Wheels: Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels

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Spread the loveTweet Those are all challenges being taken up by the automotive industry and the schools that supply them with the next generation of designers. Continue reading the main…


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Bits: Delphi, the Auto Parts Supplier, Embarks on a High-Tech Overhaul

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Spread the loveTweet But with new technologies turning automobiles into supercomputers on wheels, Delphi is trying to reinvent itself. Over the last several years, it has shed almost all of…


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Bits: Automakers Race to Get Ahead of Silicon Valley on Car-Sharing

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Spread the loveTweet Both Daimler and BMW said their current mobility services were helping them with know-how, including valuable data about customer patterns, to prepare them for a future when…


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Bits: Electronic Setups of Driverless Cars Vulnerable to Hackers

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Spread the loveTweet Photo The dashboard of a Tesla Model S in May 2014. In that year, some Model S owners did some tinkering and claimed to have discovered a…


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Bits: Daily Report: When Robots Can’t Trust Humans

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Spread the loveTweet Photo A simulator at the Toyota Research Institute. The company is working on technologies that will assist human drivers in remaining vigilant when they are required to…


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Bits: A Guide to Challenges Facing Self-Driving Car Technologists

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Jason Eichenholz, co-founder of Luminar Technologies, with a 3-D lidar (light detection and ranging) map. Lidar may eventually help autonomous cars drive more safely. Credit Ben…


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Bits: Robot Cars Can’t Count on Us in an Emergency

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Spread the loveTweet We humans are easily distracted by our games, phones and mates. And automotive engineers, computer interaction designers and, yes, lawyers, wonder if the self-driving cars they are…


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G.M. Wants to Drive the Future of Cars That Drive Themselves

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Spread the loveTweet After that drive, Ms. Barra made her own decision to speed up, convinced that such cars were worth betting the company on. Within six months after what…


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Bits: Tech Roundup: Another Busy Week at Uber

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Spread the loveTweet Photo Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of Uber, left, with Anthony Levandowski, a vice president of technology at Uber, whose firing was announced to staff members on…


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Uber Fires Former Google Engineer at Heart of Self-Driving Dispute

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Spread the loveTweet “Over the last few months Uber has provided significant evidence to the court to demonstrate that our self-driving technology has been built independently,” Angela L. Padilla, Uber’s…


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