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What’s a self-driving car? Here’s an explanation

There are no self-driving cars on sale today. Point blank. That’s the cold-hard truth. Nothing fits the bill based on the SAE Scale of Autonomy’s standard. It’s true technology and engineering has come a very long way, but based on the SAE’s standards, we’re still very far from a proper autonomous car. We’ll dive into that below.

I largely agree with former Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt’s view that “it’s a bug that cars were invented before computers.” In terms of sheer technical elegance, we never should have been at the controls in the first place. 

Imagine we hadn’t yet invented automobiles. Suppose I Iaid out a vision for using 3,300 pound machines to typically transport just our 175-pound selves in a process requiring we pay rapt attention to the use of a steering wheel and pedals to navigate roads composed of asphalt, brightly colored suggestions and poorly guided machines

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Inflation Mania: 2 Growth Stocks Riding the Boom in Car Prices

Not only is inflation running hot, it’s also the hottest topic of discussion among investors.

Rising prices on goods and services are a natural part of our economic system, but if they rise too quickly, it can disrupt consumer spending and slow the economy down. The Federal Reserve typically likes the inflation rate to hover around 2% per year, but in the 12 months ended in September, it rose by 5.4%. Some economists describe the rise as transitory, meaning it’s being caused by short-term issues like supply chain disruptions from the pandemic. But there are concerns inflation might stay higher for longer.

Used car prices, for instance, have exploded 24.4% higher over the last 12 months, with new cars up a robust 8.7% over the same period. The culprit is a shortage of crucial manufacturing components like semiconductors, which is crippling the supply of new vehicles.

Here’s how Ally

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Apple Car: Here’s what we know so far

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Few things are confirmed about the legendary Apple Car beyond it being some sort of large-scale automotive project. As usual, the iPhone maker is being as secretive as possible — yet there have been far too many reported hires, deals, and other developments for its auto work to be purely experimental. Here’s what you need to know to get up to speed with the Apple Car.

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What is the Apple Car?

Apple Car Mockup interior

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At its core, we know Apple Car involves some form of EV (electric vehicle). All the rumors have pointed in that direction, and gas wouldn’t make sense for a company that rides on green credentials. By the time any product hits the streets, gas will probably be seen as backwards — especially in Apple’s home

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Italy’s Car Part Makers See Their Small Size as a Risk in Stellantis Merger -Survey | Investing News

MILAN (Reuters) – Italian car part suppliers see their small average size struggling to adapt to industry changes following the merger of local carmaker Fiat Chrysler with France’s PSA which created Stellantis earlier this year, a lobby survey showed on Thursday.

Global carmakers are investing billions to accelerate a transition to low-emission mobility, pushing parts makers to adapt their production, with electric engines requiring less and often different components from traditional combustion ones.

Most of the Italian parts suppliers surveyed by Italian automotive industry lobby ANFIA did not give a final judgment about consequences of the creation of Stellantis, the world’s fourth largest carmaker.

But it showed a majority of those who responded think their size could put them under pressure from the bigger carmaker to adapt to its demands.

“There is a problem with size and this is an issue, especially in terms of investments, when businesses need to

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