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Texting while walking? These in-ground traffic lights should get your attention

Can't make them come up to you? Go down to them. Such is the logic behind Germany's new traffic lights, which see distracted pedestrians and chronic texters, and raise them traffic lights that they just can't miss.
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Self-driving car and ride-hailing companies form alliance to advise the NHSTA and help cities

In a joint effort to advise on policies for self-driving cars, Ford, Google, Volvo, Uber, and Lyft have created the Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets. The alliance will also help cities and states understand and prepare for…
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Cheat Sheet: Mitsubishi explains how it scammed fuel economy tests

Mitsubishi says it used a "high-speed coast down test" to produce the inflated fuel economy figures for cars it sold in Japan. The test measures a vehicle's air resistance, which impacts mileage.
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Germany announces $1.1 billion in subsidies for electric cars

Joining forces with other countries with rebates for electric car purchases, Germany has announced a 1.1 billion euro subsidy plan for new electric cars. Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW have signed on to the plan, which starts in May.
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DARPA aims to make future military vehicles lighter, cheaper, and smarter

DARPA awarded contracts to eight organizations to develop technology for future military vehicles under the GXV-T program. It hopes to make future vehicles lighter, cheaper, and smarter.
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Volvo to let families in London test its self-driving cars

Volvo's plan for autonomous cars is shifting up a gear after the company announced it's going to use 100 families to test its self-driving technology on regular London streets. Similar schemes are also planned for Sweden and China.
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Voyomotive’s new device brings old cars up to speed with connected apps

Voyomotive has developed a plug and play device to give any vehicle from 1996 or later a complete suite of connected car apps and functionality, while also providing streaming data for business applications.
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Dubai sets a high goal for driverless cars

In an ambitious plan to switch to driverless cars, Dubai has set a goal of 25 percent driverless car rides by 2030. The plan will include taxis and buses. The city believes the switch to self-driving cars would save money and cut down on…
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Do you really need to buy premium gasoline?

Sales of premium fuel are rising, and are likely to remain high as Americans buy more small-displacement turbocharged cars. But what do you really know about the fuel you’re putting in your tank? Should you pay for Premium?
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Musk: Tesla’s Autopilot is 50 percent better at avoiding accidents than you are

Elon Musk, Tesla's head honcho, claims that the automaker's semi-autonomous Autopilot function is 50 percent better at avoiding accidents than humans.