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Toyota’s not alone in the slow lane to self-driving cars

Posted on Oct 25, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

TOKYO (Reuters) – When Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) launches its all-battery Lexus next year, the luxury model will be able to drive...

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Toyota will offer robot taxi rides during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo

Posted on Oct 24, 2019 in Cars, News

Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, has largely kept quiet on its self-driving car program. The Japanese company has released some...

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Autonomous vehicles on roads ‘by 2030’, Mitsubishi Electric says

Posted on Oct 24, 2019 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicles capable of monitoring and reacting to the health of their passengers will be on the roads by 2030, a Mitsubishi...

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Jaguar Land Rover tests autonomous vehicle on Dubai roads

Posted on Oct 24, 2019 in Cars, News

Auto giant Jaguar Land Rover has tested a self-driving prototype called the I-PACE on the streets of Dubai. The all-electric, zero...

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Nvidia partners with Blue White Robotics on autonomous vehicle testing

Posted on Oct 24, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Nvidia Corp. has partnered with Tel Aviv-based Blue White Robotics Ltd. to develop autonomous vehicle test-beds, the latter announced...

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Entire western part of Singapore to become testing ground for driverless vehicles

Posted on Oct 24, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

SINGAPORE: The entire western part of Singapore will become a testing ground for autonomous vehicles (AVs), under plans unveiled by the...

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The future ain’t pretty: Driverless cars can lead to longer hours in traffic

Posted on Oct 24, 2019 in Cars, News

MELBOURNE: Driverless cars could worsen traffic congestion in the coming decades, partly due to drivers’ attitudes towards the...

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U.K. research consortium launching nation’s largest self-driving trial on public roads

Posted on Oct 23, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

StreetWise, a collaborative research project led by FiveAI, announced that it will soon begin the U.K.’s largest test of self-driving...

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Caterpillar’s autonomous vehicles may be used by NASA to mine the moon and build a lunar base

Posted on Oct 23, 2019 in News, Trucks

Caterpillar has been synonymous with big, heavy equipment — for farming, construction and mining — since Holt Manufacturing and C. L. Best...

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Russian company Yandex will have self-driving car test rides at 2020 Detroit Auto Show

Posted on Oct 23, 2019 in Cars, News

The 2020 North American International Auto Show, often called the Detroit Auto Show, is in for some major changes next year. Among them,...

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Alphabet exec says self-driving cars ‘have gone through a lot of hype,’ but Google helped drive that hype

Posted on Oct 23, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo executives think people have taken its promises of self-driving cars too seriously. The Alphabet subsidiary went “through a lot of...

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Tesla’s ‘Full Self-Driving’ feature may get early-access release by the end of 2019

Posted on Oct 23, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla may grant certain customers early access to a “feature complete” version of the company’s “full self-driving” (FSD) capabilities by...

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American drivers warming to self-driving cars – survey

Posted on Oct 23, 2019 in Cars, News

(Reuters) – About 40% of adult Americans drivers are leaning more to buying self-driving cars in the future as they look to snack,...

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Bad news: Self-driving cars may be roaming empty much of the time

Posted on Oct 23, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Running a ridesharing or ride-hailing business these days is not for the faint of heart. Both Uber and Lyft are infamous for losing...

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China’s drive to dominate autonomous cars

Posted on Oct 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

While Silicon Valley took an early lead in the race to develop autonomous vehicles, many observers believe it will soon be surpassed by...

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Will autonomous cars eradicate driving jobs? Don’t hold your breath

Posted on Oct 22, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Automation, job security, and truck driving were center stage at last week’s Democratic debate. Andrew Yang and Elizabeth Warren in...

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Updated: 42 primers on driverless car innovation and disruption

Posted on Oct 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

“Baloney” and “nonsense” captured the zeitgeist of many reactions to my early articles on the potential of Google’s self-driving car...

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Tesla’s Musk is overpromising again on self-driving cars

Posted on Oct 22, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Tesla’s Elon Musk is well known for over-promising when the company’s cars and features will be available and how many will be produced....

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Huawei working on 5G radar tech for self-driving cars

Posted on Oct 22, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Huawei is a Chinese technology company that has had a difficult time in the U.S. recently, with the U.S. Department of Justice unseeing...

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Zoox cofounder Jesse Levinson says there’s ‘no chance’ Tesla will launch fully self-driving cars next year, despite Elon Musk’s claims

Posted on Oct 22, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

When asked if there’s “any chance” that Tesla will have fully self-driving cars ready next year as Tesla CEO Elon Musk...

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