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The world's car manufacturers are racing to have their autonomous technology up and running at the moment, testing ingenious solutions to the potential problems facing self-driving vehicles...

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Uber self-driving test permit suspended by Arizona
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Uber self-driving test permit suspended by Arizona

Uber has lost its autonomous driving permit in Arizona, after one of its self-driving cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona last week. Having welcomed the ride-hailing service to his state with open arms in 2016, Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, used a letter to Uber CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi, to suspend its testing permit...


Around the Tracks: Autonomous driving, Fullboost in the CarAdvice Stinger
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Around the Tracks: Autonomous driving, Fullboost in the CarAdvice Stinger

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while...


Uber driverless trials suspended after fatal collision - UPDATE
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Uber driverless trials suspended after fatal collision - UPDATE

UPDATE, 23/03/18: Footage of the accident has been released by Tempe Police department. You can see it here. Warning: although the video doesn't show the moment of impact, some people may find it uncomfortable. A woman has been killed in Arizona overnight, after being struck by a self-driving Uber prototype operating in autonomous mode...


Toyota suspends autonomous testing after Uber accident - report
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Toyota suspends autonomous testing after Uber accident - report

Toyota has pressed pause on its self-driving vehicle development, after an Arizona woman was killed yesterday by an autonomous Uber test vehicle. According to a report published in Bloomberg, the Toyota Research Institute fears the incident could impact test drivers in its 'Chauffeur' program...


Lexus: Autonomous vehicles ‘very dangerous’ in cities
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Lexus: Autonomous vehicles ‘very dangerous’ in cities

Current autonomous technology isn't yet mature, and letting self-driving cars loose with 2018's systems is dangerous – at least, it is according to Lexus. Lexus international president, Mr Yoshihiro Sawa, told media the company doesn’t believe it’s being conservative with its rollout of autonomous driving features...


Jaguar: Self-driving technology "not far away"
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Jaguar: Self-driving technology "not far away"

With electric vehicles a strong focus at Jaguar, the company has been hiring engineers to work on the software driving modern cars. Jaguar is accepting more than 1000 graduate engineers each year, with the vast majority dedicated to software engineering. This push is directly associated with autonomy, and the upcoming demand for cars capable of communicating with critical infrastructure...


Tweaked legislation to move Victoria closer to driverless tests
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Tweaked legislation to move Victoria closer to driverless tests

Proposed changes to the Victorian Road Safety Act and Crimes Act will open the door for more advanced autonomous tests on public roads. Should the new amendments pass, self-driving test permit holders would be subject to the same legal obligations as human drivers under the current Road Safety Act and Crimes Act...


Nuro R1: Ex-Google engineers create last-mile autonomous delivery van
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Nuro R1: Ex-Google engineers create last-mile autonomous delivery van

A pair of ex-Google engineers has created a funky last-mile autonomous vehicle, designed as a smarter way for companies to deliver their packages. Nuro.ai raised US$92 million ($113,900,000) in venture capital for its self-driving delivery van, which will never carry a human on board...


Americans hesitant about autonomous cars - poll
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Americans hesitant about autonomous cars - poll

More than 65 per cent of Americans are wary of self-driving cars, according to a new Ipsos and Reuters opinion poll. A total of 2592 people were surveyed between January 11 and 18, 2018, with respondents born between 1946 and 2004. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Millennials (born between 1982 and 2004) were most receptive to the idea of autonomy, with 38 per cent of respondents indicating they were "comfortable" with the idea of a self-driving taxi...


Wealthy? You'll jump on the autonomous cars wagon first
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Wealthy? You'll jump on the autonomous cars wagon first

Analysis of the Australian market suggests those living in the nation's most affluent areas will likely be the first to adopt autonomous car technology. As with the slow-but-sure introduction of electric vehicles, vehicles capable of advanced autonomous driving will carry a high price tag for some time before the technology filters down through the market...


Nissan to show Brain-to-Vehicle communication at CES 2018
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Nissan to show Brain-to-Vehicle communication at CES 2018

Autonomous driving has been portrayed as a very hands-off, computer-led concept. Most manufacturers use pictures of people reading the newspaper or scrolling through their phone, in cabins with no steering wheel or pedals, whenever a new self-driving concept is released...


Five tech breakthroughs from 2017
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Five tech breakthroughs from 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...


Australians unsure on autonomous cars - study
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Australians unsure on autonomous cars - study

Ford has released its 2018 Trend Report, with some interesting findings about Australian attitudes to autonomy. According to the study, only 52 per cent of Australians are 'hopeful' about the future of self-driving cars. Although that was on par with Canada and America, both of which returned 50 per cent, it was well behind the Middle East (71 per cent), Brazil (75 per cent), India (81 per cent) and China (83 per cent)...


Renault buys media company in preparation for autonomy
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Renault buys media company in preparation for autonomy

Groupe Renault has purchased a 40 per cent stake in Challenges Group, a publisher with five magazines in its stable. It's an interesting acquisition for the French manufacturer, motivated by the looming onset of autonomy. According to the company, European commuters spend two hours in the car every day...


Rinspeed details wacky Snap concept ahead of CES
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Rinspeed details wacky Snap concept ahead of CES

You could never accuse Rinspeed of playing by the rules. Past concepts have played around with amphibious technology, drones and, in one case, been able to shrink at the push of a button. It should come as no surprise, then, the latest car to roll forth from the company's workshop in Switzerland isn't what you'd call 'conventional...


BMW autonomous cars won’t make "life and death" decisions
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BMW autonomous cars won’t make "life and death" decisions

BMW says it will have the technical know-how to develop Level 5 autonomous vehicles by 2021, but won't allow its vehicles to make life-or-death decisions in an accident. Speaking to media at an event in Munich, Dr. Ian Robertson, BMW group board member, said regulation is likely to slow the rollout of full autonomy...


Two Australian companies helping drive the global autonomous revolution
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Two Australian companies helping drive the global autonomous revolution

Holden might have officially shut the door on locally-built cars with the Elizabeth Plant closure, but Australia is still playing a role in shaping the cars of the future. As self-driving technology continues to advance, a number of small Australian companies have attracted the attention of big manufacturers by being the best in their field, be it vision or connected vehicle technology...


Volvo wins Uber self-driving contract
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Volvo wins Uber self-driving contract

Volvo has won a contract to deliver tens-of-thousands of XC90 SUVs to Uber. The cars will be modified for autonomous driving, with a delivery date some time between 2019 and 2021. Estimates from the Financial Times suggest the deal could be worth more than US$1.9 billion ($2.5 billion). According to Uber, the key to its Volvo deal is flexibility...


Autonomy isn't gunning for your sports car
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Autonomy isn't gunning for your sports car

There seems to be a sense of fear among petrol heads whenever the topic of autonomy is raised. Fear of handing control over to computers coupled with an overwhelming love of driving - and the dash of hubris that humans are as good as a driver can get - makes the idea of handing over control scary...