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Tesla restructures Autopilot software team, Elon takes the reins

Posted on May 10, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla is again restructuring its Autopilot software team, according to sources talking to Electrek. CEO Elon Musk is taking the reins with...

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A bet on Uber is a bet on self-driving

Posted on May 10, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

On Friday morning, Uber executives rang the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange as their 10-year-old, $82 billion company went...

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Mobility technology patent applications of the week: Dyson’s EV, Nissan’s autonomy, NIO’s battery swap, and more

Posted on May 10, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Covering the future of mobility can be challenging, given that a lot of the technology that will shape how we get around in the future...

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The race to full self-driving is the real finish line for Uber

Posted on May 10, 2019 in Cars, News

Uber’s (UBER) IPO is generating a lot of excitement and equal parts anxiety on Friday, but the real race for long term value appears...

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What do you think you know about self-driving cars? What the experts say may surprise you

Posted on May 10, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Cars that completely drive themselves in showrooms a year from now? It’s a common misconception, consumer safety advocates and auto...

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Elon Musk is wrong on robotaxi timing, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says

Posted on May 10, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told CNBC he agrees with Tesla CEO Elon Musk that the future of mobility is electric, but he disagrees with...

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Self-driving cross-country trip possible for everyone with a Tesla this year, says Musk

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, News

Tesla has been making bold claims about future autonomous driving plans lately, most recently holding an “autonomy investor event” where...

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GM turns Oshawa plant into parts manufacturing and autonomous vehicle test site

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, News

General Motors Canada and the Unifor union have reached an agreement regarding the transformation of the Oshawa plant in Ontario into a...

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Driverless car myth #1: We’ll fix it over-the-air

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Getting an update to your smartphone or laptop computer via an Over-The-Air (OTA) capability is akin to a box of chocolates, you never...

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Believing machines can out-do people may fuel acceptance of self-driving cars

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

In order for self-driving cars to hit the streets, more people may need to concede that machines can outperform humans, at least in some...

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Autonomous vehicles to bring about materials revolution

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The forthcoming trend of autonomous vehicles not only will reshape how people and goods are transported, but what materials are used...

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Waymo inches forward as self-driving frontrunner with 1,000 riders

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, News

The first major self-driving taxi service needed six months to reach 1,000 customers, another sign that growth may be slow as companies...

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Chinese eager for self-driving future; Americans not so sure, survey shows

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, News

More than half of Chinese consumers can’t wait to get out from behind the wheel and into an autonomous car. That makes China more positive...

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Preference for self driving car to double in 5 years: Report

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, News

Consumer preference for self-driving cars is expected to double within the next five years, says Capgemini Research Institute in a study...

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An MIT-trained Intel autonomous-driving exec explains why Tesla, Uber and Lyft are in a robo-taxi race for their lives

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

If you have to choose a ridesharing executive to listen to on the future of human drivers as robo-taxis rise, take controversial former...

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GM Cruise autonomous vehicles valued at $19 billion

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

In a boost to the autonomous car industry GM’s self-driving car division, Cruise, has announced raising a $1.15 billion investment. Its...

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Talk of Lyft and Alphabet’s ‘self-driving robotaxis’ is linguistic fraud

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

One of the most infuriating things in life is when a phrase or word is used, but it suddenly means the exact opposite of its traditional...

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Waymo CTO: In a natural disaster, self-driving cars must recognize their limits

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Even in an ideal situation, getting a car to safely shuttle a passenger around without a human driver is an insanely difficult task. The...

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Ford and GM among stocks driving toward profits with autonomous vehicles

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

In Dubai earlier this year, Tesla (TSLA – Get Report) CEO Elon Musk made another of his infamous predictions: “I think we will...

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Consumer scepticism in autonomous vehicles remains unresolved

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The development and spread of advanced ‘semi-automated’ features among personal vehicles has been bold. The fact that non-premium...

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