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Starsky Robotics becomes first uncrewed truck to hit 55 mph

Posted on Jun 13, 2019 in News, Trucks

The Florida unmanned trucking company Starsky Robotics may have set a record for the fastest an uncrewed vehicle has driven on a (closed)...

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An autonomous vehicle took on Chicago’s thick morning traffic. Here’s what happened

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicles conjure visions of futuristic machines that lack steering wheels, but the first driverless cars probably won’t...

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The strange mating rituals of self-driving car companies

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

THE AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE industry is looking a lot like a middle-school dance. Monday, Aurora and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced they...

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Uber unveils next-generation Volvo self-driving car

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Uber Technologies Inc unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington on Wednesday as it works to eventually deploy vehicles...

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Hyundai Motor invests in Aurora, which is helping it create self-driving hydrogen SUVs

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Hyundai Motor and its Kia division are investing in self-driving tech firm Aurora, which is working with the Korean auto giant to create...

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Argo AI is taking its new generation of self-driving vehicles into downtown Detroit

Posted on Jun 12, 2019 in Cars, News

Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based autonomous vehicle startup in which Ford invested $1 billion in 2017, has expanded its testing to downtown...

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Israel wants to expand autonomous vehicle testing

Posted on Jun 11, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

In an effort to expand autonomous vehicle testing in the country, Israel is inviting property owners to submit offers for the creation of...

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Volkswagen concludes partnership with self-driving start-up Aurora, in talks with Ford

Posted on Jun 11, 2019 in Cars, News

Volkswagen has ended its relationship with Amazon-backed self-driving start-up Aurora, CNBC has confirmed. It is now in talks with Ford...

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Self-driving urban vehicle transports people by day, collects trash by night

Posted on Jun 11, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Swedish startup Scania is developing a self-driving urban concept vehicle that is designed on a modular system that could allow it to...

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Over 1,400 self-driving vehicles are now in testing by 80+ companies across the US

Posted on Jun 11, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

In a talk at the Uber Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C., today, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao shared a total...

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SoftBank, Toyota autonomous car venture to launch in SE Asia next year

Posted on Jun 11, 2019 in Cars, News

The self-driving car joint venture of SoftBank Corp and Toyota Motor plans to begin operating in Southeast Asia next year, in its first...

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Yandex promises 100 driverless cars on the road by 2020

Posted on Jun 11, 2019 in Cars, News

Russian tech giant Yandex has been testing autonomous vehicles on public roads since December 2017, starting in Moscow and later expanding...

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Don’t tell lidar foe Elon Musk but this maker of the robo-car vision tech just raised $170 million

Posted on Jun 10, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Innoviz Technologies, a maker of laser lidar sensors for self-driving and highly automated cars, just closed a $170 million funding round,...

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How Bosch maintains record pace despite multiple global challenges

Posted on Jun 10, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Some of the biggest European auto suppliers have seen their profits slump over the past year, but Robert Bosch — the largest of them...

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Innoviz extends funding round to $170 million to bring its lidar tech to self-driving cars

Posted on Jun 10, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Just a few months ago, Innoviz became one of the better capitalized lidar startups when it announced it had raised $132 million in a...

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Iowa City begins planning ahead for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jun 10, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

As automated vehicles edge nearer, Iowa City officials hope a newly released plan will help the community adapt to the new technology as...

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There’s a drivers ed course for those who test self-driving cars on public roads

Posted on Jun 9, 2019 in Cars, News

The combination of fatal accidents involving self-driving test vehicles and a lack of public trust regarding their safety is leading many...

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TNO and Siemens put connected and automated driving in the fast lane

Posted on Jun 7, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

At the ITS European Conference in Eindhoven, June 3 -6, 2019, TNO and Siemens announced that Streetwise, TNO’s real-world scenario...

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Driverless vehicles may lead to traffic congestion in cities

Posted on Jun 7, 2019 in Cars, News

A unique simulation for the city of Zurich shows that driverless taxis would not displace personal transport in cities as long as...

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Fiat Chrysler partners with Aurora to develop self-driving commercial vans

Posted on Jun 7, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

Aurora, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Sequoia Capital and Amazon,  has struck a deal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles...

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