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Tesla Full Self Driving (Beta) performance in rural Northern Wisconsin

Posted on May 26, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

I’ve been testing Tesla’s FSD Beta obsessively for 175 days in Utah and California metropolitan areas, and now in rural Northern Wisconsin...

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Baidu’s Apollo Go Robotaxi service reports world’s largest order volume in Q1

Posted on May 26, 2022 in Cars, Finance, News

Beijing (Gasgoo)- On May 26th, China’s tech giant Baidu released the unaudited financial statement of the first quarter of 2022, with...

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Baidu’s driverless vehicles greenlighted for open road test in Chongqing

Posted on May 25, 2022 in Cars, News

Beijing (Gasgoo)- On May 25th, Baidu announced that it has become the first company to receive driverless autonomous driving road test...

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Baidu-backed automotive startup JiDU prepares for mass production

Posted on May 25, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Joe Xia, CEO of JiDU, announced through Chinese social media on Wednesday that the firm has started body mold casting for its first...

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Pony.ai loses permit to test autonomous vehicles with driver in California

Posted on May 25, 2022 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

The California Department of Motor Vehicles revoked Pony.ai’s permit to test its autonomous vehicle technology with a driver on Tuesday...

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WM Motor founder Freeman Shen: No fees for autonomous driving yet

Posted on May 24, 2022 in Cars, Perspective

Freeman Shen, the founder, chairman and CEO of Shanghai-based electric vehicle firm WM Motor, responded on Monday afternoon to the...

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Baidu Apollo puts ARCFOX vehicles to driverless Robotaxi fleet in Beijing

Posted on May 24, 2022 in Cars, News

Beijing (Gasgoo)- Baidu’s autonomous driving arm Apollo was greenlighted to expand its driverless Robotaxi pilot operation fleet. The...

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Hyundai plans $5 billion investment in U.S. on mobility technology such as autonomous driving and robotics

Posted on May 22, 2022 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Hyundai Motor said on Sunday it plans to invest $5 billion in the U.S. by 2025 to further develop mobility technologies in areas like...

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Elon Musk says Tesla will have self-driving cars without the need for human drivers this time next year

Posted on May 22, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Elon Musk told reporters in Brazil that Tesla will have self-driving cars without the need for human drivers behind the wheel for...

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Waymo is expanding its driverless program in Phoenix

Posted on May 19, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Waymo is pulling the human safety driver out of its recently expanded robotaxi operations in downtown Phoenix, Dmitri Dolgov, co-CEO of...

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Waymo: Cities, freeways, airports: How we’ve built a scalable autonomous driver

Posted on May 19, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Being an experienced driver means knowing how to handle a variety of road situations that can happen anytime, anywhere. At Waymo, we’re...

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Zoox reveals close-up of its autonomous robotaxi

Posted on May 18, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Zoox shared a close-up of its commercial electric robotaxi at the TechCrunch Mobility 2022 conference in San Mateo, California, on...

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Argo AI launches driverless autonomous vehicle testing in Miami, Austin

Posted on May 17, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Argo AI, the autonomous vehicle technology company backed by Ford and Volkswagen, is launching driverless testing operations in Miami and...

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AutoX to use the ‘Eyeonic Vision Sensor’ from California-based SiLC Technologies for its robotaxi fleet in China

Posted on May 17, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Autonomous technology developer AutoX, which is rolling out a robotaxi service in China using a fleet of level-4 self-driving vehicles,...

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SAIC Mobility Robotaxi selects Cerence to power natural, conversational interaction in China’s first L4 self-driving robotaxi

Posted on May 17, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

BURLINGTON, Mass., May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ: CRNC), AI for a world in motion, today announced that SAIC...

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JiDU to unveil robot concept car on June 8

Posted on May 16, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

JiDU, a company jointly developed by Baidu and Geely, announced on Monday that it will hold an launch event on June 8 at which time it...

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Uber Eats pilots autonomous delivery with Serve Robotics, Motional

Posted on May 16, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Uber Eats is launching two autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles on Monday with Serve Robotics, a robotic sidewalk delivery startup,...

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Tesla Full Self Driving Beta: How close to Level 5 autonomy? (Readers chime in)

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

I just spent three 10 hour days driving 1500 miles from Utah to Wisconsin in my long-range Tesla Model 3. With two heavy mountain e-bikes...

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The problem with self-driving cars

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

Aka: Why this burning money pit has failed to produce meaningful results for decades. The future is here, and it looks nothing like we...

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It will soon be easy for self-driving cars to hide in plain sight. We shouldn’t let them

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

Last month, a video went viral that showed a San Francisco police officer, at night, stopping a car that didn’t have its headlights on....

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