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Uber’s self-driving vehicles are again, simply slightly

Instead of a loud, triumphant return, Uber’s self-driving cars made it back on the road in the most humble, modest way on Thursday.  Nine months after one of Uber’s autonomous vehicle struck and killed a woman outside Phoenix, Arizona, seven of the same Volvo XC90s loaded with sensors and cameras are back in self-driving mode...CONTINUE READING
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Elon Musk’s underground tunnel has doable, however leaves so much to be desired

At first, the alley looked like many others: cinder block walls, neglected asphalt, and chain link fences that back up on beige single family bungalows. There was one big difference, though. At the end of this unnamed alley between 122nd and 120th streets in Hawthorne, California is a subterranean elevator that can transport a small...CONTINUE READING
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2018 was once the 12 months self-driving vehicles hit a roadblock

It’s been a long day. As you ride home from the office, you start to nod off. You close your eyes as the self-driving car merges onto the highway. When you’re zonked out 15 minutes later, the car changes your route because of traffic, and eventually you wake up at your destination.  That’s the dream...CONTINUE READING
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Apple simply employed a Tesla dressmaker. Let the theory start.

The hiring of a former Tesla designer has reignited speculation over Apple’s self-driving car ambitions.  Andrew Kim was hired by Microsoft after his minimalist redesign for the company went viral in 2013. He then spent two years as a senior design manager at Tesla. Now it looks like he’s at Apple.  SEE ALSO: Highway patrol...CONTINUE READING
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Facial popularity tech spreads to automotive leases

Why take out your wallet and photo ID if a camera and software program can scan your face, verify your identity, and send you on your way in 30 seconds? That’s what Hertz rental cars is asking with its new partnership with Clear, the biometric face and fingerprint scanning company you’ve seen at airport security...CONTINUE READING
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In true Musk style, Dull Corporate take a look at tunnel opening driven again every week

Long criticized for his time management skills, billionaire inventor Elon Musk is once again behind schedule on a major project. This time it’s the underground Hawthorne test tunnel for The Boring Company’s high-speed transit system underneath Los Angeles. A big public opening experience was scheduled for Tuesday, but a company spokesperson emailed over a new...CONTINUE READING
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Waymo is duping us all with its new self-driving taxi service

Well, Waymo did it. It launched a self-driving taxi service before the end of 2018. This is, on the surface, exactly what it said it would do, and it didn’t even come down to the wire — it’s only Dec. 5.  But a closer examination shows this isn’t what Waymo once promised eager would-be riders....CONTINUE READING
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