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Tesla plans to build three more Gigafactories, five in all

In a letter to shareholders, Tesla said it will finalize plans for three more Gigafactories to produce solar panels and lithium-ion battery packs for electric cars, as well as home and business energy storage systems.

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5G will help autonomous cars safely cruise the streets

Years from now, your first autonomous may have a lot of help from 5G networks to cruise the streets safely.

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Here's why self-driving cars may never really be self-driving

Even as self-driving car technology quickly evolves, technologists and lawmakers are still grappling with a big problem: In the event of an accident, who's to blame?

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The mouthwatering data opportunity of self-driving cars

Self-driving cars are the biggest innovation in the automotive industry today. But did you know that data is a major aspect in operating these high-tech vehicles?

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Columbus, Ohio, region boosts smart mobility research

One focus will be on developing universal standards for wireless communications between vehicles and sensors on traffic signals, highway lanes and other road infrastructure.

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Insecure Android apps put connected cars at risk

Android applications that allow millions of car owners to remotely locate and unlock their vehicles are missing security features that could allow hackers to easily hijack their functionality.

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38% off Maxboost 4.8A/24W Dual USB Port Smart Car Charger - Deal Alert

This 24W / 4.8A USB car charger safely charges your favorite mobile devices at high speed, is highly rated on Amazon, and is currently discounted 38% to just $9.99.

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Ford to invest $1B in A.I. startup toward self-driving cars

Ford plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence startup that will help develop a virtual driver system for the automaker’s autonomous vehicle coming in 2021.

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17% off MAXSA Innovations Park-Right Laser Garage Parking Device - Deal Alert

This innovative gadget turns on two visible lasers when you enter the garage, allowing you to park both cars in the exact right place every time.

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Software allows all cars to coexist

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology have come up with an algorithm that allows autonomous and manually-driven cars to share the road.

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Daimler to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Uber signed a partnership with Daimler that will let the automaker introduce and operate its own self-driving cars on Uber’s ride sharing network.

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Ford device lets older cars connect to smartphones, become Wi-Fi hotspots

Ford’s new SmartLink system includes a 4G LTE-enabled OBD II plug-in device and a companion App and Web Portal used to activate various wireless features.

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Apple collaborates with rivals to advance A.I. research

Apple has joined rivals as it takes a step to advance research and development of artificial intelligence technologies.

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59% off RAVPower 14000mAh Portable Car Jump Starter - Deal Alert

A compact power bank, a car jump starter, and a LED flashlight, all fit into a minimal and portable design. Store it in the glovebox or simply drop it in your bag. Have a concentrated 14000mAh source of power always with you.

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DOT designates 10 new U.S. proving grounds for self-driving cars

The Department of Transportation has designated 10 proving ground pilot sites to encourage testing and information sharing about automated vehicle technologies, including optimal big data usage.

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CES: The Car Electronics Show?

The line between the traditionally separate consumer electronics and automotive worlds is rapidly disappearing, as evidenced by this year's CES in Las Vegas.

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Hydrogen refueling stations for cars to reach 5,000 by 2032

Hydrogen refueling stations are about to take off as Audi and Mercedes-Benz prepare to launch fuel cell vehicles on the heels of rollouts of hydrogen-powered vehicles by Toyota, Honda and Hyundai, according to a report.

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Data shows Tesla vehicle crashes dropped 40% with Autopilot

After ending an investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla sedan with its semi-autonomous Autopilot engaged, the Department of Transportation also determined that the technology reduces crashes.

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