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NuTonomy starts trials in Singapore of self-driving taxi service

NuTonomy is offering rides in its self-driving taxis to select residents of Singapore from Thursday, ahead of a commercial launch of the service in 2018.

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AAA: Automatic braking system performance varies widely

AAA found that auto braking system response varied greatly among car models. Those designed to prevent accidents successfully avoided collisions in 60% of test scenarios.

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Delphi, Mobileye partner to bring self-driving system to market by 2019

Delphi, a maker of software, sensors, cameras and radar for the auto industry, is partnering with real-time mapping provider Mobileye to build a fully autonomous driving module that automakers could install in their vehicles as soon...

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Nvidia's new Tegra chip can avoid trouble with the traffic police

Buying an autonomous car may be in your future, but make sure it has a capable chip installed so the vehicle doesn't get in trouble with the police.

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How tequila and weed could make Ford cars sustainable

Ford's sustainability efforts include reducing the amount and weight of petroleum-based plastics by incorporating waste materials including agave fiber and hemp fiber.

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See the powerful megachips that will clash at Hot Chips

Raw horsepower is the name of the game at next week's Hot Chips show, where chip geeks will get their fill on the latest processors.

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Hyundai in talks with Google on developing self-driving cars

Hyundai's president confirmed his company may work with Google in developing an autonomous car because Google is not "as familiar with vehicles."

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Best Deals of the Week, August 15-19 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 15th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Ford remains wary of Tesla-like autonomous driving features

At a time when Tesla is rolling out sophisticated autonomous driving features, Ford believes the industry is not ready for consumer vehicles that can safely drive themselves.

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50% off Anker Compact Car Jump Starter with USB Power Bank - Deal Alert

Small enough to store in your glovebox, but able to jump start your 3L gas or 2.5L diesel, 12V engines around 15 times with 400A peak current. 2 USB ports for mobile device charging as well.

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21% off Innova 3100i Vehicle Engine & ABS Diagnostic Code Reader - Deal Alert

The perfect entry-level tool that empowers consumers and technicians to read and erase check engine light & ABS codes, check battery/alternator performance and more. Currently discounted 21% on Amazon.

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Uber's self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month

Uber wants to be first to market with driverless cars and replace its human-powered fleet of drivers with robots.

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Audi tells you when to put the pedal to the metal with stoplight info

Audi is equipping some of its new model cars with traffic technology information to tell drivers how long it will take for the light to change from red to green.

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Forget range anxiety: EVs could replace 90% of today's cars

Electric cars would meet the needs of nine out of 10 drivers today, enabling the replacement of most combustion-engine vehicles, according to an MIT study of U.S. driving patterns.

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Ford to offer self-driving cars without steering wheels by 2021

Ford today announced plans to have a high-volume, fully autonomous self-driving car in commercial operation in 2021 for ride-hailing or ride-sharing services.

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Audis will be able to talk to traffic lights this year

Audi announced today that 2017 models will have vehicle-to-infrastructure wireless connectivity, letting drivers know the time remaining until a signal will change

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36% off KDLINKS X1 Full-HD 1920x1080 Wide Angle Car Dashboard Cam with GPS - Deal Alert

The X1 records wide-angle Full HD (1920x1080p) at 30 fps with H.264, producing video that is detailed and smooth, even at night. A built-in GPS module records GPS data into your video, allowing you to view location, speed, and route...

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Audi’s Traffic light information tells when you'll get the green

Audi 2017 Q7, A4, and A4 allroad models with LTE and Connect Prime will be able to receive traffic light data, in the first-ever use of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication.

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