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Roadway self-driving cars to get blindsided by this year’s July 4th fireworks curbside celebrations

Posted on Jul 2, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

People are itching to use fireworks for this July 4th. According to the latest reported sales figures, fireworks are selling like...

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Beijing opens more roads for testing self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) — Beijing opened 52 additional roads on Tuesday in Haidian District, the capital’s tech hub, for the...

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NEVS launches PONS – the first mobility ecosystem with autonomous vehicles for city needs

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

NEVS presents its new mobility ecosystem: PONS – the first generation of autonomous vehicles with a connected user interface – which could...

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The case for all-electric self-driving cars

Posted on Jun 30, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Electric cars don’t suffer a huge loss in range when equipped with autonomous driving technology, and there’s potential to...

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Daimler-backed Momenta says its robotaxis will be fully driverless and profitable in 2024

Posted on Jun 30, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

In China and the U.S., there’s much debate about when and how humans will achieve fully autonomous robotaxis at scale — cars that...

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Lyft resumes autonomous vehicle testing on public roads

Posted on Jun 30, 2020 in Cars, News

Roughly three months after the pandemic halted its autonomous vehicle tests, Lyft today announced its safety operators will resume driving...

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Amazon can benefit from its Zoox acquisition better than anyone else

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

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has announced it’s agreed to acquire Zoox, a company building autonomous vehicles from the ground up with a...

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Xpeng Motors begins deliveries of its electric P7 ‘Smart Sedan’, creates new competition for Tesla in China

Posted on Jun 29, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Chinese electric vehicle startupXpeng Motors has started country-wide deliveries of its new flagship P7 electric sedan China. The P7,...

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Why Elon Musk taunted Bezos for being a copycat in Amazon’s buyout of Zoox, an Autopilot-like self-driving car stalwart

Posted on Jun 28, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

It is time to blare the trumpets and roll out the red carpet for some good old-fashioned maxims that explain the recent announcement of...

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Shanghai launches self-driving ride service

Posted on Jun 27, 2020 in Cars, News

SHANGHAI, June 27 (Xinhua) — Ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing (DiDi) on Saturday launched the trial run of self-driving ride service...

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Report: Amazon to pay $1 billion+ for self-driving tech firm Zoox

Posted on Jun 26, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Amazon is expected to announce a deal as early as today to purchase self-driving vehicle technology provider Zoox for upwards of $1...

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Lyft releases new self-driving vehicle data set and launches $30,000 challenge

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Following the release of the Perception Dataset and the conclusion of its 2019 object detection competition, Lyft today shared a new...

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Volvo will use Waymo’s self-driving technology to power a fleet of electric robotaxis

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Waymo is the “exclusive global L4 partner” for Volvo Car Group, the two companies announced Thursday. That means that Volvo will integrate...

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Self-driving car startup Argo AI expands in Pittsburgh

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Cars, News

(TNS) — Argo AI is expanding its presence in the Strip District. The self-driving car startup is taking more space in the Riverfront West...

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Autonomous taxi firms can’t afford to forget about disabled passengers

Posted on Jun 24, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Autonomous vehicles (AVs), like self-driving taxis, continue to garner media attention as industry and political stakeholders claim that...

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Mighty dust storm drifting toward southeastern U.S., even self-driving cars to be flummoxed

Posted on Jun 24, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Meteorologists are closely following some mega-sized dust plumes that are slowly drifting from the Sahara Desert and for which those murky...

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China’s Didi aims for 1 million robotaxis on its platform by 2030

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 in Cars, News

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing aims to operate more than 1 million self-driving cars through its...

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NVIDIA and Mercedes-Benz join forces in an autonomous car power play

Posted on Jun 23, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

The race for autonomous driving is on and today NVIDIA and Mercedes-Benz are announcing an agreement to advance the entire fleet of the...

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Tesla Autopilot discounted by $1000 ahead of ‘full self-driving’ price jump

Posted on Jun 22, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Part of Tesla’s business model is charging consumers for software upgrades in their cars. To be clear, the hardware to make these...

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WeRide, Alibaba’s AutoNavi expand roll-out of robotaxis in Guangzhou’s ride-hailing services market

Posted on Jun 22, 2020 in Cars, News

Chinese smart mobility start-up WeRide is making its fleet of autonomous robotaxis available to more ride-hailing users in Guangzhou,...

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