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Mercedes-Benz: More cooperation needed on autonomous cars
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9th Nov 2017
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Mercedes-Benz: More cooperation needed on autonomous cars

Mercedes-Benz says it's continuously evaluating local market requirements for autonomous vehicle development, but it needs the cooperation other manufacturers, along with legislative and government bodies to bring about a driverless future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the GLC63 AMG launch in Germany, local head of communication, David McCarthy, said it would be remiss to think Mercedes could go it alone with it comes to autonomous cars.
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Alborz Fallah
Uber to work with NASA on flying taxi management systems
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8th Nov 2017
1 min read

Uber to work with NASA on flying taxi management systems

Uber will work with NASA on systems to safely manage and control autonomous flying taxi routes. In interviews with the US media overnight, including Bloomberg, Jeff Holden, Uber's chief product officer, confirmed the ride-hailing company had signed an agreement to work with NASA on "unmanned traffic management" systems.
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Derek Fung
Tesla Semi teased ahead of November 16 reveal
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8th Nov 2017
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Tesla Semi teased ahead of November 16 reveal

The Tesla Semi has been teased in media invitations to its official reveal on November 16. Sent to American publications ahead of the unveiling event in Hawthorne, California, the image is a shadowy teaser of the new electric semi-trailer, which reportedly is now being referred to the 'Tesla Truck' rather than 'Tesla Semi'.
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James Wong
Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 teased
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8th Nov 2017
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Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 teased

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James Wong
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8th Nov 2017
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Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 teased

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James Wong
Renault obstacle-avoidance technology "as good as professional test drivers"
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8th Nov 2017
2 min read

Renault obstacle-avoidance technology "as good as professional test drivers"

Renault has demonstrated its latest autonomous driving systems, including obstacle avoidance technology "as good as professional test drivers". The systems are a product of the Renault Open Innovation Lab, focused on improving active safety and autonomous driving systems within the broader 'Groupe Renault.' Based in the Silicon Valley, the lab was basing its work on research conducted by Stanford University.
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Scott Collie
Ferrari threatens to leave Formula One over proposed engine changes
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7th Nov 2017
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Ferrari threatens to leave Formula One over proposed engine changes

Ferrari and other Formula One manufacturers are unhappy with proposed changes to the racing series' engine rules, which are set to come into play from 2021. Sergio Marchionne, outspoken head of both Ferrari and Fiat Chrysler, has even threatened to withdraw the brand from competition if the proposed changes are pushed through in their current state.
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Derek Fung