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Eclipse Foundation’s OpenMobility group aims to foster ‘collaboration’ around urban planning and driverless cars

Posted on May 13, 2019 in Cars, News

The Eclipse Foundation — the not-for-profit corporation that acts as a steward of the Eclipse development community — today launched a new...

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District of Columbia council proposes congestion pricing study

Posted on May 13, 2019 in Cars, News

Leaders representing the District of Columbia have proposed allocating $475,000 to study congestion pricing for vehicles moving in and...

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May Mobility to begin testing autonomous shuttles in Rhode Island

Posted on May 12, 2019 in Buses, News

May Mobility may not be a household name, but the Michigan-based has had quite a few large companies invest into its autonomous shuttle...

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Tesla restructures Autopilot software team, Elon takes the reins

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

Tesla is again restructuring its Autopilot software team, according to sources talking to Electrek. CEO Elon Musk is taking the reins with...

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Mobility technology patent applications of the week: Dyson’s EV, Nissan’s autonomy, NIO’s battery swap, and more

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

Covering the future of mobility can be challenging, given that a lot of the technology that will shape how we get around in the future...

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The race to full self-driving is the real finish line for Uber

Posted on May 10, 2019 in Cars, News

Uber’s (UBER) IPO is generating a lot of excitement and equal parts anxiety on Friday, but the real race for long term value appears...

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Elon Musk is wrong on robotaxi timing, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says

Posted on May 10, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told CNBC he agrees with Tesla CEO Elon Musk that the future of mobility is electric, but he disagrees with...

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Self-driving cross-country trip possible for everyone with a Tesla this year, says Musk

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, News

Tesla has been making bold claims about future autonomous driving plans lately, most recently holding an “autonomy investor event” where...

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GM turns Oshawa plant into parts manufacturing and autonomous vehicle test site

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, News

General Motors Canada and the Unifor union have reached an agreement regarding the transformation of the Oshawa plant in Ontario into a...

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Amazon reportedly considering acquisition of driverless startup TuSimple

Posted on May 9, 2019 in News, Trucks

According to a report from TMTPost, Amazon could be looking to acquire self-driving startup TuSimple. The two companies are reportedly...

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Autonomous vehicles to bring about materials revolution

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The forthcoming trend of autonomous vehicles not only will reshape how people and goods are transported, but what materials are used...

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Waymo inches forward as self-driving frontrunner with 1,000 riders

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, News

The first major self-driving taxi service needed six months to reach 1,000 customers, another sign that growth may be slow as companies...

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Chinese eager for self-driving future; Americans not so sure, survey shows

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, News

More than half of Chinese consumers can’t wait to get out from behind the wheel and into an autonomous car. That makes China more positive...

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Preference for self driving car to double in 5 years: Report

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, News

Consumer preference for self-driving cars is expected to double within the next five years, says Capgemini Research Institute in a study...

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GM Cruise autonomous vehicles valued at $19 billion

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

In a boost to the autonomous car industry GM’s self-driving car division, Cruise, has announced raising a $1.15 billion investment. Its...

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Ford and GM among stocks driving toward profits with autonomous vehicles

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

In Dubai earlier this year, Tesla (TSLA – Get Report) CEO Elon Musk made another of his infamous predictions: “I think we will...

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Oklahoma Governor signs autonomous vehicle legislation

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Cities and counties are banned from regulating autonomous vehicles, according to legislation signed Tuesday by Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt....

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Tesla claims affordable autonomous cars aren’t possible without China

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Cars, News

President Donald Trump’s 25% tariff on a variety of imports from China has sent a ripple throughout the entire automotive industry....

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Startup says end-to-end machine learning is “only scalable solution” for self-driving cars

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

It’s a solution that Tesla CEO Elon Musk would approve. No lidars, no high-definition maps. No hand-coded rules. A small startup in...

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Wayve says self-driving cars don’t need sensors. Experts aren’t so sure

Posted on May 8, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Why weigh down a self-driving car with a lot of sensors, HD maps, and equipment when you don’t have to?That’s the philosophy of...

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