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Photo of Mitsubishi Outlander Sport courtesy of Mitsubishi.


Mitsubishi Recalls Outlander Sport for Lift Gate

The recall covers more than 50,000 compact SUVs in the 2011, 2012, and 2016 model years.


Blind Man Takes Google Car Out for a Drive -- Alone

A legally blind man became the first non-employee to ride alone in one of Google's gumdrop-shaped self-driving cars on public streets. Google considers the ride, which took place in Austin, Texas, a milestone. Video courtesy of Wired magazine.

Photo of autonomous Chevrolet Bolt testing in Michigan courtesy of GM.


GM Begins Testing Autonomous Vehicles on Mich. Roads

General Motors will begin testing autonomous vehicles in public roads in Michigan and will build its test vehicles at the Orion Township assembly plant in early 2017, CEO Mary Barra announced Thursday.

BMW and IBM executives celebrate their companies’ new collaboration at the Watson IoT headquarters in Munich, Germany. IBM’s Harriet Green and Niklaus Waser present a symbolic key to BMW’s Marcus Raisch and Alexander Kraubitz. Photo courtesy of IBM.


Video: BMW, IBM Team on Driver Support Systems

The project will make use of the cognitive computing power of IBM’s Watson computer system to create more intuitive driver support systems.


BMW, IBM Team on Driver Support Systems

IBM and the BMW Group are collaborating to explore the role of Watson cognitive computing in personalizing the driving experience and creating more intuitive driver support systems. Video courtesy of IBM. For the full story, click here.

Photo courtesy of Volvo.


Uber Offers Self-Driving Volvo XC90s in San Francisco

Uber will begin offering self-driving Volvo XC90 luxury SUVs to customers in San Francisco, which expands a partnership the companies launched in August to offer self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh.


Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The government's annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign is under way, shining a light on the many costs of driving while intoxicated. Video courtesy of Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office. For the full story, click here.


Video: Government Launches Anti-Drunk Driving Campaign

NHTSA also announces new funding for development and deployment of technology aimed at preventing drunk driving.

Photo courtesy of GM.


Buick Offers Smart Driver Service to Retail Customers

Buick has begun offering a driver scorecard service to retail customers through General Motors' OnStar platform called Smart Driver, General Motors has announced.


Allstate Invests in Autonomous Vehicle Research

Allstate Insurance Co. has reached a research agreement to partner with the Intelligent Systems Laboratory at Stanford University around autonomous driving, the company announced.

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