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With In-Car AR, Drivers Get a New View of the Road Ahead

Somehow, the most jarring thing about the 2020 AMG GLC 63 S Performance Coupe isn’t the fact that Mercedes-Benz gave that captcha-sounding name to a four-door SUV. It’s what happened soon after I punched my address into the navigation system: Nearly a block away from my first turn, the 10.25-i...

Investors Hit the Brakes on Automotive Startups

Last year, Ted Serbinski called his accelerator, Techstars Detroit, the “‘comeback city’s’ startup ecosystem.” Since 2015, the accelerator had supported and mentored 54 transportation-related companies, with funding from some big transportation names, like Ford, Honda, AAA, and Nat...

Cadillac Brings Super Cruise to the New 2021 Escalade

If HBO’s Entourage ever comes back on the air—and hopefully it won’t—there will likely be a new character in the lineup along with the boys: a semi-sentient Cadillac Escalade. Because no vehicle could be better for wandering between parties than a glitzy-glamor seven-seat SUV that can handle the h...

This Vehicle Has No Side-View Mirrors—and It's Legal

When Nuro’s R1 self-driving vehicle started delivering groceries in Arizona in late 2018, it sported a pair of unexpected and unnecessary appendages: side-view mirrors. Unexpected, because the press photos that accompanied its debut showed the toaster-like robot without them. Unnecessary, be...

Snow and Ice Pose a Vexing Obstacle for Self-Driving Cars

Inclement conditions are challenging for autonomous vehicles for several reasons. Snow and rain can obscure and confuse sensors, hide markings on the road, and make a car perform differently. Beyond this, bad weather represents a difficult test for artificial intelligence algorithms. Programs ...
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