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Capital Metro, the Central Texas transportation agency, to test AV technology in the fall

Posted on Jun 26, 2018 in Buses, News

Capital Metro, Central Texas’ transportation agency, will explore automated vehicle (AV) technology through evaluation demonstrations,...

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Toyota Research Institute supports development of open-source automated driving simulator

Posted on Jun 21, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is furthering its support of open source platforms by donating $100,000 to the Computer Vision Center...

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NXP processors deliver performance and safety for next-generation electric and autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jun 18, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), the world’s largest supplier of automotive semiconductors, has announced a new family of...

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Enterprise picks up a partner in first driverless car foray

Posted on Jun 15, 2018 in Cars, News

Enterprise Holdings Inc., the nation’s largest car renter, is making a foray into self-driving — albeit gingerly....

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Introducing the Voyage G2 autonomous vehicle

Posted on Jun 14, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

At Voyage, our mission is to serve communities with autonomous vehicles. We power critical, everyday services with our autonomous fleets,...

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Waymo’s early rider program, one year in

Posted on Jun 14, 2018 in Cars, News

Ariel rides after school. Neha hops to the grocery store. Barbara and Jim zip around town while kicking back. They’re all part of the...

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Magna to partner with May Mobility on low-speed self-driving shuttle

Posted on Jun 13, 2018 in Buses, News

Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International Inc. will partner with Michigan startup May Mobility on self-driving shuttles....

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Driverless shuttle bus to start public testing in Edmonton and Calgary

Posted on Jun 12, 2018 in Buses, News

A little driverless shuttle called Ela already in use in 20 countries will get its debut in Western Canada this fall...

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First Transit to pilot shared autonomous vehicles on public roads

Posted on Jun 12, 2018 in Buses, News

First Transit is partnering with the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) to pilot the first operation of a shared autonomous...

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Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he’s trying to convince Alphabet to put Waymo self-driving cars on the company’s network

Posted on May 31, 2018 in News, Perspective

Months after Uber and Alphabet settled their messy legal battle over self-driving trade secrets, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the...

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ELIX Wireless and GoMentum Station Partner to test new method of charging electric vehicles

Posted on May 24, 2018 in Cars, Infrastructure, News, Technology

GoMentum Station and ELIX Wireless Charging Systems announce a partnership today that will facilitate the testing of ELIX’s patented...

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Google I/O Recap: Turning self-driving cars from science fiction into reality with the help of AI

Posted on May 8, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

This morning, we took the stage at Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference, to share details on how Waymo is using artificial...

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Opening in October: Toyota Research Institute automated vehicle test facility

Posted on May 3, 2018 in Buses, Cars, Infrastructure, News, Trucks

The Toyota Research Institute (TRI) is constructing a closed-course test facility to develop automated vehicle technology. Construction...

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Baidu Unveils Apollo 2.5, the Newest Upgrade to its Autonomous Driving Open Platform

Posted on Apr 19, 2018 in Cars, News

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) today unveiled Apollo 2.5, the latest iteration of the open autonomous driving platform, which now supports...

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The new Bosch highway assist system installed on the Maserati 2018 range

Posted on Apr 19, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

The new Bosch system, installed on all the vehicles in the Maserati MY 2018 range, combines the ACC Stop & Go and Lane Centering...

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Docomo and Valeo partner for the connected car

Posted on Apr 12, 2018 in Cars, News

NTT Docomo, Japan’s leading mobile operator, and Valeo, automotive supplier, pioneer and leader in autonomous and connected vehicles, have...

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Baidu, Great Wall Motor cooperate again for autonomous driving

Posted on Apr 10, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Baidu Inc and Great Wall Motor signed a strategic memorandum of cooperation on April 9 to extend collaboration in four major areas,...

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Meet our newest self-driving vehicle: the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE

Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in Cars, News

Today Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover are announcing an electrifying new partnership. We’re joining forces to design and engineer the world’s...

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Toyota to invest in ALBERT

Posted on Mar 15, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) and ALBERT Inc. (ALBERT) announce today that both companies have agreed on a business alliance for big...

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Waymo’s self-driving trucks will start delivering freight in Atlanta

Posted on Mar 9, 2018 in News, Trucks

Waymo is expanding the scope of its self-driving experiments, announcing Friday that its autonomous trucks would soon begin delivering...

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