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Self-driving truck startup Kodiak Robotics begins deliveries in Texas

Posted on Aug 6, 2019 in News, Trucks

A year after coming out of stealth mode with $40 million, self-driving truck startup Kodiak Robotics will begin making its first...

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State-of-the-art autonomous vehicle test site opens in Ohio

Posted on Aug 6, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Thanks in part to collaboration between the public and private sectors, central Ohio is now home to one of the largest contained testing...

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TomTom launches a fully autonomous test car to develop HD maps

Posted on Aug 5, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

TomTom has launched its first autonomous test vehicle as it looks to improve its various mapping technologies aimed at the burgeoning...

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Didi Chuxing’s autonomous driving unit is now an independent company

Posted on Aug 5, 2019 in Cars, Markets, News

Didi Chuxing’s autonomous driving unit is now an independent company, the Chinese ride-sharing and transportation giant said today. Didi’s...

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This startup has an answer to Elon Musk’s aversion to LiDAR

Posted on Aug 5, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla boss Elon Musk has no use for LiDAR, the laser radar sensing system most automakers install on their autonomous vehicles. Earlier...

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What is ‘Ultra Cruise’? GM teases mysterious autonomous technology to investors

Posted on Aug 2, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Last year, General Motors filed a trademark for something called “Ultra Cruise.” The company has never explained what Ultra Cruise is, but...

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VW wants to test robotic EV chargers for self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 1, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The cars of the future will be electric and robotic, so why not use robots to charge their batteries, too? Volkswagen announced a pilot...

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Hamburg, Germany, has its first autonomous shuttle bus

Posted on Aug 1, 2019 in Buses, News

There are only be five stops along the 1.8-kilometre-long route in Hamburg’s Hafencity. Initially, the only passenger will be an attendant...

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Hamburg, Germany, has its first autonomous shuttle bus

Posted on Aug 1, 2019 in Buses, News

There are only be five stops along the 1.8-kilometre-long route in Hamburg’s Hafencity. Initially, the only passenger will be an attendant...

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Ford bought a robotics company to boost its self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 31, 2019 in Cars, News

Back in April, Ford chief Jim Hackett admitted that the company overestimated the arrival of self-driving cars. He added that the...

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Congress wants the self-driving car industry’s help to draft a new AV bill

Posted on Jul 31, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Congress is calling on stakeholders in the self-driving car industry to help reignite their efforts to draft a bill aimed at speeding up...

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Recogni raises $25 million for power-efficient autonomous car inferencing

Posted on Jul 31, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

RK Anand — along with Ashwini Choudhary, Eye-Fi founder Eugene Feinberg, former Lilium sensor systems engineer Gilles Backhus, and Valerie...

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Customers are not fully prepared for electric and autonomous vehicles: Study

Posted on Jul 31, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Despite the auto manufacturers and technology companies spending billions on self-driving technology and electric vehicles, customers are...

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BMW trimming lineup to meet demands of EV and autonomous cars

Posted on Jul 31, 2019 in Cars, News

Look up the array of cars and SUVs BMW is selling these days, and it will blow your mind if you are a BMW fan who has driven the same ride...

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Ford acquires Quantum Signal to bolster autonomous car effort

Posted on Jul 31, 2019 in Cars, News

Mere months after Ford announced it would collaborate with Agility Robotics to explore a range of autonomous home package delivery...

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VSI Labs’ Automated Drive West Project: Preparing for a cross-country road trip with autonomous vehicle

Posted on Jul 30, 2019 in Cars, News

This August, autonomous vehicle (AV) research firm VSI Labs is embarking on the classic American cross-country road trip–with a twist. VSI...

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Nvidia’s autonomous robocar replaces the combustion engine for good

Posted on Jul 30, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

In July 2019, the first racing competition for self-driving cars -Roborace – took place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The race...

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Self-parking garages, robovans, and more car news this week

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Cars, News

TAKE IT FROM us, the experts at WIRED Transportation: When you’re trying to get from A to B, navigational prowess is just as vital as...

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Four autonomous cars facts that are hard to believe

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, News

Nearly every automaker and technology company are working on autonomous technology. While companies are looking to bring autonomous tech...

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Congress takes another stab at passing self-driving car legislation

Posted on Jul 28, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Just when everyone had pretty much given up hope of getting lawmakers in our hyper-polarized nation’s capital to agree on a new set of...

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