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VW seeks industry alliance for self-driving technology

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 in Cars, News

Volkswagen Group wants to ally with other automakers to create an industry standard for self-driving technology. Such a move would give...

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Baidu sets its sights on taking A.I. and self-driving cars outside China

Posted on Sep 14, 2018 in Cars, News

Online search provider Baidu — referred to as the Google of China — has been expanding aggressively into cutting edge technology such as...

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Volvo’s new self-driving concept car is a swanky first-class suite on wheels that’s designed to take on airlines

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

With its latest self-driving car concept, Volvo wants to take on the airline industry. Without a need for a steering wheel, Volvo opened...

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Autonomous vehicle startup Udelv inks grocery delivery deal in Oklahoma City

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, News

A select few grocery shoppers in Oklahoma City will soon have their perishables delivered via self-driving car. Autonomous delivery...

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Driverless cars will dramatically change where and how we live

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Driverless cars aren’t coming. They’re already here. Much of the technology has been around for decades and many features are available on...

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How Nvidia is using its autonomous car platform to drive into health care

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, News

Nvidia is using the underlying architecture of its Drive autonomous vehicle platform to enable product development in other verticals with...

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Self-driving delivery startup Nuro releases its voluntary safety report

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, News

Nuro, the self-driving delivery startup founded by a pair of Google veterans, released its voluntary safety report on Thursday. Titled...

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Federal standard on autonomous vehicle technology is needed, Rep. Latta says

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Congress needs to ensure autonomous vehicle technology operates under a national directive instead of a patchwork of guidelines from the...

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Why driverless vehicles should not be given unchecked access to our cities

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective

Autonomous, or driverless, vehicles can support and promote active travel, such as walking and cycling, when two basic conditions are met:...

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Fully autonomous vehicles still a long time away, according to ABI Research

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

A new report by ABI Research has muted the excitement for the arrival of fully autonomous vehicles, claiming they won’t see large...

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Uber to invest over $150 million in Toronto driverless car hub

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Uber Technologies Inc. said it will spend more than $150 million in Toronto to support driverless car research....

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Volvo shows off self-driving, electric truck with no cab

Posted on Sep 13, 2018 in News, Trucks

Sweden’s Volvo, the world’s second-biggest truck maker, presented a new self-driving electric truck on Wednesday, which it...

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Mercedes-Benz unveils modular self-driving vehicles for people or cargo

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

As the competition surrounding autonomous vehicles intensifies, Mercedes-Benz Vans on Monday unveiled a hybrid strategy around a...

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AI, autonomous robocops from Motorola – What could go wrong?

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Mobile phone company Motorola has come up with an idea that it thinks is so good it’s worth patenting – a robotic cop. It’s an idea that...

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PerceptIn’s self-driving vehicles go on sale in November for $40,000

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Cars, News

Despite high-profile accidents, unresolved regulatory ambiguities, and looming debates about liability, the autonomous vehicle market has...

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How self-driving cars can get past the learning permit stage, without any risk

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Cars, Technology

Self-driving cars have made virtually every mistake imaginable inside the office of Applied Intuition. One braked hard to miss a pup that...

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Pay attention to Tesla’s potential as a service business, not Musk’s antics

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Tesla is seemingly always in the eye of the storm, underscored by the weeks-long drama surrounding Elon Musk’s cryptic tweet about his...

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How will self-driving trucks affect driver pay?

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Perspective, Trucks

A new study claims self-driving trucks could replace up to 294,000 of the best-paying driving jobs. University of Pennsylvania Professor...

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Yamaha Motor adopts Jetson AGX Xavier for autonomous machines for land, air and sea

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology

Yamaha Motor Co. has selected NVIDIA® Jetson™ AGX Xavier™ as the development system to power its upcoming lineup of autonomous machines,...

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Grand Rapids, Mich., considers autonomous shuttle pilot

Posted on Sep 12, 2018 in Buses, News

A driverless shuttle could be coming to downtown Grand Rapids as early as next spring as part of an effort to shape the future of the...

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