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Amazon reportedly considering acquisition of driverless startup TuSimple

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

According to a report from TMTPost, Amazon could be looking to acquire self-driving startup TuSimple. The two companies are reportedly...

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May Mobility to begin testing autonomous shuttles in Rhode Island

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

May Mobility may not be a household name, but the Michigan-based has had quite a few large companies invest into its autonomous shuttle...

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Intel’s responsibility-sensitive safety program aims to make autonomous cars more assertive

Posted on May 2, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous cars are new, and they’re interesting propositions because they want to replace something humans have done for decades. So it...

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Ford to deploy up to 100 autonomous cars by the end of 2019, expand testing to third city

Posted on Apr 26, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Ford intends to deploy upwards of 100 driverless vehicles by the end of 2019 and begin testing in a new city as it ramps up development of...

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Sweden’s Veoneer to raise cash as driverless car progress slows

Posted on Apr 25, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Sweden’s Veoneer said on Monday it would seek up to $500 million in new capital to help the maker of electronic car products cope with a...

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Cadillac commits to sedans with CT5 semi-autonomous car debut at New York auto show

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Once the self-described “standard of the world,” Cadillac has spent the last decade struggling to catch up to key competitors like...

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Waymo CEO John Krafcik explains why a parking lot is one of the most difficult environments for a self-driving car

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Since John Krafcik became the CEO of Google’s self-driving car project, now called Waymo, in 2015, the company has achieved two...

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California to allow testing of light-duty self-driving trucks

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

California would allow for the testing of light-duty autonomous trucks on public roads under a proposed rule announced Friday. The state’s...

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Iowa lawmakers advance basic AV legislation in Senate

Posted on Apr 11, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Fully autonomous vehicles still may be years — if not decades — away, but some Iowa lawmakers are hoping to take a proactive approach to...

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China building a highway with dedicated lanes for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Apr 5, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

A new highway in China is being built that will have dedicated lanes for autonomous vehicles. The lanes reserved for self-driving cars...

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Austria’s AI brain has a plan to take down Waymo and Tesla

Posted on Apr 4, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Think of the European automobile industry and countries like Germany come to mind, with its luxury cars whizzing down the speed-limit-less...

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Scania and Nobina announce autonomous EV bus trials in Sweden

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Scania and Nobina (the largest public transport operator in the Nordic countries) announced trials of autonomous buses on regular routes...

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Daimler Trucks to acquire majority stake in autonomous-driving firm Torc Robotics

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Daimler Trucks is taking a major step in the development of self-driving trucks. The German firm will acquire a majority stake in Torc...

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New York City is finally getting its own self-driving shuttle service

Posted on Mar 20, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous vehicles are finally coming to the Big Apple. Optimus Ride, a Boston-based self-driving startup, announced plans to deploy an...

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A Waymo engineer reveals how the self-driving car company develops its robot brains

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

It’s a common Silicon Valley story: a young person reads science-fiction novels or watches some movies that feature robots and decides to...

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How TomTom is evolving for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

To many, TomTom is a brand synonymous with satellite navigation (“Sat Nav”) devices plastered to car windshields. But behind the scenes,...

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Toyota doubles down on Nvidia tech for self-driving cars

Posted on Mar 19, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Toyota is deepening its relationship with Nvidia as the automaker, and its research arms in Japan and the U.S., ramps up its autonomous...

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GM’s self-driving division Cruise plans to double in size by year end

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Cruise Automation, the San-Francisco startup acquired by General Motors in 2016, has plans to double in size this year. To help with its...

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Self-driving trucks hitting the roads in China using FABU technology

Posted on Mar 11, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous package delivery services have begun in China—marking a first for the country. Delivery and logistics companies China Post and...

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

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Skoda said its Vision iV concept is a “concrete preview” of its first full-electric car based on parent Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular EV...

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