How electric cars sparked GM's exodus from Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

Feb 17, 2020
It's part of a larger strategy to exit unprofitable markets.
A sign is viewed at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly as they announced the closing of multiple facilities including this one on November 26, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.
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Self-driving big-rigs could be coming to a freeway near you

Oct 25, 2019
It might sound terrifying, but autonomous semis are an easier engineering challenge than cars.
Waymo, one of the biggest names in self-driving cars, is getting into trucking.
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Why Waymo is sharing some of its self-driving car data

Aug 21, 2019
Figuring out self-driving cars is one of the biggest technology challenges for companies. Sharing data could benefit the whole industry.
Waymo's robominivans collect information about the world they drive through.
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Ford layoffs necessary to fund bets on its future

May 21, 2019
The future of the auto industry is uncertain as ride-sharing, self-driving vehicles and other technologies evolve.
Cars are reflected in the grill of a new Ford truck in Richmond, California.
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Tesla is moving ahead on driverless tech while others are slowing down

Apr 15, 2019
The company is making semi-autonomous features standard and briefing investors on what's next.
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Reporter's notebook: The first driverless spin

Feb 7, 2019
One man's autonomous adventure includes scary left turns, robot rule-followers and teen snark.
Waymo self-driving vehicles are displayed in Mountain View, California, in 2018.
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Your car is not self-driving, no matter how much it seems like it is

Jan 16, 2019
Drivers might be relying on their car's safety technology more than they should.
Advanced driver assistance systems "are like magic," says Alex Epstein, director of transportation safety at National Safety Council. “The problem is people don’t know how to use them."
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Waymo self-driving vehicles are displayed at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater in  Mountain View, California, in May.
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The most dangerous stage in self-driving innovation

May 2, 2018
Self-driving cars are on the road now, but they need human supervision. Is that safe?
A driver presents a Cruising Chauffeur, a hands free self-driving system designed for motorways during a media event by Continental to showcase new automotive technologies on June 20, 2017 in Hannover, Germany. 
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How the future of self-driving cars looks in Arizona

A fatal accident involving an Uber autonomous vehicle has called their safety into question.
A passenger looks on as he rides in a pilot model of an Uber self-driving car on in 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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