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Honda Demonstrates Collision-Free Automated Driving Tech in the U.S.

Honda Demonstrates Collision-Free Automated Driving Tech in the U.S.

This week Honda introduced its connected car and automated driving technologies at the 2014 ITS World Congress in Detroit. Marking the first-ever U.S. demonstration of Honda's automated driving

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Michigan is Building a Fake 30-Acre City to Test Driverless Cars

Michigan is Building a Fake 30-Acre City to Test Driverless Cars

Testing automated vehicles is a risky process, which is why Michigan's Department of Transportation and the University of Michigan have joined forces to create a 30-acre urban environment that will be

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Tesla Model S Gets a New Underbody Shield to Protect its Batteries and Prevent Fires

Tesla Model S Gets a New Underbody Shield to Protect its Batteries and Prevent Fires

Tesla has announced that it is adding a new underbody shield and aluminum deflector plate to the Model S following two collisions that led to car fires last year. The two fires prompted the National

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3D-Printed Genesis Concept Car Inspired by the Turtle Offers Super Safe Auto Travel

3D-Printed Genesis Concept Car Inspired by the Turtle Offers Super Safe Auto Travel

German automotive supplier EDAG unveiled a new concept car inspired by a turtle. Showcased at the Geneva Motor Show, the Genesis' frame is designed to demonstrate the potential of 3D printing or additive

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Volvo Claims Road Magnets are Safer than Cameras and GPS Systems for Self-Driving Cars

Volvo Claims Road Magnets are Safer than Cameras and GPS Systems for Self-Driving Cars

Most of today's autonomous cars rely heavily on GPS systems and cameras to drive on the road without intervention from a driver. But Volvo claims that GPS systems and cameras have limitations in certain

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29,000 Tesla Model S Chargers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

29,000 Tesla Model S Chargers Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

Tesla Motors just announced a recall of 29,000 NEMA 14-50 charging adapters for its Model S car, citing concerns that the adapters could overheat while plugged in - affected chargers could melt or even

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Ford Begins Testing Self-Driving Technology with Automated Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle

Ford Begins Testing Self-Driving Technology with Automated Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle

Ford just unveiled an automated Ford Fusion Hybrid research vehicle that will be used to evaluate future driverless vehicle technology. The vehicle is the next step in Ford's Blueprint for Mobility, and

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100 Self-Driving Cars Set to Hit Sweden’s Public Roads in 2017

100 Self-Driving Cars Set to Hit Sweden’s Public Roads in 2017

Volvo just unveiled plans for the world's first large-scale trial of self-driving cars. The 'Drive Me' project will see 100 autonomous vehicles take to the streets of Gothenburg, Sweden in 2017. The cars

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Toyota to Launch Automated Driving Safety Technologies in a Few Years

Toyota to Launch Automated Driving Safety Technologies in a Few Years

Toyota recently announced plans to introduce a new Automated Highway Driving Assist (AHDA) system that will use automated driving technologies to support safer highway driving. The system will be

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Mercedes-Benz’ Self-Driving Car Completes First Autonomous Cross Country Trip!

Mercedes-Benz’ Self-Driving Car Completes First Autonomous Cross Country Trip!

Mercedes-Benz just announced that it completed the first autonomous cross country and inner city trip in its self-driving S 500 Intelligent Drive research vehicle! The vehicle was able to drive from

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Nissan Announces Plans for Fully Autonomous Vehicles by 2020

Nissan Announces Plans for Fully Autonomous Vehicles by 2020

Nissan has announced plans to release multiple autonomous vehicles by the year 2020. The auto maker's goal is to have the technology available across its model range within two vehicle generations, and in

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Tesla Model S Beats Crash Tests to Achieve Highest NHTSA Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested

Tesla Model S Beats Crash Tests to Achieve Highest NHTSA Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested

After a series of crash tests the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just awarded the Tesla Model S with the highest safety score of any car ever tested! The electric vehicle fared

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Volvo Unveils New Safety System that Automatically Brakes for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Volvo Unveils New Safety System that Automatically Brakes for Cyclists and Pedestrians

Volvo is positioning itself at the head of the class when it comes to developing high-tech safety features that will protect not only car drivers, but also pedestrians and cyclists. The Swedish automaker

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Lexus Unveils Autonomous Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle at CES 2013 – But it Isn’t Fully Driverless

Lexus Unveils Autonomous Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle at CES 2013 – But it Isn’t Fully Driverless

Today Toyota and Lexus unveiled a high-tech autonomous vehicle at CES 2013 that could pave the way towards self-driving cars in the near future. Although it isn't fully driverless, the Advanced Active

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Volvo Developing Accident-Avoiding Self-Driving Cars for the Year 2020

Volvo Developing Accident-Avoiding Self-Driving Cars for the Year 2020

Volvos have always been marketed as some of the safest vehicles on the road - and now the automaker is working on "crashproof" cars with next-gen collision avoidance systems that could hit the streets by

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Stanford University’s Self-Driving Audi TTS Hits 120 MPH on the Racetrack

Stanford University’s Self-Driving Audi TTS Hits 120 MPH on the Racetrack

Google and Volvo's self-driving cars have been making headlines with the number of miles they've driven without a traditional driver at the wheel. Now Stanford's Dynamic Design Lab has teamed up with

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New General Motors System Would Use Smart Phone Technology To Help Drivers Avoid Pedestrians

New General Motors System Would Use Smart Phone Technology To Help Drivers Avoid Pedestrians

General Motors has announced that the company is developing a new pedestrian detection system that relies on Wi-Fi Direct technology to 'see' pedestrians and bicyclists on congested streets or in poor

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MIT Researchers Develop an Intelligent Co-Pilot Safety System to Help Drivers Avoid Collisions

MIT Researchers Develop an Intelligent Co-Pilot Safety System to Help Drivers Avoid Collisions

Two mechanical engineers at MIT are developing a new semiautonomous safety system that automatically steers a vehicle around obstacles in the event that the driver does not manually take control. Sterling

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Volkswagen Uses Space Foil To Make Cars Safer

Volkswagen Uses Space Foil To Make Cars Safer

When auto makers submit their cars to crash tests, the sensors that are used to collect data about the crash process are often destroyed by the impact of the crash. To solve that problem, German car maker

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New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

New Study Says That Hybrid Drivers Are 25% Less Likely to Be Injured in a Crash

A new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows that hybrids cause 25% fewer injuries in crashes than their internal combustion engine counterparts. Traditionally, drivers have had to

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