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Aurora prizes independence in AV world

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Volkswagen wanted a marriage. Aurora Innovation isn’t looking to settle down. That dynamic contributed to the companies’...

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Lloyd’s of London CEO gears up for the driverless-car revolution

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Cars, News

Lloyd’s of London, the 330-year-old insurance market, is pushing to revamp auto coverage as the rise of driverless cars looms. Chief...

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NVIDIA unveils a ‘supercomputer’ to speed development of self-driving cars

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Self-driving cars require an entire suite of robust hardware and software to safely navigate on the road. Technologies such as robotics,...

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Domino’s teams up with Nuro for driverless pizza delivery in Houston

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Cars, News

Nuro, the self-driving delivery startup, is teaming up with Domino’s to launch a pilot for driverless pizza delivery in Houston, Texas,...

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Why GM is set to challenge Tesla in electric & autonomous vehicle markets

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Cars, News

GM is one of many automakers trying to chase Tesla TSLA as the top electric and autonomous vehicle manufacturer, with plans to produce 20...

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The auto industry is nowhere near the on-ramp for self-driving cars

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The financial media seems to be catching on to the fact that “self-driving cars” really involve two disparate technologies. ...

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Waymo’s self-driving Jaguar I-Pace vehicles are now testing on public roads

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Cars, News

A little more than a year ago, Waymo surprised the industry and announced that its next big move in the world of autonomous vehicles would...

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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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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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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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