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Tesla's autopilot mode expected in October

An autonomous driving mode that will take some of the strain away from the driver during long trips should arrive in Tesla cars in the next few weeks.

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How to find your Uber rating

Your Uber drivers have been rating you and here's how you can find out what yours is.

Review: Ford's SYNC 3

Computerworld's Lucas Mearian shows off features and highlights of the 2016 Ford Escape with the new QNX-based SYNC 3 in-vehicle infotainment system.

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Hold the hovercraft: These technologies are reinventing transportation

Transportation technology is advancing quickly and will soon change the way we get from point A to point B. Here are the most promising advances, from hyperloops to autonomous vehicles to re-imagined personal transport devices.

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Tested by AAA: People park worse than self-parking cars

Humans lose out to the machines this time. In tests conducted by the American Automobile Association, self-parking cars did the deed faster and more precisely than human drivers.

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Intel sets up talking shop to improve automotive security

Intel is creating the Automotive Security Review Board to help the automotive industry use its hardware in a secure way -- and to persuade security researchers to help it find bugs in its own automotive hardware.

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Toyota funds AI research to build autonomous cars

Toyota is partnering with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to research artificial intelligence and robotics, work they say will lead to autonomous cars.

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Shelby GT350R: Ford’s fastest Mustang shows high-tech can redeem American muscle

With magnetically controlled dampers and carbon-fiber wheels, the GT350R handles in the corners like no other Mustang before. Consider the exotic 526HP engine to be just a bonus.

Shelby GT350 and GT350R: Let's lap Laguna Seca

Jon Phillips takes Ford's newest halo Mustangs on the renown 11-turn road course. Gushing driving impressions ensue.

Ford's Shelby GT350 and GT350R will out-tech your German track car

American cars aren't supposed to handle this well. But now Ford has a car designed to go toe-to-toe with BMW and Porsche on twisty road courses.

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Tesla patches Model S after researchers hack car's software

With physical access to the Tesla Model S, the researchers were able to exploit six flaws and eventually access the infotainment system.

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Nvidia turbocharges the 2016 Audi TT's virtual cockpit with gaming-speed 60fps graphics

A Tegra 3 quad-core processor makes everything from speed and engine revs to 3D Google Earth map views show up in real time.

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9 views of the all-digital 'virtual cockpit' in the 2016 Audi TT

A fast car needs fast digital readouts, and that's what you'll get with this superpowered, 60fps display that replaces the traditional instrument cluster on the Audi TT. Check out the views, from from speed and revs to maps and weather.

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Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, MirrorLink: Most 2016 Volkswagen cars will have all three

The company's new MIB-II infotainment system will be compatible with all three smartphone-car interfaces. The first floor models will arrive in dealerships next week, VW says.

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Car and pedestrian collision? There'll soon be an app for that

The new system will alert drivers and pedestrians of potential collisions.

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Someday your phone may stop an oncoming car

Verizon is using a simulated city to develop a vehicle-to-pedestrian safety system

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, July 27

Facebook prevails in IPO lawsuit... Jeep hack prompts recall of 1.4 million vehicles... Kill switch isn't killing phone theft

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1.4 million cars that could be hacked are recalled by Fiat Chrysler

When the Jeep Cherokee hack made news, Chrysler was ready with a fix. The 14 vehicles bring recalled come from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM.