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California has published the world's first regulations dealing with the routine use of autonomous cars on city streets -- a big step toward the day when computers, not humans, are in charge of cars.
Ford will begin testing a fully autonomous version of its Fusion Hybrid on California streets in 2016, becoming the latest major automaker to put driverless car technology to the test on real roads.
With CES only a few weeks away, gadget makers are sending the usual flood of invites and meeting requests to try to drum up interest in their products. It's clear the big themes this year will be smart appliances for the home, drones, robotics, and all kinds of car tech, along with the usual monster TVs and gaming rigs.
The car-maker will invest additional $4.5 billion in electric vehicles by 2020, when, it says, some 40% of its vehicles will have EV models.
The new version of Toyota's best-selling Prius hybrid will come with technology that allows it to talk to other vehicles and things like traffic signals.
The US$40 billion NXP-Freescale merger creates one supplier of all the chips needed for cars as they evolve toward driving themselves, executives of the two companies say.
Autopilot systems in cars are asking drivers to pay attention while not actually doing anything. Researchers say that's unrealistic and might create a new type of accident, but roads won't necessarily be less safe.
Ford Sync vehicles from 2011 onward now have a Siri button.
Volvo is teaming up with Microsoft to use its HoloLens technology to show cars to prospective customers. HoloLens using augmented reality to add digital images to the real world.
Microsoft and Volvo announced this week that they are working together to let consumers take new cars for a spin using the HoloLens augmented reality headgear.
Intel said FPGAs could be used in autonomous cars and IoT devices.
The first Mirai can't go far from the sole fueling station available to it. The race is on to build more stations so Toyota can sell more cars.
Volkswagen just hired an expert on car automation technology away from Apple, signaling its intention to become a serious player in the next-generation and self-driving car markets.
No other plug-in hybrid can touch the Volt's EV range. The next step is to look and feel normal enough to attract more buyers beyond the green-car nerds.
The head of Toyota's billion-dollar U.S. artificial intelligence research center delivered a reality check on Friday for anyone over-enamored of autonomous car technology: the cars aren't as clever as you might think.
Toyota plans a major push into artificial intelligence and robotics technology research and will invest $1 billion over the next five years in a research and development center in the U.S. to pursue those goals.