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Ford patents an autonomous police car that can ticket you

January 30th, 2018 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

If there’s one patent that I hope an automaker shelves for the remainder of human existence, it’s Ford’s patent for an autonomous police car.



Autonomous vehicles to eliminate some jobs, create others

January 26th, 2018 at 11:35 am » Comments Off

Imagine a car with no steering wheel and no pedals, like the one General Motors says it will mass-produce by next year. The automaker made the announcement Jan. 12, creating a big splash just prior to the annual Detroit Auto Show.



GM is dropping the steering wheel in autonomous cars

January 21st, 2018 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

General Motors (GM) says it is mass-producing autonomous cars that give complete control to the machine by taking away both the steering wheel and pedals.



Self-Driving Cars Will Transform the World as We Know It—Including Where We Live

December 14th, 2017 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

The revolution is coming—and it’s driving itself. As autonomous cars make their autobahn-paced transition from fanciful, emerging technology to mainstream reality, they’re expected to leave a forever-altered world in their rear-view mirrors. And it isn’t just highways and commutes that will be transformed—it’s also the homes and towns where we choose to live.



Redesigning the ( automobile) industry

November 16th, 2017 at 1:45 am » Comments Off

Bob Lutz: Kiss the good times goodbye ‘Everyone will have 5 years to get their car off the road or sell it for scrap’



LeBron James will star in the first big ad push for self-driving cars

October 20th, 2017 at 10:28 am » Comments Off

LeBron James will star in an Intelcommercial showing off the company’s self-driving-car technology, marking the first big ad push for driverless vehicles.



Who’s in the lead in developing self-driving car technologies? Hint, it’s not Google

September 9th, 2017 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

When it comes to the race to develop autonomous vehicles, Google and its fellow tech companies have gotten a lot of publicity. But the tech giants may have a tough time beating out the traditional car makers and parts suppliers, if a new study is any indication.



Ford and Domino’s to deliver pizza using self-driving cars in new test

August 31st, 2017 at 12:25 am » Comments Off

Ford and Domino’s are teaming up on a research trial that will see Ford cars equipped with self-driving tech delivering pizzas to regular consumers, as a way of figuring out how everyday people will react to, and interact with, autonomous service vehicles in the future.



Driverless cars and trucks don’t mean mass unemployment—they mean new kinds of jobs

August 25th, 2017 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

As business leaders who work with scores of senior leaders across the private and public sectors, the topic of automation and its implications for workers is inescapable—and often anxiety-inducing. Understandably so. Technology and social changes are poised to reshape nearly every aspect of what and how work gets done, and by whom. When we speak […]



India says no to driverless cars to protect jobs

August 1st, 2017 at 3:03 pm » Comments Off

India is resisting the push towards driverless cars in order to protect jobs, its transport minister has said.



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