Tag: Cars

Waymo’s self-driving taxi service is now a reality

We always expected Google to turn its self-driving car technology developed under Waymo into a self-driving taxi service of sorts, and Google finally delivered the service we’ve been waiting for. However, Waymo launched Waymo One without making a big deal over the event. Furthermore, the driverless taxi service is very limited, servicing interested users in […]

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Donald Trump Spins 90 Day China Truce as ‘Big Leap Forward’

President Donald Trump celebrated his decision Monday to postpone his proposed 25 percent tariffs on China for ninety days. “Relations with China have taken a BIG leap forward!” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Very good things will happen.” The president met with Chinese President Xi Jinping for dinner on Saturday during the G-20 summit in Argentina […]

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[Update: Supported models] Jaguar and Land Rover confirm 2019 vehicles will get Android Auto

Most automakers moved surprisingly fast to adopt Android Auto (and CarPlay) over the last couple years. That’s in spite of the fact that Android Auto makes it harder to sell spendy navigation-enabled infotainment upgrades. Still, it’s taken some longer than others to come around. Toyota is expected to roll out Android Auto next year, and […]

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Tesla battery will power unusual community storage project in Western Australia

reader comments 6 Share this story Enlarge / Tesla Powerpacks in South Australia. A community storage pilot project using Tesla batteries went live this week in Western Australia, three months ahead of schedule. The 105KW/420KWh pooled storage will act as a sort of locker for excess power produced by homes with solar panels. The project is […]

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GM wants alternative to fuel economy standards from Obama, rollback from Trump

Here’s an official Bolt press picture from Chevy. reader comments 26 Share this story On Friday, General Motors wrote to the Trump Administration in support of a national zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program, which would require seven percent of automakers’ sales to be zero-emissions by 2021. That percentage would increase by two percent per year until […]

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New video captures what Tesla’s Autopilot 9 ‘sees’ in real-time

Earlier this month, Tesla rolled out version 9 of its Autopilot software with a number of new features and enhancements. One of the more intriguing new features allows users to record and store dashcam footage from their vehicle’s front-facing cameras. Another feature worth highlighting allows users to send a navigation destination from their smartphone right […]

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