VW to introduce autonomous parking in 2020

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Last year, we brought you news of an automated valet parking system that would allow visitors to the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart to have their cars drop them off and then go park itself autonomously. Now, one of Daimler’s German rivals plans to offer similar capabilities. Volkswagen Group, which includes Porsche and Audi, is currently testing autonomous parking at the Hamburg Airport, with plans to put the technology into consumer vehicles beginning in 2020.

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VW to introduce autonomous parking in 2020 originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 10:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Autoblog 2018-04-12 22:30:00

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In Jinan, China, there’s a section of highway over which some 45,000 vehicles drive every day. A company called Qilu Transportation Development Group is converted about two-thirds of a mile of that roadway to generate solar electricity — enough to power the highway lights and 800 homes. Qilu Transportation isn’t stopping there, though. Looking forward to a future of electric and autonomous driving, the goal is to make the road smart. Eventually, it will be able to provide more accurate tra

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China’s solar road will charge cars as they drive originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Toyota group truck maker Hino enters strategic tie-up with VW truck unit

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Toyota group truck maker Hino enters strategic tie-up with VW truck unit originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 12 Apr 2018 09:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Chinese EV startup Xiaopeng Motors plans to raise $1.6B this year

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If you haven’t already picked your Chinese-backed electric vehicle startup that plans to challenge Tesla, you’ve got your work cut out for you. This list keeps growing. If you haven’t included Xiaopeng Motors (A.K.A. Xpeng Motors) to your short list, the up-and-comer has 1.6 billion reasons you should.

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Chinese EV startup Xiaopeng Motors plans to raise $1.6B this year originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Uber still believes autonomous vehicles have a future, says CEO

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Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday that the ride-sharing company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport after one of its self-driving vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona last month.

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Uber still believes autonomous vehicles have a future, says CEO originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Segway has created the rideable robot butler of your dreams

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Created by Segway Robotics, Loomo is an AI powered self-balancing Segway that can auto-follow, avoid obstacles, and has a playful personality. The customizable AI butler will cost $1,799. Learn more at segwayrobotics.com

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A rideable robot butler, Loomo, is an AI powered self-balancing Segway from Segway Robotics. The company wants you to think of Loomo as a mini transporter combined with a robot sidekick. Loomo responds to voice commands. It also has auto-follow, obstacle-avoidance,

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Segway has created the rideable robot butler of your dreams originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 10 Apr 2018 17:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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California may soon allow passengers in driverless cars

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In early April, California’s new rules that allow automakers, tech giants and just about anybody to test fully driverless cars on its roads finally took effect. But before those companies can realize their ride-hailing robot taxi ambitions, they have to wait for the state to adopt a proposal issued by the California Public Utilities Commission. The public utility regulator’s proposed rules would allow autonomous vehicles to give rides to the public as part of a pilot program – that is, so

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California may soon allow passengers in driverless cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 08 Apr 2018 09:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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California DMV can now allow fully driverless car testing

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Automakers can now start testing fully driverless cars on California’s roads. According to the state DMV’s new regulations that became effective on April 2nd, it can now issue three types of autonomous vehicle testing permits. The first kind is the original one it approved years ago, which needs a driver behind the wheel, while the other two could pave the way for the release of Level 4 to 5 autonomous vehicles. See, the second type of permit it can dole out will allow automakers to test fully d

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California DMV can now allow fully driverless car testing originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 03 Apr 2018 12:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Tesla Model 3 production reportedly falls short of target

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Tesla will reportedly fall short of its 2,500-per-week target for production of the crucial Model 3 sedan when it reports its numbers this week, but the news isn’t entirely bad.

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Tesla Model 3 production reportedly falls short of target originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 17:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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NHTSA criticizes Tesla for releasing data on Model X crash

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The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said on Sunday it was “unhappy” that electric car maker Tesla made public information about the crash of its Model X vehicle on Autopilot that killed the driver last month.

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NHTSA criticizes Tesla for releasing data on Model X crash originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 02 Apr 2018 09:35:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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