The Truth About Cars » autonomous cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 19:19:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Wary or Enthusiastic? MIT Wants Your Views on Automated Driving Technologies http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/hot-cold-mit-wants-views-automated-driving-technologies/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/hot-cold-mit-wants-views-automated-driving-technologies/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332770 Like it or not, autonomous vehicles are coming in one form or another. Many new cars on the market already have features that help a driver stay in the driving lane, keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front, or reduce the severity of a collision. Much like the original stability control, these features […]

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Like it or not, autonomous vehicles are coming in one form or another. Many new cars on the market already have features that help a driver stay in the driving lane, keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front, or reduce the severity of a collision. Much like the original stability control, these features […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen’s Plans Paltry Payout, Sergio Talks up Players, and a NASCAR Driver’s Busted http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-volkswagens-plans-paltry-payout-sergio-talks-players-nascar-drivers-busted/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-volkswagens-plans-paltry-payout-sergio-talks-players-nascar-drivers-busted/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1315562 Volkswagen shareholders are wondering if they’ll be receiving a lump of coal in their dividend stocking this year. That, Sergio is seeking a partner (but not those French guys), NASCAR’s Derek White is in trouble north of the border, GM seals the deal with a startup, and no Baby Buick for you … after the […]

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Volkswagen shareholders are wondering if they’ll be receiving a lump of coal in their dividend stocking this year. That, Sergio is seeking a partner (but not those French guys), NASCAR’s Derek White is in trouble north of the border, GM seals the deal with a startup, and no Baby Buick for you … after the […]

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Nonprofit to Americans: Make This Abandoned Property Great Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/local-nonprofit-determined-make-abandoned-property-great/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/local-nonprofit-determined-make-abandoned-property-great/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2016 18:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1307017 An abandoned Michigan manufacturing facility that once cranked out bombers, guns, cars and transmissions could soon be advancing our driverless future. A nonprofit organization has been created to oversee the transition of the former General Motors Willow Run manufacturing plant property near Ypsilanti, Michigan, into a national self-driving and connected vehicle testing site, reports Crain’s Detroit Business. […]

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An abandoned Michigan manufacturing facility that once cranked out bombers, guns, cars and transmissions could soon be advancing our driverless future. A nonprofit organization has been created to oversee the transition of the former General Motors Willow Run manufacturing plant property near Ypsilanti, Michigan, into a national self-driving and connected vehicle testing site, reports Crain’s Detroit Business. […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Daimler Sets GPS to Poland, Porsche Execs Get Off, and Self-Driving Rules Coming http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-daimler-looks-poland-porsche-execs-get-off-self-driving-rules-coming/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-daimler-looks-poland-porsche-execs-get-off-self-driving-rules-coming/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1306561 Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is getting cold feet about opening a factory in Russia, and thinks it might just skip a little bit west. That, two Porsche executives avoid the Big House, the NHTSA wants autonomous rules post-haste, Volkswagen seeks a quick way out of trouble, and Aston Martin wants an F1-inspired moonshot … after […]

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Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is getting cold feet about opening a factory in Russia, and thinks it might just skip a little bit west. That, two Porsche executives avoid the Big House, the NHTSA wants autonomous rules post-haste, Volkswagen seeks a quick way out of trouble, and Aston Martin wants an F1-inspired moonshot … after […]

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GM is Spending a Lot of Cash so You Don’t Have to Drive http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/gm-spending-lot-cash-dont-drive/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/gm-spending-lot-cash-dont-drive/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2016 19:30:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1302113 General Motors wants you to have more texting time in your car, and it’s dropping a lot of cash to see that it happens. The company announced Friday that it will purchase San Francisco-based Cruise Automation in order to access and advance its self-driving vehicle technology, a buy worth upwards of $1 billion, Fortune reports. The […]

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General Motors wants you to have more texting time in your car, and it’s dropping a lot of cash to see that it happens. The company announced Friday that it will purchase San Francisco-based Cruise Automation in order to access and advance its self-driving vehicle technology, a buy worth upwards of $1 billion, Fortune reports. The […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Tesla Range Rumors Fly, Lada Needs a Miracle, and Nissan Dreams Big http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-tesla-range-rumors-fly-lada-needs-miracle-nissan-dreams-big/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-tesla-range-rumors-fly-lada-needs-miracle-nissan-dreams-big/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2016 17:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1299633 Is Tesla planning a Model S update that squeaks past 300 miles of range? That, a savior is needed at Lada’s parent company, Nissan wants your future car to be everything, Ford goes all in down under, and pedestrians and cars are meeting frequently … after the break! Is Tesla going the distance? Is it […]

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Is Tesla planning a Model S update that squeaks past 300 miles of range? That, a savior is needed at Lada’s parent company, Nissan wants your future car to be everything, Ford goes all in down under, and pedestrians and cars are meeting frequently … after the break! Is Tesla going the distance? Is it […]

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TTAC News Round-up: America Slams the Brakes on Efficiency, Bonuses at Volkswagen, and Google Hires a Dream Team http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-america-slams-brakes-mileage-bonuses-volkswagen-google-hires-dream-team/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-america-slams-brakes-mileage-bonuses-volkswagen-google-hires-dream-team/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:45:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1296218 Gasoline is gloriously cheap and the automotive industry is taking a break from the tiresome “more mpg” game. That, Christmas comes early for Volkswagen employees, Carlos Ghosn has a plan to save big bucks, Google is luring more humans and Bentley can’t build enough SUVs for the “you call this caviar?!” crowd … after the […]

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Gasoline is gloriously cheap and the automotive industry is taking a break from the tiresome “more mpg” game. That, Christmas comes early for Volkswagen employees, Carlos Ghosn has a plan to save big bucks, Google is luring more humans and Bentley can’t build enough SUVs for the “you call this caviar?!” crowd … after the […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen Sees a Savior, Goodyear Dreams of Spheres, and Toyota Shakes It Up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-man-takes-scary-job-goodyear-dreams-spheres-toyota-shakes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ttac-news-round-man-takes-scary-job-goodyear-dreams-spheres-toyota-shakes/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1295514 An American man will soon enjoy the task of making people love his controversial company again. That, Goodyear’s been watching I, Robot, Toyota shatters its corporate structure, sentiment grows for better braking, and the feds say the airbag recall has gone far enough … after the break! Volkswagen hires (they hope) Mr. Fix-It It’s a […]

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An American man will soon enjoy the task of making people love his controversial company again. That, Goodyear’s been watching I, Robot, Toyota shatters its corporate structure, sentiment grows for better braking, and the feds say the airbag recall has gone far enough … after the break! Volkswagen hires (they hope) Mr. Fix-It It’s a […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Honda Separates the Kids, Toyota Funks It Up, and the Costs Are Too Damn High at FCA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ttac-news-roundup-feb-29-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ttac-news-roundup-feb-29-2015/#comments Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1291793 The CEO of Honda is pulling the car over and giving a stern lecture to the kids in the backseat. That, a Scion gets a corporate makeover, Google goes in for autonomous feng shui, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is drowning in modules and a famous British racetrack could get even Britisher … after the break! Honda […]

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The CEO of Honda is pulling the car over and giving a stern lecture to the kids in the backseat. That, a Scion gets a corporate makeover, Google goes in for autonomous feng shui, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is drowning in modules and a famous British racetrack could get even Britisher … after the break! Honda […]

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Daimler CEO: Google, Apple Further Along With Car Projects http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/daimler-ceo-google-apple-further-along-with-car-projects/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/daimler-ceo-google-apple-further-along-with-car-projects/#comments Sun, 24 Jan 2016 16:29:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1272417 Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said a recent trip to Silicon Valley revealed that tech companies such as Google and Apple were making significant progress on autonomous cars, German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported (via Reuters). “Our impression was that these companies can do more and know more than we had previously assumed. At the same time […]

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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said a recent trip to Silicon Valley revealed that tech companies such as Google and Apple were making significant progress on autonomous cars, German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported (via Reuters). “Our impression was that these companies can do more and know more than we had previously assumed. At the same time […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Infamous GM Engineer Speaks, You Only Get One With Dinner, and Hydrogen’s Hedged Bet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-infamous-gm-engineer-speaks-you-only-get-one-with-dinner-and-hydrogens-hedged-bet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-up-infamous-gm-engineer-speaks-you-only-get-one-with-dinner-and-hydrogens-hedged-bet/#comments Sat, 16 Jan 2016 16:04:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1268041 The man in the middle of GM’s faulty ignition switch has finally spoken, and the word “mistake” came up at least twice. That, does anyone have the number for Google, GM and Honda may join forces, and take a cab … after the break! Former GM engineer says ‘mistakes were made’ in faulty switch The engineer at […]

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The man in the middle of GM’s faulty ignition switch has finally spoken, and the word “mistake” came up at least twice. That, does anyone have the number for Google, GM and Honda may join forces, and take a cab … after the break! Former GM engineer says ‘mistakes were made’ in faulty switch The engineer at […]

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U.S. Transportation Department Seeks $4B For Future Autonomous Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/u-s-transportation-department-seeks-4b-future-autonomous-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/u-s-transportation-department-seeks-4b-future-autonomous-cars/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1267745 U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday said his department would seek nearly $4 billion over the next 10 years to standardize rules for self-driving cars and make it easier for carmakers to offer more autonomous vehicles. The plan was mentioned Tuesday by President Barack Obama during his final State of the Union address and […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday said his department would seek nearly $4 billion over the next 10 years to standardize rules for self-driving cars and make it easier for carmakers to offer more autonomous vehicles. The plan was mentioned Tuesday by President Barack Obama during his final State of the Union address and […]

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Toyota Doesn’t Seem to Be All That Interested in Self-driving Autonopods http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/toyota-doesnt-seem-interested-self-driving-autonopods/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/toyota-doesnt-seem-interested-self-driving-autonopods/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265833 Speaking to the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz said the automaker doesn’t plan on making fully autonomous vehicles any time soon. “We don’t see a day coming soon when you’ll just hop in the back seat, open the newspaper and scan the headlines while the car drives you […]

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Speaking to the Automotive News World Congress on Tuesday, Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz said the automaker doesn’t plan on making fully autonomous vehicles any time soon. “We don’t see a day coming soon when you’ll just hop in the back seat, open the newspaper and scan the headlines while the car drives you […]

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Nissan-Renault Say They’ll Have 10 Self-driving Cars by 2020 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/nissan-renault-say-theyll-10-self-driving-cars-2020/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/nissan-renault-say-theyll-10-self-driving-cars-2020/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2016 20:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1259297 Nissan-Renault announced Thursday that it would have 10 cars on sale worldwide with autonomous features ready by the end of the decade. Considering the photo provided by the automaker is of a Nissan Leaf, we can begin there. One. The automaker announced Thursday that beginning this year, Nissan, Renault or Infiniti vehicles would be enabled […]

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Nissan-Renault announced Thursday that it would have 10 cars on sale worldwide with autonomous features ready by the end of the decade. Considering the photo provided by the automaker is of a Nissan Leaf, we can begin there. One. The automaker announced Thursday that beginning this year, Nissan, Renault or Infiniti vehicles would be enabled […]

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TTAC News Round-up: CES Is an Auto Show Now, Volkswagen Apologizes (Again), and Do You Want to Be an Automotive Journalist? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-ces-auto-show-now-volkswagen-apologizes-want-automotive-journalist/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-ces-auto-show-now-volkswagen-apologizes-want-automotive-journalist/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 19:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1258537 Started in New York City in 1967 as an offshoot of the Chicago Music Show, the Consumer Electronics Show has grown to capture the interest and intrigue of automakers. Las Vegas now has two auto shows. That, Volkswagen’s unending stream of German-accented apologies, why Ford might not be hitching itself to Google and how you […]

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Started in New York City in 1967 as an offshoot of the Chicago Music Show, the Consumer Electronics Show has grown to capture the interest and intrigue of automakers. Las Vegas now has two auto shows. That, Volkswagen’s unending stream of German-accented apologies, why Ford might not be hitching itself to Google and how you […]

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About That Google, Ford Partnership … http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/google-ford-partnership/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/google-ford-partnership/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2016 18:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1257641 Ford CEO Mark Fields just wrapped up his Consumer Electronics Show keynote speech Tuesday morning and mentioned the word “Google” exactly zero times. Nada. Zip. Zilch. So, um, where does that leave the current planned partnership between the global automaker and Google to build self-driving cars and let them roam free at a 1,000-acre North […]

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Ford CEO Mark Fields just wrapped up his Consumer Electronics Show keynote speech Tuesday morning and mentioned the word “Google” exactly zero times. Nada. Zip. Zilch. So, um, where does that leave the current planned partnership between the global automaker and Google to build self-driving cars and let them roam free at a 1,000-acre North […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Ford’s Self-driving Herd Gets Bigger, Takata’s All Alone, VW Sends The Cavalry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-fords-self-driving-herd-gets-bigger-takatas-alone-vw-sends-cavalry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-fords-self-driving-herd-gets-bigger-takatas-alone-vw-sends-cavalry/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1257441 It certainly sounds like Ford is close to selling a self-driving Fusion real soon. That, Matthias Müller finally comes to the U.S. to ask “You mad, bro?” Nissan has no love for Takata, and business is hot south of the border … after the break! Ford is bumping up its autonomous herd Ford will add […]

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It certainly sounds like Ford is close to selling a self-driving Fusion real soon. That, Matthias Müller finally comes to the U.S. to ask “You mad, bro?” Nissan has no love for Takata, and business is hot south of the border … after the break! Ford is bumping up its autonomous herd Ford will add […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Chevy Hot to Sell You a Sedan, Volvo’s V90 Peek and Cheap Gas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-chevy-hot-sell-sedan-volvos-v90-peek-cheap-gas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-chevy-hot-sell-sedan-volvos-v90-peek-cheap-gas/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 17:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1256737 “What do I gotta do to get you to drive out of here in a brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu today?” That, Ford and Google are moving to the country, Hyundai halts in China and Volvo’s wagon spied in some guy’s garage … after the break! Chevrolet needs to move these sedans, folks Automotive News reported that […]

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“What do I gotta do to get you to drive out of here in a brand-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu today?” That, Ford and Google are moving to the country, Hyundai halts in China and Volvo’s wagon spied in some guy’s garage … after the break! Chevrolet needs to move these sedans, folks Automotive News reported that […]

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Ford, Google Plan Autonomous Driving Venture Together http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ford-google-plan-autonomous-driving-venture-together/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ford-google-plan-autonomous-driving-venture-together/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 21:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248833 The fine, fine reporters at Yahoo Autos have learned that Ford and Google will announce next month a joint project to build self-driving cars. According to the report, Google and Ford would spin off a separate company for the project, and Google would still shop around its technology to other automakers. Both Ford and Google wouldn’t […]

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The fine, fine reporters at Yahoo Autos have learned that Ford and Google will announce next month a joint project to build self-driving cars. According to the report, Google and Ford would spin off a separate company for the project, and Google would still shop around its technology to other automakers. Both Ford and Google wouldn’t […]

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TTAC News Round-up: India Bans Big Diesels, Fed Raises Rates and Australian Judge Needs a Mechanic (or Google) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-india-bans-big-diesels-fed-raises-rates-australian-judge-needs-mechanic-google/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-round-india-bans-big-diesels-fed-raises-rates-australian-judge-needs-mechanic-google/#comments Thu, 17 Dec 2015 18:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1245321 On Wednesday, Dehli, India banned the registration of diesel SUVs and luxury cars with larger (over 2,000 cc) engines. That, and a judge in Australia is really confused about Volkswagen’s “defeat device,” the Federal Reserve interest rate hike and California not doing exactly what Google wants, after the jump. India is having air quality issues […]

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On Wednesday, Dehli, India banned the registration of diesel SUVs and luxury cars with larger (over 2,000 cc) engines. That, and a judge in Australia is really confused about Volkswagen’s “defeat device,” the Federal Reserve interest rate hike and California not doing exactly what Google wants, after the jump. India is having air quality issues […]

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Driverless Cars Are Coming, But Will Cities Be Ready? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/driverless-cars-coming-will-cities-ready/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/driverless-cars-coming-will-cities-ready/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2015 19:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1234057 Probably not.  According to a study by the National League of Cities, only 6 percent of future city plans consider the potential impact autonomous vehicles will have in the next few years, including driverless car lanes and scaling back parking as ride-share services become more popular. The study collected transportation plans of the 50 biggest U.S. cities, […]

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Probably not.  According to a study by the National League of Cities, only 6 percent of future city plans consider the potential impact autonomous vehicles will have in the next few years, including driverless car lanes and scaling back parking as ride-share services become more popular. The study collected transportation plans of the 50 biggest U.S. cities, […]

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Ford’s Autonomous Fusion Drives Around Artificial Michigan City All Alone (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/fords-autonomous-fusion-drives-around-artificial-michigan-city-all-alone-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/fords-autonomous-fusion-drives-around-artificial-michigan-city-all-alone-video/#comments Sun, 15 Nov 2015 16:33:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1219753 It’s not quite “Vanilla Sky,” but Ford is testing its autonomous vehicle tech at the University of Michigan’s Mcity, a 32-acre fake city with weirdly placed fire hydrants and fake hipster bookstores, and no one around. The automaker announced Friday that its Fusion Hybrid was managing the testing grounds’ lanes, turns, roads, intersections, lights, without one artificial bumper bent or […]

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It’s not quite “Vanilla Sky,” but Ford is testing its autonomous vehicle tech at the University of Michigan’s Mcity, a 32-acre fake city with weirdly placed fire hydrants and fake hipster bookstores, and no one around. The automaker announced Friday that its Fusion Hybrid was managing the testing grounds’ lanes, turns, roads, intersections, lights, without one artificial bumper bent or […]

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Google’s Autonomous Car Is A Slow-moving Scofflaw http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/googles-autonomous-car-slow-moving-scofflaw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/googles-autonomous-car-slow-moving-scofflaw/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:30:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1218601 On Thursday, Google’s autonomous car development team reported that Mountain View, California police pulled over the robot car for traveling too slowly. No ticket was issued. According to the team’s Google Plus page, officers pulled over the car because they “want to know more about the project.” According to Mountain View police, the officer wanted reminded […]

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On Thursday, Google’s autonomous car development team reported that Mountain View, California police pulled over the robot car for traveling too slowly. No ticket was issued. According to the team’s Google Plus page, officers pulled over the car because they “want to know more about the project.” According to Mountain View police, the officer wanted reminded […]

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015: Nissan’s IDS Concept Will Show You The Best Cornering Lines, Then Drive Them For You (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tokyo-motor-show-2015-nissans-ids-concept-will-show-best-cornering-lines-drive-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tokyo-motor-show-2015-nissans-ids-concept-will-show-best-cornering-lines-drive-video/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 20:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1206465 Nissan unveiled its next Leaf IDS Concept, a semi-autonomous EV complete with a glimpse of Nissan’s coming “Intelligent Drive” features that may be equipped on some of its cars by the end of the decade. The IDS Concept boasts an autonomous piloted driving mode for conversationalists (the seats rotate inward to invite dialogue!) a movable dash […]

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Nissan unveiled its next Leaf IDS Concept, a semi-autonomous EV complete with a glimpse of Nissan’s coming “Intelligent Drive” features that may be equipped on some of its cars by the end of the decade. The IDS Concept boasts an autonomous piloted driving mode for conversationalists (the seats rotate inward to invite dialogue!) a movable dash […]

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Bob Lutz to Silicon Valley: ‘You’re Not That Smart’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/bob-lutz-silicon-valley-youre-not-smart/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/bob-lutz-silicon-valley-youre-not-smart/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:30:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1205153 In wonderful Bob Lutz fashion, the former General Motors head told entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley that making cars is hard. “I think, like so many Silicon Valley techies, that they believe they are smarter than the world’s automobile business, and that they will do it better,” Lutz told The Associated Press. “No way.” His argument, […]

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In wonderful Bob Lutz fashion, the former General Motors head told entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley that making cars is hard. “I think, like so many Silicon Valley techies, that they believe they are smarter than the world’s automobile business, and that they will do it better,” Lutz told The Associated Press. “No way.” His argument, […]

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