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Anyone can go for a ride in these self-driving cars

Posted on Oct 22, 2018 in Cars, News

If you’re visiting Arlington, Texas, and have been itching to try out an autonomous vehicle, you’re in luck. Starting Friday,...

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From Model T to driverless: Ford to launch fleet of robot cars in Washington

Posted on Oct 22, 2018 in Cars, News

The black Ford Fusion hybrid with a tiara of laser sensors looped twice through a four-mile stretch of a changing Washington, passing a...

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Addison Lee aims to deploy self-driving cars in London by 2021

Posted on Oct 22, 2018 in Cars, News

Self-driving car services could be on the streets of London within three years under a partnership between the private hire firm Addison...

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Ford will test self-driving cars in Washington, DC, with an emphasis on ‘equity’

Posted on Oct 22, 2018 in Cars, News

Autonomous cars are coming to the nation’s capital. Ford announced Monday that it would begin testing its self-driving cars on the streets...

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Self-driving school bus project shut down by the government

Posted on Oct 22, 2018 in Buses, News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has shut down a self-driving school bus project in Florida, calling it...

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U.K. on-demand car service plans autonomous vehicles in London by 2021

Posted on Oct 22, 2018 in Cars, News

Two British firms announced an alliance to speed up self-driving taxi service development in London. Executive car service Addison Lee and...

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Tesla stopped promoting the ‘Full Self-Driving’ option for its cars

Posted on Oct 20, 2018 in Cars, News

Tesla has pulled a long-standing promise of a “Full Self-Driving” option for its cars from the order page on the company’s website. Elon...

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From Ford to Volkswagen, rivals become frenemies to share the cost and risk of building self-driving cars

Posted on Oct 20, 2018 in Cars, News

Politics, it’s been said, creates strange bedfellows. So does the auto industry these days. Ford this week announced plans to expand...

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Waymo releases guidelines for autonomous vehicle tech crash response

Posted on Oct 20, 2018 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicle developer Waymo recently published a document titled “Waymo Fully Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Emergency...

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ZF takes 35 percent stake in autonomous driving specialist ASAP

Posted on Oct 19, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen said on Friday it acquired a 35 percent stake in ASAP, a Germany-based maker of software and testing...

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Supplier looks to tech to reduce growing public fear of self-driving vehicles

Posted on Oct 18, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Auto supplier Continental AG is counting on technology to solve two big problems: traffic fatalities and the public’s growing skepticism,...

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Cognata raises $18.5 million to grow its autonomous vehicle simulation platform

Posted on Oct 17, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Alphabet’s self-driving technology arm Waymo recently announced that it has now clocked 10 million self-driven miles on public roads —...

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Uber considers spinning off self-driving car unit

Posted on Oct 17, 2018 in Cars, News

Uber is considering taking minority stake investments to help finance its costly self-driving car unit amid pressure from investors ahead...

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Key former Google engineer says safety wasn’t his primary concern when developing self-driving cars

Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in Cars, News

A new report in The New Yorker details the events leading up to Waymo’s 2017 high-profile lawsuit alleging Uber stole its trade...

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Elon Musk eyes early 2019 release for Tesla’s custom AI chip

Posted on Oct 16, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Elon Musk has announced that Tesla’s new custom AI chip is about six months away from being installed in new production cars. The CEO said...

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Shrimp eyes inspire new camera focused on helping self-driving cars see better

Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Have you ever looked into an animal’s eyes and thought, ‘I wonder how they see the world?’ We have. We do it all the time. We wonder, for...

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Rand study shows it’s hard to gauge self-driving car safety

Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in Cars, News

The great promise of automated vehicles is that they will be safer than human-driven ones, but finding the metrics to measure this is a...

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Dubai launches its self-driving taxi service

Posted on Oct 15, 2018 in Cars, News

It might not be flying taxis, but self-driving taxis on the road started test runs in Dubai on Sunday. At the annual consumer electronics...

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Volvo shifts safety strategy for self-driving future

Posted on Oct 14, 2018 in Cars, News

Volvo, with a bevy of new tools to ensure passenger safety, is shifting its safety strategy from passenger protection to accident...

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Not everyone is ready to ride as autonomous vehicles take to the road in ever-increasing numbers

Posted on Oct 14, 2018 in Cars, News

Pennsylvania regulators this week gave the nod to Aurora, an autonomous vehicle software company, to begin testing its prototypes on state...

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