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Approaching commercialization for its autonomous radar nav system, Lunewave raises $7 million

Posted on Nov 24, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Lunewave, the Arizona-based startup developing a novel technology for radars for autonomous vehicles, has raised $7 million in financing...

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Tesla is nearing $500 billion in market value. Elon Musk predicted self-driving cars would boost it to that level

Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Elon Musk predicted last year that self-driving Teslas would boost the electric-vehicle maker’s market capitalizationto $500...

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Gatik’s self-driving box trucks to shuttle groceries for Loblaw in Canada

Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in News, Trucks

Gatik, the autonomous vehicle startup focused on the “middle mile,” is already using its self-driving box trucks to deliver customer...

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PSTA launches self-driving shuttle in St. Petersburg

Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in Buses, News

AVA, a fare-free, all-electric autonomous vehicle, will start cruising Bayshore Drive in downtown St. Petersburg this week....

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RTA’s forum discusses legal structure of transport on autonomous vehicles

Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation

Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has held a forum to discuss “The Legal Structure of Transport on Autonomous Vehicles. Scores of...

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KFC rolls out self-driving food trucks in China and it’s sort of wild

Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in Cars, News

Some experts believe the self-driving cars are in for a boom, thanks to how the coronavirus pandemic has started to reshape how we...

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Self-driving cars: A level-by-level explainer of the road to autonomy

Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Self-driving cars have started to wear out their welcome, and they aren’t even here yet. Much of the promise and disappointment...

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Driverless trucks are already on Texas roads with more to come

Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in Perspective, Trucks

(TNS) — The age of self-driving 18-wheelers traveling on U.S. highways may be much closer than many people realize, and North Texas is...

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Now an Amazon company, Zoox is ready to dial-up its robotaxi push

Posted on Nov 22, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Self-driving tech startup Zoox has gone through a big management shakeup and surprise sale to Amazon in the past two years. But with the...

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Mobileye taps Luminar to supply lidar for its robotaxi fleet

Posted on Nov 21, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Luminar, the buzzy sensor startup that is on the verge of becoming a publicly traded company, locked in a supplier deal to furnish Intel...

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Self-driving cars could become your neighborhood ice cream truck

Posted on Nov 21, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

As a freezing cold winter begins to descend upon us, your thoughts undoubtedly turn toward a summertime pastime that will be sorely...

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Drivers are too trusting of partially autonomous vehicles claims IIHS report

Posted on Nov 21, 2020 in News, Technology

Despite what some automakers and companies may have you believe, fully autonomous vehicles are not on sale yet. There is no such thing as...

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Robotaxi companies get the green light to charge for rides in California

Posted on Nov 20, 2020 in Cars, News

Companies that launch robotaxi services in California will be able to charge for and offer shared driverless rides as long as they can...

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US safety agency seeks input on autonomous vehicle rules

Posted on Nov 20, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation

DETROIT – The U.S. government’s road safety agency is asking for public comment on how it should regulate safe deployment of...

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Robot truck startup TuSimple said to raise $350 million in biggest funding round to date

Posted on Nov 20, 2020 in Finance, News, Trucks

TuSimple, a startup that’s developing self-driving technology for heavy-duty trucks, has raised about $350 million in a Series E round...

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‘Nobody knows if driverless vehicles will save lives, but they’re guaranteed to kill jobs’

Posted on Nov 20, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Lost your job? Suspect the industry that once employed you is dead? ‘Too old’ to retrain, or attend college? Desperate for something –...

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Xpeng Motors announces its next-gen 5G-powered autonomous driving architecture

Posted on Nov 20, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Electric vehicle startup Xpeng Motors is emerging as a strong competitor to Tesla in China with its advanced battery-powered vehicles. In...

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Uber looks to partner with other self-driving companies -CEO

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 in Cars, News

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc’s UBER.N self-driving unit is looking to partner with other companies working on autonomous...

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Regular use of self-driving cars at least a decade away: MIT report

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 in Knowledge Center, News, Reports

Over the last three years, a team appointed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was working on a project to create a...

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Tesla to release new Full Self-Driving Beta update w/ ‘fundamental improvements,’ wider release could be coming soon

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 in News, Technology

CEO Elon Musk announced Tesla is set to release a new Full Self-Driving Beta update with “fundamental improvements” and new functionality...

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