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Why Waymo is sharing some of its self-driving car data

by Jack Stewart Aug 21, 2019
Figuring out self-driving cars is one of the biggest technology challenges for companies. Sharing data could benefit the whole industry.
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Ford layoffs necessary to fund bets on its future

by Jack Stewart 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

by Molly Wood 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

by Scott Tong Feb 7, 2019
One man's autonomous adventure includes scary left turns, robot rule-followers and teen snark.
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Your car is not self-driving, no matter how much it seems like it is

by Ben Bradford 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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Self-driving cars are racing self-driving regulations to the streets

by Molly Wood Dec 7, 2018
Who will win the race?
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

by Molly Wood and Shaheen Ainpour 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

by Jon Gordon, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour Mar 30, 2018
A fatal accident involving an Uber autonomous vehicle has called their safety into question.
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Can we get enough of cup holders?

by Kai Ryssdal and Josie Fan Mar 1, 2018
Whether it’s to fit an extra Big Gulp cup or to store your kids’ playthings, it seems like we always want more cup holders in our cars — and car makers are trying to meet this demand. Chester Dawson is…
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Five reasons for a self-driving car slowdown

by Molly Wood Jan 30, 2018
The self-driving car revolution might take longer than expected. Maybe that's fine.
A Smart Vision EQ Fortwo autonomous electric concept car stands on display at the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show on Sept. 12, 2017 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
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