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Tesla delays price hike for self-driving upgrade

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

You’ll still have at least a few more weeks to order a Tesla with the Full Self-Driving upgrade before the price hike kicks in. Elon...

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With new funding, startup Plusai set to unveil Level 2 driverless vehicles

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

Sequoia Capital-backed PlusAI Inc. is close to raising about $200 million in new funds at a valuation of more than $1 billion to bankroll...

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Porsche invests in Israeli start-up to improve the safety of autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Cars, Markets, News

Volkswagen-owned Porsche acquired a minority stake in Israeli firm TriEye Wednesday, with the aim of improving safety features in its...

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Waymo open-sources data set for autonomous vehicle multimodal sensors

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Waymo, the Alphabet subsidiary that hopes to someday pepper roads with self-driving taxis, today pulled back the curtains on a portion of...

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DoorDash eyes autonomous food delivery with latest acquisition

Posted on Aug 21, 2019 in Cars, News

It’s no secret that DoorDash wants to deliver your food with autonomous vehicles. Early this year it partnered with GM to test...

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Waymo: Building cars is a “distraction” from self-driving tech

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

When it comes to building and perfecting the self-driving car, some companies have elected to build a full vehicle from the ground up,...

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Thousands of autonomous delivery robots are about to descend on US college campuses

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, News

The quintessential college experience of getting pizza delivered to your dorm room is about to get a high-tech upgrade. On Tuesday,...

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Molex demonstrates strength in autonomous vehicle design with V2X next generation capabilities at AV 2019

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, News

LISLE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Molex, a leading supplier of high-speed networking, datacom, rugged industrial and automotive...

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First on-demand autonomous shuttle trial opens to the public

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Buses, News

Singapore’s first on-demand autonomous shuttle public trial has been officially launched at Sentosa, marking a major milestone since...

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DoorDash acquires autonomous driving startup Scotty Labs

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

DoorDash  has been on an acquisition tear of late, with Scotty Labs as its latest target. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but this...

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Waymo expands driverless car testing to Florida

Posted on Aug 20, 2019 in Cars, News

Google parent company Alphabet’s Waymo today announced that it will soon begin piloting autonomous cars in Florida, expanding from its...

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UK to invest £2 million autonomous vehicle cybersecurity

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has joined hands with Zenzic and Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation to...

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Queensland government unveils Renault Zoe autonomous car

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, News

The Queensland government has unveiled a Renault Zoe2 based autonomous vehicle that comes loaded with high-tech sensors, Lidar, cameras,...

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Tesla is updating its wiring system for redundancy in self-driving

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla has been working on updating its wiring system with a new ‘high speed’ architecture that includes more redundancy, which the...

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Tier IV raises $9M from Quanta Computer to develop reference model for ECUs for autonomous driving

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Tier IV, Inc. has raised about $9 million from Quanta Computer, Inc. in a Series A extension round following the previous $100+ million...

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Russia’s Yandex looks at ten-fold increase in driverless car fleet to speed up testing

Posted on Aug 19, 2019 in Cars, News

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Yandex, a Russian equivalent to Google, said it is considering expanding its fleet of self-driving cars to up to...

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JTA, Beep, First Transit and NAVYA hold autonomous vehicle emergency training for local first responders

Posted on Aug 15, 2019 in Cars, News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Jacksonville-area first responders, fire fighters and law enforcement officials are...

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UPS joins self-driving race by investing in autonomous tech startup TuSimple

Posted on Aug 15, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

UPS is jumping into the self-driving vehicle world by investing in TuSimple, a fast-moving developer of robot truck technology that the...

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How Bosch aims to win in electrified era

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Robert Bosch aims to be a key player as the industry moves toward self-driving and electrified vehicles, but the supplier expects that...

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Sanborn introduces M-Maps for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

US: Sanborn has announced implementation of the next generation of HD Map technology for level 4 and level 5 autonomous vehicles. “Sanborn...

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