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  • google-autonomous-car
    Transportation
    Google teaches car to honk; flipping the bird next?

    This month’s report on Google’s autonomous car fleet reveals two new features coming to the company’s prototype car, the ability to honk the horn and a hum similar to most non-electric cars. The sound of a car horn might be the stuff of nightmares for frequent drivers, but Google believes...

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    Transportation
    Will Tesla go fully self-driving before the Model 3?

    Rumors of Tesla’s Model 3 self-driving features have been circling for a few months, in part due to a cryptic tweet from CEO Elon Musk: “Thanks for tuning in to the Model 3 unveil Part 1! Part 2 is super next level, but that’s for later…” Plenty of publications and...

  • Connected Devices
    Is machine learning the next commodity?

    It’s not every day you can witness an entire class of software making the transition from specialized, expensive-to-develop code to a general-purpose technology. But that’s exactly what’s happening with machine learning. Chances are, you’re already hip-deep in machine-learning applications. It’s how Google Photo organizes those pictures from your vacation in...

  • Transportation
    How much more hype can Tesla’s Model 3 get?

    Tesla says it’s received 325,000 reservations of the Model 3 as of the morning of April 7. By the time you read this, they’ll probably have convinced thousands more to put down a $1,000 deposit for the opportunity to spend another $34,000 in two years on what is regarded as...

  • Connected Devices
    “Used car, good condition, low mileage, only hacked by one previous owner….”

    Autonomous vehicles grab a lot of headlines these days, with Audi announcing their plans, Tesla downloading new features, and Google’s first self-caused fender bender. We caught up with David Miller - Chief Security Officer at IoT and identity cloud platform company, Covisint - at this week’s RSA Security Conference. We talked about the...

  • Code
    Three Reasons Why Open Source Will Have A Great 2016

    When Netscape released its Web browser's source code to the public in 1998, it seemed like a Hail Mary move for a company embattled by Microsoft.Now barely a week goes by without a commercial tech company announcing the launch of a new platform, app or extension—and its source code. Among...

  • Lead
    Silicon Valley Represents An Entirely New Political Category Now

    This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein. *This article is part of series on Silicon Valley's political endgame. Over the last decade, Silicon Valley has become an extraordinary force in politics, but it's...

  • Connect
    Why The Legacy Carmakers Can’t Beat Tesla Or Apple

    As Ricardo Reyes, Tesla's head of communications, told Wired:In other cars, all the systems work separately—there are different processors for different parts: the safety system here, the cruise control here. And that’s the evolution of building cars in stages, whereas our car has a central operating system, more like what...

  • Build
    Robots Will Never Rule The World—Just Improve It

    Guest author Anne Balduzzi is the founder and CMO of SameGrain, a "privacy first" social discovery platform, and an early pioneer of the Internet, with marketing and product development roles at Apple, Quantum Computer Services (later renamed AOL) and Viewtron.  Ray Kurzweil popularized the Terminator-like moment he called the “singularity,"...

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    Startups
    What Makes Tesla, Apple, and Amazon Different

    There's something about Tesla ... In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, Ashlee Vance's excellent, newly released biography of the Tesla Motors CEO, he writes that Musk's all-electric Model S Tesla sedan "slapped Detroit sober," despite the automobile industry tinkering with electric cars for years. Musk...

  • Web
    27% Of Americans Want To Restrict Human Driving

    Source: The Ferenstein WireThis post first appeared on the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.In a new national poll, more than 1 in 4 Americans said they would support limits on humans driving cars in the...

  • Web
    Forget Pizza: In The Future, Drones May Deliver You

    Drones may edge closer and closer to becoming our common couriers, photographers and even hunters, but when it comes to autonomous electric flying technologies, there's still one area that seems out of reach: personal transportation (see our review of the best drones). Joby Aviation aims to change that with its battery-powered...

  • Web
    Tesla Might Be Getting Into The Home-Battery Business—Or Something Else Entirely

    When Elon Musk speaks, the tech world listens. On Monday he tweeted that Tesla will unveil a brand new product line in amonth—and it’s not another car:The new product could be anything, but on a recent investor call, Musk commented that the company will soon jump into the home battery...

  • Entertainment
    How Robot Drivers Will Save Us From Ourselves

    One of the more common themes of this year's SXSW festival, and indeed 2015 so far, has been self-driving cars. In a very short space of time the technology has gone from a far-off futuristic vision to something we now expect to find integrated into our daily lives within the...

  • Web
    It’s Happening: Looks Like Apple May Be Making An Electric Car

    After days of rumors, the evidence is starting to mount that Apple is seriously considering building an electric car to take on Tesla. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the company has had a project code-named “Titan” in the works for the past year, with "several hundred" employees assigned...

  • Mobile
    Google Enters The Wireless Provider Market, With Sprint And T-Mobile’s Help

    Google will sell wireless service plans directly to consumers, managing both calls and mobile data on a cellular network, The Information reports.  Sources close to the deal say that Google will pay Sprint and T-Mobile for access to their mobile networks, according to The Information. What's more, if the contract with...

  • Web
    Google Now Owns A Good Chunk Of SpaceX

    Google's expected investment in the commercial space-flight venture SpaceX took on substance Tuesday, when the startup announced a fresh $1 billion investment courtesy of the search giant and Fidelity. The two new investors will now own just under 10% of SpaceX.This funding will further research into space transport, reusability, and satellite manufacturing. SpaceX's...

  • Web
    Google Reportedly In Talks To Invest In SpaceX

    The Internet of outer space could get a fuel injection, as two technology giants reportedly prepare to join forces. The Information reported Monday that Google is about to sign off on an investment deal in SpaceX. If true, the arrangement will fund the use of satellites to deliver Internet access...

  • Work
    5 High-Tech Companies That Are Driving the Future of Cars

    ReadWriteDrive is an ongoing series covering the future of transportation.I used to think the future of cars was all about better powertrains and fuels. If the auto industry could only make a transition away from petroleum-based internal combustion—so I thought—and toward electricity (and other low-carbon fuels), then we could drive...

  • Entertainment
    Finally, A Tesla Car You Can Actually Afford

    Editor's note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.Zero-emissions vehicles for all! The luxury electric carmaker Tesla confirmed in Autoexpress that an incredibly affordable sedan called the Tesla Model 3 is in the works.In the world of Tesla, affordable means under $35K, which cuts the price for...

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