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Ford and VW discuss autonomous car team-up at a $4 billion valuation

Posted on Feb 15, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG are progressing toward a potential agreement to join forces on self-driving cars and have overcome...

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Goodyear, Local Motors join forces on autonomous shuttles

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 in Buses, News

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company GT, -0.91%  is expanding its ongoing work with autonomous or driverless vehicles, which includes...

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BlackBerry to get $40M in federal funds to support self-driving car development

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

The Liberal government is giving $40 million in federal money to BlackBerry to help the company develop self-driving car technologies....

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Tesla announces it is not testing autonomous cars in California

Posted on Feb 14, 2019 in Cars, News

Tesla likes to frequently tout its Autopilot driver-assistance systems, but as it turns out, the company isn’t actually testing...

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Seaport says GM is a leader in China, trucks and autonomous cars. Initiates coverage as a buy with $48 price target

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News, Trucks

Seaport Global initiated coverage on General Motors Wednesday as a buy with a price target of $48, citing the automaker’s recent...

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If you’re drunk or dozing off in your driverless car, Huawei’s new tech will call the cops

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

In the future, driverless vehicles will be everywhere, we’re told. But anyone who thinks they might be able to head to the office party,...

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Will self-driving cars be a boon or bane for people with vision impairment?

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, News

Debbie Ryan of St. John’s hasn’t had a driver’s licence in 25 years, since her eyesight deteriorated. Now the new...

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China is building a 5G smart highway for autonomous cars and AI traffic monitoring

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

China is moving forward in the global “race to 5G,” as state-owned carrier China Mobile has announced (via Xinhua) that it’s already...

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Japanese self-drive cars map developer to buy rival US startup: Report

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, News

Japanese map platform developer Dynamic Map Platform plans to acquire Detroit-based Ushr for nearly 20 billion yen (US$181.1 million) in a...

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Mitsubishi Electric develops robust sensing for autonomous driving

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has developed sensing technology for highly accurate detection of...

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Bikes put spanner in works of Dutch driverless car schemes

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, News

The Dutch love affair with the bicycle has emerged as an obstacle to government plans to introduce driverless cars to the roads of the...

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Apple’s self-driving cars disengage from autonomous mode about once per mile, highest rate in California

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Cars, News

From December 2018 through November 2019, Apple’s fleet of heavily modified Lexus RX450h SUVs recorded an average of 871.65...

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Self-driving tractor-trailer start-up TuSimple achieves unicorn status in funding round that values it at $1 billion

Posted on Feb 13, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

Autonomous trucking company TuSimple has achieved unicorn status on Wall Street with a fresh funding round that values the start-up at $1...

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May Mobility raises $22 million for self-driving shuttles

Posted on Feb 12, 2019 in Buses, Finance, News

May Mobility, a self-driving shuttle provider based in Ann Arbor, Mich., has raised a new round of funding that will help the company...

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World’s largest parade of autonomous cars happened, fittingly, in China

Posted on Feb 12, 2019 in Cars, News

Autonomous cars have yet to generate passion among car enthusiasts — and if we’re honest about it, they probably never will. Nevertheless,...

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SoftBank fund invests big in self-driving deliveries

Posted on Feb 11, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

A Silicon Valley startup working on self-driving delivery vehicles on Monday announced nearly a billion dollars in fresh funding from the...

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Columbus, Ohio, prepares to launch second AV shuttle service

Posted on Feb 11, 2019 in Buses, News

Self-driving shuttles are headed into a residential neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio, as the city sets out on its second autonomous bus...

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The mystery of Tesla’s autopilot-less European model 3

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

There are recent reports that Tesla’s “Autopilot” isn’t type-approved in Europe, and therefore absent in the first batch fresh off the...

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Amazon’s self-driving bet and more car news this week

Posted on Feb 10, 2019 in Cars, News

THAT OLD SAW about watching the money turns out to work as well in the wild world of transportation as anywhere else. First up, the...

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Tesla vs. self-driving competition — new MIT video

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

Autonomous driving technology promises to unleash sweeping changes on our society. However (perhaps fortunately), it’s likely to be some...

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