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Ford’s future includes self-driving deliveries and taxi services

Posted on Nov 16, 2018 in Cars, News

CEO of Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC Sherif Marakby has posted a detailed overview of the automaker’s self-driving strategy, perhaps...

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Columbus begins testing self-driving shuttle

Posted on Nov 16, 2018 in Buses, News

Ohio’s first self-driving shuttles hit the streets in downtown Columbus in mid-November, kicking off the first phase of a project designed...

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Olli shuttles into Chandler with new driverless cars

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Cars, News

It’s hard to believe now, but once upon a time, the general public was terrified of automobiles. In fact, marketing campaigns wouldn’t...

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Ford plans a self-driving service—but tech problems still loom

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Cars, News

The automobile industry’s future looks a bit rough thanks to a decline in auto sales and sign-ups for driver’s licenses. So, Ford is...

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Perrone Robotics, Virginia’s JAUNT to launch autonomous shuttle

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Buses, News

Albemarle County, Perrone Robotics Inc., and JAUNT Inc. announced a Letter of Intent to enter into a partnership to develop, test, and...

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Russia’s Yandex offers driverless rides and passengers say ‘Da!’

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Cars, News

Russsian Internet giant Yandex is offering robotaxi rides that are not only self-driving, but there is no driver behind the wheel at all....

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Continental and EasyMile are making self-driving vehicles for Singapore roads – here’s what it’s like inside

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Buses, News, Technology

The future where self-driving vehicles roam the roads is coming at us full-speed. German automotive manufacturing company Continental...

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AdaSky raises $20 million to build far-infrared sensor for autonomous cars

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

In October 2017, two-year-old Israeli startup AdaSky emerged from stealth with what it claimed was the first far-infrared (FIR) thermal...

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Apex.AI raises $15.5 million for autonomous-vehicle software

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Apex.AI is emerging out of stealth today with quite the claim — an operating system for autonomous vehicles that will never fail. Founded...

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Winnebago could be one of the most unexpected winners of the self-driving car revolution

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Cars, News

Phone calls, yoga, a haircut… the list of things to do while commuting in a self-driving car is virtually endless. Because of this new...

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Australia makes leap forward to embrace driverless vehicles

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Cars, News

The Ipswich Connected Vehicle Pilot, which is a trial of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) technologies is estimating...

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Many adults believe fully self-driving cars are already traversing U.S. highways

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in Cars, News

The American Automobile Association‘s (AAA) research group reported disconcerting findings of driver expectations of semiautonomous cars...

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Ford partners with Walmart and Postmates to test autonomous grocery delivery

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in Cars, News

Ford is partnering with Walmart and Postmates to test the business of delivering goods like groceries and pet food using self-driving...

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Investigating connected and autonomous vehicles with real-life driving data

Posted on Nov 14, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

A new partnership has focused on using human-driver data to improve the performance and acceptability of connected and autonomous vehicles...

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Data could be what Ford sells next as it looks for new revenue

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Cars, News, Trucks

As Ford Motor Co. works to navigate a global reorganization effort that is certain to include significant job reductions, one way forward...

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Waymo, GM to deploy self-driving cars with or without Congress

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Congress is the closest it could be for at least a year to passing self-driving vehicle legislation, but if lawmakers fall short,...

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Top 5 things you’ll do in a self-driving car

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Cars, News

When carmakers show us the self-driving future it always looks like utopian sci-fi, needing only Spock playing a lute in the back seat to...

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New £1bn Smart City Mobility Centre will be Europe’s main site for autonomous and electric car R&D

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Research into the next generation of autonomous and electric vehicles will be conducted at a new £1bn Smart City Mobility Centre in the...

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Ridecell expands funding round for autonomous ride-hailing platform to $60 million

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Car-sharing, ride-sharing, and ride-hailing companies have something in common: They rely on fairly sophisticated backends to keep fleets...

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Waymo to start first driverless car service next month

Posted on Nov 13, 2018 in Cars, News

In just a few weeks, humanity may take its first paid ride into the age of driverless cars. Waymo, the secretive subsidiary of Google’s...

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