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Waymo shifts to ‘industrializing’ self-driving tech as Robotaxi launch nears

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Cars, News

It’s nearly showtime for Waymo CTO Dmitri Dolgov. Almost a decade since he and a dozen other engineers went to work on Google’s...

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A new doppler Lidar solves self-driving cars’ need for speed

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

AS EVERY NEW Yorker knows, San Franciscans walk painfully slowly. It’s a common observation, and now it’s a measurable one,...

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Waymo, Uber driverless projects make scanning sensors cheaper

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Google’s Waymo, Uber and carmakers GM and Mercedes-Benz are among the companies working to put driverless vehicles in showrooms. That...

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City launches driverless shuttle pilot to test autonomous vehicle technology

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Buses, News

Visitors to the Calgary Zoo and science centre won’t have to rely on a driver to hitch a ride between the two attractions this month,...

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A major push to use blockchain to link autonomous vehicle development on open-source network

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

“There is no central administrator to approve the transactions, no middle man linking the participants of the network (e.g. a charging...

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Fiat Chrysler spending $30M on self-driving test facility at Chelsea

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is adding more muscle to its self-driving vehicle testing efforts. The company will spend more than $30 million...

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Apple’s first semi-autonomous car accident caused by human

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Cars, News

A car housing Apple’s current semi-autonomous hardware was in its first accident in August, official documents reveal. The...

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Keolis, Navya launch Belgian autonomous shuttle pilot

Posted on Sep 5, 2018 in Buses, News

Keolis launched a 100% electric autonomous shuttle trial in Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium. The NAVYA autonomous electric shuttle will operate in...

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How self-driving supergroup Aurora plans to make Robocars real

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Cars, News

Just about a decade into the race to develop self-driving cars, this young industry has its own supergroup: Aurora Innovation, formed by...

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Self-driving tech risks over 300,000 trucking jobs, says report

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in News, Trucks

The “Squawk Box” news team discusses some of the morning’s most provocative headlines....

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PlanetM focuses on auto interiors and UX

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Cars, News

Michigan’s PlanetM’s goal is to land new business in the emerging auto-tech industry. The plan is to foster innovation and support...

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Mando acquires California autonomous vehicle testing permit

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Mando, a global auto parts manufacturer of the Halla Group (CEO Chung Mong-won), announced on August 30 that it acquired the autonomous...

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Autonomous driving: BMW Group focuses on Level 3 and 4

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The levels of autonomous driving are representative of an ever greater autonomy of the car and reduced reliance on the active cooperation...

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‘Special report: Implications of the Uber Phoenix crash’ by Automotive World

Posted on Sep 3, 2018 in Cars, News

Automotive World has published a new report, ‘Special report: Implications of the Uber Phoenix crash’ which investigates the development...

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You can ride a driverless shuttle for free in Calgary starting Saturday

Posted on Sep 3, 2018 in Buses, News

Calgarians will soon be some of the first people in Western Canada to take a free ride on a public, driverless vehicle....

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NXP acquires OmniPHY to accelerate autonomous driving and vehicle networks

Posted on Sep 3, 2018 in Cars, News

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), the world’s largest supplier of automotive semiconductors1, has acquired OmniPHY, a provider...

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Are you ready? An autonomous vehicle shuttle proposed for downtown Napa

Posted on Sep 2, 2018 in Buses, News

Downtown Napa could be getting a shuttle service with a difference – autonomous vehicles with hands-off drivers who would take over only...

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Driverless buses to make test-runs in Dublin in three weeks’ time

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Buses, News

Driverless buses will be road tested in Dublin next month and the public will be able to take a free trip on board....

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Transdev, Babcock Ranch unveil first autonomous school shuttle

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Buses, News

Transdev, the mobility partner for Babcock Ranch, is completing more than two months of testing on school shuttle routes that will...

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Michigan driverless auto tech’s cross-border breakthroughs

Posted on Aug 31, 2018 in Cars, News

In August of 2017, two cars took a remarkable journey. They began in Southeast Michigan and drove through the Detroit-Windsor tunnel into...

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