Uber accused of illegal antics
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Things getting worse for the taxi outfit

It is starting to look like my decision never to take an Uber cab because the outfit was "not that nice" was probably the right decision as the outfit faces fresh allegations of illegal activities.

Google abandoned features which gave drivers control
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They were not awake enough

Google’s self-driving car unit Waymo abandoned developing features that required drivers to take control in dangerous situations because drivers tended to nod off when in auto-pilot mode and were not ready to take over.

Nvidia predicts fully autonomous cars in four years
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But forget about the cryptocurrency miners

Nvidia chief executive Jensen Huang said artificial intelligence would enable fully automated cars within four years, but played down a demand for its chips from cryptocurrency miners.

Driverless cars suffer from an energy problem
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Huge brain needs huge power

While driverless cars are supposed to be the next big thing, there is a significant hurdle they have to overcome – power.

Dyson going to build a different electric car
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Ready for 2020 but expensive

British inventor Sir James Dyson is planning to build a “radically different” electric car which will be on sale in 2020.

Qualcomm develops car-to-everything chip
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A step towards auto autos  

Qualcomm has introduced a new Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) chipset and reference design that aims to bring automakers one step closer to deploying the communications systems necessary for fully autonomous vehicles.

Apple defends itself against claims that it is responsible for fanboy car crashes
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Fanboys claim Apple should have protected them

Apple fanboys have taken Jobs’ Mob to court for not doing enough to protect them while driving.

Hyundai puts electric at the centre of cunning plan
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Looks like petrol will be gone 

Hyundai says it is placing electric vehicles at the center of its product strategy - one that includes plans for a premium long distance electric car as it seeks to catch up to Tesla.

Tesla installs camera inside car
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What does it hope to learn about the driver?

The car maker Tesla might be finding itself in hot water after installing a camera inside the car to monitor the driver.

Toyota will release solid state battery
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Ready for electric cars

Toyota is in production engineering for a solid state battery, which uses a solid electrolyte instead of the conventional semi-liquid version used in today's lithium-ion batteries.