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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...

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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...


Google's autonomous cars getting safer
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Google's autonomous cars getting safer

Google's self-driving offshoot Waymo is a step closer to making fully-autonomous vehicles a mainstream reality, according to a new government report released this week. California's Department of Motor Vehicles has released its annual autonomous vehicles disengagement report, which details the number of times human drivers were forced to take control back from driverless vehicles during testing on public roads...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 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...


Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot, Model S and Model X 100D variants added to range
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Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot, Model S and Model X 100D variants added to range

Tesla has rolled out its second-generation of Autopilot hardware - with the option of full self-driving capability - while adding the Model S 100D and Model X 100D to its line-up, providing the longest driving ranges in their respective model families...


Tesla cleared of fault in fatal Autopilot crash, but autonomous car makers on watch
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Tesla cleared of fault in fatal Autopilot crash, but autonomous car makers on watch

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) has ruled in favour of electric carmaker Tesla, in an investigation into a fatal crash last year involving a Model S in semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. In May 2016, a man in the US was killed when his Tesla Model S collided with a tractor trailer at an intersection on a non-controlled access highway...


Nissan to begin on-road autonomous vehicle testing in Europe next month
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Nissan to begin on-road autonomous vehicle testing in Europe next month

Nissan has announced it will commence on-road demonstrations of autonomous vehicles on London's public roads from February. A modified Nissan Leaf will allow government officials, along with technical and safety experts, to experience and test the technology in a real-world environment...


Autonomous cars won’t kill people, but they will 'take our jobs'
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Autonomous cars won’t kill people, but they will 'take our jobs'

I’m both excited and nervous about the arrival of the autonomous car. Seeing firsthand at CES 2017  just how dedicated the automotive industry and the big-name tech brands are to making cars that won’t need to be driven, was an eye-opener for me. It sounds like a future world full of promise: people won’t need to worry about driving their car home if they’re too tired or too drunk to drive...


Chrysler Portal production due after 2018: CEO says affordable EVs on the horizon
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Chrysler Portal production due after 2018: CEO says affordable EVs on the horizon

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has revealed it plans to produce the futuristic Chrysler Portal concept after 2018, which it has  dubbed the "next-generation family transportation". Speaking with the Detroit Free Press, FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne said the company plans to produce the Portal or something like it, though didn't give further detail...


Lexus LS: Autonomous driving not a priority
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Lexus LS: Autonomous driving not a priority

Lexus boss Tokuo Fukuichi spoke proudly in Detroit today of the technology packed into the company's new-generation LS flagship, but one technology we shouldn't expect to see in the near future is any level of advanced autonomous driving...


Car companies should be very scared of Apple, Google and Tesla
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Car companies should be very scared of Apple, Google and Tesla

This year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas could have almost been a motor show. From the endless booths of automotive-related products to massive car company displays, the entire and extremely massive show had a very heavy auto skew. The reason for that is simple: As the revolution of electric cars, connected cars and autonomous cars finally begins to take shape, tech companies are invading the automotive sector...


Nissan says tech companies will struggle to make cars
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Nissan says tech companies will struggle to make cars

The constant rumours and public testing of cars by technology giants like Apple, Google and Uber has some wondering if traditional car companies will soon face an onslaught from the cash-rich industry. Those companies are keen to move into the automotive sector in unison with the revolution of autonomous and electric vehicles, but Nissan’s global CEO says tech companies will find it more difficult than they think...


Ford’s autonomous car that you can’t buy will be joined by one that you can… at some point
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Ford’s autonomous car that you can’t buy will be joined by one that you can… at some point

  The first Ford autonomous car due in 2021 will have no steering wheel, no pedals and will not be sold to the public. But the Blue Oval brand will make a car consumers can buy with the same level of autonomy at some point, it has been revealed...


Buying a car is like a middle point between a ‘refrigerator and a dog’, Nissan CEO says
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Buying a car is like a middle point between a ‘refrigerator and a dog’, Nissan CEO says

Renault Nissan Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn says the rise of ride-sharing apps and co-ownership schemes for cars will not have an overall negative impact on the number of cars sold, due to the irrational and emotional connection buyers will have with their vehicles...


Mercedes-Benz autonomous vehicles due on the road between 2020 and 2025
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Mercedes-Benz autonomous vehicles due on the road between 2020 and 2025

Mercedes-Benz is hard at work on its autonomous vehicle technology – as are most brands – and the German maker will aim to have autonomous cars of differing levels on sale between 2020 and 2025...


Autonomous cars are 'the vaccine that will cure deaths on the road', says industry figurehead
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Autonomous cars are 'the vaccine that will cure deaths on the road', says industry figurehead

People die on the roads, that’s a fact of life. But it doesn’t have to be, according to the head of an energy industry watchdog in the US. Robbie Diamond, CEO of Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE), addressed media at CES 2017 overnight in Las Vegas, where he said autonomous vehicles could be a way of dramatically cutting down the road toll on a global level...


Autonomous vehicles without human intervention "useless", Nissan claims
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Autonomous vehicles without human intervention "useless", Nissan claims

Nissan says that autonomous vehicles that don’t include human intervention are next to useless, as the Japanese brand launches its new Seamless Autonomous Mobility (SAM) system. SAM (detailed in an article here) is Nissan’s way of addressing the limitations of artificial intelligence in cars by allowing a human in a remote command centre to take control of an autonomous vehicle when it gets stuck...