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2019 Audi A8 preview

The Audi A8 is now one of the oldest among its peers but a redesigned version of the flagship sedan was unveiled in July at a special event in Barcelona, Spain. It's since made its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show. This new, fourth-generation A8 is due on sale in 2018, as a 2019 model, and though its design is a tad on the conservative side the...

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Audi bringing 2 self-driving concepts to 2017 Frankfurt auto show

Audi will use next week's 2017 Frankfurt auto show to highlight its roadmap for self-driving car technology. The automaker will do so with a separate vehicle highlighting each of the three levels of self-driving car classification leading up to and including Level 5, the ultimate goal where a car can handle all situations on its own and thus can...

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Jaguar Future-Type is a familiar vision of a self-driving city car

More and more people are predicted to move to large cities in the future. Limited parking spots coupled with congestion will make owning and driving your own car a hassle. The automakers realize this and seem to have reached a consensus on the solution: self-driving city cars that run around town offering rides. Jaguar is the latest automaker to reveal its...

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Smart is the latest automaker to unveil a self-driving pod car

Daimler's Smart brand will use next month's 2017 Frankfurt auto show to preview its vision for personal transport of tomorrow. The preview is in the form of the Smart Vision EQ ForTwo concept, a fully self-driving electric pod car ideal for shared urban mobility. Some readers will...

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Tesla wants to make its semi truck autonomous, test it in Nevada

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the electric-car maker has plans to introduce an electric-semi truck in the near future, but new information reveals the truck will use self-driving capabilities. The electric-semi truck from Tesla will reportedly be capable of "platooning," and the Silicon Valley...

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Mercedes outlines 3-pronged approach to self-driving cars

The race for the autonomous car is on, and how it will shake out is anyone's guess. The future could see fleets of automated taxis, people could subscribe to car companies and use an app to call up their autonomous pods, or buyers could choose to drive on their own, then flip a switch and let the...

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India chooses jobs over self-driving cars

The self-driving car is a hot topic in the automotive industry. Who will get there first? How will it change transportation and the new car market? How safe will autonomous cars be? All of these questions and more are on the minds of those in the auto industry, as well as governments around the...

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Mercedes and Bosch reveal fully automated valet technology

Over the past few years, we've seen a handful of demonstrations of automated valet systems. Mercedes-Benz and Bosch are now taking the next step by implementing just such a system, in this case at the multi-storey car park of the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. You simply drive to...

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