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J.B. Hunt will be Waymo’s first self-driving freight customer

Posted on Jan 14, 2022 in Editor’s Picks

Waymo Via, the autonomous vehicle company’s trucking and cargo transportation unit, is expanding its existing partnership with logistics...

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My rides in a fully driverless Waymo

Posted on Jan 14, 2022 in Cars, Perspective

While in Arizona to visit family over the holidays, I drove out to the suburbs southeast of Phoenix to hail a ride in one of Waymo’s...

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Here’s what that engaging and wildly popular game Wordle can teach you about AI self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 14, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Which do you prefer, vowels or consonants? I’ll help you decide, just in case you are on the fence. Consider the word A-U-D-I-O which I’ve...

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China’s robotaxis charged ahead in 2021

Posted on Jan 14, 2022 in Cars, Perspective

Autonomous driving startups in China are in an arms race to put passengers in their machine-driven vehicles. Every few weeks, news arrives...

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Testing for autonomous driving scenarios as complex as the real world

Posted on Jan 14, 2022 in News, Technology

Demonstrated for the first time at CES 2022, the Radar Scene Emulator from Keysight Technologies Inc. represents another step ahead for...

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J.B. Hunt will be Waymo’s first self-driving freight customer

Posted on Jan 14, 2022 in News, Trucks

Waymo Via, the autonomous vehicle company’s trucking and cargo transportation unit, is expanding its existing partnership with logistics...

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Nuro’s newest autonomous delivery bot is designed for the masses

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 in Editor’s Picks

Nuro showed off Wednesday one of the final pieces of its commercial autonomous delivery strategy. The startup, which has raised more than...

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GM taps Qualcomm chips for self-driving system due out in 2023

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 in News, Technology

At this month’s Consumer Electronics Show, GM said that it will use a cluster of three chips developed by Qualcomm as the brains of...

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California reviews whether Tesla’s self-driving tests require regulatory oversight

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Jan 12 (Reuters) – California is evaluating whether Tesla Inc’s (TSLA.O) self-driving tests require regulatory oversight,...

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Local Motors, the startup behind the Olli autonomous shuttle, has shut down

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 in Editor’s Picks

Local Motors, the company that crowdsourced and built the Olli autonomous shuttle as well as the Rally Fighter, will be shutting down...

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A robocar specialist gives Tesla ‘Full Self-Drive’ an ‘F’

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

I’ve owned a Tesla TSLA -6.7% since 2018 and I’m a huge fan of the car. My background is in self-driving cars. In addition to...

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New test system a milestone in development of connected vehicles

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 in News, Technology

One of the principles that makes autonomous driving possible is communication with the surrounding environment. It must happen...

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Embark to develop autonomous truck tech to navigate snow

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 in News, Technology, Trucks

Embark Trucks has a plan to develop and deploy technology that would allow trucks equipped with Embark’s autonomous technology to navigate...

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Local Motors, the startup behind the Olli autonomous shuttle, has shut down

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 in Buses, News

Local Motors, the company that crowdsourced and built the Olli autonomous shuttle as well as the Rally Fighter, will be shutting down...

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2 critical factors driving Nvidia’s success in autonomous driving

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 in Perspective, Technology

Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) is getting stellar reviews from its workforce as it develops cutting-edge new projects in autonomous driving. In this...

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Serve Robotics becomes first autonomous vehicle company to commercially launch Level 4 self-driving robots

Posted on Jan 13, 2022 in News, Technology

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Serve Robotics, the leading autonomous sidewalk delivery company, today announced the...

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Variable speed limits are aiming to help, but can confuse human drivers and yet are easy-peasy for AI self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 12, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

When you get into your car today and go driving, I’d bet that you pretty much know the speed limits of wherever you are headed. Assuming...

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Nuro’s newest autonomous delivery bot is designed for the masses

Posted on Jan 12, 2022 in News, Technology

Nuro showed off Wednesday one of the final pieces of its commercial autonomous delivery strategy. The startup, which has raised more than...

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Magna acquires tech, hires engineers of autonomous vehicle startup Optimus Ride

Posted on Jan 11, 2022 in Editor’s Picks

Magna has acquired the technology, IP and assets of Optimus Ride, a startup based in Boston that was trying to commercialize electric...

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Aurora, TuSimple have high expectations for 2022

Posted on Jan 11, 2022 in Technology, Trucks

Executives from self-driving technology companies Aurora and TuSimple during separate online events hosted by Morgan Stanley outlined...

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