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Mercedes-Benz unveils Avatar inspired concept car
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Mercedes-Benz unveils Avatar inspired concept car

The concept vehicle has reptilian scales and moves ‘like a crab’
9 Jan 2020
Porsche Taycan 2020: entry-level 4S joins the electric range
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Porsche Taycan 2020: entry-level 4S joins the electric range

Base-spec EV is almost £32,500 cheaper than the Taycan Turbo
15 Oct 2019
What can the ‘world’s largest computer chip’ actually do?
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What can the ‘world’s largest computer chip’ actually do?

Cerebras Systems’ processor has 50,000 times as many cores as an iPhone chip
20 Aug 2019
Flying taxi service to trial in Melbourne
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Flying taxi service to trial in Melbourne

Uber Air to begin test flights in the Australian city next year
13 Jun 2019
What are Tesla’s ‘robotaxis’?
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What are Tesla’s ‘robotaxis’?

Elon Musk plans to have one million driverless cars on the road by the end of 2020
23 Apr 2019
Will self-driving cars cause ‘gridlock’ on city streets?
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Will self-driving cars cause ‘gridlock’ on city streets?

New study finds autonomous vehicles will cruise around while unoccupied in order to dodge parking fees
4 Feb 2019
Apple lays off 200 staff working on autonomous car
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Apple lays off 200 staff working on autonomous car

Job losses are believed to be part of a restructuring under new leadership
24 Jan 2019

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CES 2019 tech round-up: Intel, Apple, Samsung and more
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CES 2019 tech round-up: Intel, Apple, Samsung and more

From 8K smart TVs to robots – the highlights from this year’s tech show
8 Jan 2019
Uber was warned of driverless car dangers before fatal crash
Uber has suspended self-driving car trials following fatal collision with pedestrian
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Uber was warned of driverless car dangers before fatal crash

Former manager claimed the self-driving vehicles were ‘hitting things nearly every 15,000 miles’
13 Dec 2018
Jaguar Land Rover tech beats red lights
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Jaguar Land Rover tech beats red lights

In-car system suggests the right speed to beat lights and avoid congestion
15 Nov 2018
Human driver crashes into Apple self-driving car
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Human driver crashes into Apple self-driving car

Company’s autonomous Lexus rear-ended during road testing
3 Sep 2018
Daimler to launch AI-powered taxi service next year
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Daimler to launch AI-powered taxi service next year

Free driverless service will debut in California
11 Jul 2018
Uber driver was watching The Voice in self-driving car crash
Uber has suspended self-driving car trials following fatal collision with pedestrian
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Uber driver was watching The Voice in self-driving car crash

Police say the Arizona accident was ‘entirely avoidable’
22 Jun 2018
EU lists 11 car safety systems to become mandatory from 2021
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EU lists 11 car safety systems to become mandatory from 2021

Autonomous braking and automatic speed limit assistance among compulsory features on all new vehicles
18 May 2018
Uber driverless software ‘ignored’ pedestrian in fatal crash
Uber has suspended self-driving car trials following fatal collision with pedestrian
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Uber driverless software ‘ignored’ pedestrian in fatal crash

Flaw reportedly meant that on-board systems detected woman but decided not to react
8 May 2018
Tesla in self-driving mode crashes into fire engine
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Tesla in self-driving mode crashes into fire engine

Model S electric car was travelling at 65mph before the incident
25 Jan 2018
Road accidents fall as driverless tech increases
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Road accidents fall as driverless tech increases

Almost 70% of new cars sold feature autonomous safety systems
22 Jan 2018
All-electric Byton SUV set to rival Tesla's Model X
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All-electric Byton SUV set to rival Tesla's Model X

Chinese vehicle start-up has former BMW and Apple employees on design team
8 Jan 2018
Apple car: AI chief reveals driverless tech progress
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Apple car: AI chief reveals driverless tech progress

Self-driving system tipped to be sold to existing car manufacturers
11 Dec 2017
Nissan’s driverless ‘robo-taxi’ hits the streets
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Nissan’s driverless ‘robo-taxi’ hits the streets

Two-week test in March will allow customers to go sightseeing around Yokohama
6 Dec 2017
Waymo successfully trials autonomous car without test driver
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Waymo successfully trials autonomous car without test driver

Company plans to launch driverless ride-hailing service in near future
8 Nov 2017
Tesla Model 3 vs. Model S: what sets them apart?
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Tesla Model 3 vs. Model S: what sets them apart?

Both cars may look similar, but the difference in price and interior design means they're far from identical
13 Oct 2017
Ford and Lyft team up to bring driverless cars to the public
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Ford and Lyft team up to bring driverless cars to the public

The partnership plans to deploy self-driving vehicles on roads ‘by 2021’
27 Sep 2017
Tesla ‘running tests’ on in-house AI chips
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Tesla ‘running tests’ on in-house AI chips

Sources say the carmaker will build its own system to ‘decrease reliance on other companies’
21 Sep 2017
Intel partners with Waymo to build fully autonomous car
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Intel partners with Waymo to build fully autonomous car

Cutting edge tech created by the tie-up could lead to completely driverless vehicles within the next decade
19 Sep 2017
'Driverless' lorry test on UK roads next year
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'Driverless' lorry test on UK roads next year

High-tech trucks will travel in convoy and are connected wirelessly
25 Aug 2017
Audi A8 vs Tesla Model S: Which offers the best tech?
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Audi A8 vs Tesla Model S: Which offers the best tech?

New A8 boasts Level 3 driverless systems, but can it rival the tech-laden Model S?
18 Jul 2017
Driverless cars: What do the different autonomy levels mean?
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Driverless cars: What do the different autonomy levels mean?

The rise of self-driving cars is set to revolutionise our roads by allowing vehicles to 'make decisions themselves'
14 Jul 2017
Nissan teases driverless tech for new Leaf
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Nissan teases driverless tech for new Leaf

ProPilot Assist will offer auto brake, accelerate and steer to keep drivers in right lanes
23 Jun 2017
What does the Queen's vehicle bill mean for motorists?
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What does the Queen's vehicle bill mean for motorists?

Millions will be set aside in bid to make UK a world leader in transport technology
22 Jun 2017
Jaguar Land Rover begins trialling first driverless car
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Jaguar Land Rover begins trialling first driverless car

Range Rover Sport-based prototype will be able to navigate a city without any steering or pedal inputs
22 Jun 2017
Tesla gave driver multiple warnings before fatal crash
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Tesla gave driver multiple warnings before fatal crash

Joshua Brown kept his hands on the wheel for just 25 seconds during 37-minute drive, say US officials
21 Jun 2017
Tesla Model X 'to receive five-star safety rating in US'
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Tesla Model X 'to receive five-star safety rating in US'

Crash-test video from safety regulator shows car protecting passengers in a side-impact
13 Jun 2017
Elon Musk unveils Tesla Model Y in new teaser image
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Elon Musk unveils Tesla Model Y in new teaser image

Reports say electric car will be 'a crossover' to sit between the Model 3 saloon and Model X SUV
7 Jun 2017
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