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U.S. DOT: Google's self-driving tech doesn't fully qualify as a driver yet

Google wants its software to qualify as the driver of its autonomous cars, but the Department of Transportation says not so fast.

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Google explains why its self-driving car crashed into that bus

The director of Google's Self-Driving Cars Project revealed why it could take 30 years for the company's fleet to master the road.

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GM accelerates in race toward self-driving cars with Cruise Automation acquisition

Car-marking giant General Motors plans to acquire autonomous vehicle technology vendor Cruise Technology in an effort to accelerate its recent self-driving efforts.

BMW's concept car wows with shape-shifting

BMW's latest concept car, timed to its 100-year anniversary, has shape-shifting sides and a steering wheel that folds into the dash.

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Future electric cars could refill batteries from roads infused with wireless charging

Charging an electric car while driving may sound like a wild idea, but Qualcomm wants to bring that capability to automobiles.

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Acer turns its attention towards car tech

Acer is venturing outside PCs with new products to make sure car software can be updated in an effort to prevent accidents can be prevented.

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Cook hints at Apple car, stops short of confirming

Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn't exactly confirm that his company is working on an automobile, but he doesn't deny it, either, in an interview with Fortune.

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With Samsung Connect Auto, your car could run Tizen

Samsung Electronics wants to turn even old clunkers into smart cars by plugging dongles running the Tizen OS into their diagnostics ports.

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Never search for parking again with this concept from Samsung, Seat and SAP

Driving around looking for a parking spot becomes a thing of the past in a new concept developed by Samsung, Spanish automaker Seat and SAP.

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BMW M2 first drive: Exhilarating, tossable, and thoroughly driver-full

Let's hit pause on the driverless tech discussion. The BMW M2 uses hardcore German engineering to form a blockade against the forward march of robot-driven cars.

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As driverless cars win human rights, we risk losing our innate human fight

A self-driving computer algorithm may be the equivalent of a human driver as far as the NHTSA is concerned, but now is not the time to give up the driver's seat.

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US regulator: Google's self-driving car AI could qualify as a driver

The U.S. federal transport safety regulator is coming around to the view that rules could be updated so that computers in autonomous cars can be considered as drivers, but added that the rule-making could take some time.

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Toyota, BMW, Volkswagen being investigated in the US for patent infringement

As car automation technologies like navigation and infotainment systems emerge as the next big opportunity for the automotive industry, patent disputes similar to those seen in the smartphone business have not unexpectedly surfaced in the industry.

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Guru behind Apple's A-series, AMD's Zen chips takes over Tesla's Autopilot hardware

Legendary CPU architect Jim Keller is heading up Tesla's Autopilot group.

Here's how GM's Maven car sharing works

A few clicks of an app and you've reserved a car and can drive it away. There's integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too.

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San Francisco has had its first self-driving car accident

San Francisco saw its first traffic accident involving an autonomous car earlier this month when a Nissan Leaf autonomous vehicle operated by Cruise Automation hit a parked Toyota Prius.