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Ford: We’ll sell fully autonomous cars by 2021 with no steering wheels

Ford: We’ll sell fully autonomous cars by 2021 with no steering wheels To make the self-driving car happen, Ford will double its R&D presence in Silicon Valley and is making acquisitions to fill in the technology gaps Ford isn’t developing.It’s the first automaker to peg a specific year — 2021 — for an autonomous car.

Uber, Volvo hook up to create next-generation autonomous cars

Uber, Volvo hook up to create next-generation autonomous cars ” The companies will start with the same base Volvo car platform, do joint work, and also do development separately toward their own goals.Separately, Uber will be launching several self-driving Volvo XC90 crossovers this month in Pittsburgh.

Hands on from the back seat of Ford’s self-driving car: It really works

Hands on from the back seat of Ford’s self-driving car: It really works DEARBORN, MI — Riding along in the back seat of Ford’s self-driving car is an uneventful experience.Our car was programmed to wait, and wait, even though the oncoming traffic took, by my thousand-one count, 8-9 seconds to reach the intersection.

Top tech cars for 2017

Top tech cars for 2017 If you’re shopping for a new car in 2017, you’ll find many tech improvements.So the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq, a compact sedan, will offer an electric, a hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid, arriving in that order this fall, over the winter, and summer 2017.

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars — with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.Meanwhile, Asian brands led by Lexus and Toyota took seven of the top 10 spots along with Buick (!

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises

Consumer Reports announces most, least reliable cars - with plenty of surprises New cars and cars with lots of technology continue to be a challenge for automakers to build and buyers to figure out, according to Consumer Reports’ annual car reliability ratings.They do look cool, but owners’ ratings pushed the Model X into the 10-worst-models ranking and dragged Tesla down to 25 of 29 brands.

China declares it will stop selling iPhones if Trump imposes tariffs

China declares it will stop selling iPhones if Trump imposes tariffs One of Donald Trump’s major campaign promises was to levy extremely high tariffs against countries he feels are taking advantage of us, like China.If he does list China as a currency manipulator and slap steep tariffs on Chinese imports, China will take countermeasures.

10 almost-perfect tech cars to buy in 2017

10 almost-perfect tech cars to buy in 2017 Here are 10 cars with tech savvy you should consider buying in 2017, if you’re in the market.They’re good, they’re worth buying, and like so many of our heroes today, they each have some kind of flaw.

Ford, Toyota to challenge Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Ford, Toyota to challenge Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Right now, Apple CarPlay looks about the same on a $25,000 Chevrolet Cruze (image above) and a $60,000 Audi, to the annoyance of all automakers.Currently, if you have CarPlay, your only navigation choice is Apple Maps; similarly, if you have Android Auto, the only choice is Google Maps.

Top 10 tech cars of the 2017 Detroit auto show

Top 10 tech cars of the 2017 Detroit auto show Here’s our take on the top cars of NAIAS 2017, especially those with technical appeal.The Detroit show’s public days run Saturday, Jan.

2018 Mustang: digital dash, 10-speed automatic, turbo four kills the V6

2018 Mustang: digital dash, 10-speed automatic, turbo four kills the V6 The 2018 Mustang gets major technology enhancements as part of Ford’s mid-life refresh.The 2018 V8 will be more powerful than the current one.

Ford will return to Le Mans, but can it repeat last year’s performance?

Ford will return to Le Mans, but can it repeat last year’s performance? One year after its fairy-tale class win at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford will aim for a repeat victory.Just like last year, Ford will field four GT race cars run by U.

Ford unveils tech-heavy 2018 Ford Expedition: a rolling entertainment palace

Ford unveils tech-heavy 2018 Ford Expedition: a rolling entertainment palace The 2018 Ford Expedition was unveiled today as the ultimate rolling infotainment center.The 2018 Expedition “offers more driver-assist technology than any other full-size SUV,” Ford says.

Aluminum construction makes 2018 Ford Expedition lighter, but it’s still a behemoth

Aluminum construction makes 2018 Ford Expedition lighter, but it’s still a behemoth The 2018 Expedition is built on a steel frame, but it’s up to 300 pounds lighter than the outgoing model thanks to the widespread use of aluminum in its construction.More: For 2018, Ford turns the Mustang into a meaner, more high-tech horse Inside, there’s room for up to eight passengers spread out over three rows of seats.

Top 10 cars of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show

Top 10 cars of the 2017 Chicago Auto Show The Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place is the envy of the nation’s auto dealers: the largest attendance of any US auto show, and enough room for multiple indoor test tracks.Still, Chicago generates its fair share of new car introductions (that is, midlife refreshes) as opposed to “all new” cars (a new model), model variants such as convertibles or off-road versions, and hints of new models.

Ford just made a $1 billion investment in a self-driving AI company no one has heard of

Ford just made a $1 billion investment in a self-driving AI company no one has heard of This follows Ford's pledge to put fully autonomous cars on roads by 2021 and rebrand as a "mobility company.He called the investment, which is spaced over five years, "an important step for Ford on the road to full autonomy," reiterating the 2021 target.

What's behind Ford's $1 billion on artificial intelligence: self-driving excellence

What's behind Ford's $1 billion on artificial intelligence: self-driving excellence Why is Ford investing $1 billion over five years in a Pittsburgh startup called Argo AI?It’s looking to gain an edge in self-driving car technology in the four-year countdown to 2021.

Ford's self-driving cars won't have steering wheels because engineers maybe kept falling asleep

Ford's self-driving cars won't have steering wheels because engineers maybe kept falling asleep Will self-driving cars have steering wheels?Automotive News reported that Ford came to that decision after its engineers fell asleep, lulled into a false sense of security with nothing much to do while driving Level 3 cars.

Ford re-creates 1976 street racing film ‘C’était un Rendez‑Vous’ in 360 VR

Ford re-creates 1976 street racing film ‘C’était un Rendez‑Vous’ in 360 VR In 1976, French director Claude Lelouch released a nine-minute film depicting a car racing through the streets of a sleeping Paris.More: Ford’s 2018 Mustang Convertible adopts the coupe’s love-it-or-hate-it look “I had goose bumps watching C’etait un Rendez-Vous 40 years later in virtual reality,” Lelouch said.

Fast and frugal: Ford’s updated Fiesta ST promises more efficient performance

Fast and frugal: Ford’s updated Fiesta ST promises more efficient performance Following the European launch of its updated Fiesta subcompact, Ford will unveil a new version of the Fiesta ST performance model at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show next month.Speaking of handling, the Fiesta ST also gets brake-based torque vectoring.