Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein

Stephen Edelstein graduated from Clark University in 2011 with an M.A. in American History. He was the Editor in Chief of Clark's student newspaper, The Scarlet. Stephen enjoys all things historical, science-fictional, and transportation-related.
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Audi will use Thunderhill Raceway for autonomous car testing

Audi designated California's Thunderhill Raceway as the test track for its autonomous-car development program. The carmaker has already taken its pair of RS 7 prototypes to several other racetracks.
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GM hopes its customers will help it make maps for self-driving cars

GM is considering using Mobileye mapping technology and data from its OnStar telematics customers to create maps for future self-driving cars. Cameras already installed in customer cars would do the work.
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VW’s microbus gets the hippy reincarnation it deserves with the electric Budd-e

The Volkswagen Budd-e concept debuted at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show as a reincarnation of the classic VW Microbus. It's got that vehicle's classic shape, but with modern updates, tech, and an electric powertrain.
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Ford’s fleet of autonomous test cars gets bigger, smarter

Ford plans to build out its fleet of Fusion Hybrid autonomous test cars to 30 vehicles, which it claims will be the most of any carmaker. It's also upgrading the cars' design with a more compact lidar unit.
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Ford launches developer program for vehicle-to-drone tech

Ford announced a new app developer program at CES 2016. The goal is to develop communications technology to connect cars and drones, for use by the United Nations in disaster areas.
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Ford demonstrates smart home integration at CES 2016

Ford demonstrated integration of Amazon Echo and Wink smart-home tech with its Sync infotainment systems at CES 2016. This allow consumers to control houses from cars, and vice versa.
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Nvidia’s Drive PX 2 is the brains behind Volvo’s autonomous test cars

Nvidia unveiled its latest computer for self-driving cars at CES. The Drive PX 2 can quickly "learn" how to deal with unexpected situations on the road, and process information faster, Nvidia claims.
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Volvo and Ericsson don’t want autonomous-car passengers to ever go without Netflix

Volvo and Ericsson plan to develop an "intelligent" media-streaming system for future self-driving cars that will tailor video streaming to a specific route, in order to help passengers make the most of their free time.
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FCA jumps on the CarPlay/Android Auto bandwagon with its 4th-gen Uconnect system

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Uconnect infotainment system will get several updates, including available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the carmaker announced at CES. The new system will arrive later this year.
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Toyota is first to sign on for Ford's SmartDeviceLink app platform

Ford can now claim Toyota and suppliers QNX and UIEvolution as partners in its SmartDeviceLink app connectivity platform. Ford is courting other carmakers as well, hoping to turn the platform into an industry standard.
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Fiery Ferraris: 488 GTB sales stopped, California T recall due to fire risk

The Ferrari 488 GTB is the subject of a stop-sale order due to a fire risk first discovered in the Ferrari California T. No 488s have actually been sold in the U.S. yet, so a recall was unnecessary.