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Google's cute, koala-faced self-driving car is no longer limited to roaming around Californian streets. The company is bringing "a few" of the prototype autonomous vehicles to Austin, Texas within the next few weeks. They'll stick to the same northern parts of the city as the modified Lexus SUVs d...

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If you're planning to drive in Malaysia in the next few years, don't expect to maintain a lot of privacy. The country plans to implement RFID-equipped road tax stickers that will help authorities track all vehicles, whether they're local or foreign. It'll start with a pilot program at a border c...

August 26th 2015 at 11:21am 0 Comments
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You've probably heard that self-driving cars are safer than their human-guided equivalents (as a general rule, at least). But what if you have a hard time wrapping your head around how that concept works in practice? Never fear: developers Mark Backler and Peter Cardwell-Gardner have posted a web...

August 4th 2015 at 11:53pm 0 Comments
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It's sometimes hard to keep track of positions in an IndyCar race, especially if you're in the stands and don't have the luxury of a broadcaster or data stream to point things out. Never fear, though: as of this weekend, the league's cars are carrying LED panels that display the driver's race posi...

August 2nd 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Last fall, Tesla introduced an optional, semiautonomous "autopilot" mode on its Model S. Equipped with ultrasonic radar, the system can sense and avoid obstacles, other vehicles and even pedestrians. Hell, the thing even changes lanes for you with the flip of a turn signal. On Friday, Elon Musk re...

July 31st 2015 at 2:16pm 0 Comments
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Apple isn't done hiring top talent for its electric car project -- in fact, it just scored one of its biggest hires. The Wall Street Journal understands that 1 Infinite Loop recently recruited Doug Betts, the manager for Fiat Chrysler's global quality efforts from 2007 to 2014. It's not clear wh...

July 20th 2015 at 8:04pm 0 Comments
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California is determined to make dramatic greenhouse gas cuts by 2030, and that could have some major ramifications for the state's big rigs and cargo ships. Governor Jerry Brown has ordered several agencies to draft plans for cleaner freight transportation, with a plan to eventually move to emiss...

July 19th 2015 at 2:43am 0 Comments
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Scooters are known for having more storage space than the average motorcycle. Because the engine is actually connected to the rear wheel, that leaves a lot of room under the seat for stuff. It's convenient, but it still limits the utility of the bike when you want to buy more than some milk and br...

July 18th 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Tesla's battery-focused "Gigafactory" isn't even finished yet, but that isn't stopping the electric car maker from expanding its plant's territory. The company just confirmed that it has nearly tripled its Nevada land purchases, adding 1,893 acres to the 1,000 it got back in 2014. Not that Tesla i...

July 15th 2015 at 10:41pm 0 Comments
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If you're fortunate enough to live in one of the California burgs where Toyota will deliver the Mirai this October, you now know just when and where you can pull the trigger. Toyota says that it'll start taking American requests for the hydrogen fuel cell car through its website on July 20th. And...

July 14th 2015 at 3:56am 0 Comments
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It's not often that a government department takes on feedback and quickly makes a change to its processes, but fair play to the DVLA, it's just done exactly that. After the agency phased out paper driving licences and asked British holidaymakers to present online codes to car hire companies instea...

July 10th 2015 at 11:08am 0 Comments
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You may think that self-driving cars are mostly useful for reducing accident rates and freeing your time, but they might just help save the environment, too. Berkeley Lab researchers have published a study which suggests that switching the transportation grid from conventional vehicles to autonomo...

July 9th 2015 at 12:34am 0 Comments