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The Public is Getting Another Chance to Ride Driverless Shuttles Around Greenwich

Two years ago GATEway unveiled the first wave of driverless shuttles that would hit Greenwich for testing. Last year those trials were opened up to the public, allowing people to apply for a ride - the only problem being that there were over 5,000 applicants and a mere 100 spaces. For the many people who did miss out, there's some good news: you could get anther chance to grab a ride for yourself. Read More >>

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Why Uber Just Agreed to Buy a Crapload of Volvos

Things seem to be looking up at Uber’s embattled self-driving car unit. The company just made a deal with Volvo for as many as 24,000 XC90 sport utility vehicles to be delivered between 2019 and 2021. Uber then plans to add its own driverless technology and unleash a fleet of robo-taxis onto the world. It would be the first of its kind. Read More >>

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Intel Jumps Up and Down Shouting ‘We’re Here Too’ With $15.3 Billion Mobileye Acquisition

Intel just plunked down $15.3 billion for Mobileye, a leading manufacturer of sensors and cameras for autonomous cars, as it tries to catch up with microchip rivals Nvidia and Qualcomm in the driverless car industry. Read More >>

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A Brief History Of The Autonomous Car

We've come a long way in the last 80 years (yep, that's how long actual development of autonomous cars has been kicking around for), and sooner rather than later driverless vehicles will become a normal sight on our roads. Road rules are even changing in anticipation. Read More >>

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Ford and Jaguar Land Rover Want to Help You Avoid Red Lights

Ford has announced something it calls the Green Light Optimal Speed Advisory, which sounds nowhere near as appealing as it should. It’s a special system designed to help you avoid red lights, and relies on communications between your car and roadside infrastructure. Read More >>

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UK’s First Public Driverless Car Trial to Kick Off in Milton Keynes Today

And so it begins. Driverless car trials in the UK begin today with University of Oxford spinout Oxbotica in Milton Keynes. Proper trials. With proper potential for danger. Read More >>

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Uber’s Self-Driving Car Passengers Were Signing Their Lives Away

Uber’s fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh are super exciting for anyone interested in the future of transportation—but they could come at a huge risk for passengers riding in the vehicles. Read More >>

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Ford’s Promised to Mass-Produce Driverless Cars Without Steering Wheels in 2021

Ford has put its neck on the line and said it will roll out autonomous cars without pedals or steering wheels in 2021. Read More >>

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Jaguar Land Rover Gears Up for Semi-Autonomous UK Car Tests (and The Features Sound Genius)

Whether it's putting augmented reality ghost cars on your windshield or eye-tracking wipers, Jaguar Land Rover's really aiming to stay ahead of the in-car technological curve these past few years. Having announced that it's preparing to go off-road with its semi-autonomous vehicles, it's now also gearing up to bring the test cars to real UK roads too. Read More >>

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From A to B: Why It’s Such a Bumpy Road to Driverless Cars

In an ironic sort of way, it sometimes feels like we’re cruising toward driverless cars on auto-pilot. Read More >>

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Driverless Cars in the UK: Who’s Testing What, Where and When?

Though our fast food-chompin’, beer-swiggin’, 'Murican cousins may have you believing that the Land of the Free is the only place in the world advanced enough to play host to autonomous cars, it isn’t. The UK hasn’t just got a piece of the action, but is shaping up to position itself as the European hotspot for driverless car testing. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Claims Tesla’s Autopilot Decreases Crashing By Half

Tesla’s new semi-autonomous Autopilot feature has already saved a few YouTubers from spectacular crashes. But according to Elon Musk, those aren’t the exception to the rule: Autopilot has decreased crashes by 50 per cent in a few months. Read More >>

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Toyota’s ‘Guardian Angel’ Would Grab the Steering Wheel From Humans to Prevent a Crash

Self-driving cars, as popularised by the likes of Google and Tesla, are meant to be transportation bubbles that operate free of any human interference. But full autonomy isn’t the only option, and Toyota is investing in a system that would use computers as an aid to human drivers, not a replacement. Read More >>

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A Convoy of Autonomous Trucks Just Drove Across Europe

As much as everyone is getting excited about Google’s cute little autonomous cars, self-driving trucks are the most obvious—and probably easiest—beneficiaries of autonomous tech. To prove this, a “platoon” of connected trucks from six brands completed a 1,300 mile trip across Europe. Read More >>

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What the Hell Are These People Doing Around Google’s Self-Driving Cars?

Among the many different hazards Google’s cars have to handle on the road is one particularly annoying one: pedestrians acting like idiots when they see Google’s cute little machines in the wild. Read More >>