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Byton readies three autonomous-ready electric cars for production as early as 2019

Posted on Jan 6, 2019 in Cars, News

Byton is a young electric car company, founded in 2016. But it is readying two models of electric cars, which will be ready for...

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TomTom debuts end-to-end autonomous driving system at CES 2019

Posted on Jan 5, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

CES 2019 isn’t officially starting until Tuesday, January 8, but there’s already news about some of the innovations that we can expect to...

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Tesla autopilot miles soaring

Posted on Jan 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Tesla Autopilot miles have been soaring as the company has scored insane sales growth in recent quarters. None of those Autopilot miles...

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‘Pull into a secure location’: Here’s what Waymo tells autonomous car test drivers to do when they’re threatened

Posted on Jan 4, 2019 in Cars, News

What does an operator of a self-driving car do when they’re threatened or attacked by an angry motorist or pedestrian? If you work for...

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Toyota’s latest self-driving test car is smarter than ever

Posted on Jan 4, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

We got a look at Toyota’s first self-driving research vehicle way back during CES 2013, and now the company will introduce the...

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D.C. is not ready for Ford’s driverless vehicle testing

Posted on Jan 4, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced last year that the District would be the corporate testing ground for Ford’s driverless...

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Tesla leaks info about new self-driving computer in latest software update

Posted on Jan 4, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla is working on its new Autopilot Hardware 3, which consists of a new neural net computer that they claimed will be the ‘world’s most...

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Aptiv wants to use AI software to read vehicle occupants’ moods

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Self-driving cars use an array of sensors to “see” the world around them, but those sensors may also soon point inward....

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Hyundai wants its cars to park and hook up to EV chargers on their own in the future

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Hyundai and Kia are the latest automakers to demonstrate how future autonomous cars could eliminate one of the most annoying aspects of...

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Goldman Sachs invests in Deep Map to provide a reliable solution for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Finance, News, Trucks

In order to provide safe and best solution for autonomous vehicles, Goldman Sachs invested in Deep Map, Inc. The company joins Generation...

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General Motors names new President, will double resources for EVs and self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 in Cars, News

General Motors today announced the appointment of Mark Reuss as company president, effective immediately. Reuss currently leads the Global...

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Suppliers face more cost pressure as industry shifts to EVs, self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 in Cars, News

Europe’s largest automotive suppliers are likely to see a stable market in 2019, but many are looking farther ahead to prepare for a...

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DoorDash and GM’s Cruise team up to pilot food delivery via self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 in Cars, News

General Motors (GM) is partnering with DoorDash to enable on-demand food deliveries via driverless cars. The duo announced that a pilot...

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Segway unveils a more durable electric scooter and autonomous delivery bot

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 in Cars, News

Wear and tear is a major issue in the realm of electric scooters, resulting in a short lifespan of individual scooters and poor unit...

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Kia to showcase new autonomous driving technologies at CES 2019

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology

Kia Motors is previewing a range of new technologies developed for the post-autonomous driving era at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019,...

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Baraja raises $32 million for autonomous vehicle lidar with prism-like optics

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Lidar startup Baraja has raised $32 million in a series A round of funding led by Sequoia China and Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO...

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Don’t throw rocks at the Google self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 3, 2019 in Cars, News

Violence is not the answer, or at least so says Arizona transportation executive Rob Antoniak. On the heels of a December investigative...

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11 big autonomous vehicle & AI stories — #NewsBonanza

Posted on Jan 2, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Technology

Following up on EV battery and EV charging #NewsBonanza posts, here’s one on 11 autonomous vehicle & AI stories from the past couple...

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Samsung tops in self-driving car patents

Posted on Jan 1, 2019 in Cars, News

Samsung Electronics filed the largest number of patents related to self-driving cars in Europe, data showed on Monday, far above...

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“I don’t want to be their real-world mistake”: People lash out at Waymo’s self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 1, 2019 in Cars, News

Not everyone is a fan of self-driving cars. Chandler, Arizona, is one of the Phoenix suburbs where Alphabet-owned Waymo is testing...

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