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Investors tell Uber to ditch self-driving car program, report says

Posted on Aug 15, 2018 in Cars, News

Uber has been trying its best to develop its own self-driving vehicle platform, in the hopes that it can do away with all those pesky...

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Spain works toward framework for autonomous driving

Posted on Aug 15, 2018 in Cars, News

Spain is working to expand rules for self-driving vehicles and on modifications to insurance law, aiming to offer an overall legal...

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12 obstacles autonomous vehicle advocates need to read

Posted on Aug 15, 2018 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicles are a hotbed subject in our industry, as they should be. They potentially affect everyone, even non-drivers, and...

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Electric, driverless cars to hit Dubai streets ‘in near future’, says RTA

Posted on Aug 14, 2018 in Cars, News

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has endorsed new testing standards for electric, hybrid and self-driving vehicles to ensure...

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Chinese electric car company Nio seeks to raise $1.8 billion in IPO

Posted on Aug 14, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Nio, a Chinese company that makes electric cars, has filed to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. The company said in a filing on...

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SoftBank to shun Tesla deal as it focuses on ridesharing, autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 14, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Speculation about who may or may not finance Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s audacious plan to take the carmaker private is distracting dealmakers...

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Researchers teach autonomous cars to deal with irrational humans

Posted on Aug 14, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

A team of researchers recently determined that both human drivers and autonomous vehicles tend to prioritize the safety of their own...

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FiveAI to start a trial of its shared autonomous car fleet in London in 2019

Posted on Aug 14, 2018 in Cars, News

After raising $35 million to develop driverless car technology and a strategy to build a fleet of shared vehicles, UK startup FiveAI is...

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Country issues national standards for autonomous vehicle testing

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

China has rolled out a set of national standards for testing smart autonomous cars on roads, which is expected to facilitate...

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Sharp growth in autonomous car market value predicted but may be stalled by rise in consumer fear

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Cars, News

While recent surveys reveal fear of driving or riding in self-driving vehicles is on the rise, a new study predicts the value of the...

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Vancouver exploring driverless vehicles

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Cars, News

Funding to explore the future of driverless vehicles in the City of Vancouver is shifting into a higher gear following a $386,000...

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Meet the Cambridge duo behind safe driverless car technology backed by Uber

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

A Cambridge duo have developed ‘safe self-driving’ technology that could transform how we travel in the future. Amar Shah and...

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Tesla plans to open-source its vehicle security software for free to other automakers for safer self-driving future

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 in Cars, News

With the upcoming rise of self-driving and more connected vehicles come an increased risk of hacking those vehicles with ill-intent. Elon...

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Oklahoma state task force ponders driverless vehicles

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 in Cars, News, Trucks

State officials have held the first meeting of a task force that will study autonomous vehicles and how agencies and local governments...

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Transportation corridor with driverless shuttles may come to downtown Jacksonville

Posted on Aug 11, 2018 in Buses, News

A proposed public transportation project could soon bring driverless shuttles to downtown Jacksonville....

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Tesla’s chief vehicle engineer returns to Apple

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 in Cars, News

Doug Field, the former VP of Mac hardware who left Apple to become Tesla’s chief vehicle engineer, has returned to Cupertino. Apple...

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Two tech giants filed patents to personalize autonomous car rides

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 in Cars, News

Two separate patents published by the US Patent & Trademark Office on July 26, 2018 from tech giants Apple and Amazon show that the...

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Canada’s first self-driving shuttle using public roads coming to Candiac

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 in Buses, News

The City of Candiac will be the guinea pig for Canada’s first autonomous shuttle using public roads....

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Photonic sensing for automated driving

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

AIT has launched a new trans-national project to develop photonic sensing. The sensors will be suitable for automated driving, to improve...

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Autonomous vehicles driving new data interfaces

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Not long ago, the mobile industry was the master who led chip vendors around on a leash, commanding them to sit, heel, and roll over....

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