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Kia HabaNiro concept is a spicy, self-driving EV that’s confused about its own existence

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Cars, News

As the makers of the Soul and Stinger, Kia has never been one to shy away from bold model names. This becomes especially apparent in the...

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Dutch chipmaker NXP makes China push by backing radar company Hawkeye

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors has come a long way since Qualcomm’s outsized $44 billion offer to acquire it fell through last year....

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Uber looking to sell a minority stake in its autonomous vehicle unit

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Cars, News

Ride-hailing company Uber is preparing to sign a deal to sell a minority stake in its autonomous vehicle unit Uber ATG ahead of next...

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Aeva will supply lidar sensors to Audi’s autonomous driving division

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

There’s no shortage of startups vying for a slice of a lidar market that’s expected to be worth $3.5 billion by 2024, but Aeva stands out...

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Exclusive: Apple in talks with potential suppliers of sensors for self-driving cars – sources

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Apple Inc has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars,...

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Aptiv expands its automated driving development into China

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Cars, News

Automotive supplier Aptiv is again expanding its automated driving test and development efforts. Following on its programs in the U.S. and...

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Uber eyes IPO and spies an autonomous future

Posted on Apr 16, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Uber filed its S-1 last week with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, setting the stage for its initial public offering next...

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State program could bring AV shuttles to New Haven, Conn.

Posted on Apr 16, 2019 in Buses, News

A driverless, fully autonomous shuttle in New Haven, Conn., between Yale New Haven Hospital’s two main campuses and the Air Rights Garage...

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GM quiet about Cruise driverless taxi fleet as deadline looms

Posted on Apr 16, 2019 in Cars, News

As the self-imposed deadline for the self-driving taxi service from General Motors Co.’s autonomous vehicle development unit looms...

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Waymo’s app is now in the Google Play Store, but don’t expect to hail a driverless car right away

Posted on Apr 16, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo’s ride-hail app is now available in the Google Play Store for Android users, but don’t download it expecting to summon a...

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Driverless grocery delivery service debuts in Texas’ largest city

Posted on Apr 16, 2019 in Cars, News

Cincinnati-based Kroger (NYSE:KR) is introducing driverless, robot-controlled vehicles in high-traffic Houston zip codes. The grocer hopes...

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VW’s ID Roomzz previews a full-size electric SUV due in 2021

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Volkswagen’s growing electric car lineup will include something for those who like the reassurance of a full-size SUV. The automaker...

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Volkswagen unveils next electric SUV in its futuristic ID lineup

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 in Cars, News

Volkswagen unveiled a new electric car concept at the Shanghai Auto Show this week. The quixotically named ID Roomzz is an all-electric...

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Audi AI:ME autonomous electric car hints at what’s coming from Volkswagen

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 in Cars, News

Auto shows are places where car companies stretch their wings, imagining vehicles that could become reality — some day. This week, Audi...

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Yole anticipates $6B market for autonomous-vehicle LiDAR in five years

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 in Cars, Markets, News, Technology

The LiDAR market was worth $1.3 billion in 2018, according to market research firm Yole Développement (Lyon, France), which recently...

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Sweden’s Veoneer bets driverless car delay will be its gain

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 in Cars, News

Sweden’s Veoneer expects to gain from a commercial delay in self-driving cars, betting that rising demand for its radar and camera-based...

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VW says China to become global software development hub to autonomous tech

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 in Cars, News

Volkswagen will use Chinese software developers to help design a global autonomous vehicle architecture thanks to the prevalence of...

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Audi’s self-driving EV concept filters out rush-hour stress

Posted on Apr 15, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Many folks are cool on autonomous cars because we actually like to drive, but nobody wants to be stuck in rush hour or city congestion....

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Game, set, match — Elon Musk exudes confidence in Tesla’s position in autonomous vehicles

Posted on Apr 14, 2019 in Cars, News

It this article, I’ll highlight the points Elon Musk and Lex Fridman made in a recent YouTube video on Artificial Intelligence and give...

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Tesla is raising the price of its full self-driving option

Posted on Apr 14, 2019 in Cars, News

In a few weeks, Tesla buyers will have to pay more for an option that isn’t yet completely functional, but that CEO Elon Musk promises...

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