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Elon Musk Calls Apple’s Car a “Missed Opportunity”

At the Code conference this evening, Elon Musk joined Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher onstage to talk about his varied and eclectic pursuits. And when the talk turned to autonomous vehicles, Musk was sure to share his opinions on what he perceives to be Tesla’s biggest competition.

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Alissa Walker

June 2nd

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Don’t text and drive in Canada, or cops will bust you with this camera rig

Cops Texting and Driving
Texting and driving is a menace that's up there with chugging vodka while at the wheel, and cops the world over are slowly cracking down on it. But how do you catch errant texters? With a DSLR and some serious glass, if you're Canada's Mounties.

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Chris Mills

May 25th

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People will absolutely hate this new tech, but it might save their lives

Textalyzer Texting Driving Law

DORCs made it happen.


Texting and driving might become a thing of the past if new legislation passes in New York City. The proposed law would allow police to use a special device to determine instantly whether a driver involved in a car accident was using a mobile device for any purpose at the time of the accident.

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Chris Smith

April 13th

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‘Textalyzer’ Wants to Be a Breathalyzer For Your Cellphone

Distracted driving is a problem up there with drinking and driving, but with a problem for cops: Snapchat scores can’t be determined by smelling someone’s breath. A solution proposed in draft New York legislation would solve that, using a roadside phone analyzer.

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Chris Mills

April 12th

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Toyota’s ‘Guardian Angel’ Would Grab the Steering Wheel From Humans to Prevent a Crash

Self-driving cars, as popularized by the likes of Google and Tesla, are meant to be transportation bubbles that operate free of any human interference. But full autonomy isn’t the only option, and Toyota is investing in a system that would use computers as an aid to human drivers, not a replacement.

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Chris Mills

April 8th

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Google’s Self-Driving Cars Will Explore the Desert Roads of Arizona

Google has announced that its expanding its self-driving car tests to Phoenix, Arizona, in order to test how the cars handle high temperatures and desert dust.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 7th

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Volvo Is Taking Its Self-Driving Cars to China

Volvo has big plans for its fleet of autonomous cars —and it’s about to put them through a rather big test, too. The car manufacturer has announced that it’s taking 100 cars to China, where “local drivers will test autonomous driving cars on public roads in everyday driving conditions.”

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Jamie Condliffe

April 7th

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Toyota and Microsoft Want to Free You From In-Car ‘Tyranny of Technology’

The boundaries between technology and automotive sectors continue to blur, and now Toyota and Microsoft have announced that they’ll be working together to imbue cars with artificial intelligence that will, they promise, humanize the driving experience.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 5th

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Toyota and Microsoft Want to Free You From In-Car ‘Tyranny of Technology’

The boundaries between technology and automotive sectors continue to blur, and now Toyota and Microsoft have announced that they’ll be working together to imbue cars with artificial intelligence that will, they promise, humanize the driving experience.

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Jamie Condliffe

April 5th

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China Will Have Self-Driving Cars Before the US, Which Should Surprise No One

While the US is making slow but steady progress toward an autonomous future, China is fast-tracking plans to get self-driving vehicles on the road. And one of the chief forces behind this revolution is an engineer who recently worked at Google competitor Intel.

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Alissa Walker

April 5th

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