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Your Next Volvo May Drive Itself

If you’re sick of slogging through bumper-to-bumper traffic, Volvo may soon have a solution to offer. The automaker recently announced that it is developing a traffic jam assistance system that will allow a vehicle to pilot itself in at speeds up to about 31 miles-per-hour. In a press release, Volvo declares that the system “will be ready for production in 2014.” In the statement, Volvo says that the new system is an evolution of its current partially-autonomous driving systems ... continue reading»

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Will Your Next Car Drive Itself?

Almost taking a page out of a sci-fi novel or cheesy ‘80s television show, it seems the era of the autonomous automobile is fast approaching. This week California became the third state to legalize autonomous car technology, reports the Wall Street Journal, following in the footsteps of Nevada and Florida, which have already passed similar legislation. Google has been testing a fleet of autonomous prototype vehicles. WSJ reports that the self-driving cars have so far logged “50,000 miles without ... continue reading»

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