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From sci-fi to main streets: autonomous vehicles case studies from around the globe

Posted on Feb 15, 2022 in Perspective, Technology

Once considered a concept out of sci-fi, autonomous vehicles (AVs) are making a splash across the globe. With companies taking a focused...

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ElectraMeccanica partners with self-driving startup to test autonomous food deliveries and rides-on-demand via SOLO EV pilot program

Posted on Feb 15, 2022 in News, Technology

Compact EV manufacturer ElectraMeccanica has announced a new partnership with autonomous technology startup Faction Technology, Inc....

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U.S. Xpress looks to integrate Aurora self-driving tech

Posted on Feb 14, 2022 in Editor’s Picks

U.S. Xpress will collaborate with autonomous driving technology company Aurora Innovation to explore the deployment of self-driving trucks...

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Tesla may be ‘losing faith’ in how soon self-driving will arrive

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

(Bloomberg) — Tesla Inc.’s expectation for the amount of revenue it will recognize from automated-driving software appears to have...

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Intel’s Mobileye, partners to launch self-driving shuttles in U.S. in 2024

Posted on Feb 14, 2022 in Buses, News, Technology

San Francisco, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Intel Corp’s Mobileye unit plans to build and deploy self-driving electric shuttle vehicles...

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U.S. Xpress looks to integrate Aurora self-driving tech

Posted on Feb 14, 2022 in News, Technology, Trucks

U.S. Xpress will collaborate with autonomous driving technology company Aurora Innovation to explore the deployment of self-driving trucks...

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Autonomous vehicles and their impact on the economy

Posted on Feb 14, 2022 in Perspective

You can now hitch a free ride in a driverless vehicle on the streets of San Francisco. Waymo, Google’s self-driving car company, has begun...

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The ethical AI question of whether self-driving cars ought to be a good samaritan and forewarn when human-driven cars are going to crash into each other

Posted on Feb 13, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Mind your own business. That’s a common refrain about not sticking your nose into the activities of others. Extend a helping hand....

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Saudi Arabia’s RCU launches autonomous pod vehicle service in AlUla

Posted on Feb 11, 2022 in Editor’s Picks

Residents and visitors to AlUla can now experience the future of sustainable, zero-emission mobility on their doorstep with the launch of...

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Autonomous yard truck company develops trailer backing capabilities

Posted on Feb 11, 2022 in News, Technology, Trucks

Outrider has released fully autonomous trailer backing capabilities to its fleet of yard trucks. This proprietary technology enables...

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GM’s lidar supplier Cepton Technologies completes its previously announced SPAC merger, is a Nasdaq-listed company

Posted on Feb 11, 2022 in Finance, News

Cepton Technologies, Inc. (“Cepton”), a Silicon Valley-based developer of high-performance lidar solutions, announced the...

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After ‘driver-out’ milestone, TuSimple CEO Cheng Lu outlines vision for autonomous trucking

Posted on Feb 11, 2022 in News, Trucks

LAS VEGAS — When TuSimple completed its first “driver-out” autonomous truck run in December, it marked a significant step toward a...

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Chasing Cruise and Waymo, Chinese AV company AutoX plans to begin testing in San Francisco

Posted on Feb 11, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

AutoX, a Chinese autonomous vehicle company that has made plays in both the U.S. and its home country, is now making a move into San...

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Saudi Arabia’s RCU launches autonomous pod vehicle service in AlUla

Posted on Feb 11, 2022 in Buses, News

Residents and visitors to AlUla can now experience the future of sustainable, zero-emission mobility on their doorstep with the launch of...

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Tesla vs. robotaxis: Who’s winning the autonomous vehicle race?

Posted on Feb 11, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

We’re on the edge of a major social shift in mobility. Autonomous vehicles are going to change our lives. Commutes will be unrecognizable,...

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Zoox robotaxis are already mingling with the public on semi-private test courses

Posted on Feb 11, 2022 in Editor’s Picks

Zoox has built dozens of custom-built electric robotaxis and is testing them in one or more “semi-private courses” in California,...

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Autonomous driving firm TuSimple reports loss of $116M in Q4 2021

Posted on Feb 10, 2022 in Finance, News, Trucks

TuSimple, a Chinese autonomous driving technology company, released its unaudited financial report for the fourth quarter of 2021 on...

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China’s intelligent driving startup Voyager Technology completes A round

Posted on Feb 10, 2022 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Beijing (Gasgoo)- China’s intelligent driving startup, Voyager Technology, recently completed its Series A financing round, raising tens...

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Tesla is crazy to not make full use of maps to improve ‘F’ self-driving

Posted on Feb 10, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Almost every self-driving car team makes use of pre-computed maps, combined with what their sensors see, to help them understand the road...

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Autonomous taxis are safer than Tesla’s ‘self-driving’ tech

Posted on Feb 10, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Cars are evolving quickly — but it’s important that people know the difference between ADAS and autonomous driving. It’s also important...

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