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Uber’s Self-Driving Car Saw the Woman It Killed, Report Says

The federal investigators examining Uber’s fatal self-driving crash in March released a preliminary report this morning. It lays out the facts of the collision that killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, and explains what the car actually saw that night. The National Transportation Safety Board won’t determine the cause of the crash or issue safety recommendations to stop others from happening until it releases its final report, but this first look makes two things clear: Engineering a car that drives…

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Tesla launches UK mobile repair service with bespoke Model S fleet

Tesla has introduced a mobile repair service to the UK, which aims to fix and maintain owners car’s without them having to set foot in a service centre. Using with two specially converted Model S cars – which have been equipped with a range of workshop tools – Tesla technicians will visit customers at a pre-arranged times and locations to carry out repairs. The flexible service can be called out to owners’ homes or places of work. The mobile servicing…

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120 years of Renault history: classic french cars driven

Tucked behind an unassuming fire door at the corner of a conventional car park lies a staircase. Climb three flights and there’s a small landing with posters describing health and safety regulations. Head through another set of doors and this mundane factory is transformed into a petrolhead’s paradise. A whole floor of Renault’s Flins factory, 25 miles north west of Paris, is devoted to celebrating 120 years of the firm, with 120 cars from Renault Classic’s 750-strong collection each marking…

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Students Turn Chevy’s Camaro Into a Eco-Happy Future Machine

If you’re looking for attention, drive an American muscle car, like a Chevrolet Camaro. The unmistakable exhaust growl of a V8 turns heads pretty quickly. If you’re desperate for attention, you can try what I did on Tuesday, and drive one covered in red, black, and grey racing stripes and 60-odd sponsor logos—through packed Hollywood streets. But as I turned through the intersection at Hollywood and Highland, none of the tourists looked up from the Walk of Fame. They didn’t…

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120 years of Renault: classic french cars driven

Tucked behind an unassuming fire door at the corner of a conventional car park lies a staircase. Climb three flights and there’s a small landing with posters describing health and safety regulations. Head through another set of doors and this mundane factory is transformed into a petrolhead’s paradise. A whole floor of Renault’s Flins factory, 25 miles north west of Paris, is devoted to celebrating 120 years of the firm, with 120 cars from Renault Classic’s 750-strong collection each marking…

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California’s Heavy-Handed Plan to Regulate the Self-Driving Car Biz

Just over an hour into Tuesday’s California Public Utilities Commission public meeting on the future of self-driving taxis, the machines took over. “Please pardon the interruption,” a kindly robotic voice said, cutting into a government official’s prepared remarks. “Your conference contains less than three participants at this time. If you would like to continue, press star 1 now, or your conference will be terminated.” In fact, there were three commissioners and two administrative judges sitting on the auditorium’s dais. The…

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