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Freightliner Autonomous Trucks Land Utah License

Freightliner Autonomous Trucks Land Utah License
Freightliner is working hard to build future big rigs to save fuel and reduce accidents. Among its accomplishments, the company unveiled the SuperTruck not too long ago that is able to get 12.2mpg with a full load.
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The Next Mercedes E-Class Could Have Highway Autopilot

The Next Mercedes E-Class Could Have Highway Autopilot
There’s probably a certain kind of driving that you, as a gearhead, genuinely wishes you had an autonomous car for: long stints of highway driving. I love my short morning drive to work. There are a good number of mostly empty roundabouts that make going to work feel a little like an autocross course.
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Delphi Audi Q5 Completes Cross-Country Autonomous Trip

Delphi Audi Q5 Completes Cross-Country Autonomous Trip
I like to drive, and being forced to buy an automated vehicle at some point in the future wouldn’t sit well with me. However, having a vehicle that could drive me where I want to go, when I feel like giving up control would be awesome.
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Mercedes-Benz F 015 Press Demo in San Francisco

Mercedes-Benz F 015 Press Demo in San Francisco
We previously saw candid shots of Mercedes-Benz’s F 015 Luxury in Motion autonomous car on the streets of San Francisco. The car maker has since released press shots showing off the research car sharply standing out in present day California, which you can see below. 
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Mercedes-Benz Autonomous Concept Spotted in SF

Mercedes-Benz Autonomous Concept Spotted in SF
As much as I like driving, I really like the idea of autonomous cars. I can see trips with the family being much more fun if I didn’t have to focus on driving and could focus on seeing the sights with my family.
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LUTZ Pathfinder is the First Driverless Car for the UK

LUTZ Pathfinder is the First Driverless Car for the UK
Hot on the heels of the government in the UK approving autonomous cars to be tested on public roads comes the unveiling if the very first driverless car for the UK. The car is called the LUTZ Pathfinder and it’s an ugly little beast.
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Google Assembles Suppliers for Self-Driving Cars

Google Assembles Suppliers for Self-Driving Cars
Google is gearing up to make good on its promise of cars that can drive without any interaction from a human. I am a fan of driving and like to be involved in the process at all times, however, the appeal of getting in a car for a trip and being able to focus on enjoying the scenery rather than driving has some appeal.
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Jimmy Fallon: The Pros and Cons of Self-Driving Cars

Jimmy Fallon: The Pros and Cons of Self-Driving Cars
Self-driving cars seem to be everywhere these days, lapping race circuits in Europe, on Florida highways, zipping around Silicon Valley, and driving from California to CES in Las Vegas. The technology may be in production vehicles in the next few years, so The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, decided to take a look at some of the pros and cons of having a self-driving car.
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Audi’s Autonomous A7 Drives 550 Miles to CES

Audi’s Autonomous A7 Drives 550 Miles to CES
Audi has been successfully testing its autonomous vehicles on the streets of Florida and at speeds of nearly 150 mph on the track. But what practical use is it if you can’t really go anywhere? Well, Audi’s self-driving A7 successfully navigated from Silicon Valley in California to Las Vegas for CES 2015.
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Google Reveals Completed Self-Driving Car

Google Reveals Completed Self-Driving Car
Google’s autonomous vehicle technology has been in development for several years, but the Silicon Valley company started off by testing its tech in modified production vehicles. Google has been working to develop their own platform for the self-driving car, showing off the technology and the driving capabilities of an earlier prototype in 2014 (shown below).
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BMW to Show New Auto Parking Tech at CES 2015

BMW to Show New Auto Parking Tech at CES 2015
BMW will be bringing a new set of self-parking technologies to the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Showcasing the tech will be BMW’s hybrid i3, which is fitted with BMW’s latest generation Active Assist.
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Rinspeed’s Autonomous Budii Heading to Geneva

Rinspeed’s Autonomous Budii Heading to Geneva
The design and coachbuilding group at Rinspeed will be bringing a new autonomous vehicle to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the Budii. Rinspeed describes the new concept car as a “friend on wheels,” with the ability to learn each day based on its environment and experiences.
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Champion Frank Biela Reads the Paper at 189 mph

Champion Frank Biela Reads the Paper at 189 mph
Audi brought Audi driver and five time champion at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Frank Biela, to the Hockenheimring to sit back and relax in the passenger seat as the world’s fastest self-driving vehicle, the Audi RS7, took him for a spin on the track.
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Will Cars Ever Drive Themselves?

Will Cars Ever Drive Themselves?
While there has been plenty of talk about autonomous vehicles over the years, and numerous prototype robotic cars have been created, it still seems like the idea of driverless cars in everyday traffic is a long way off.
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Man vs. Audi’s Self-Driving RS7

Man vs. Audi’s Self-Driving RS7
We recently got to see how Audi’s autonomous RS7 was able to handle itself on a track at racing speed. But how does this robotic car handle itself compared to a human driver? Our friend Vincent Nguyen over at SlashGear was fortunate enough to be in attendance at Hockenheimring during Audi’s media event for the self-driving RS7, and they let him test his time against the autonomous car.
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