Americans Want Self-Driving Cars for the Cheaper Insurance

Americans Want Self-Driving Cars for the Cheaper Insurance

The top reason Americans give for wanting a partially autonomous car is lower insurance costs.

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Turns Out the Hardware in Self-Driving Cars Is Pretty Cheap

Turns Out the Hardware in Self-Driving Cars Is Pretty Cheap

Most of the hardware you need to build an autonomous vehicle is actually pretty cheap.

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Chevy’s Robo-Car Concept Is Switchblades on Wheels

Chevy’s Robo-Car Concept Is Switchblades on Wheels

Chevy has created a concept to highlight its vision of the year 2030, when cars drive themselves, and it’s … interesting.

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Nvidia’s Powerful New Computer Helps Teach Cars to Drive

Nvidia’s Powerful New Computer Helps Teach Cars to Drive

Nvidia’s Drive PX is “a powerful self-driving car computer” that anyone with a bit of dough—developers, researchers, automakers—can use to work on cars that don’t need humans behind the wheel.

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The Mercedes Robo-Car That Made Me Want to Stop Driving

The Mercedes Robo-Car That Made Me Want to Stop Driving

It’s not a real car, but it does a wonderful—and important—job of reminding us that self-driving technology will fundamentally change how we get around.

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Elon Wants to Make Your Tesla Drive Itself. Is That Legal?

Elon Wants to Make Your Tesla Drive Itself. Is That Legal?

Unclear intentions on Tesla’s part and changing regulations from one state to the next mean it’s hard to say if this is allowed.

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Self-Driving Cars Will Make Us Want Fewer Cars

Self-Driving Cars Will Make Us Want Fewer Cars

The companies developing self-driving cars say handing control over to the machines will make the future a far better place. Once robot chauffeurs are here, they say, the number of car crashes will plummet. Liberated from the need to keep our hands on the wheel and eyes on the road, drivers will become riders with […]

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