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Elon Musk says Tesla’s next-gen Model 4 will be affordable for everyone

Speaking at the Future Transport Solutions conference in Oslo, Norway, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said the upcoming Model 3 will be affordable for about half the population, but the vehicle after that will be affordable for virtually...

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Google, carmakers join forces to speed self-driving car adoption

Google's Alphabet company has formed a lobbying group with Ford, Volvo and other carmakers to press the U.S. government on regulations to help move the self-driving car industry to market.

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Tesla's battery sales this year to dwarf entire industry's sales in '15

Tesla will sell 168.5 megawatt-hours of behind-the-mete energy storage systems to SolarCity this year. That's more than six times what it sold to SolarCity in 2015 -- and 60% more than the entire market reported last year.

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Google 'moonshots' not yet profitable

Longer-term projects like driverless cars, wearables and connectivity balloons carry hefty tab; the very-profitable company makes its money from Android, search and other 'core' tech.

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Imagining Apple Car: How hardcore car enthusiasts see Apple's rumored automobile

Motor Trend just doodled on the proverbial cocktail napkin, and its Apple Car vision is simultaneously sublime and disturbing.

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Hands-on: iOS 9.3, CarPlay, and the Chevy Volt are firing on all cylinders

The 2016 Chevy Volt has the best CarPlay screen we've tried yet, and the new additions to Maps and Apple Music in iOS 9.3 are most welcome, even if a little overdue.


Hands-on with iOS 9's new CarPlay features in the 2016 Chevy Volt

Jump into a brand-new Chevy Volt to checkout the Nearby feature in Maps, and For You and New in Apple Music.

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This 3D printer can rival standard manufacturing on the factory floor

A Silicon Valley start-up has launched a 3D printer that is capable of manufacturing limited product runs of up to 45,000 units, making it one of the first machines of its kind on a factory floor.

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Ford turns off the headlights, shows self-driving cars can navigate in the dark

Ford has demonstrated a new light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system that allowed a Fusion autonomous sedan to drive around in the dark.

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Toyota wants robots to do the driving for us

Toyota is not only looking to the future of cars, but to a future of robotic cars. Columnist Rob Enderle writes that Toyota is working on two models of autonomous vehicles so you can be safe when you are driving or when the computer...

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47% off TomTom VIA 1505M 5-Inch Portable GPS - Deal Alert

Averaging 4 out of 5 stars from 440 people on Amazon, this GPS comes with free lifetime maps and an integrated fold and go mount.

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A fleet of self-driving trucks rumbles across Europe

A dozen trucks from Volvo, Daimler and others have just finished a week-long test that took them across Europe mostly in autonomous driving mode. Here's what's next.

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Tesla's Model 3 now has 325K pre-orders — and $14.5B in potential sales

Tesla this week updated the number of pre-orders for its upcoming Model 3 sedan, which will have a starting price of $35,000. So far, potential buyers have plopped down a collective $325 million to reserve cars.

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Your car's computers might soon get malware protection

A start-up company called Karamba Security has developed malware prevention technology for the externally connected electronic control units (ECUs) found in cars.

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The specs and story behind the Roborace autonomous car and its Nvidia Drive PX 2 brains

You'll find no driver and no cockpit, but plenty of processing power in Roborace's autonomous racecar, thanks to Nvidia's lunchbox-sized Drive PX 2 supercomputer.

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Intel eyes safety of self-driving cars, robots with IoT acquisition

Intel's got its eyes on making self-driving cars, robots and industrial equipment safer with a new acquisition.

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Your next car may be a 'high-performing computer on wheels'

Hyundai is working on a new connected car that will tap big data and analytics for proactive service and constant connection.

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Gov't researchers develop wireless car chargers that are faster than plug-ins

Two wireless charging technologies are already proving they can charge high-voltage products such as laptops and electric cars faster than if you plugged them in.

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