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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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Velodyne Lidar announces multi-year sales agreement with Local Motors

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 in Buses, News, Technology

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today announced a multi-year sales agreement with Local Motors, a leading digital vehicle manufacturer...

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Autonomous a2z raises US$1.9M in seed round for autonomous driving solution

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

SEOUL, South Korea, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Autonomous a2z, a member company of Born2Global Centre and Sejong Technopark, has...

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GM ups electric and autonomous vehicle spending to $27 billion through 2025

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

General Motors  said it will spend $27 billion over the next five years on the development of electric vehicles and automated technology,...

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Self-driving cars are subject to being towed, just like the rest of us

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

One of the worst feelings when walking out to your parked car entails seeing a slip of paper and an ominous envelope sitting on the...

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

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

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

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‘Follow the Vehicle’: ŠKODA AUTO and the VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava collaborate on automated car convoy project

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

ŠKODA AUTO and the VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava are collaborating on new technologies for assistance systems as part of their...

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U.S. regulator votes to shift some auto safety spectrum to Wi-Fi use

Posted on Nov 18, 2020 in News, Technology

WASHINGTON: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 5-0 on Wednesday to split a key spectrum block set aside for auto...

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UK electric-van startup Arrival to go public in U.S. at $5.4 billion valuation

Posted on Nov 18, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

LONDON — British electric-van startup Arrival, which is backed by Hyundai and BlackRock, has agreed to merge with CIIG Merger to get...

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BlackBerry (BB) QNX software to boost Plus’self driving trucks

Posted on Nov 18, 2020 in News, Technology, Trucks

BlackBerry Limited BB recently announced that it has collaborated with a self-driving truck technology provider, Plus, to integrate its...

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Via partners with troubled May Mobility for autonomous shuttle pilot in Arlington

Posted on Nov 18, 2020 in Buses, News

Via today announced a partnership with troubled autonomous vehicle startup May Mobility to develop a platform that integrates on-demand...

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From robotaxis to e-scooters, Covid is changing how people in China commute

Posted on Nov 18, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

The need for social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic has boosted demand for “individual traveling devices,” according to Chinese...

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Siemens selects XenomatiX technology to validate simulations for autonomous vehicle applications

Posted on Nov 18, 2020 in News, Technology

Simulations play an essential role in the development and ‘testing’ towards self-driving vehicles. Siemens’ SimcenterPrescan software...

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Via partners with troubled May Mobility for autonomous shuttle pilot in Arlington

Posted on Nov 18, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Via today announced a partnership with troubled autonomous vehicle startup May Mobility to develop a platform that integrates on-demand...

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BMW unveils MINI electric van concept to explore what cars could look like in an autonomous future

Posted on Nov 17, 2020 in Cars, News

BMW has unveiled a new concept vehicle under its MINI brand that explores what vehicle design could look like in an electric and...

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