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BMW is on verge of adding automakers to self-driving consortium

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Cars, News

BMW AG, long an advocate of collaboration among rival manufacturers in the race toward self-driving cars, is in talks with at least two...

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2018 LA Auto Show — more on autonomy & security, few innovative electric cars

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Cars, News

The 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show 2018 shows a new face, new trends, and that electric vehicles (EV) are here to stay — despite a fairly low...

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A not-so-sexy plan to win at self-driving cars

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Cars, News

ARIEL MOORE EXHALED sharply and lifted her arms to the sky. “I have arrived alive!” she said to no one in particular. “I have arrived...

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Audi to spend nearly $16 billion on self-driving car tech, electrification through 2023

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Audi, the German luxury automaker under VW Group, said Tuesday it will invest €14 billion ($15.95 billion) over the next five years on...

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Nissan looks to future that’s driverless, with fewer cars

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Cars, News

Every automaker needs to plan for the future. For more than a century, this generally has meant determining which types of vehicles to...

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Uber hires former NHTSA official to help with self-driving car program

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Cars, News

Uber has hired a former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) official to work in its self-driving car program, which has...

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America’s first self-driving car bill gets last-minute push from Congress

Posted on Dec 3, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Senators have been negotiating for over a year to pass a bill that would pave the way for a regulatory framework that would govern...

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This futuristic car could solve a multibillion-dollar problem facing Amazon, Walmart, and Target

Posted on Dec 2, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The company behind Walmart’s pickup towers has developed a self-driving car that could upend the last-mile delivery industry. The...

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Instead of shuttling around people ThorDrive delivers hardware supplies in self-driving vans

Posted on Nov 30, 2018 in Cars, News

A little rain didn’t dampen ThorDrive, a self-driving car platform based in Seoul, from launching its self-driving delivery service....

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2019 may be year of the driverless car: Here’s where top automakers stand

Posted on Nov 30, 2018 in Cars, News

Car manufacturers are hoping autonomous-driving technology will spur a revolution among consumers, igniting sales and repositioning the...

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At Waymo, it’s launch time for Google’s biggest moonshot

Posted on Nov 30, 2018 in Cars, News

It helps to know this about John Krafcik: He’s unusually upbeat. Lean and lively, he’s glued to a Chromebook playing a video of a minivan...

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GM’s Cruise has had the most self-driving crashes in California – here’s how the autonomous rivals stack up when it comes to safety

Posted on Nov 30, 2018 in Cars, News

Self-driving cars will be safer than our current roads, experts say. But until we get to full autonomy, there have been – and will...

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G.M.’s President will take over its self-driving effort

Posted on Nov 29, 2018 in Cars, News

A top General Motors official is taking on a new role that underlines the auto industry’s intense push to develop and commercialize...

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If Waymo is having difficulty, everyone else must be in a right autonomous driving pickle

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 in Cars, News

Waymo is taking a step backward in terms of the commercial readiness of its autonomous driving offering by reinstalling safety drivers and...

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INIT, Bestmile to integrate driverless vehicles into public transport

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 in Buses, News

Bestmile and INIT announced a partnership to incorporate driverless vehicles into public transport to provide fully-integrated mobility...

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Ohio cities sign up to be autonomous-vehicle testing grounds

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Four Ohio cities signed agreements with the state government this week to open their streets to the testing of connected and autonomous...

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Extremely precise Bosch sensor will help self-driving cars navigate roads more accurately

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Self-driving cars require an array of sensors to figure out things human drivers take for granted, like knowing the exact position of a...

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Audi and Disney are creating media for self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 in Cars, News

If and when fully autonomous cars hit the road in earnest, you’re going to have a lot of free time on your hands. Audi and Disney...

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Uber removed the second backup driver from its self-driving cars ahead of the crash that killed an Arizona pedestrian

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Cars, News

After one of the Uber’s self-driving test cars struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona in March, some employees blamed the safety...

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Demand for faster, cheaper deliveries is good news for autonomous vehicle makers

Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Cars, News, Trucks

Bots, drones and driverless cars and trucks are going to explode on the scene in coming years as demand for speedy delivery of goods...

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