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Inside the new race to map the world

On any given day, there could be a half dozen autonomous cars mapping the same street corner in Silicon Valley. These cars, each from a different company, are all doing the same thing: building high-definition street maps

The car of the future will sell your data

Picture this: you’re driving home from work, contemplating what to make for dinner, and as you idle at a red light near your neighbourhood pizzeria, an ad offering $5 off a pepperoni pizza pops up on your

The case against self-driving cars

If you believe the optimists, self-driving cars will dominate our roads within a couple decades. This will reduce or even eliminate such human-created ills as traffic jams and fatal accidents. I’m not so

Ford’s new CEO brings Silicon Valley smarts

Jim Hackett once sold office furniture to Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. He also landed Jim Harbaugh to coach University of Michigan football. Neither were easy tasks. Now he has to convince investors and car buyers

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Driverless cars now learning from GTA V

In the race to the autonomous revolution, developers have realised there aren’t enough hours in a day to clock the real-world miles needed to teach cars how to drive themselves. Which is why Grand Theft Auto V is in the mix. The blockbuster

Tesla tops GM’s market value

Elon Musk’s Tesla briefly surpassed General Motors to become America’s most valuable car maker, eclipsing a company whose well-being was once viewed as interdependent with the nation’s. A week after topping Ford, Tesla climbed

Self-driving cars coming sooner than you think

A quarter of all miles driven in the US could be in shared, self-driving electric cars by the end of the next decade, setting off a seismic shift that will upend the car industry, according to a study on the rise of the autonomous age. A convergence of

Tesla now worth more than Ford

Tesla’s Elon Musk poked fun at short sellers as his electric car maker’s stock surged to a record, vaulting its market value past century-old rival Ford. “Stormy weather in Shortville…” the CEO tweeted Monday, as Tesla

Tesla beats estimates as Model 3 nears

Tesla set a record for deliveries and production in the first quarter, beating analysts’ estimates as CEO Elon Musk prepares to begin building the Model 3 in July. The maker of electric cars and energy-storage devices

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