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Florida’s new bill lets driverless cars be tested with minimal restrictions

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Presently, there are few places where a company can test out its self-driving cars without the requirement of a human safety driver in the...

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Ford looks to airlines for AV strategy

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Cars, News

In a self-driving future, Ford Motor Co. may operate more like an airline than a traditional automaker. As the company develops fledgling...

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Mobileye expects to see self-driving cabs hit the road in 2020

Posted on Jun 16, 2019 in Cars, News

Intel Corp.’s Mobileye NV unit expects to launch a trial of robo-cabs next year in Israel, the company told Bloomberg News on Sunday....

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Self-driving cars have a problem: They’re making human-driven ones safer

Posted on Jun 15, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

If you buy one of many new makes and models of car today, you might be surprised to find that, as a standard feature, it can do something...

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4 hard-to-believe driverless car facts

Posted on Jun 15, 2019 in Cars, News

Fully autonomous vehicles that can drive themselves in nearly any situation aren’t roaming the streets just yet, but almost every...

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Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle is hauling goods in Sweden

Posted on Jun 14, 2019 in News, Trucks

Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle Vera is ready to hit the road. In collaboration with ferry and logistics company DFDS, Vera will...

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Help wanted: Humans needed for self-driving trucking

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in News, Trucks

Self-driving trucking companies aren’t immune to the human labor shortage impacting the trucking industry. Two upstarts are working...

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Huawei AI could power self-driving cars in Europe and China by 2021

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

“There’s a saying in Huawei, the company spends the first decade of the century on base stations, the second decade on mobile phones, and...

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Driverless sensor startup Sense Photonics raises $26 million in Series A funding

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

LIDAR sensors that power self-driving vehicles are becoming more powerful, accurate and reliable. Such trends stem from the development of...

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Ford opens Israel tech lab in move toward driverless cars

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, News

Ford has opened a research center in Israel, joining a legion of major automakers racing to develop new technologies for the world of...

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Scania NXT autonomous vehicle concept can transport people, goods, and garbage

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

There’s a race nowadays between companies to develop the perfect vehicle for an electric and autonomous future, and the competition is not...

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TuSimple, Arizona community college partner on autonomous driving certificate program

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in News, Trucks

According to Washington-based think tank the Brookings Institution, as many of 25 percent of U.S. jobs are at the mercy of automation....

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How China’s first autonomous driving unicorn Momenta hunts for data

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, Technology

ao Xudong turned up on the side of the road in jeans and a black T-shirt printed with the word “Momenta,” the name of his startup. Before...

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UL acquires kVA for autonomous vehicle safety biz

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Global safety science company UL completed the acquisition of US based technical and management consulting company kVA on Thursday. kVA...

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VW, Ford near deal on electric, autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

Volkswagen AG is nearing a deal to cooperate with Ford Motor Co. on electric-car technology and self-driving vehicles, according to CEO...

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Florida law to allow autonomous cars—when they’re ready

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Self-driving vehicles with no humans on board will be able to operate in Florida—once they’re finally ready for prime time—under a...

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Starsky Robotics becomes first uncrewed truck to hit 55 mph

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in News, Trucks

The Florida unmanned trucking company Starsky Robotics may have set a record for the fastest an uncrewed vehicle has driven on a (closed)...

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Shifting alliances hint at new balance of power in autonomous cars

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It’s been a busy week in the world of autonomous drive technology, as a frantic burst of dealmaking reshuffled the landscape of...

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Waymo doesn’t want its self-driving cars to annoy the hell out of you

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Cars, Technology

It’s all about balance when it comes to riding in self-driving cars. The sensor-loaded cars pick up so much more information than a...

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An autonomous vehicle took on Chicago’s thick morning traffic. Here’s what happened

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicles conjure visions of futuristic machines that lack steering wheels, but the first driverless cars probably won’t...

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