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DENSO invests nearly $100 million in startups to advance mobility

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

DENSO, the world’s second largest mobility supplier, has invested nearly $100 million over a four-year period in startup companies around...

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Digital Trends Live: Self-driving cars, ocean exploration, and holiday shopping

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Cars, News

Wednesday’s episode of Digital Trends Live saw the launch of Waymo’s self-driving car service, a project to explore the deepest points of...

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An app for operating a self-driving car

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and IT Engineering, a Korean electric vehicle producer, have jointly...

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Samsung to build 5G and V2X networks for autonomous car tests at South Korea’s K-City

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Samsung is collaborating with the Korea Transportation Safety Authority (KOTSA) to develop mobile network infrastructure for autonomous...

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company to unveil ‘fully road legal autonomous transport cars’

Posted on Dec 6, 2018 in Cars, News

Elon Musk’s Boring Company has slightly delayed the launch of its first tunnel, but Musk said that it will also include the unveiling of...

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Ford CEO denies allegations of GM-eclipsing layoff plans

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Cars, News

On Wednesday, Ford CEO Jim Hackett contested a claim that the automaker plans widespread layoffs in a restructuring whose extent is...

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Uber’s self-driving cars are set to return in a downsized test

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Cars, News

Eight months after one of Uber’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian, the ride-hailing company is close to putting its...

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Driverless buses to roll out in Providence, R.I., in 2019

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Buses, News

Driverless buses are set to hit Providence streets next spring offering free rides between downtown Providence and the Olneyville Square...

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Waymo launches nation’s first commercial self-driving taxi service in Arizona

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Cars, News

On the chilly October day the New York City subway opened in 1904, the marvel of engineering and grit was greeted with horns, steam sirens...

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Rhode Island DOT taps May Mobility for autonomous transit pilot

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Buses, News

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) has awarded a contract to May Mobility to pilot an automated vehicle service. May...

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Bosch and Veniam ensure seamless vehicle-to-everything connectivity

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

What is true for people is also true for cars: communication works best with a common language and a good connection. To enable connected...

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Uber will soon put its self-driving cars back on the road, months after one got into a fatal crash

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Cars, News

Uber Technologies is close to putting its self-driving cars back on the road in a downsized test that it had suspended after a car hit and...

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Welcome To ‘Waymo One’ world: Google Moon Shot begins self-driving service—with humans at the wheel for now

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Cars, News

Waymo, the Alphabet Inc. unit that started out as the Google Self-Driving Car Project, begins operating today in metro Phoenix as the...

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Ohio’s first self-driving shuttle service begins on December 10th

Posted on Dec 5, 2018 in Buses, News

Ohio wants to be a haven for self-driving cars, and it’s already acting on those plans… if slowly. Smart Columbus and...

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REPORT: Almost 1 million driverless ‘robotaxis’ could be on US roads by 2022

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Cars, News

The race to commercialise autonomous vehicles is one of the key battlegrounds in big tech. And aside from building out the technology, the...

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Tech Mahindra & H2O.ai set up CoE to provide AI solutions to enterprise customers

Posted on Dec 4, 2018 in Cars, News

Tech Mahindra and open source artificial intelligence firm H2O.ai today announced the establishment of a Center of Excellence to provide...

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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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