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Google's Waymo teaches California cops how to handle self-driving cars

Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehiclesGoogle's Waymo self-driving car division on Wednesday brought California Highway Patrol officers to the classroom to go teach them how to deal with self-driving cars. KNTV reported that Waymo employees showed the highway patrol officers not only how to pull over an autonomous vehicle but how self-driving cars actually operate. Waymo provided...

Self-driving cars to shuttle workers around Brooklyn Navy Yard

Optimus Ride to launch at Brooklyn Navy YardNew York is in for its first self-driving car shuttle service, thanks to Optimus Ride. The company announced Wednesday that it will bring the first autonomous shuttles to the Empire State later this year. Specifically, the shuttles will operate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which covers 300 acres and houses more than 400 manufacturing sites. About...

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe, Bugatti La Voiture Noire, Fisker solid-state batteries: What's New @ The Car Connection

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe debuts, stretches expectations for a crossover SUV The 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe that broke cover Thursday blurs the already fuzzy line between crossover SUVs and sports cars. Ford will build its self-driving cars in U.S. When the first self-driving cars from Ford are ready for the road, they'll leave a Michigan...

2020 Kia Telluride

2020 Kia TellurideThe 2020 Kia Telluride is a crossover SUV that uses its blocky styling to stand out in a sea of homogenous three-row family haulers. With the 2020 Telluride, Kia finally offers a vehicle with room for growing families. The Telluride sits above the Sorento and is the largest Kia ever sold in the U.S., and it’s available in LX, S, EX, and SX...

Ford will build its self-driving cars in U.S.

Ford Flat Rock Assembly PlantWhen the first self-driving cars from Ford are ready for the road, they'll leave a Michigan assembly plant. The automaker said that part of a $900 million investment includes plans for a new facility near Detroit to assemble its autonomous vehicles starting in 2021. Workers at the new plant will be tasked with installing self-driving car...