Tag Archives: Autonomous cars

FCA opening $30 million autonomous testing facility

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles' Chelsea Proving Grounds (CPG) is home to a new multi-million dollar autonomous technology testing facility. The automaker announced on Wednesday it has invested $30 million in the new facility, which begins testing this month. While CPG spans nearly 4,000 acres, the new autonomous testing area covers more than 35 acres and...

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Ford to spend $740M to turn Detroit train station into tech HQ

Ford recently made news when it purchased the defunct Michigan Central Station. Closed in 1988, the former Amtrak hub is now going to be turned into a tech center for the Blue Oval brand. Now Ford has revealed it will shell out hundreds of millions of dollars to get the old building into shape. According to a Tuesday report from Reuters, Ford is earmarking...

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Investigators say Tesla Autopilot sped up before fatal Model X crash

Federal investigators said Thursday that a Tesla Model X traveling on Autopilot in California sped up before crashing into an highway barrier, killing its driver and striking two other cars. A preliminary report was made available by the National Transportation Safety Board detailing the moments before and after the March crash near Mountain View...

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Cadillac XT4 will add Super Cruise (eventually)

Cadillac's Super Cruise promises cutting-edge semi-autonomous driving, and the Cadillac's 2019 XT4 has just been revealed before it goes on sale later this year. An obvious pairing? For now, Cadillac says, its newest crossover won't offer its latest safety technology. Cadillac spokesman Donny Nordlicht confirmed to Motor Authority that...

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2019 Porsche 911 teased with nod to future hybrid

Porsche promises the next-generation 911 will be the same sports car we know and love, only better. On Friday, the brand released official teaser images and a lengthy preview of the 992-generation 911 touching on the topics of autonomous driving, connectivity, and electrification. The teaser images feature August Achleitner, chief engineer for the 911...

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Nissan developing technology to read your thoughts

Imagine a world where you can send instructions to your car with your thoughts alone. It might sound like science fiction but Nissan is actually attempting to develop such a system. The Japanese automaker on Wednesday said it was developing a technology called Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, which will enable cars to interpret signals from the driver's...

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Nissan developing technology to read your thoughts

Imagine a world where you can send instructions to your car with your thoughts alone. It might sound like science fiction but Nissan is actually attempting to develop such a system. The Japanese automaker on Wednesday said it was developing a technology called Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, which will enable cars to interpret signals from the driver's...

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BMW iNext due in 2021 could be badged an i9

BMW on Monday confirmed it secured the naming rights for potential vehicles ranging from an i1 to i9, as well as from an iX1 to iX9, with the iX-prefixed names indicating vehicles with an SUV body style. BMW also confirmed on Monday that its much-hyped iNext due in 2021 will be its “technology flagship,” as the vehicle will combine...

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nuTonomy’s self-driving cars now giving Lyft users rides in Boston

Boston, Massachusetts-based self-driving car startup nuTonomy made headlines in 2016 when it launched the world's first self-driving taxi service. Albeit a trial only, the service, which covered a few streets in Singapore, provided an early look at a likely future where self-driving cars run around town offering rides. Now nuTonomy's...

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