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VW’s latest concept is a self-driving travel pod that can replace short flights

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

Many automakers dream of self-driving cars that are effectively lounges on wheels, but VW is taking things one step further. The brand has...

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Pony.ai to test autonomous vehicles in Arizona

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

TUCSON, Ariz. — Pony.ai, a developer of self-driving cars based in China and Silicon Valley, will begin testing its autonomous vehicles in...

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Waymo fills finance chief role as autonomous-vehicle company looks to expand

Posted on Sep 23, 2022 in Cars, News

Waymo LLC hired a new finance chief as the autonomous-vehicle company works to boost self-driving capabilities and expand in multiple...

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Pony.ai, Cao Cao Mobility, Geely Intelligent Driving Center to build Robotaxi fleet in Suzhou

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

Beijing (Gasgoo)- Autonomous driving tech company Pony.ai announced on September 22 the strategic cooperation with Geely’s ride-hailing...

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QCraft deploys Robotaxi fleet armed with NVIDIA DRIVE Orin as industry first

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

Beijing (Gasgoo)- China’s autonomous driving solution provider QCraft announced on September 20 that it has become the first company to...

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Cruise plans to expand driverless ride service: Lower prices key to driving demand

Posted on Sep 20, 2022 in Cars, Perspective

Cruise plans to expand its driverless ride service to Austin and Phoenix before the end of the year, the company’s chief executive Kyle...

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Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Waymo makes way to Bellevue, boosts efforts

Posted on Sep 14, 2022 in Cars, Perspective

Alphabet GOOGL is leaving no stone unturned to expand its Waymo ride-hailing service across the United States....

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GM’s Cruise robotaxi unit to offer driverless rides in Phoenix, Austin this year

Posted on Sep 13, 2022 in Cars, News

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 12 (Reuters) – General Motors’ (GM.N) self-driving technology unit Cruise plans to expand its driverless...

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GM’s Cruise recalls and updates self-driving software in cars following crash

Posted on Sep 2, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

General Motors’ autonomous vehicle unit Cruise has recalled and updated software in 80 self-driving robotaxis after a June crash in San...

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Apple’s Car is beloved before it even exists

Posted on Sep 2, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

If semiconductor shortages, recession risks and the once-a-century shift in propulsion weren’t enough to keep auto executives up at night,...

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Waymo opens up driverless robotaxi service in downtown Phoenix to vetted passengers

Posted on Aug 30, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle developer under Alphabet, is opening up its driverless robotaxi service in downtown Phoenix to vetted local...

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Baidu’s (BIDU) Apollo Go service strikes 1 million EV autonomous ride milestone in China

Posted on Aug 30, 2022 in Cars, Finance, News

Chinese tech giant Baidu (BIDU) beat Wall Street’s Q2 earnings estimates on Tuesday despite several headwinds in China’s economy. Baidu’s...

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Auto insurance watchdog warns that one of the most important features of self-driving cars can fail to spot pedestrians at night

Posted on Aug 30, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Dozens of companies are working on making the dream of self-driving cars a reality, but a key feature behind every autonomous vehicle...

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Elon Musk wants fully self-driving Teslas to go on sale by Christmas

Posted on Aug 29, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Elon Musk said he wants fully self-driving Teslas to go on sale by the end of this year. Speaking at a conference in Norway on Monday, he...

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Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun pictured with firm’s autonomous test car

Posted on Aug 29, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Lei Jun, the founder and CEO of Beijing-based tech giant Xiaomi, posted a photo of himself and one of the firm’s automated driving test...

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Driving toward the automobile’s electric, autonomous future

Posted on Aug 29, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

IT’S A HEADY time to be a car executive. Lawmakers worldwide are pushing the auto industry to electrify, and fast. US companies are under...

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How Google’s self-driving car will change everything

Posted on Aug 27, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Imagine getting into your car, typing — or, better yet speaking — a location into your vehicle’s interface, then letting it drive you to...

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Elon Musk hits out at beta tester for “complaining” about full self-driving beta

Posted on Aug 26, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has hit out at a software CEO for taking to Twitter and pointing out an issue with the automaker’s Full...

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You’ll get (slow) satellite communications from your Tesla. How will you use it?

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

The cellular world was rocked yesterday by a story that SpaceX/Starlink and TMobile would deploy an ability for ordinary 5G handsets to do...

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Why Tesla thinks it’ll build self-driving cars before everyone else

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

Tesla has revealed the AI technology it’s created to teach its thousands of cars to drive themselves in the race to revolutionize...

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