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Volvo to Test Driverless Cars in London

Volvo to Test Driverless Cars in London

April 27, 2016 @ 10:50 am

Described as "UK's most ambitious autonomous driving trial," the Drive Me scheme will kick off with a limited number of semi-automatic cars taking to the streets of the capital early next year.   The plan will then be extended in 2018 to up to 100 vehicles.  The Swedish company says the introduction of automatic driving cars will "revolutionise Britain's roads in four main areas — safety, congestion, pollution and time saving," …

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New Proposed Ban on DIY Racecars

New Proposed Ban on DIY Racecars

April 18, 2016 @ 10:15 am by Stephen Elmer

  The EPA was going to prohibit the removal of certain emissions equipment from all road-going cars, though now the agency says that if your car will exclusively be used on the track, these modifications are allowed. A statement from the EPA says that the organization “supports motorsports and its contributions to the American economy and communities all across the country,” though the agency will still target those who illegally modify vehicles …

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The Man Behind Driverless Race Cars

The Man Behind Driverless Race Cars

April 11, 2016 @ 1:20 pm by Kristen Korosec

  Sverdlov thinks he’s found a way to keep races entertaining without hurting the larger mission. In Denis Sverdlov’s world, race cars don’t need drivers, rather only computer scientists and software. He’s betting that graphical chip maker Nvidia can provide the brainpower that his driverless cars need to successfully navigate an urban race track at high speeds. Thus, Sverdlov’s London-based investment fund Kinetik is backing Roborace, a driverless car championship …

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American Cities Aren't Ready For Driverless Cars

American Cities Aren't Ready For Driverless Cars

April 8, 2016 @ 8:25 am by Eric Adams

    WHEN SELF-DRIVING CARS get here, they’ll make our commutes more efficient and allow us to get the kids to soccer practice without disrupting mom and dad’s work days. They’ll conserve resources, boost mobility for seniors and others who can’t, and make deadly traffic accidents all but disappear. It’s all great stuff. But the impact of self-driving cars will go deeper than even that, according to researchers at the Illinois Institute …

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Re-shaping American Cities

Re-shaping American Cities

April 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am by Sergiu Tudose

According to Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman, the growth ofautonomous technologies in transportation could help shape the entire real estate market in the near future. At a recent article, Kelman claimed that, unlike today's cars, "which are parked 96% of the time," autonomous vehicles will be in constant movement in the future. This means that we'll need fewer cars overall and those remaining could even leave town during the night. If this turns out to …

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Australian's Can't Handle the Heat!

Australian's Can't Handle the Heat!

April 1, 2016 @ 2:20 pm by Justin Westbrook

  A brand new sixth-generation Ford Mustang reportedly failed the Australian Highway Patrol’s high performance testing after just three minutes on the road. With the death of the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore in Australia (RIP), the nation’s Highway Patrol are now in search for an affordable high performance alternative. Ford, wanting to keep their business, offered them a brand new Mustang GT for their rigorous testing process but the car overheated after just …

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