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Huge Profits Aren't Enough For Car Companies Anymore Huge Profits Aren't Enough For Car Companies Anymore

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Self-Driving Engineers Are Looking To Flee Uber's Sinking Ship Self-Driving Engineers Are Looking To Flee Uber's Sinking Ship

As if Uber wasn’t already having a bad enough week, the ride-hailing giant is reportedly set to lose a bevy of self-driving car engineers, as its high-stakes litigation with Google’s self-driving car project Waymo continues to play out in court.

Here's A Map Of 263 Companies Involved In Developing Autonomous Cars Here's A Map Of 263 Companies Involved In Developing Autonomous Cars

Everyone knows Silicon Valley is completely immersed in the race to develop autonomous cars, but the above map illustrates just how extensive that effort has become. Developed by venture capital firm Comet Labs, the map lays out a whopping 263 companies intertwined with the robot car dream.

Google Founder Disguised Himself During A Driverless Car Race To Hire A Dude Google Founder Disguised Himself During A Driverless Car Race To Hire A Dude

This is neat. For several years, Google heavily invested in efforts to build driverless cars, with a separate subsidiary named Waymo now entirely focused on it. Turns out, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin lured a high-profile autonomous car expert to the company at a driverless car race way back in 2005.…

The Gorgeous Peugeot Instinct Concept Is How We Could Transition To Self-Driving Cars The Gorgeous Peugeot Instinct Concept Is How We Could Transition To Self-Driving Cars

As car companies log more and more miles on self-driving prototypes, we’re quickly finding out that there’s not much middle ground between humans driving cars and robots driving cars.

The Man Who Tested The First Driverless Car In 1925 Had A Bizarre Feud With Harry Houdini The Man Who Tested The First Driverless Car In 1925 Had A Bizarre Feud With Harry Houdini

If you fall down the Internet rabbit hole looking into autonomous cars, eventually you’ll arrive at Francis P. Houdina. Yeah, Houdina—not Houdini, but we’ll get to that a minute. Why’s Houdina relevant? He tested out a driverless car. In 1925.

Humans Are Really Bad At The Most Critical Part Of Using A Semi-Autonomous Car Humans Are Really Bad At The Most Critical Part Of Using A Semi-Autonomous Car

The state of self-driving cars on the road at the moment is we have some semi-autonomous systems that can get flustered and require human intervention. Not only is this the most critical feature of semi-autonomous cars, humans are really, really bad at it, as a new study finds.

Modern Cars Are Freaking Out In Car Washes Modern Cars Are Freaking Out In Car Washes

Modern cars are equipped with all sorts of fancy new safety equipment. A side-effect of all those automated braking systems and other goodies is that your car might freak the hell out in an automated car wash, kind of like trying to get a dog into a bathtub.

Self-Driving Robots Present Us With Two Very Different Futures

So, what’s it gonna be? Are we going to get a future of robots that bring us beer, or a future of robots killing us Terminator-style? Or... possibly... death by beer? Never mind. Ignore me.

Now Mercedes Says Its Driverless Cars Won't Run Over Pedestrians, That Would Be Illegal Now Mercedes Says Its Driverless Cars Won't Run Over Pedestrians, That Would Be Illegal

Last week Mercedes got a lot of attention—and not necessarily the good kind—after one of its managers said that in the future, the automaker’s self-driving cars would prioritize the safety of occupants over pedestrians. Now Mercedes is walking that back, and hard. Apparently doing so would be unethical, unacceptable,…

Mercedes Decides Who An Autonomous Car Should Save And The Answer Is Worrying Mercedes Decides Who An Autonomous Car Should Save And The Answer Is Worrying

For years now carmakers have been avoiding addressing the Trolley Problem. In the event of an imminent crash, who does your car protect: you, the occupant, or a pedestrian?

Australians Correctly Point Out The Best Reason For Self-Driving Cars Australians Correctly Point Out The Best Reason For Self-Driving Cars

Reducing traffic? Fighting the scourge of private ownership? Nah man, there’s something better about autonomous cars, and you can leave it to the Aussies to get it so right.

Tesla Needs Cash  Tesla Needs Cash 

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

Michigan May Legalize Cars Without A Human Driver Michigan May Legalize Cars Without A Human Driver

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.

Russia's Google Is Developing Its Own Driverless Vehicle Russia's Google Is Developing Its Own Driverless Vehicle

Driverless bus prototypes and experiments are already popping up in various urban areas, and it seems like Russia (and their equivalent of Google) is next.

Finland, Home Of The World's Greatest Drivers, Welcomes Driverless Vehicles Finland, Home Of The World's Greatest Drivers, Welcomes Driverless Vehicles

As incredible as it sounds, Finnish law doesn’t require the vehicles on its roads to have drivers. That makes it the perfect place to test autonomous tech, which is exactly what’s now happening.

Ford Plans To Sell A Completely Driverless Car By 2021 Ford Plans To Sell A Completely Driverless Car By 2021

Technically, Ford has been selling driver-less cars since always, because it is illegal to sell people with cars. But this time the automaker will sell a car that cannot be driven: a fully autonomous car, with no human driver controls, much like Google’s autonomous car. The planned target markets are commercial…

The Head Roboticist Of Google's Self-Driving Car Division Is Out The Head Roboticist Of Google's Self-Driving Car Division Is Out

After nearly a decade with the company, the chief technical officer of Google’s self-driving car project left the company—along with two other veterans of the car division. The decisions to leave come under a new leader on the project, who reportedly didn’t mesh well with some longtime employees.

Tesla Says It Has 'No Reason To Believe That Autopilot Has Anything To Do' With Model X Rollover Tesla Says It Has 'No Reason To Believe That Autopilot Has Anything To Do' With Model X Rollover

Last week art dealer Albert Scaglione told police that Autopilot was engaged when his Tesla Model X crashed and rolled across the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Tesla is less than convinced.

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