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Uber suspends autonomous driving project after crash - report

Ride-sharing service Uber has suspended its autonomous vehicle program after one of its test vehicles was involved in a crash in Arizona over the weekend. According to Reuters, there were no serious injuries as a result of the collision, though the self-driving Volvo XC90 was flipped on its side as a result of the collision...

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Mercedes-Benz begins collecting safety tech data on Australian roads
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Mercedes-Benz begins collecting safety tech data on Australian roads

Mercedes-Benz has begun gathering data for its upcoming active safety and driver assistance systems in Australia, in conjunction with the company's research and development team based in Sindelfingen, Germany...


Bosch Australia video showcases 'Highly Automated Driving' system: interview
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Bosch Australia video showcases 'Highly Automated Driving' system: interview

The Australian arm of technology specialist and automotive supplier Bosch has this week released a new video highlighting the features of its latest Highly Automated Driving (HAD) vehicle...


Audi’s first electric SUV won’t be its most expensive high-rider
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Audi’s first electric SUV won’t be its most expensive high-rider

Audi is set to introduce three all-new electric vehicles by 2020, and the company’s chairman, Rupert Stadler, reckons the market is ready for it. Audi’s first pure EV will be a “pure electric SUV with a luxury character”, Stadler said when speaking to Australian media at the 2017 Geneva motor show – but he confirmed that it won’t be the most expensive SUV in the company’s line-up...


Volvo autonomous cars 'won't make moral decisions' for occupants
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Volvo autonomous cars 'won't make moral decisions' for occupants

The head of Volvo Cars has stated that its autonomous vehicles will not make ‘moral decisions’ on behalf of the driver or occupants in the car. Hakan Samuelsson, Volvo Cars CEO, said at the 2017 Geneva motor show that the company would not allow the vehicle to choose between saving the driver or saving pedestrians or other road users in the event of an imminent accident...


Audi boss says the car industry is undergoing its ‘biggest transformation’ ever
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Audi boss says the car industry is undergoing its ‘biggest transformation’ ever

The speed at which things are changing in the automotive world is at times baffling, and even the heads of some of the most successful companies on the planet are trying to keep up. Audi chairman of the board Rupert Stadler, for instance, told CarAdvice at the 2017 Geneva motor show that he feels things are changing faster now than ever before in the industry...


Porsche working on 'Mark Webber mode' for autonomous cars
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Porsche working on 'Mark Webber mode' for autonomous cars

When the age of autonomy comes to Porsche, the company is set to have an intriguing option for buyers to experience: a racing driver that can take over when you hit the track. Imagine this: It's 2020 and you own the latest Porsche model, which features some handy autonomous driving technology...


Intel buys autonomous driving technology company for $20 billion
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Intel buys autonomous driving technology company for $20 billion

Intel has just announced that it will buy Mobileye, a leading supplier of advanced driver assistance and self-driving vehicle technology, for US$15.3 billion ($20.3 billion). While anyone who has ever used a laptop or a desktop has heard of Intel, Mobileye is a name that's mostly known to technology and automotive industry insiders...


Govt commits $55 million to vehicle tech research in congestion fight
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Govt commits $55 million to vehicle tech research in congestion fight

The Federal Government has announced a $55 million investment over 10 years into digital and evolving vehicle technologies to help improve traffic flow, named the iMove Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). As part of a $151.5 million pledge towards four CRCs, including iMove, the initiative will deliver practical solutions to problems and produce tangible outcomes - according to the minister for industry, innovation and science, Arthur Sinodinos...


Toyota i-TRIL concept unveiled at Geneva
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Toyota i-TRIL concept unveiled at Geneva

Unveiled at the 2017 Geneva motor show, the Toyota i-TRIL concept takes a step into the not-so-distant future, with its eco-friendly mobility vehicle. A cross between a trike and the Japanese brand's i-Road concept, the city car features two wheels placed close together at the rear, at just 600mm, and two wheels even further apart at the front with a 1200mm track...


Volkswagen Sedric concept revealed ahead of Geneva debut
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Volkswagen Sedric concept revealed ahead of Geneva debut

The Volkswagen Sedric concept, looking like an old '80s Mac computer or a sidekick robot fresh out of Futurama, has been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show this week. Sedric (SElf DRiving Car) is a level five autonomous vehicle - meaning there is no need for a driver at all - and is the first concept to be branded under the Volkswagen Group and its cross-brand ideas platform...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 3, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Peugeot Instinct concept revealed
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Peugeot Instinct concept revealed

The Peugeot Instinct concept has been revealed, ahead of its public debut at the Geneva motor show next month. An autonomous shooting brake, the Peugeot Instinct is pitched as a car that understands the driver and can "foresee your every wish". Headlining features of the Instinct include full connectivity with devices like your smartphone, smartwatch and social media sites...


JTEKT to reinvent the steering wheel for autonomous-capable cars
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JTEKT to reinvent the steering wheel for autonomous-capable cars

One of the world's largest automotive steering suppliers, JTEKT, is looking into new products in the midst of autonomous vehicles. In a new article by industry journal Automotive News, Tetsuo Agata, president of JTEKT Corp, said the company is looking at next-generation systems that will be better suited for automated driving and advanced safety systems...


Google's Waymo sues Uber for stealing its self-driving car technology
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Google's Waymo sues Uber for stealing its self-driving car technology

Google's Waymo self-driving car division has launched legal action against Uber and its Otto subsidiary, claiming that employees at the ride-sharing company have stolen designs, patent details and other information from the search giant. In a detailed post on Medium about the matter, the allegations by Waymo centre around Anthony Levandowski, who in February 2016 co-founded Otto, an autonomous vehicle technology company that was later bought out by Uber...


Toyota to reveal driverless tech in Geneva
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Toyota to reveal driverless tech in Geneva

The Toyota i-TRIL concept, destined for next month's Geneva motor show, will preview the company's step into the autonomous driving landscape. Described as an alternative to city cars, motorcycles, and "and other electric vehicles", the i-TRIL is said to be Toyota's view of an engaging and environmentally friendly mobility solution...


GM, Lyft to test thousands of autonomous Chevrolet Bolts in 2018 - report
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GM, Lyft to test thousands of autonomous Chevrolet Bolts in 2018 - report

General Motors is planning to deploy a fleet of autonomous Chevrolet Bolt EVs with its ride-sharing partner Lyft next year, according to a new report. Reuters cites "two sources familiar with the automaker's plans", saying the American automotive giant is looking to send thousands of autonomous-capable Bolts into testing from next year, which would mark the largest test of fully-driverless vehicles by any major manufacturer...


Ford invests $1.3 billion in self-driving AI technology company
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Ford invests $1.3 billion in self-driving AI technology company

Late last week, Ford purchased a majority stake in Argo AI, a startup firm specialising in self-driving vehicle technology, for US$1 billion ($1.3 billion). Argo is run by Bryan Salesky, previously the director of hardware development at Google's Self-Driving Project, now known as Waymo...


ANCAP crash course: The good, the bad, and the dangerous
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ANCAP crash course: The good, the bad, and the dangerous

'Safety first'. It's a phrase commonly uttered in schools, workplaces, and even in the home. But in the wake of the Ford Mustang’s recent two-star ANCAP safety rating, the notion of safety actually being first has, yet again, come to the fore...