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Waymo’s fully self-driving cars drive themselves around Phoenix

Last week, we told you that Waymo was ditching semi-autonomous or “assisted self-driving” features in its vehicles. That’s because in tests, it found that drivers weren’t paying attention to the road, meaning that they weren’t prepared to take control of…

How will self-driving vehicles change your hometown?

Autonomous vehicles offer tantalizing possibilities for commuters, tourists, and the environment, but the technology is still so new, it’s hard to separate pipe dreams from hard realities. The only way to determine the real effect that self-driving cars will have…

Keeping cars and pedestrians apart

Every year, we read fatality stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and every year, it seems that the number of pedestrians killed by automobiles ticks up a bit further. In 2016, the number of pedestrian deaths hit a…

Waymo pulls semi-self-driving features because people like you can’t be trusted

Many folks–including many of you, probably–are wary of self-driving cars. “Autonomous, schmatonomous!” you say, your fist raised in the air like Grandpa Simpson. “I can drive better than a computer any day of the week!” But here’s the thing: no,…

Consumers don’t think the auto industry is especially diverse

Market research firm Owler has released the findings from itsĀ 2017 Perceptions of Leadership Team Diversity study, and it appears the auto industry has a way to go on the diversity front–at least in terms of showing that side of itself…

Would you buy your next car on Facebook?

…because that’s about to becomeĀ a thing: Marketplace, which lets people sell new and used stuff locally, is adding more detailed US listings of used cars, one of the categories Facebook said has been most active. In the coming weeks, the…

Tesla brings solar panels and Powerwalls to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria

One of the remarkable things about Tesla CEO Elon Musk is his ability to see the big picture. While some automakers might be content to build beautiful electric cars (or even ugly ones), Musk’s has no intention of stopping there….

Self-driving car guru Anthony Levandowski is now building an AI god

You might not know Anthony Levandowski by name, but you probably know him by reputation. He’s the self-driving car guru in the lead role of the courtroom drama playing out between Google, Waymo, Uber, and Otto. (If that doesn’t ring…

Self-driving tech on the 2018 Cadillac CT6 sounds awfully sweet

The new Cadillac CT6 seems awfully snazzy. Not only is there less of the aggressive sheetmetal creasing that’s turned off some folks in previous years, but the 2018 model also comes with Super Cruise, which is as close as today’s…

Former Tesla employee claims he was harassed, fired for being gay

On October 5, long-hidden reports of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misdeeds began making headlines. Since then, dozens of women and men have come forward with their own stories of being propositioned, assaulted, and raped by film industry types. But rest assured,…