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Are smart cars putting our safety at risk?

Smart cars are savvy, technologically advanced, and computerized devices connected to navigation and entertainment systems, but they also record personal data and have the potential to be hacked. Who owns that information?

Foxconn partners with China's Tencent on smart electric cars

Foxconn's CEO has said he hopes to make electric cars priced less than $15,000

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Riding in the Mercedes-Benz F 015 concept car, the self-driving lounge of the future

You could drive this car, but wouldn't you rather relax, sit back, and chill with your friends? That's what the self-driving F 015 is all about.

Driverless Audi to travel from Silicon Valley to New York

The UK's allocated £100m for driverless technology needs to be put to good use to beat the US to the finish line

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Tesla announces over-the-air upgrade with range assurance

Tesla today announced the coming availability of version 6.2 of its OS, which will automatically tell drivers where charging stations are and when they're driving out of range. The company also announced version 7 of the software,...

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Tesla's Elon Musk says driving may someday be illegal

The Tesla founder said at an Nvidia conference that humans may not be allowed to drive for safety reasons once autonomous cars are ubiquitous.

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Self-driving Audi to drive from California to New York

Delphi and Audi are planning to send a fully-autonomous vehicle from San Francisco to New York City in order to test the vehicle in various roadway and weather conditions.

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Ford uses Microsoft cloud to seamlessly update cars

Ford Motor Co. is moving to automatically update its cars infotainment systems using Microsoft's Azure cloud service.

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Hertz is installing car cams that point at drivers

Unbeknownst to some drivers, Hertz has been upgrading its “NeverLost" onboard navigation assistant with a tiny internal cameras. But the company says it has not activated them, yet.

Elon Musk: Teslas could drive themselves, today

Tesla founder Elon Musk said that its Tesla electric cars could drive themselves today, but not with the reliability that they need to make them safe. But it's only a matter of time, and of hardware.

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Elon Musk promises to end Tesla range anxiety

Tesla's CEO tweeted that he'll hold a news conference Thursday to herald an over-the-air software upgrade for Model S vehicles that will affect their usable range.

Samsung may beat Apple to cutting-edge car technology

Study of patents suggests Apple won't be the first tech firm to release a cutting-edge car

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Lawsuit seeks damages against automakers and their hackable cars

A Dallas-based trial attorney has filed a lawsuit against Toyota, Ford and GM for failing to address a defect that allows cars to be hacked and control wrested from the driver.

'Driverless Cars Will Spur Development of Robots' Says McKinsey

UK MPs called for a 'Minister of driverless cars' this week

Self-driving car technology could end up in robots

But many of the benefits offered by self-driving cars won't appear for decades, says research from McKinsey

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Samsung Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 Will Support MirrorLink as Android Auto Alternative

MirrorLink's the alternative to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.Getting these fancy phones shows how it's doggedly keeping up with the main players.

Volvo cars to start talking to each other

Cars will warn other cars of road dangers thanks to a cellular connection

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Apple Watch Will Start Your Car One Day, Tim Cook Says

Apple's CEO shares new details about the wearable's capabilities in the weeks leading up to its launch.

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