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Researchers hack Tesla Model S with remote attack

Researchers from Chinese technology company Tencent found a series of vulnerabilities that, when combined, allowed them to remotely take over a Tesla Model S car.

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First federal guidelines for self-driving cars outlined

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday released an overview of the federal government’s automated vehicles policy.

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New braking chip will help keep you safe in autonomous cars, ARM says

Autonomous cars don't have the benefit of humans slamming on brakes to avoid accidents; chips will need to swiftly crunch sensor data and algorithms.

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Robot cars will make up most of Lyft’s rides in five years

Autonomous cars are set to take off but they are less likely to be driven by private owners and will in all probability be part of networks operated by ride-hailing services, according to the co-founder and president of Lyft.

Land Rover lets you control your car while skydiving

British adventurer, Ben Grylls, tested out the new Land Rover Discovery's Intelligent Seat Fold Technology while jumping from a plane. Using a smartphone app, drivers will be able to perform a variety of functions including closing the windows of their car and checking the fuel level from anywhere in the world.

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SAP turns to NTT to add driver data to its connected car analytics system

Safer passengers and healthier drivers might be among the outcomes of a new trial by a German software company and a Japanese telecommunications operator.

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Self-driving cars won't make us more productive

Self-driving cars are raising hopes that we’ll all get a lot done when we don’t have to drive anymore. According to a University of Michigan study, that won't happen.

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Safety of Tesla Autopilot under scrutiny again, this time in China

Tesla Motors is once again facing controversy over the safety of its Autopilot technology for assisting car drivers, this time in connection with the death of the driver in a Model S crash in China.

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Self-driving Ubers are now arriving in Pittsburgh

Uber has begun offering customers the chance to ride in one of its autonomous car prototypes. The new service has launched in Pittsburgh, where Uber carries out its high-tech research, and is a sign of confidence by the company in its self-driving car technology.

Your next Uber could be self driving

Self-driving Ubers are now arriving in Pittsburgh as the company tests out its autonomous car development

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Volkswagen is founding a new cybersecurity firm to prevent car hacking

As cars become more computerized, the vehicles are facing a greater risk of being hacked. That’s why Volkswagen is founding a new cyber security company devoted to protecting next generation cars.

Chevy's all-electric Bolt has a Tesla-busting range

The new electric car from Chevrolet has a range of 238 miles, beyond that of the Tesla Model 3.

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Nvidia's updated Drive PX 2 computer will drive autonomous cabs

Recent accidents involving Tesla cars may have been a setback for self-driving cars, but Nvidia believes a fast computer under the hood could make autonomous cars and cabs truly viable.

This Dutch 'Flying Car' can be yours in 2018

The PAL-V One is a combination car and gyroplane and can transform from land to air vehicle in about 10 minutes.

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Meet the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime in its West Coast debut

The eagerly awaited Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid appeared at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.

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38% off Maxboost 4.8A/24W Dual USB Port Smart Car Charger - Deal Alert

This 24W / 4.8A USB car charger safely charges your favorite mobile devices at high speed, is highly rated on Amazon, and is currently discounted 38% to just $9.99.

15-second flash charging comes to Swiss buses

It takes these electric buses less time to recharge than it does to pick up passengers thanks to flash charging technology developed by ABB.

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33% off Energizer Ultra Compact DC to AC 100W Vehicle Power Inverter - Deal Alert

This gadget plugs into your car and provides 130 Watt of continuous power to your notebook, fan, DVD, GPS, lamp, musical instrument, video games, portable CD players, and more. Includes dual USB charging ports. Currently discounted 48%.

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Uber, Alphabet autonomous car rivalry heats up

The race to develop autonomous cars is making rivals of old friends as is evident from the exit of Alphabet’s senior executive David Drummond from the board of Uber Technologies.

Mingis on Tech: Cars and autonomous driving don't always mix

As automakers follow the direction Tesla pioneered with autonomous driving, a question arises: Is this really a good thing? Senior Writer Lucas Mearian gets into gear with Executive News Editor Ken Mingis about what's going on.

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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.