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Saudi women warned against driving before ban is lifted
Saudi women warned against driving before ban is lifted

Nearly a decade and a half ago, Queen Elizabeth II took the late Saudi King Abdullah for a spin in her royal Land Rover. Just this week, Riyadh police issued a warning to all women in Saudi Arabia that they cannot yet legally drive, despite royal decree just last month that the long-standing ban on...Read More»

LeBron James gets a ride in an Intel-powered self-driving car
LeBron James is the self-driving car's new MVP

Computing titan Intel has been making plenty of waves lately in the self-driving car world, from acquiring autonomous tech company MobileEye, to partnering with Google spinoff Waymo, and FCA and BMW. Now, in an effort to make the emerging technology more familiar, it’s launching an ad...Read More»

NVIDIA Drive PX Pegasus
NVIDIA's new Level 5 self-driving car chip will make steering wheels a thing of the past

Computer hardware company NVIDIA has just released its first self-driving car-bound artificial intelligence computer, called NVIDIA Drive PX Pegasus. According to the company, it is capable of Level 5 autonomy — which means it can power a self-driving car with such competence that there...Read More»

2017 Toyota Corolla, test drive, Ojai, California, Sep 2016
California legislature to float plan for ditching gasoline by 2040

The California state legislature is set to consider a bill that calls for the ban of new gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicle sales by 2040. If successful, the bill would be the first of its kind in the United States, though it follows several similar proposals in Europe. China is currently the...Read More»

ZF's distracted driver technology
NHTSA: Fatal car crashes rising, but not because of cell phones

The federal government has released its statistical analysis of every fatal crash in 2016, and the results are surprising. The number of fatal accidents per mile traveled increased by 2.6 percent compared to 2015—and it’s not because of distracted drivers. The total number of fatal...Read More»

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AAA: Infotainment systems increase distractions, risk of accidents

As the infotainment systems—those increasingly large screens sprouting up in every dashboard—gain ever more functionality, drivers spend more time looking down rather than at the road. Even voice-activated features can make for a dangerous distraction, according to new research from the...Read More»

2019 Audi A8
Study: Americans aren't giving up driving anytime soon

Despite many indications otherwise, we're still a nation of drivers. The Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey (ACS) is out, and the data supports conclusions that might run contrary to general conceptions. Chief among them is the idea that, despite fluctuations in gas prices...Read More»

Waymo self-driving prototype
Report: Waymo could launch self-driving ride-share service as early as this fall

Reports based on information obtained from people briefed on Waymo’s plans suggest the Google spinoff could be planning to launch a rideshare service composed of self-driving cars as early as this fall. Citing sources Silicon Beat and The Information claim that the service would involve...Read More»

James Dyson
Dyson amps up drive toward electric cars

Fresh off the major announcement that his eponymous vacuum company is aiming to produce its own electric vehicle, James Dyson has expounded on his plans. He’s also gone on a bit of a hiring spree which has seen Dyson poach executives from the likes of Aston Martin and Tesla, a clear warning...Read More»

2018 Porsche Panamera 4S Diesel Sport Turismo
German state appealing ban on diesels

The German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg is set to appeal a ruling that would prohibit diesel vehicles from entering the capital city of Stuttgart. The ban, which was slated to begin at the start of 2018, will now be suspended while the appeal process takes place. German environmental lobby Deutsche...Read More»

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