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Microsoft is quietly poised to profit from self-driving cars

Posted on Mar 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Everywhere you look, automotive companies are running into shotgun technology marriages. BMW (BMWYY) and Mercedes (DDAIF) announced on...

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Self-driving vehicle startup Drive.ai may be looking for a buyer

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Self-driving car companies are quickly coming to grips with some hard financial realities. Sources talking to The Information claim...

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Skoda’s Vision iV electric concept has self-driving tech

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Skoda said its Vision iV concept is a “concrete preview” of its first full-electric car based on parent Volkswagen...

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Tesla puts full self-driving back on the menu, but it’s not what you think

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Times are changing at Tesla. Vehicles are reaching a more accessible price point, which enables a new market of consumers and the way the...

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Autonomous car testing plan aims to boost public confidence

Posted on Mar 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Companies testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh will have to immediately report crashes resulting in any injuries as part of new...

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Automakers exploring autonomous tech find safety in numbers

Posted on Mar 2, 2019 in Cars, News

As autonomous vehicle development commands major attention and investment, virtually every automaker has chosen to partner with one or...

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Taiwan’s first AV testing facility

Posted on Feb 28, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

Taiwan CAR Lab (Taiwan Connected, Autonomous, Road-test Lab), the first closed off autonomous vehicle testing Facility, was officially...

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Apple details layoffs of 190 workers in its self-driving car division

Posted on Feb 28, 2019 in Cars, News

After early confirmation, Apple is officially laying off workers in its self-driving car team. The company sent a letter to the California...

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FedEx plans to deliver your goods with this autonomous sameday bot

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

FedEx announced Wednesday its plans to take a step into autonomous delivery services with its new SameDay Bot. The bot essentially looks...

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao addresses autonomous tech, infrastructure at AASHTO briefing

Posted on Feb 27, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Infrastructure, News, Trucks

Widespread adoption of autonomous vehicle technologies depends largely on public trust, according to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao....

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Automakers join diverse coalition advocating for a bipartisan federal framework for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers joined with members of the Coalition for Future Mobility, a diverse group of stakeholders...

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More new cars in the UK feature park assistance systems as standard

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

Remote parking, automatic lane-keeping support, drowsiness detection: these are just some of the many features that buyers of new cars no...

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Volkswagen ready to invest $1.7 billion in Ford’s self-driving unit Argo AI

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

Volkswagen AG is looking to invest around $1.7 billion in a self-driving car venture with Argo AI, the self-driving arm of Ford Motor...

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NXP teams with Green Hills Software on its platform for safe autonomous driving

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

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI), a technology and market leader in next-generation automotive technologies and Green Hills...

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Which self-driving car companies are going the most miles without human intervention?

Posted on Feb 26, 2019 in Cars, News

California serves as the home for many automatous car trials, where 28 companies were reportedly conducting active tests on public roads...

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Light is expanding from smartphone cameras to self-driving cars

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

This year’s MWC has been very much the beginning of a new phase for Light. Until now, the Palo Alto startup has been best known for its...

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BMW wants to make interacting with a car as natural as talking to a friend

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

BMW predicts poking a screen to get directions will soon become as outdated as a flip phone. The German automaker traveled to MWC2019 to...

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Could Google, Apple and Intel be the next big car manufacturers?

Posted on Feb 25, 2019 in Cars, News

Tech companies such as Google, Intel and Uber are having a growing influence on the traditional car manufacturing market, according to a...

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Qualcomm draws a road map to the self-driving car of the future

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

On Tuesday, Qualcomm unveiled its second-generation Connected Car Reference Platform and the QCA6696 chip, which brings next-gen Wi-Fi 6...

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Will Arm’s Simon Segars do for self-driving cars what he did for the mobile phone?

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

Simon Segars is the man who helped to shrink your mobile phone so it fits in your pocket. Now the CEO of Arm Holdings, the company that...

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