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U.S. probes Tesla on autopilot system failures after fatal crash

The U.S. government has asked Tesla Motors for detailed information about key safety systems on its cars after a May 7 crash in which a driver was killed while traveling in autonomous mode.

PCWorld Show Episode 22: Tesla crashes, Surface rumors and AMD RX 480 power problems

PCWorld editors Jon Phillips, Melissa Riofrio and Gordon Mah Ung talk about a fatal Tesla car crash and ponder a Surface desktop rumor. BlackBerry kills the reason people bought BlackBerry, and exactly how busted is the Radeon RX 480?

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Fearing surveillance, man allegedly shot at Google and set self-driving car ablaze

A man who told police he feared being watched by Google has been arrested and charged with arson after one of the company's self-driving cars was destroyed in an attack in June.

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Intel wants to be inside self-driving cars, partnering with BMW on its iNEXT vehicle

Intel will be inside BMW's iNEXT, the German car maker's fully autonomous car, which has a planned release date of 2021. Visual analytics company Mobileye is the other major technology partner.

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Tesla's autopilot is being investigated after a fatal crash

Federal regulators are investigating Tesla's autopilot feature after a fatal crash involving a tractor trailer and one of its Model S cars.

Mingis on Tech: The ethics of self-driving cars -- and killer robots

If your autonomous car has to decide who lives -- you or the people it's heading for on the highway -- who should it save? Executive Editor Ken Mingis, Senior Writer Lucas Mearian and Multimedia Editor Keith Shaw drive the conversation.


Mapping firm invites auto industry to improve spec for sharing vehicle sensor data

A key specification for exchanging sensor data between vehicles has found a new home, in a move that may help future drivers avoid dangers before they see them.

NASCAR is digitizing race day

NASCAR is bringing modern technology to race day, using a new system to tie together data on each race so officials can make decisions fast. We got to see it in action at the Sonoma Raceway in California.

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Tesla Model X autonomously crashes into building, owner claims

In the latest of several Tesla vehicle accidents, the owner of a Tesla Model X SUV claims the vehicle suddenly accelerated on its own and crashed into the side of a building.

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55% off Rugged Geek Portable Power Supply and Vehicle Jump Starter - Deal Alert

Father's day alert? This gadget has enough power to boost most passenger vehicles on the road today, as well as mobile devices and laptops.

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Toyota, Volkswagen partner ride-hailing companies

Toyota and Volkswagen are the latest automakers to forge alliances with ride-hailing companies, deals that could see the car makers not only sell cars to drivers of the app companies but also develop jointly on-demand mobility technologies.

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Consumers are more nervous than excited about self-driving cars

Google, Uber and Tesla may be giddy about the prospect of self-driving cars, but U.S. consumers aren't convinced that the technology is safe or that they need it.

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Move over, Google: Uber will test self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

Uber will begin real-world tests of self-driving car technology in the coming weeks, putting a custom Ford Fusion onto the streets of Pittsburgh.

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ARM acquires Apical to add eyes to IoT

With its latest acquisition, chip designer ARM wants to give eyes to the next generation of connected objects.

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Logitech smart car mount transforms your dumb car into a connected one

The new car mount and connected Android app supports voice commands for text messages, calls, and streaming with Spotify.

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Google, Fiat Chrysler team up to build self-driving minivans

Alphabet's Google Self-Driving Car Project has teamed with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to work directly for the first time with an automaker on developing autonomous vehicles.

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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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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.