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Prosecutors don’t plan to charge Uber in self-driving car’s fatal accident

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Arizona prosecutors said Tuesday that they had not found evidence to charge Uber with a crime in connection with an accident in which one...

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Why Waymo is selling its autonomous driving sensors

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo, the autonomous driving unit for Alphabet (GOOGL – Get Report) (GOOG – Get Report) , is considered the leader in the...

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Hacked driverless cars could cause collisions and gridlock in cities, say researchers

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Even a small scale hack of automated cars could cause collisions and gridlock in Manhattan, hindering emergency services, according to the...

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Self-driving cars are ‘more likely’ to hit and kill non-white pedestrians

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Last month, a major police force piloting the use of AI in frontline policing used a real-world surveillance video to test leading facial...

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Next 5 to 10 years could be ‘really tough’ for our competitors, VW chief says

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The transition towards the electrification of vehicles is a challenge for car industry and whoever manages it best will succeed, the CEO...

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VDA projects $68 billion investment in electric & autonomous cars

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Verband Der Automobilindustrie, known to English speakers as the German Automobile Association, says the country’s automakers as a group...

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Apple’s car of the future may use fiber optic heads-up display

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

Passengers in an Apple-designed car of the future may find the vehicle to have a unique interior lighting system, consisting of fiber...

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Microsoft is quietly poised to profit from self-driving cars

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Everywhere you look, automotive companies are running into shotgun technology marriages. BMW (BMWYY) and Mercedes (DDAIF) announced on...

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Self-driving vehicle startup Drive.ai may be looking for a buyer

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Self-driving car companies are quickly coming to grips with some hard financial realities. Sources talking to The Information claim...

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Skoda’s Vision iV electric concept has self-driving tech

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

Skoda said its Vision iV concept is a “concrete preview” of its first full-electric car based on parent Volkswagen...

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Tesla puts full self-driving back on the menu, but it’s not what you think

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Times are changing at Tesla. Vehicles are reaching a more accessible price point, which enables a new market of consumers and the way the...

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Autonomous vehicles: A pandora’s box of safety issues?

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Greek Mythology is primarily associated with ancient literature, arts, culture, and education; but many of the stories have great...

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Autonomous driving deserves our support or at least understanding

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It will be years before self-driving cars are consistent and viable, but in the meantime, we should support adoption of the technology....

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Autonomous car testing plan aims to boost public confidence

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Companies testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh will have to immediately report crashes resulting in any injuries as part of new...

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Automakers exploring autonomous tech find safety in numbers

Posted on Mar 2, 2019 in Cars, News

As autonomous vehicle development commands major attention and investment, virtually every automaker has chosen to partner with one or...

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MWC Barcelona 2019: On the road to self-driving cars, 5G will make us better drivers

Posted on Mar 1, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

I’m not sure I can describe the apprehension you feel when you sit down to drive a semi-truck for the first time in your life—and that...

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Taiwan’s first AV testing facility

Posted on Feb 28, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Taiwan CAR Lab (Taiwan Connected, Autonomous, Road-test Lab), the first closed off autonomous vehicle testing Facility, was officially...

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Apple details layoffs of 190 workers in its self-driving car division

Posted on Feb 28, 2019 in Cars, News

After early confirmation, Apple is officially laying off workers in its self-driving car team. The company sent a letter to the California...

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FedEx plans to deliver your goods with this autonomous sameday bot

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

FedEx announced Wednesday its plans to take a step into autonomous delivery services with its new SameDay Bot. The bot essentially looks...

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Building worse self-driving cars with better disengagement rates

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

California’s caveat requiring self-driving tech companies to report on disengagement rates — the occasions wherein a safety...

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