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The future without cars shouldn’t be so hard to imagine

Apr 17, 15 The future without cars shouldn’t be so hard to imagine

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

Recently this reporter was working on a story on autonomous vehicles – self driving cars – and a transportation safety expert at AAA suggested that we will never see cars that do the driving. His argument was valid that cars on the road that were self driving would still be at risk from those that had a human driver.

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New tech forces teenagers to be better drivers

Apr 16, 15 New tech forces teenagers to be better drivers

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

If there’s one thing that any parent of a teenage driver will tell you, it’s that it’s hard being the parent of a teenage driver. In addition to knowing so much more than you and losing the ability to hear a single word you say, they constantly want to go where they want whenever they want and FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET OFF MY BACK MOM AND DAD!

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3D lasers will guide Singapore buses

Apr 08, 15 3D lasers will guide Singapore buses

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

Within the next 12 months Singapore will become the testing ground for a traffic safety system that connects laser radar sensors to city buses that would warn drivers of pedestrian movement at busy intersections.

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Flying cars are coming! But do you really want one?

Apr 07, 15 Flying cars are coming! But do you really want one?

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

It’s really not that hard to build a flying car—the first working model showed up in 1947. It’s taken us way longer to figure out how to keep ketchup from sticking to the inside of its bottle. The real challenge turns out to be building a flying car that makes sense for the society we live in.

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Mercedes-Benz aims to change the future with driverless car

Mar 24, 15 Mercedes-Benz aims to change the future with driverless car

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

German automaker Mercedes-Benz showcased its "Luxury in Motion" F 015 self-driving car, aimed at revolutionizing the concept of autonomous driving, at a nonoperational naval base in Alameda, California, this week. The company first unveiled its latest self-driving concept car in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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After the Apple Watch, is the iCar next?

Mar 15, 15 After the Apple Watch, is the iCar next?

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

A lot of today’s great technology companies are chasing second acts. Rumors abound that Apple is buying Tesla and storming into cars. Google is throwing everything against the wall at Google X. Facebook placed a huge bet on WhatsApp. IBM is investing $1 billion in its Watson computer. The chances any of these will be gigantic successes? History says: good luck with that.

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Female engineers make inroads in automotive industry

Feb 22, 15 Female engineers make inroads in automotive industry

Posted by in Automotive, Science

In 2014, Mary Barra became CEO of General Motors, making her the first female CEO of a major automobile company. Barra is among a growing number of women — like Nancy Gioia, director of global electrification at Ford — who are making imprints in the automotive industry.

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Is Apple hiring auto experts for a secret California facility?

Feb 16, 15 Is Apple hiring auto experts for a secret California facility?

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

Apple Inc. is in the process of hiring automotive technology experts, set to work out of the company's secret facility in Cupertino, Calif. to potentially develop a car, according to a report from The Financial Times. Industry experts have been speculating Apple has been exploring the medical and automotive industry as a growth area for the company for some time now.

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Google says self-driving car will be ready by 2020

Jan 17, 15 Google says self-driving car will be ready by 2020

Posted by in Automotive, Technology

Google Inc. said Wednesday its self-driving car will be ready by 2020, and it is in talks with major auto manufacturers as it prepares for mass production. In an interview with Reuters, Chris Urmson, project director for Google’s self-driving car project, said the Internet giant is working with traditional auto suppliers as well as tech-based hardware companies to get the job done.

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The best 2016 models unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Jan 14, 15 The best 2016 models unveiled at Detroit Auto Show

Posted by in Automotive

The 2015 North American International Auto Show, the world’s most important annual automotive industry expo, opens to the public on Saturday. Visitors can expect to see the most aggressive display of automotive power since the Great Recession as car companies step away from more frugal offerings to show off the largest selection of high-profit-margin trucks and luxury cars in years.

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