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What’s the status of self-driving cars? There has been progress, but safety questions remain.

There has been incremental, but steady, progress in the development of self-driving cars. Some form of driver-assistance technology focused on safety is now inside most new vehicles.

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) defines six levels of vehicle driving automation systems. Right now, we’re at level two, with cars able to control steering, acceleration and braking, while still requiring drivers to remain engaged. Down the road, level 5 autonomy would mean fully driverless cars. 

But the transition into the future hasn’t always been smooth. As the technology advances, drivers adjust, and the government tries to keep up. 

Among the new crowd of autonomous vehicles is the 2022 Honda Civic. One of the newest settings on the standard-issue Honda Civic is it can drive itself down the road itself, then smoothly break behind a stopped car. 

Honda told CBS News the system is not intended or capable of detecting the end

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CES 2022: YouTube heads to Volvo cars with baked-in safety nets

Volvo with YouTube

Well, that’s a nice bonus for when you’re waiting in the car.


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This story is part of CES, where CNET covers the latest news on the most incredible tech coming soon.

Volvo owners will soon have the ability to watch YouTube videos in their cars, but not without guardrails in place. On Wednesday Volvo announced YouTube will be available to download via a car’s infotainment system and Google Play store. The company didn’t provide a specific timeline for when YouTube will be available to download but promised it’s the “beginning of enabling video streaming in cars.” This is all part of Google’s broader CES 2022 announcement that it plans to juice Android Automotive OS with functions such as YouTube integration and much more.

The feature comes with explicit guidelines for when drivers or passengers will be able to watch YouTube in the car. The answer is: at no

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TechArt outfits a Porsche 911 Targa 4 police car for styling road safety

World-renowned Porsche tuning expert TechArt has unveiled its latest project car based on the 911 Targa 4. As you can see, it’s a police car, but you won’t see it flagging down motorists anytime soon. On the contrary, TechArt created this 911 police car for the 2022 Tune it! Safe! Campaign of the German Federal Ministry of Transport.

Working with partners like the German Association of Automotive Tuners and Hankook, TechArt aims to promote safe and responsible tuning with its latest creation. Of course, the blue, yellow, and white police livery stands out. But unlike other police cars, this Porsche 911 is wearing a subdued yet highly aerodynamic body kit.

The front spoiler, side skirts, rear spoiler, and wind diffuser are wind-tunnel tested to route the wind in utmost efficiency. It also gets bespoke TechArt lowering springs to lower the ride height by 1.57-inches. It wears black TechArt Formula

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