Electric cars really do cost less to own than gas-powered vehicles, report says

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Electric car manufacturers have long claimed their vehicles are ultimately less expensive to own than their gas-powered counterparts, and it now looks like that wasn’t just classic marketing spin. Consumer Reports has published a study indicat…

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Tesla camera hack shows how your EV might monitor driving habits

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Elon Musk said the driver-facing camera in Tesla cars was to monitor future robotaxi service, but a sleuth suggests the company might be open to checking human drivers as well. Code investigator Green says they’ve found (via Electrek) the in-c…

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Tesla will offer a bird’s eye parking view, if you pay a premium

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It should soon be easier to manually park your Tesla — if you’re willing to pay for the privilege. Elon Musk has revealed (via Electrek) that a “vector-space” bird’s eye parking view is coming, but you’ll need to buy the Full Self-Driving pack…

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Alexa’s Auto Mode turns your phone into a ‘driver-friendly’ display

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Amazon wants to make it safer and easier to use your phone while you’re in the car. Today, it’s introducing Auto Mode in the Alexa App. The feature turns your phone into a “driver-friendly” display with large touch targets and easy-to-read vis…

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Honda’s electric SUV concept is a peek at a production vehicle

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Honda has offered a look at its next electric vehicle, and it’ll be decidedly roomier than the E compact car. The automaker’s newly unveiled SUV E:concept is an unusual two-door utility that “indicates the direction” of a future production EV….

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Hyundai’s next electric race car hints at the future of sporty road-going EVs

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Hyundai’s electric sports car ambitions didn’t end with a spruced-up Veloster. The automaker has unveiled an RM20e Racing Midship Sports Car that not only promises to boost its motorsport plans, but reflects the “next generation” of N performa…

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Jaguar Land Rover shows off AI-powered ‘no-touch touchscreen’ for cars

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Jaguar Land Rover and Cambridge University have developed a touchscreen system for cars that you don’t actually have to touch at all. That might sound odd at first, but touchless technology concepts have been around for at least a decade, and there a…

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Disney’s new AI is facial recognition for animation

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Disney’s massive archive spans the course of nearly a century of content, which can turn any search for specific characters, scenes or on-screen objects within it into a significant undertaking. However, a team of researchers from Disney’s Dir…

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Volvo will use Waymo technology to power its self-driving cars

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Volvo’s self-driving car efforts have been most closely associated with Uber, but it’s about to make you rethink that connection. The automaker has formed an alliance that will see Waymo be the exclusive partner for Level 4 self-driving (that …

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Elon Musk explains why Tesla’s Model 3 has an in-cabin camera

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Tesla’s Model 3 has shipped from the start with a camera pointing at the cabin, but it has gone unused ever since. What’s it for? You won’t have to wonder much longer. Elon Musk has confirmed that the camera is there to support Tesla’s eventua…

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