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Ford plans to release car without steering wheel by 2021

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Although current legislation still mandates that all vehicles must have some form of manual control, Ford is planning to mass produce a car without a steering wheel or pedals by the time 2021 rolls around. This is an accelerated development, considering fully autonomous cars have often been slated to arrive …

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Update: Tesla Model 3 sales top 325,000 in first week

Update: Electric vehicle manufacture Tesla has had a fantastic week. Just seven days after the official unveiling of its Model 3, much-more-affordable electric car, it’s taken in over 325,000 pre-orders, which if all go through eventually, will earn it more than $14 billion (£10 billion). This comes just a few …

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Tesla stock blossoms despite reporting losses

Off of the back of its announcement on a final price for the Tesla Model 3, the electric car firm announced that it had once again made a loss: $107 million for the quarter closing out 2015. It also reported plans to spend upwards of $1.5 billion on investment in …

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Tesla Model 3 could cost as little as $22,000

Although many details still need to be made clear about the upcoming Tesla Model 3 electric car, one thing we do know is the price: $35,000 in the U.S.. However that comes before any incentives or subsidies from state and federal authorities, which in some cases could bring the price …

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Google Ford partnership could mirror Baidu BMW deal

Google and Ford are said to be in talks to partner over the development of automated vehicles according to sources that are said to have been “briefed on the matter.” Although yet to be officially detailed, the partnership could well be similar to the deal struck between Chinese search giant …

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Amazon hints at big budget, big salaries for Top Gear crew

The new car show set to be hosted by ex-Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May on Amazon Prime, will be “very, very, very expensive,” for Amazon, according to the company head and 15th world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos. While he wouldn’t confirm how much any of …

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Uber pledges to buy 500,000 automated Teslas in 2020

Tesla’s electric vehicles have become more common place on roads around the world over the past few years, as production has scaled up in line with increasing demand, but selling an entire year’s worth of cars in one go would be a massive achievement for the Elon Musk founded company. …

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Daimler to test self-driving lorries on Nevada roads

There’s a lot of R&D going into driverless vehicles right now, with the likes of Google, Baidu and many more traditional auto-makers all pushing to become the first to offer a truly driverless experience on the roads. As much as they’re pushing for cars though, others believe the first self-piloted …

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NASA bringing rover tech to driverless cars

Driverless car technologies are coming on leaps and bounds at the moments, with the world’s first motorway-only automated features set to hit commercial cars as soon as 2017. However, whether our automated future will look like the cars of old, or something more akin to Google’s Pod Car design remains to …

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Tesla’s Model X electric 4×4 spotted in the wild

If you’ve been on the market for an electric car for some time, but weren’t impressed by the offerings from various manufactures to date, then perhaps Tesla’s upcoming Model X will be to your taste. Not much is known about the repeatedly delayed sports utility vehicle, other than it comes …

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Elon Musk: driver controlled cars could be outlawed

Although hard drugs may never give the children of users pre-cognitive murder detection powers like Minority Report promised us, one day soon we are going to have the driverless car technology also showcased in that movie and Elon Musk’s Tesla is helping to push us in that direction. Speaking at …

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Tesla P85D gets going fast with new ‘insane’ mode

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Tesla’s electric powered cars, have always bucked the stereotype that having an all-electric car meant it would be slow and have terrible acceleration. The new Model S P85D is no exception to this rule and with several changes from the regular P85, one of which is a new “Insane” mode, …

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Nvidia is turning cars into graphical powerhouses

With the advent of digital dashboards, heads up displays, advanced telematics and improved in-car entertainment systems, as a bit of a hardware nerd, you have to wonder, what’s powering all of it? If your car makes any use of those sorts of systems, it could very well be GPU giant …

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Dotcom to regain assets, firing on all cylinders

Kim Dotcom is likely to regain all of his frozen assets originally confiscated as part of the raid on his mansion in 2012 by the New Zealand authorities. This includes over $10 million in liquid funds, $6 million worth of luxury cars and personal items relating to Dotcom and his …

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Google looking to break into car industry

According to a few unnamed sources over at Jessicalessin, Google is fed up with traditional car manufacturers not wanting to get onboard with its self-driving vehicle scheme and is now pushing to get its own development deal and design the cars itself – much in the same way that it …

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In-car POV loving for kids on show at Distree

We all love kids. Especially when they are someone else’s and they leave while still entertaining/charming/cute – so the parents can do all the hard work of actually raising them. nVidia Partner, Point of View, has been showing off a neat in-car entertainment pack at Distree in Monte Carlo. KitGuru …

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