Tag: Car

Driver-assist car features are making us worse drivers.

“Tesla With Autopilot Hits Cop Car—Driver Admits He Was Watching a Movie.” The headline from August was riveting—and easy for readers to dismiss as something that could never happen to them. While an unfortunate few can turn anything you hand them into an implement of disaster, most of us possess the common sense to not do anything so reckless while driving new automation-equipped cars.

At least, we think we do. But shrug off that headline at your own peril. The way we are designing our new car technology is upending some of our most trusted commonsense understandings—the ones that we

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Apple (AAPL) Car May Debut in 2024 With New Battery Technology

Apple AAPL is rumored to boost its driverless car initiative with plans to produce self-driving car technology and introduce the consumer vehicle that could include its own breakthrough battery technology by 2024, per a Reuters report.

Apple’s driverless car or Apple Car initiative, Project Titan, has been a subject of intense speculation since 2014 due to the classified nature of the project.

Reportedly, Apple’s 2024 production strategy includes a new monocell battery design aimed at reducing the cost of batteries and increase the range of the vehicle. This battery, LFP — Lithium Iron Phosphate — is less likely to overheat

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4 LIDAR Stocks to Benefit From Self-Driving Car Revolution

Gone are the days when driverless vehicles were confined to the realms of science fiction. Thanks to persistent innovation and technology breakthroughs, robots are finally taking over the wheels. Over the past few years, autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been hogging the limelight, with auto and tech giants betting big on futuristic robotic vehicles. (Read more: Driverless Race Accelerates: Who is Leading the Game?)

LIDAR Lighting Up AV Prospects

With driverless technology being one of the hottest investment ideas in the auto market, the best way to tap the AV revolution would be to invest in the core technology that has

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Is the car next to you driverless? NHTSA launches new tool to help you find out

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it has launched a new tool to improve the transparency of driverless vehicle testing programs. The new map-based tool is part of the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative, which is being overseen by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

“This tool gives the public online access to data about the on-road testing of automated driving systems so the public can understand more about this new technology,” said Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao in the agency’s announcement.

While the tool does not actually track autonomous vehicles

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Sometime soon, your car will park itself in urban garages

DETROIT (AP) — So after the coronavirus threat has passed, you head downtown for a baseball game.

You get to the parking garage, and using an app on your phone, you link your SUV to the garage’s computers and sensors, and the SUV finds a spot on the fourth floor and parks itself while you catch batting practice.

This isn’t some far-off technology anymore. German auto parts maker Bosch is testing it with Mercedes in Stuttgart. And this week it announced a collaboration with Ford at a garage near downtown Detroit.

Although the backers won’t say when the technology could

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