Tag: self-driving

23 Posts

Sep 13, 2016

From the Cockpit, It's Ford's Self-Driving Car

Jim Motavalli

We're getting closer to taking the driver out of the equation. Ford is putting its autonomous vehicles into shuttle service on its Dearborn, Michigan, corporate campus by 2018. Meanwhile, journalists get to go along for test rides.

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Aug 30, 2016

The End of the Private Car? It's Coming.

Jim Motavalli

The future is a shared, autonomous electric pod. Is that scary? Here are the benefits.


The case against self-driving cars.
Jul 27, 2016

Jesus Don't Take the Wheel

Tim Cotton

I'll drive, thanks. But if you don't mind, would you take a quick look at my insurance policy?


May 20, 2016

Big Wheels: A Clean Revolution for Trucks and Buses

Jim Motavalli

Dirty tailpipes are still spewing diesel pollution, but new technology will make the nation's 18-wheelers and transit systems much more environmentally friendly.

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Apr 28, 2016

Silicon Valley Has the Stardust, but the Automakers Know Cars

Jim Motavalli

Google and Apple have the Big Three running scared, but they're not ready to build their own vehicles. Tesla? Well, that's another story.

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Do people want driverless cars
Apr 27, 2016

The Driverless Car is Coming: But Are Human Drivers Happy About It?

Craig Fitzgerald

You might trust Google to deliver your Nigerian scam email, but do you trust them to deliver you safely through traffic? Those are the kinds of questions that the MIT AgeLab is asking you to answer in a survey on autonomous technology, as part of the NEMPA/MIT Technology Conference on May 26.

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Apr 27, 2016

Can Automakers Be Trusted? Probably Not--And It Really Matters

Jim Motavalli

The scandals are mounting, and as we move toward self-driving cars its critical that carmakers play it straight. The software has to work.

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Jun 24, 2015

Better Ideas: Ford's Future Mobility Visions

Jim Motavalli

Self-driving cars sooner than you think, 3-D printed parts, natural and lightweight materials, car sharing, and e-bikes. And here's the surprise: This is from Ford.

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Apr 06, 2015

Audi President Scott Keogh on "Piloted Driving"

Jim Motavalli

Audi is moving fast with self-driving cars on the racetrack and the road, and it's introducing that tech on the cars coming next year. But sitting in the back with your cellphone? That's going to take a while.

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Feb 25, 2015

What To Expect When Apple Makes A Car

Craig Fitzgerald

Apple is apparently working on an automobile. Owning one is going to be a little different. Car Talk's worst case scenario, here. 

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