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Like Tesla, Toyota Develops Self-Driving Tech With Low-Cost Cameras

SAN FRANCISCO –– Toyota Motor Corp unit Woven Planet is following the lead of Tesla Inc. in trying to advance self-driving technology with low-cost cameras. Woven Planet told Reuters it is able to use cameras to collect data and effectively …

CCC: ADAS Calibration Crucial, but What Should it Cost?

The growing number of vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems may be creating opportunities for mischief by collision repair shops. A new report by CCC Intelligent Solutions found that the line-item charge for calibrating ADAS devices at a car …

Park Outside: Hyundai, Kia Recall Vehicles Due to Fire Risk

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai and Kia are telling the owners of nearly 485,000 vehicles in the U.S. to park them outdoors because they can catch fire even if the engines have been turned off. The recalls from the two Korean …

Robotaxi Race Opens Up as Top Contender Waymo in Low Gear in Arizona

CHANDLER, Ariz.–Alphabet Inc’s Waymo risks losing its lead in the U.S. race to prove robotaxis are a viable business as it sticks to a limited service and rivals backed by automakers near their own launches. Companies including Ford Motor Co’s …

German Auto Giants Place Their Bets on Hydrogen Cars

MUNICH — Battery power may be the frontrunner to become the car technology of the future, but don’t rule out the underdog hydrogen. That’s the view of some major automakers, including BMW and Audi, which are developing hydrogen fuel-cell passenger …

US Regulators to More Closely Monitor Advanced Driver Safety Systems

DETROIT — U.S. regulators on Tuesday said they would keep a closer eye on the automotive industry as it rolls out advanced driver safety systems, tracking the new technologies to spot potential defects faster. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

GM, Ford Outdo Each Other With Electric Vehicle Investments

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will raise its spending on electric and autonomous vehicles and add two U.S. battery factories as it gambles that consumers will eagerly switch from gasoline to the new technology. The announcements Wednesday came as crosstown …

Auto Group Backs Guidelines For Partially Automated Vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — The trade association representing most major automakers is offering guidelines for manufacturers to advertise partially automated driving systems and to make sure drivers are paying attention while using them. The Alliance for Automotive Innovation says its members …

Honda Unveils Its New Level 3 Technology, But How Does It Work?

Honda Motor Co Ltd unveiled on Thursday a limited batch of its flagship Legend sedan this week, becoming the world’s first carmaker to sell a vehicle equipped with certified level 3 self-driving technology. Lease sales of the level 3 Legend …

Semi-Automated Driving Systems: Not All Are ‘Hands Free’

DETROIT — Autopilot, ProPilot, CoPilot: Automakers have many names for new systems that allow for hands-free driving, but no safety or performance standards to follow as they roll out the most significant changes to vehicle technology in a generation. Spurred …