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GM beats Tesla in latest autonomous driving test

Posted on Oct 4, 2018 in Cars, News

When looking at the autonomous driving space, here’s how to identify the current leaders. There are component makers that allow...

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Navya autonomous shuttle: Self-driving a reality at Paris Motor Show 2018

Posted on Oct 4, 2018 in Buses, News

The latest version of the Navya autonomous shuttle was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show this week, highlighting the French...

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Volvo seeks communication norm as autonomy advances

Posted on Oct 4, 2018 in Cars, News

Volvo Cars calls for a new, global standard in how autonomous vehicles safely can communicate with all other road users as it introduces...

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Feds strip Willow Run robot car test site of proving-ground designation

Posted on Oct 4, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

A massive robot car test site at the former Willow Run bomber plant west of Detroit and nine other similar sites across the country have...

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U.S. Department of Transportation Releases “Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0”

Posted on Oct 4, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today released new Federal guidance for automated vehicles, advancing its commitment to...

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Tesla shares slow as peers push forward their own self-driving cars

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

The market euphoria triggered Monday by Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk’s weekend settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission is...

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Here’s the electric Jaguar that Waymo wants to turn into a self-driving car

Posted on Oct 4, 2018 in Cars, News

Waymo’s self-driving car service is supposed to kick off by the end of this year, but before the robot cars start taking riders...

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Toyota, SoftBank to team up in self-driving and other technology

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Toyota Motor Corp and SoftBank Group Corp will announce a partnership on automated driving and other technology on Thursday, sources with...

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Ford wants to avoid chaos by teaching all self-driving cars a common language

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 in Cars, News

It’s time to talk. Ford is calling on other automakers and technology companies to jointly develop a common language that self-driving...

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Honda putting $2.75 billion into G.M.’s self-driving venture

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

In the race to develop self-driving cars, General Motors has picked up another hefty ally. Honda, the Japanese automaker, has agreed to...

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China has put the automotive renaissance into hyper drive

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

A tri-fold automotive renaissance, led by technology, has been playing out over the past few years. Electric vehicles finally have been...

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Waymo’s self-driving car crashed because its human driver fell asleep at the wheel

Posted on Oct 3, 2018 in Cars, News

In June, one of Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans crashed on the freeway outside of the company’s office in Mountain View,...

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While we wait for automation, NXP announces new automotive radar systems

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

Automakers have been installing radar sensors in vehicles for more than two decades to enable adaptive cruise control and blindspot...

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Engineer spends $6,000 invalidating Waymo’s lidar patents

Posted on Oct 2, 2018 in Cars, News

An engineer with no connection to the self-driving industry has spent $6,000 of his own money to stop Alphabet’s self-driving car...

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UK to have driverless cars on its roads in the coming 3-4 years, says minister

Posted on Oct 2, 2018 in Cars, News

Britain will see truly driverless cars on its roads in three to four years but there will still be a role for diesel cars for many years,...

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Status Transportation prepares for a world with autonomous commercial transportation

Posted on Oct 2, 2018 in News, Trucks

Status Transportation Corp., a leading ground freight and cargo services company for Owner Operators, is already planning for the...

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A self-driving truck startup keeps it simple, stupid

Posted on Oct 2, 2018 in News, Trucks

IF ANYTHING HAS changed between today and the halcyon days of 2016, it’s that those building and marketing self-driving tech are now less...

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Renault introduces electric CUV city car & previews new mobility products in Paris

Posted on Oct 2, 2018 in Cars, News

On the first day of this year’s Paris Motor Show, Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn unveiled the K-ZE, a battery electric cute ute designed in...

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Ford shares proposed standard for autonomous cars to signal intentions

Posted on Oct 2, 2018 in Cars, News

Autonomous-car engineers are working hard to make sure that their self-driving vehicles avoid other road users. The next step is to ease...

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Ex-Apple engineers unveil a next-generation sensor for self-driving cars

Posted on Oct 1, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Aeva, a Mountain View, California-based startup founded only just last year, has built what its two-cofounders claim is a next-generation...

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