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Lyft investors are banking on self-driving cars, not ride-sharing

Posted on Mar 29, 2019 in Cars, News

Lyft became the first ride-hailing app to go public on Friday, skyrocketing to a $23.4 billion valuation. But don’t get too excited for...

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BMW finds a spooky way to promote autonomous driving

Posted on Mar 29, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

BMW is hard at work developing advanced self-driving features for its vehicles and has previewed its latest developments in the field with...

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The week in tech: Who should let driverless cars off the leash?

Posted on Mar 29, 2019 in Cars, News

Greetings from London. Here’s a look at the week’s tech news: A lot of people are getting way more interested in putting fully autonomous...

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Automated driving tech to grow 11.5% per year through 2030

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Markets, News, Trucks

The falling costs of advanced safety technology for trucks is helping fleets see the bottom-line benefit, according to a new market...

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USDOT publishes automated driving system demonstration grant applicants

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

On Tuesday, USDOT published the list of applicants for the Automated Driving System (ADS) Demonstration Grants which were announced in...

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Honda, Hino hitch ride with self-driving venture of SoftBank, Toyota

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Cars, News

Honda Motor Co. and Hino Motors are joining a venture of SoftBank Corp and Toyota Motor Corp. that will develop self-driving car services...

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ZF positions for autonomous driving with $7B deal for Wabco

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

ZF Friedrichshafen has agreed to buy Wabco for more than $7 billion, an acquisition it has long targeted to bolster its expertise in...

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Scania and Nobina announce autonomous EV bus trials in Sweden

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Buses, News

Scania and Nobina (the largest public transport operator in the Nordic countries) announced trials of autonomous buses on regular routes...

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VW, Ford to develop pickup truck, continue talks on autonomous driving

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Cars, News

Volkswagen has signed a deal to develop a pickup truck with U.S. rival Ford and continues discussions about extending its alliance to...

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Aptiv releases comprehensive open-source dataset for autonomous driving

Posted on Mar 28, 2019 in Cars, News

Global auto parts supplier Aptiv, formally known as Delphi Automotive, announced today the full release of nuScenes, an open-source...

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Next step in photonic technologies: apply for funding

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Photonic technologies including lasers and fibre-optics contribute almost £13 billion to the UK economy. These technologies, which...

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This self-driving AI faced off against a champion racer (kind of)

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, News

Developments in the self-driving car world can sometimes be a bit dry: a million miles without an accident, a 10 percent increase in...

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BMW builds its own IT platform to process data from its autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

A self-driving vehicle needs more than additional hardware, these vehicles require access to vast amounts of quality data, along with...

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Orlando poised to become capital of autonomous vehicle research

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Autonomous vehicles represent the future of transportation. When they replace human drivers, the world will see far fewer accidents, less...

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Federal regulators want to know what you think of self-driving cars with no steering wheel

Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in Cars, News

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking for comments from interested parties and the general public, whether NHTSA...

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NVIDIA ups the ante in self-driving but hits a roadblock

Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in Cars, News

NVIDIA NVDA faced criticism from Intel INTC owned Mobileye after it introduced Safety Force Field (SFF), a policy to protect driverless...

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Lidar and perception startup Innoviz raises $132 million

Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Innoviz, the Israel-based startup developing solid-state lidar sensors and perception software for autonomous vehicles, has raised $132...

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The war to remotely control self-driving cars heats up

Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

EVEN IN THE middle of the day, the 50-mile trip from San Francisco to San Jose is a pain. Like a toddler, Bay Area driving toggles between...

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Self-driving test sites use virtual pedestrians to streamline development

Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in Cars, News

For car manufacturers developing driverless cars, recreating critical road scenarios in testing sites can be a tedious experience. Moving...

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Velodyne achieves $0.5 billion in lidar sensors shipped

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

Velodyne is the highest volume supplier of lidar sensors to the automotive industry. In an in-depth article, David Hall spoke to Forbes...

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