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Uber self-driving car death ruling sets a scary precedent

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Recently we learned that someone will face charges, after all, in the death of Elaine Herzberg, the first person killed by a self-driving...

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Our self-driving business in Austin, one year later

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

We stood in Austin one year ago with optimism for the journey ahead — launching a self-driving service that can be a part of the city’s...

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Self-driving cars are still going to take a long time, people

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

A few years ago, I visited a super promising company called Luminar, which makes LiDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging, technology that...

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10 unexpected places taking on the driverless challenge

Posted on Sep 28, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Infrastructure, Perspective

The driverless dream is quickly becoming closer to reality, and not just in Silicon Valley. Here we take a look at a few of the more...

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They promised us driverless cars. What happened?: Don Pittis

Posted on Sep 28, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

The name of the Scottish indie band We Were Promised Jetpacks alludes to disappointment that the future isn’t all it was cracked up...

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AI is increasingly being designed to apologize, but self-driving cars are not hip to the idea

Posted on Sep 27, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

They say that love means never having to say that you are sorry. When does it make sense though to proffer being sorry and offer someone...

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Say aloha to self-driving cars as Hawaii approves roadway testing, though paradise not assured

Posted on Sep 24, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Do you dream of taking a vacation to Hawaii? If so, you can now bolster those dreamy images in your head by including a new showcase that...

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Where are all the self-driving cars we were promised?

Posted on Sep 24, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

When it comes to self-driving vehicles, we’ve been promised a lot in recent years. They are supposed to rescue us from the monotony of...

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Self-driving car bill reintroduced in House minus biggest backer

Posted on Sep 22, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Legislation that would allow carmakers to sell as many as 100,000 self-driving vehicles per year in the U.S. is being reintroduced in the...

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Self-driving cars versus the most dangerous driving month of the year

Posted on Sep 22, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Which month of the year is considered the most dangerous for drivers? Give this question a moment of somber consideration. There are...

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Driverless transportation to return to Arlington, Texas

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

(TNS) — Driverless transportation will return to Arlington in March as the city continues testing best uses for the burgeoning technology....

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Singapore has big driverless ambitions and the pandemic is unlikely to stop them

Posted on Sep 21, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective

SINGAPORE — The buggy takes off on the track, moving very slowly. No one is controlling it, but the wheel spins and the vehicle negotiates...

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China’s race to develop autonomous vehicles

Posted on Sep 21, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

China is making major investments in autonomous vehicles (AVs) and is planning extensive development in all aspects of this emerging...

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Self-driving taxi concept wins ‘New Designers’ Ford award

Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in Cars, News

The COVID-19 crisis has presented new challenges for mobility, with social distancing impacting public transportation, the flow of traffic...

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The new Hummer EV truck touts crabwalk mode, opening a can of worms for self-driving cars

Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

This week, the new GMC Hummer EV truck was showcased in a sneak -peek video teaser that hinted at the use of its Crabwalk mode, a special...

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Zoox becomes fourth company to land driverless testing permit in California

Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in Cars, News

Zoox,  the automated vehicle technology startup that was acquired by Amazon this year, has been issued a permit from California regulators...

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Alibaba launches logistics robot for last-mile deliveries to lower costs and as pandemic pushes automation

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Cars, News

China’s biggest e-commerce player Alibaba Group Holding has unveiled an autonomous logistics robot aimed at bringing down the cost of...

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Tesla driver found asleep at wheel of self-driving car doing 150km/h

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Cars, News

Police in Canada have charged a man with speeding and dangerous driving after he was found asleep at the wheel of his self-driving car as...

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Why wasn’t Uber charged in a fatal self-driving car crash?

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

THE SAFETY DRIVER behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber that struck and killed a woman in 2018 has been charged with a crime....

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Baidu Apollo head says technical issues and high costs likely to delay full roll-out of robotaxis until 2025

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

The head of Baidu’s autonomous driving open platform said that full commercial operations are still several years away with technical...

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