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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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Driverless electric bus launched by NTU and Volvo in ‘world first’

Posted on Mar 3, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Volvo Buses on Tuesday (Mar 5) launched a 12-metre autonomous electric bus in what they said...

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Olli, a 3D-printed autonomous shuttle, comes to Sacramento state

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Local Motors of Chandler, Arizona is a world leader in the manufacture of 3D-printed vehicles. Some of  its offerings are just plain...

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BMW and Daimler will spend over $1 billion on the future of transportation

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

BMW and Daimler, two giants in the automobile sector, are pooling their resources in a joint mobility effort that spans autonomous cars,...

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UAE’s first autonomous vehicle to be unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2019

Posted on Feb 17, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Dubai-based high-performance luxury sports car developer W Motors will unveil the UAE’s first autonomous vehicle at Auto Shanghai 2019 in...

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BlackBerry, federal government pour $350M into autonomous cars

Posted on Feb 15, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

BlackBerry and the federal government are spending a combined $350 million on autonomous vehicle technology, which they say will create...

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The woman in charge of laying the groundwork for Waymo’s self-driving taxis in cities across the US reveals why humility is key to the company’s future

Posted on Feb 8, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

It’s assumed that if you want to work at Alphabet, your best path runs through a computer-science program at a major university. That’s...

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No driver? No problem when Vancouver, Surrey put driverless shuttle to the test

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

The future of transportation is as close as Vancouver and Surrey this month when the cities host demonstrations of a driverless shuttle....

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Autonomous trucking still distant

Posted on Feb 3, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

The future of autonomous trucks is further down the road than people believe, but final-mile delivery by robots is closer to larger use,...

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Argo AI acquires permit to test autonomous vehicles in California

Posted on Jan 30, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Argo AI, the self-driving car startup that burst onto the scene in 2017 with $1 billion in backing from Ford, has obtained a permit to...

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BMW-backed Mapillary provides hyper mapping services for driverless vehicles

Posted on Jan 29, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous vehicle networks rely on real-time mapping data during navigation on public roads. Such requirements are stringent, as most...

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Apple cuts autonomous car team by 200, shifting some to machine learning projects

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Apple’s autonomous car skunkworks endeavor, Project Titan, has spent years as one of the company’s most volatile divisions, going through...

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Self-driving car startup Zoox gets a new CEO

Posted on Jan 21, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Self-driving car startup Zoox  has selected its new CEO following the unexpected firing of co-founder and former CEO Tim Kentley-Klay in...

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Ford rethinks Level 3 autonomy

Posted on Jan 20, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Ford Motor Co. is shifting its approach to autonomous-vehicle technology. In 2016, Ford said it would largely pass over Level 3 autonomy...

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Communication, teamwork necessary to adopt autonomous technology, experts say at TRB

Posted on Jan 14, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Cooperation from both private sector and federal partners can ease the process for states that are in the midst of adopting automated...

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Sacramento aims to become the first city to deploy autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

The City of Sacramento has decided to partner with Deepen AI, Inc. and Foresight AI, Inc. on a project designed to speed up the...

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

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

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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Daimler’s semi-autonomous truck puts self-driving features on the road

Posted on Jan 8, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Daimler trucks are going autonomous — eventually. For now, Level 2 (L2) partial automation will have to suffice. The vehicle company...

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