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    GM Announces That it Will (Eventually) Only Make All-Electric Vehicles

    If you’re looking for even more proof that all-electric vehicles are the way of the future, here it is — one of the world’s biggest automakers has gone all-in on them. Yesterday, GM announced that they plan to move towards producing only all-electric vehicles while gradually phasing out diesel and gas power. It’s just going to […]

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    Toyota and Mazda Are Joining Forces to Develop Electric Vehicles

    You can tell we’re on the verge of a sea change in the automotive industry from the flurry of deals and partnerships — no one seems to be content to just keep doing what they’ve been doing. With Nissan, Tesla, and Chevrolet finally breaking through into the mainstream with their electric vehicles, few companies are going […]

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    Ford Wants to Put Their Autonomous Cars of the Future on Lyft’s Network

    The landscape of the autonomous driving industry has been taking shape this year, and it’s one that increasingly features Lyft more than its recently maligned rival, Uber. Coming into this week, Lyft had already formed partnerships with GM, Waymo (the Google spinoff), and Jaguar Land Rover to help bring those companies’ autonomous cars to the […]

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    Tesla Assigned Partial Responsibility for Last Year’s Fatal Autopilot Crash

    While most of the automotive industry has approached autonomous driving slowly and cautiously, Tesla has sped forward — last year, to fatal results. In May 2016, Joshua Brown was killed when his Tesla Model S collided with a semi truck while Autopilot, Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving technology, was activated. Brown was assigned most of the blame for […]

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    The United States House of Representatives Just Brought Us a Little Closer to Autonomous Cars

    Ask a bunch of people materially invested in autonomous cars what the biggest obstacle to rollout is, and they’ll almost certainly tell you the same thing — regulations. The hardware that enables self-driving cars already exists, the software is coming along, and fast, low-latency 5G networks are in the pipeline. Partnerships between tech companies, auto manufacturers, and […]

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    Domino’s is Testing Self-Driving Pizza Delivery Cars with Ford

    Domino’s has been at the forefront of pizza delivery technology for as long as I can remember pizza delivery technology being a thing (so, the pizza tracker). They’ve tested delivery robots, they’ve tested pizza delivery drones, and now they’re going to be testing autonomous car deliveries — kind of. We’re still many years out from ever […]

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    The Volvo XC60 CUV is Smart in More Ways Than One

    Since 2010, Volvo has been overhauling their lineup of vehicles, flush with cash after being acquired by Chinese firm Zhejiang Geely. With renewed focus on safety and luxury, they’ve done great work with the redesigned XC90 SUV and the completely new S90 sedan. This year sees the culmination of a ground-up redesign of the XC60 CUV, a more compact […]

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    Intel Adds Fiat Chrysler to Its Autonomous Driving Superteam

    Intel just hit the gas pedal on their autonomous driving efforts. After partnering with BMW, Audi, Delphi, and Mobileye (which they later acquired), Intel has now established a partnership with Fiat Chrysler for the purpose of further testing their autonomous drive systems and hardware. Coupled with the opening of a new autonomous driving lab earlier […]

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    Volvo Plans to Abandon All Gas-Only Cars by 2019

    The march toward mainstream electric cars has started to pick up, especially with more affordable all-electric options from Tesla, Chevrolet, and Nissan all on the market. The momentum is only going to pick up from here, with a lot of energy coming from European carmakers. The EU has ambitious climate goals for 2020, and that’s […]

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    The Next Nissan Leaf Will Have a Semi-Autonomous Drive System

    Tesla and Chevy usually grab all the all-electric vehicle headlines, but neither are on top of the heap — since it was first sold in 2011, the Nissan Leaf has amassed the most highway-ready all-electric sales. The Leaf’s numbers — power and range — don’t match up with its competitors, but its low price has made it […]

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    Pearl RearVision Wireless Backup Camera Review

    True story: last summer, I replaced a fully-loaded 2015 model car with one from 2013. I was so used to having a full infotainment system that when I pulled out of the dealer’s lot, I instinctively stared at the screen…all to be reminded that this car doesn’t have a backup camera! If, like me and […]

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    Jaguar Land Rover Just Invested Tons of Money and Vehicles in Lyft to Work on Self-Driving Cars

    While Uber has been busy getting sued for stealing self-driving technology, watching their corporate leadership team crumble, and dreaming about whatever this is, Lyft has been a bit more cautious. Instead of building their own self-driving car tech, the ride-hailing competitor to Uber has been figuring out how to get other self-driving cars on their […]

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    Nissan Wants to Block Your Phone Signal While You’re Driving

    Despite many initiatives and technologies to combat distracted driving, the practice is still as widespread as ever. Nissan is the latest company to take a crack at the problem by turning the armrest storage box into a signal blocker. Nissan is testing their Signal Shield in their Nissan Juke CUV in the UK. It’s the […]

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    Uber is Planning to Have Flying Taxis By 2020

    It hasn’t been a good year for Uber. The ride sharing company has been hit by revelations of a toxic corporate culture and a lawsuit from Waymo over stolen technology. But, through it all, Uber is still looking upwards. This week, Uber Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden said that Uber plans to have flying cars […]

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    You Can Now Hitch a Ride With a Waymo Self-Driving Car in Phoenix

    After extensive testing of their driverless cars in Arizona, Waymo is ready to get their show on the real road. Waymo, which exists under the same umbrella company as Google, will now be offering rides in self-driving cars to willing passengers in and around Phoenix — and they’ll be doing it for free! Those interested can […]