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As Electric Cars’ Prospects Brighten, Japan Fears Being Left Behind

The Japanese government has made managing the shift to next-generation vehicles a priority, but critics say its approach lacks focus. It has bet big on hydrogen fuel cells, an alternative technology to plug-in rechargeable batteries that is struggling to win ...

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Competing With the Giants in Race to Build Self-Driving Cars

These algorithms can learn tasks on their own by analyzing vast amounts of data. “It used to be that a real smart Ph.D. sat in a cube for six months, and they would hand-code a detector” that spotted objects on ...

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Man fatally hit by train after falling between cars in NYC subway

A straphanger was struck and killed by a Manhattan subway train after he fell between cars Friday night, police said. The southbound C train had just left the 14th St. station when the man slipped and tumbled onto the tracks ...

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Trying to Bypass Anxiety on the Road to Driverless Cars

Ford Motor has set a goal of producing a self-driving car with no steering wheel and no pedals by 2021, allowing time to make sure such technology can be managed safely. General Motors may have taken a significant step forward ...

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G.M. Unveils Its Driverless Cars, Aiming to Lead the Pack

“Everything we are doing is geared to speed,” G.M.’s president, Daniel Ammann, told journalists at an event showcasing the cars on Tuesday. To emphasize the company’s progress, Mr. Ammann said the cars would be ready for consumer applications in “quarters, ...

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Uber Strikes Deal With Volvo to Bring Self-Driving Cars to Its Network

Volvo, which is based in Sweden and owned by Geely Automobile Holdings of China, said in a statement that Volvo and Uber were contributing $ 300 million to the project. From automakers like Ford, Tesla and General Motors to technology ...

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Where Self-Driving Cars Go to Learn

Last December, Uber clashed with California regulators when it tested its self-driving cars in San Francisco without permission from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The company was quickly ordered to shut down its trials. Continue reading the main story ...

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Bits: Farhad and Mike’s Week in Tech: Get Ready for Robot Cars

So even though it’s only happening in Arizona, this is a big deal. Waymo is clearly leading the pack in the race to produce self-driving cars, which makes sense because of Google’s multiyear head start in the space. Would you ...

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Waymo’s Autonomous Cars Cut Out Human Drivers in Road Tests

Waymo said its driverless cars hit the public roads last month. The company did not say whether it was testing the driverless cars in environments considered challenging for autonomous vehicles, like bridges or tunnels, or more difficult conditions, like driving ...

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Toyota to introduce smart cars that know how you feel

Falling in love with your car may soon mean it falls in love with you back. Toyota is set to introduce cars that use advanced artificial intelligence to keep drivers safe and alert by reading your emotions and increasing mobility ...

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