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GM’s Cruise self-driving car division lost $728 million in 2018

Posted on Feb 8, 2019 in Cars, News

General Motors recently reported an $8.1 billion net profit for 2018, marking a major turnaround from the year prior. But not all of the...

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The woman in charge of laying the groundwork for Waymo’s self-driving taxis in cities across the US reveals why humility is key to the company’s future

Posted on Feb 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It’s assumed that if you want to work at Alphabet, your best path runs through a computer-science program at a major university....

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‘Project Titan’ self-driving car could be summoned and paid for on an iPhone

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The keyless entry and remote unlocking systems available today are useful, but have their limitations. Conventional systems use...

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Amazon invests in self-driving car startup run by former Google and Tesla executives

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, News

Aurora Innovation, the autonomous tech startup run by the former head of Google’s self-driving car division, just landed a funding round...

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Self-driving cars and geospatial data: Who holds the keys?

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, Technology

As self-driving cars continue to develop, there will be plenty of data amassed through cars’ navigational technologies. Questions...

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Ford Mobility President talks self-driving commercial vehicles

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Ford Motor Co. is moving aggressively into autonomous transportation. The automaker will bring a self-driving commercial vehicle to market...

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Why autonomous cars may take longer than anticipated

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Countless automotive and software companies are burning the midnight oil to bring self-driving cars to the market. While some of them have...

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Optimus Ride deploys more self-driving vehicles

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, News

Optimus Ride, an  MIT spin-off, is gearing up to deploy its self-driving vehicles within a mixed-use development located in Reston, Va....

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GM’s CEO Mary Barra just shared some interesting insight into how the company’s self-driving division is run

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

GM reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2018 earnings on Wednesday, beating analysts’ estimates and sending shares up about 4%...

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Self-driving cars could be great for the tire industry

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Self-driving cars could change everything. More than a century of humans behind the wheel could come to end, posing significant challenges...

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Unlike most of US, autonomous vehicles in the UK won’t require riders

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, News

As soon as this year, self-driving cars in the UK could be truly driverless. That is, except for the remote control driver monitoring the...

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GM’s spending on autonomous vehicles comes in below forecast

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

General Motors spent much less than it expected last year on its GM Cruise autonomous vehicle operations. As part of its 2018 earnings...

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2020 Volkswagen Passat to offer ‘partially automated driving,’ wireless Apple CarPlay in Europe

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

When Volkswagen’s European-spec 2020 Passat makes its appearance at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show next month, it’ll showcase more...

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Autonomous valet parking

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, Technology

City parking is coveted and often quite hard to find. Sometimes people walk blocks from a parking garage just to get to their desired...

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What retailers should be thinking about self-driving cars

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Ride-share company Lyft is conducting an experiment with technology company Aptiv in which real customers are taken on their Lyft rides in...

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Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, Technology

With the introduction first of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and other semi-autonomous driving technologies, and now with live...

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Ford tests light-based visual language to help autonomous vehicles communicate with pedestrians

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Hand gestures, head nods and thumbs-up signals all help to ensure drivers, pedestrians and cyclists know what each other is doing. But how...

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Hidden technology that makes autonomous vehicles possible

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Self-driving vehicles are the latest craze in both the tech and automotive industries. Autonomous vehicles are the future, proving that as...

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Self-driving vehicles need long development before general use

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

While areas such as Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are actively researching the development of autonomous vehicles, they are not likely to...

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Government moves forward on advanced trials for self-driving vehicles

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

In a strong signal of support for the UK automotive and technology industries, the government has announced today (6 February 2019) that a...

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