirror inside the EV, facing into the cabin rather than out of it.

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Tesla will demo its self-driving progress this month

Tesla will demo its self-driving progress this month

Tesla has made some big promises about autonomous driving, and the electric automaker plans to show off some of the fruits of its efforts at an Autonomy Investor Day later this month. The company has invited investors to visit Tesla HQ in Palo Alto on April 19, for test drives of prototype self-driving EVs and more.

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VW built a fleet of self-driving e-Golf for a groundbreaking smart city trial

VW built a fleet of self-driving e-Golf for a groundbreaking smart city trial

Volkswagen has set loose a fleet of autonomous cars in Hamburg, Germany, with the self-driving Golf EVs testing out new systems to deal with unpredictable and congested urban traffic. It's the first Level 4 trial for the automaker in a major German city, putting not only the vehicles themselves through their paces, but new connected infrastructure systems that allow the urban environment to communicate with the cars traveling through it.

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Tesla Autopilot hack raises new self-driving car concerns

Tesla Autopilot hack raises new self-driving car concerns

Tesla's Autopilot could be misled by rogue markings on the road, security researchers have found, though the EV-maker insists that it's no concern if the driver-assistance technology is used correctly. Although focusing on Tesla's systems, the investigation raises further questions about the resilience of systems that will form the basis of truly autonomous cars in general, when such vehicles become available.

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Waymo to open 85,000sqft technical service center in Arizona

Waymo to open 85,000sqft technical service center in Arizona

Self-driving car company Waymo is planning to open an 85,000-square-foot "technical service center" in Mesa, Arizona, the company announced on Tuesday. According to Waymo, this new service will more than double its current capacity for servicing, maintaining, and growing its Waymo One fleet. As well, the company says it will hire "up to" hundreds of new employees in the city.

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Apple’s Project Titan driverless car team laid off 190 people

Apple’s Project Titan driverless car team laid off 190 people

Apple's self-driving car team is set to shed 190 jobs, with the Cupertino company confirming that it'll be engineers that make up the majority of the layoffs. Project Titan, Apple's internal name for the autonomous driving division, has had a tumultuous time over the past few years, amid changes of direction and evolving goals.

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BlackBerry wants to power your self-driving car

BlackBerry wants to power your self-driving car

BlackBerry is aiming to reinvent itself as a heavyweight in autonomous and connected vehicles, announcing a huge investment into its QNX platform. The expansion will see BlackBerry invest more than $310m into the new project, while the Government of Canada will inject $40m more courtesy of its Strategic Innovation Fund.

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Ford and VW’s huge deal hits EV and self-driving hurdles

Ford and VW’s huge deal hits EV and self-driving hurdles

Ford and Volkswagen's deal to collaborate on cars still needs some work, with insiders suggesting it's yet to be the cost, tech, and time-saving savior that the automakers first promised. The two firms announced their collaboration in January, first on pickup trucks and commercial vans, though with electrification and autonomous driving also set to be added to the deal.

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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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