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Volvo demonstrates driverless truck in Japan

Posted on Sep 2, 2019 in News, Trucks

Volvo’s Japanese subsidiary has demonstrated a highly autonomous truck on the northern island of Hokkaido which travelled for around a...

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Meet Olli 2.0, a 3D-printed autonomous shuttle

Posted on Aug 31, 2019 in Buses, News

From afar, Olli resembles many of the “future is now!” electric autonomous shuttles that have popped up in recent years. The tall...

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Self-driving carmakers urge regulators to whiff the steering wheel out the window

Posted on Aug 30, 2019 in Cars, News

The federal government should rewrite the safety rules for automobile manufacturing so self-driving carmakers can deploy vehicles without...

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China’s DidiChuxing to launch self-driving pickup service in Shanghai

Posted on Aug 30, 2019 in Cars, News

SHANGHAI – Chinese ride-hailing giant DidiChuxing plans to start using self-driving vehicles to pick up passengers in a district of...

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Waymo urges U.S. to ‘promptly’ remove barriers to self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 30, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc, on Thursday urged the National Highway...

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ARTC unveils Taiwan’s first self-driving electric minibus

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in Buses, News

Taiwan: automotive research & testing center (artc), the most important transportation-vehicle testing and r&d institute in...

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Zenuity and CERN Team up on Fast Machine Learning for Autonomous Driving

Posted on Aug 29, 2019 in Cars, News

STOCKHOLM, aug. 29, 2019 /prnewswire/ — zenuity, the autonomous driving software company headquartered in sweden, has become the...

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Self-Driving Racecars Are Edging Up Toward Human Records

Posted on Aug 28, 2019 in Cars, News

A self-driving racecar league called the Roborace motorsport competition is in its first competitive season, and teams are already hot on...

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Bestmile raises $16.5 million to optimize autonomous vehicle fleets

Posted on Aug 28, 2019 in Cars, Markets, News

Bestmile has raised $16.5 million in venture capital as the Switzerland-based startup continues expansion of a platform that manages...

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UPS Expands Self-Driving Semi Partnership

Posted on Aug 27, 2019 in News, Trucks

Operating a shipping and logistics company in the age of Amazon has spawned new pressures that force organizations to be more aggressive...

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Test Riders In Waymo’s Self-Driving Cars Won’t Stop Complaining

Posted on Aug 27, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo, the Alphabet-owned self-driving car company, is getting some critical reviews from its passengers in Phoenix and San Francisco....

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Council Members to Take Self-Driving Vehicles for a Spin

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicles are coming to San Antonio, and a few members of City Council will be among the first to test them. On Monday, the City...

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Waymo’s robot taxi service is improving, but riders still have complaints

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo is operating its self-driving ride-hailing service in two cities: Phoenix, with some paying customers and some riding for free, and...

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Toyota reveals the bizarre autonomous and electric vehicles that will whisk athletes and visitors around for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Posted on Aug 26, 2019 in Cars, News

Toyota, the Japanese worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has released its full lineup of electric vehicles that will be...

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Low-cost LiDAR startup Oryx Vision shuts down

Posted on Aug 25, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Israel-based low-cost LiDAR startup Oryx Vision Ltd. has shut down as of Thursday, Oryx’s CEO Ran Wellingstein said in a Friday interview...

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Pony.ai and Toyota partner to build self-driving cars and services

Posted on Aug 25, 2019 in Cars, Markets, News

Guangzhou, China-based self-driving car startup Pony.ai today announced it’ll team up with Toyota, the Japanese auto giant with a roughly...

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Self-driving car companies depend on cheap labor from Venezuela

Posted on Aug 23, 2019 in Cars, News

In order to teach a car to drive itself, its artificial intelligence needs to be presented with thousands of examples of things it might...

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China is betting on slow but steady to win the self-driving car race

Posted on Aug 23, 2019 in Cars, News

Over the past two years, China has been setting the stage for a revolution in autonomous driving. Just don’t expect that revolution to...

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RoboSense and Aidrivers announce a partnership to deliver superior autonomous solutions for industrial transportation

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 in Markets, News, Trucks

SHENZHEN, China & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–RoboSense, the leading supplier of LiDAR perception system solutions, and...

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Audi to join Daimler, BMW self-driving tech alliance, report says

Posted on Aug 22, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

FRANKFURT — Audi will join an alliance with rivals Daimler and BMW to develop advanced autonomous driving systems, German...

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