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2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class

Fully Autonomous S Class Could Arrive Before Launch Of Next-Gen Model: Report

The new 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class revealed yesterday and set to go on sale this fall has all the technology needed to operate fully autonomously, but has been programmed not to due to a lack of legislation. That’s according to the head of Mercedes’ R&D division, Thomas Weber. "We... read more

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Volvo's Pedestrian and Cyclist Detection system - image: Volvo

Volvo Shows World's First Cyclist Detection System In Geneva: Video

No automaker in the world has done as good a job of both innovating and marketing safety features as Volvo. The brand originally known for building safe and reliable cars has... read more March 6, 2013 by 


 
A semi-autonomous BMW 5 Series, on the highway outside of Munich

BMW Latest To Lay Out Autonomous Car Strategy

While the Mercedes-Benz Steering Assist System (debuting on the 2014 S Class) and the Audi Piloted Driving system (to appear by 2016) have been making the news lately, BMW... read more February 27, 2013 by 


 
Continental gets Nevada approval to test autonomous cars

Michigan Next To Legalize Testing Of Autonomous Cars?

First it was Nevada that allowed a commercial entity, in this case Google, to start testing an autonomous car on its roads, including alongside other motorists. Soon after... read more February 20, 2013 by 


 
Blind driver Steve Mahan in Google's Self-Driving Toyota Prius, March 2012

Autonomous Cars May Be Further Away Than You Think

Speaking solely from a technology point of view, Google believes that autonomous cars will be a reality in three to five years. For the most part, the hardware exists today... read more February 7, 2013 by 


 
Audi Traffic Jam Assistant in action

Audi Promises Autonomous ‘Piloted Driving’ System This Decade

Recent reports have suggested that Audi’s new autonomous driving system, dubbed “Piloted Driving” by the German luxury automaker, will debut on its A8... read more January 31, 2013 by 


 
Bosch autonomous car technology

Bosch Gives Update On Its Autonomous Car Development: Video

Major automotive supplier Bosch has given an update on the development of its autonomous car technology, which it says will first start appearing on new cars by as early as... read more January 28, 2013 by 


 
2013 Audi A8 L Hybrid

Audi A8 To Adopt Autonomous Traffic Jam Assistant In 2016: Video

Audi has been a pioneer in the world of autonomous cars, having tested a self-driving TT sports car for several years and more recently becoming the first automaker to attain... read more January 24, 2013 by 


 
Audi Piloted Driving demo--parking

Audi Piloted Driving In Action: Video

Autonomous cars, and the technologies that drive them, are the rage at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Aside from the gnawing fear and insecurity such cars... read more January 10, 2013 by 


 
Audi lighting concept

Audi Details Autonomous System And New Lighting Technologies At CES

Audi has given a preview of its upcoming technologies at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, this week. Though aimed at the general... read more January 9, 2013 by 


 
Lexus Advanced Safety Research Vehicle

Lexus Advanced Safety Research Vehicle Debuts At CES

Safety tech might not be as sexy as big horsepower figures, track-ready traction control, or even the latest in infotainment capabilities, but the level of technology that's... read more January 7, 2013 by 


 
Stanford/Audi TTS autonomous Pikes Peak car, aka 'Shelley'

Audi Becomes First Automaker To Receive Nevada Autonomous Car License

If you’re tracking the development of autonomous vehicles, you know that several companies have now begun testing in the state of Nevada, where autonomous cars can now... read more January 7, 2013 by 


 
Lexus will show its autonomous driving technology at the 2013 CES

Lexus Autonomous Driving Technology Teaser: 2013 CES

The Consumer Electronics Show has, over the past several years, become more and more about automotive technology. This year, Lexus will be flaunting its latest, including its... read more January 4, 2013 by 


 
ZF dual-pinion electric power steering

Electric Power Steering: We Ask An Insider Where It’s Headed

Get into any new car—okay, well maybe not a Smart Fortwo—and you’ll find power steering. Power steering systems have, for the most part, become so good, so... read more December 28, 2012 by 


 
Toyota and Lexus autonomous car technology

Lexus To Outline Autonomous Car Strategy At 2013 CES

In the race to develop the world’s first self-driving car, Japanese firms have been lagging their European and North American counterparts. Google has already developed... read more December 21, 2012 by 


 
Continental gets Nevada approval to test autonomous cars

Continental Is Latest To Get Nevada License For Autonomous Cars

Automotive supplier Continental is one of the driving forces behind the development of systems necessary for autonomous vehicles, and it’s become the first industry... read more December 20, 2012 by 


 
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