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There will be no human drivers in 20 years, says Steve Wozniak

The Apple co-founder and chief scientist at Fusion-io talks about the disruptive trends that excite and concern him.

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The coolest, craziest next-gen car tech from the Tokyo Motor Show

Japanese car companies have a major presence at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show and unveiled new prototypes that provide a taste of the tech we'll soon be seeing in our cars.

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U.S. copyright law exemption allows good-faith car, medical device hacking

The U.S. Copyright Office added security research on cars and medical devices to the list of exemptions from the rules prohibiting the circumvention of access controls that are used to protect works.

Automated cars are raising concerns about privacy and security

US proposal aims to regulate car privacy, make hacks illegal

A subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives has proposed requiring vehicle manufacturers to state their privacy policies besides providing for civil penalties of up to US$100,000 for the hacking of vehicles.

Tesla S autopilot features to arrive October 15th

Version 7 of Tesla's software package brings with it several autopilot features, but fully autonomous vehicles aren't quite ready...yet.

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What Ford's self-parking Edge says about the dubious future of driverless cars

The 2015 Ford Edge crossover is packed with useful high-tech driving aids. It just can't always park itself, so keep your eyes on the road, and hands on the wheel.

The Ford Edge: Exploring high-tech driving aids in my new robot friend

Lane-keeping assistance. Blind-spot warnings. Automatic perpendicular parking. Can Ford's latest high-tech driving aids make a believer out of a high-performance driving enthusiast?

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Nissan's new concept car is a digital canvas inside and out

Nissan's latest concept car will pass the digital cool test but it won't do much to stop distracted driving: the entire dashboard is one huge display on which drivers and passengers can post anything.

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Google triples self-driving car fleet in four months

Google's self-driving car fleet is expanding fast and in the last four months the number of cars it is permitted to drive on California streets has more than tripled.

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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.

Apple brings down apps, mainly Chinese ones, with malware

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.