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Self-Driving Cars

Read about the latest autonomous car developments and features.

Heard about self-driving cars and want to know more? While a fully autonomous vehicle — one where the car is responsible for safely operating all critical functions — may be a few years away from our highways, automakers are constantly introducing new semi-autonomous tech that can be found in cars for sale right now. From currently available features like adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist to a future state of total automation, we've got you covered.
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Self-Driving Cars Have a Bicycle Problem Bicycles present a chronic problem for autonomous systems in the areas of identification, orientation and behavior.
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Self-Driving Cars: Proposed Federal Legislation for Autonomous Vehicles Is a Major Change A new piece of draft legislation proposed in the House places NHTSA in charge of regulating testing, overriding state ...
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Self-Driving Cars: Honda Sets 2020 as Target for Highly Automated Freeway Driving Honda has committed itself to specific dates for Level 3 and Level 4 self-driving cars.
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Self-Driving Cars: Software Issues Continue to Slow Development of Autonomous Vehicles Software development and testing will continue to be a bottleneck in achieving fully autnonomous vehicles in the near ...
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BMW First to Integrate Automated Parking Solutions Into Its Cars BMW and Parkmobile, the leading provider of automated parking, have partnered to integrate an automated parking app ...
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Self-Driving Cars: What Is V2X Technology? V2X technology is the combination of vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications.
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Self-Driving Cars: Atlanta Takes First Step to Host Testing of Autonomous Vehicles In September, Atlanta will host a number of AVs from different developers to test water for opening Atlanta to AV ...
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Self-Driving Cars: Who Is Regulating Do-It-Yourself Autonomous Vehicles? The government hasn't done much in general to regulate testing of AVs on public roads, but it has done nothing about ...
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Driverless Cars Are the Goal for New Renault-Nissan, Transdev Partnership Renault-Nissan and Transdev are teaming up to push driverless cars forward.
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Mercedes-Benz Teams Up With Uber The luxury automaker inked a deal to build autonomous cars.
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Self-Driving Cars and the Law: States and Carmakers Must Come to Terms on Several Issues States have done little to address AVs. A recent report on highway safety identifies several issues.
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Self-Driving Cars: Should the Government Mandate That Testing of Autonomous Technologies Be Published? Should the U.S. DOT make autonomous-technology developers report test results?
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Self-Driving Cars: Study Finds Audio Pre-Alert Smooths Handoff of Control From Car to Driver Vehicles with SAE Level 3 autnomous systems will still need the driver to retake control. A pre-alert makes handoffs ...
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Self-Driving Cars Could Allow As Many As 2 Million People With Disabilities to Work A white paper reveals some impacts of self-driving cars on persons with disabilities, including full-time jobs.
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Self-Driving Cars: U.S. Department of Transportation Designates 10 Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds In an attempt to speed up the development of AVs, the U.S. DOT has designated 10 official proving grounds for ...
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Self-Driving Cars: 16 Key Questions Surrounding Autonomous Vehicles There are lots of questions surrounding self-driving cars. Here are 16 of them.
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Self-Driving Cars: The Three Legs of Future Mobility Experts rarely talk about self-driving cars any more without mentioning electric power and car sharing, as they now ...
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Self-Driving Cars: The Transition From Autonomous Steering to Human Control May Be Rocky A recent study described in the Standford News adds evidence that human drivers can't be counted on to safely reassume ...
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Audi Promises Fully Self-Driving Cars With Artificial Intelligence by 2020 At CES 2017, Audi announced it would deliver an A8 with an SAE Level 3 system this year and a fully self-driving car ...
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What's an Autonomous Vehicle? - Video The future is now... almost. Autotrader's Chris Marler tells us what we need to know about self-driving cars.
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Self-Driving Cars: What Is GM's Super Cruise Semi-Autonomous System? GM's Super Cruise adds facial-recognition technology into the semi-autonomous mix to help the driver stay engaged.
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Volvo "Drive Me" XC90: Detroit Auto Show - Video Volvo showcased a self-driving version of its XC90 SUV at this year's Detroit Auto Show.
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Self-Driving Cars: Will Autonomous Taxis Eliminate Subways, Buses and Other Mass Transit? With ride-hailing services like Uber pushing for driverless cars, traditional mass transit will be edged out by ...
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Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Concept: Detroit Auto Show Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Concept: Detroit Auto Show
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CES 2017: Nissan Overcomes Tricky Autonomous Vehicle-to-Human Communication Issue Leveraging NASA know-how, Nissan unveiled SAM, which brings a human overseer into the mix when a self-driving car ...
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