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Portland selected as a testing ground for self-driving car technology

Posted on Jul 17, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Portland is trying to put itself on the map of the emerging self-driving vehicle industry. Maine’s biggest city is one of seven places...

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Peskin expands SF rideshare tax to include self-driving vehicle companies

Posted on Jul 17, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

A gross receipts tax on so-called “rideshares” in San Francisco for this November’s ballot — including Uber and Lyft — has been expanded...

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ST Engineering taps US tech firm to develop driverless transport system in Singapore

Posted on Jul 17, 2018 in Buses, News, Technology

ST Engineering partnered with US-based transportation technology firm rideOS to step up the deployment of an integrated autonomous...

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Artificial intelligence will be net UK jobs creator, finds report

Posted on Jul 17, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Artificial intelligence is set to create more than 7m new UK jobs in healthcare, science and education by 2037, more than making up for...

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Tesla is getting a China factory. This $4 billion startup will be waiting

Posted on Jul 17, 2018 in Cars, News

Xpeng has Alibaba and the government in its corner. Can it start selling electric cars before Elon Musk builds his factory?...

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Lincoln conducts test pilot program for Navya autonomous shuttle

Posted on Jul 16, 2018 in Buses, News, Technology

What started out as legislation (LB989) to authorize a feasibility study in Lincoln, ended up as a statewide policy framework for...

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Swedish start-up debuts electric, driverless logging truck

Posted on Jul 16, 2018 in News, Technology, Trucks

The race to vehicle electrification and autonomy has a new leader in the clubhouse: the logging industry. Last week at the Goodwood...

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GM’s self-driving car unit could be worth $43 billion — nearly 4 times the valuation it received 6 weeks ago, RBC says

Posted on Jul 15, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Cruise, the self-driving car company bought by General Motors in 2016, could be worth a whopping $43 billion, RBC Capital Markets...

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Watch a self-driving car complete Goodwood’s legendary hill climb

Posted on Jul 15, 2018 in Cars, News

Roborace has carved out a small niche in history with the first self-driving vehicle to successfully complete Goodwood’s famous hill...

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Hyundai joining with Israeli company for vehicle-to-everything tech

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

Hyundai has partnered with Israeli technology company Autotalks to accelerate the development and deployment of vehicle-to-everything...

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Nvidia (NVDA) shareholder Hugh Johnson Advisors lowered its stake as shares rose

Posted on Jul 14, 2018 in Cars, News

Hugh Johnson Advisors Llc decreased its stake in Nvidia Corp (NVDA) by 28.21% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC....

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Mitsubishi Fuso to put driverless truck into practical use before 2025

Posted on Jul 14, 2018 in News, Trucks

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corp. aims to put driverless trucks into practical use before 2025 in Japan ahead of its rivals, its...

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Uber has terminated its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh

Posted on Jul 11, 2018 in Cars, News

Uber has laid off its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh as the company rethinks its autonomous vehicle strategy following a fatal...

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Apollo 3.0: Entering the New Era of Autonomous Driving

Posted on Jul 11, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology

On July 4th, 2018, Baidu unveiled the latest version of its autonomous driving platform, Apollo 3.0 in Beijing, China at its annual...

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Daimler, Bosch to deploy self-driving taxis in California test program

Posted on Jul 11, 2018 in Cars, News

German automaker Daimler AG and auto supplier Bosch Corp will deploy self-driving taxis in California’s Silicon Valley region next year as...

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SpotHero introduces 500 autonomous car-ready garages in Chicago

Posted on Jul 10, 2018 in Cars, News

Conventional cars drive the bulk of Chicago-based SpotHero‘s business, but the parking inventory and booking startup is setting its sights...

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Ohio officials break ground on world’s largest autonomous car testing facility

Posted on Jul 10, 2018 in Cars, News

Ohio’s Transportation Research Center broke ground on what will be the world’s largest autonomous-vehicle testing facility this week, in a...

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BMW Group and Baidu join forces to accelerate the development of autonomous driving in China

Posted on Jul 10, 2018 in Cars, News

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) and the BMW Group today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), under which the BMW...

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Columbus, Austin Announce Plans for Autonomous Shuttle Pilots

Posted on Jul 9, 2018 in Buses, News

The possibility of self-driving public transit has moved closer to reality, with Columbus, Ohio, and Austin, Texas, now poised to launch...

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Purdue’s Discovery Park to expand research on autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jul 9, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Purdue University is looking to expand the future of automated driving within its Discovery Park....

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