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Self-driving Cars Are Now on the Streets of Hamburg

Five electric Volkswagen cars fitted with the latest in autonomous technology are now driving on a section of Hamburg’s streets. The carmaker announced Wednesday that its first tests of vehicles with Level 4 automation in a major German city are underway. The e-Golf cars Volkswagen is testing are designed to handle complex urban traffic patterns without help from drivers,...

Uber Gets $1B Investment Boost for Autonomous Vehicle Unit

Uber has raised another $1 billion. The investment is specifically going to Uber’s autonomous vehicle division with the goal of solving one of the biggest challenges in the fledgling sector of implementing hardware and software cheaply and at scale. Three organizations are behind the investment, including Toyota. Also backing the division are SoftBank Vision Fund and the Denso...

The Impact of a 5G Network on Transportation

The future of transport starts with driverless cars, and, in the early days of 5G, the automotive sector is likely to see some of the biggest changes. Everyone from Apple Inc. to Uber Technologies Inc. is looking to build self-driving cars. But while test cars are already on the roads in some cities, the commercial introduction of these vehicles — essentially large, mobile...

Hackers crack Tesla Model 3 in competition, Tesla gives them the car

A group of hackers managed to crack a Tesla Model 3 as part of a hacking competition and Tesla gave them the car for exposing the vulnerability. The automaker made a Model 3 available to hackers in order for them to find and exploit vulnerabilities in the vehicle’s system. The event happened in Vancouver this week and a team of two hackers managed to find an exploit on the last day of...

What Autonomous Vehicles Could Mean for the Future of Washington, DC

The one thing that’s certain about the autonomous future heralded by executives in Detroit and Silicon Valley is a future that’s either years or decades away, depending on which experts you consult: It will entail more driving. By the year 2040, the nation’s capital could be a bustling network of autonomous vehicles, with better access to jobs on its eastern and western extremities....

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