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Self-driving cars know the rules of the road — but not rules of humanity

Posted on Jun 2, 2023 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Driving a vehicle involves more than following the rules of the road. It is a social activity involving subtle interactions with other...

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Remote driver car rental service launches in Milton Keynes

Posted on Jun 1, 2023 in Cars, News

A car rental service that delivers a remotely driven vehicle to the user has been launched in a city. The Fetch vehicle system has been...

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Teledriving mobility service Vay to remotely deliver EVs in Vegas as it expands to US

Posted on May 31, 2023 in Cars, News, Technology

Europe’s first teledriving (remotely driving) service is entering the US market and intends to setup shop in Sin City to begin. Vay is...

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Didi, T3 Go, and Caocao Mobility are promoting unmanned ride-hailing services

Posted on May 30, 2023 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

In recent years, the competition in the online ride-hailing industry has become increasingly fierce. Autonomous driving has become an...

Read More permitted for unmanned autonomous driving road tests in Shenzhen

Posted on May 29, 2023 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation, Technology

Beijing (Gasgoo)-, the Chinese autonomous driving solution provider, announced on May 29 that it has been granted the first and...

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Tesla leak reportedly shows thousands of Full Self-Driving safety complaints

Posted on May 26, 2023 in Cars, News, Technology

A Tesla whistleblower has leaked 100GB of data to the German outlet Handelsblatt containing thousands of customer complaints that raise...

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Uber teams up with Waymo to add robotaxis to its app

Posted on May 23, 2023 in Cars, News

Waymo’s robotaxis will be available to hail for rides and food delivery on Uber’s app in Phoenix later this year, the result of a new...

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Ford’s Level 3 driver-assist feature won’t be able to handle busy city streets anytime soon

Posted on May 22, 2023 in Cars, News, Technology

Ford’s executive team revealed new details about the company’s partial autonomy features at a capital markets event Monday. BlueCruise,...

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7 more Tesla Full Self Driving (FSD) perspectives & observations

Posted on May 22, 2023 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

For years, the CleanTechnica reader community has amazed me. The quality of thought, diversity of thought, and depth of information is...

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Cruise, Waymo near approval to charge for 24/7 robotaxis in San Francisco

Posted on May 19, 2023 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Self-driving vehicle companies Waymo and Cruise are on the cusp of securing final approval to charge fares for fully autonomous robotaxi...

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Elon Musk just unveiled his vision for Tesla’s robotaxi — Should Uber be worried?

Posted on May 17, 2023 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

In 2016, Tesla (TSLA 4.41%) CEO Elon Musk first revealed plans to develop a fully autonomous self-driving robotaxi. While it’s still...

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Uber weighs its self-driving future

Posted on May 15, 2023 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

As Uber races to build up its fleet of autonomous vehicles, the company wants to make sure they’re actually up to every task. The...

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My week navigating the awkward teenage years of self-driving cars

Posted on May 13, 2023 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

When I lived in the Outer Sunset, San Francisco’s foggy beachside neighborhood, I grew accustomed to seeing camera and sensor-fitted...

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DiDi Autonomous Driving to create joint venture with GAC AION to mass produce electric Robotaxi

Posted on May 11, 2023 in Cars, News, Technology

On May 10, DiDi Autonomous Driving, which is the self-driving technology division of DiDi Global, announced a strengthened partnership...

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Cruise expands supervised self-driving ride-hailing to Houston and Dallas

Posted on May 10, 2023 in Cars, News

Cruise is rolling out its self-driving cars to more cities — specifically, to Houston and Dallas as it expands its Texas-based presence....

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Waymo adds safety alerts to its robotaxis to protect exit door collisions with cyclists, other cars

Posted on May 9, 2023 in Cars, News, Technology

Robotaxi developer Waymo is taking passenger and bystander safety to another level using the same technology that already allows its fleet...

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Tesla changes course with Full Self-Driving to introduce end-to-end AI in v12, says Musk

Posted on May 8, 2023 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla is planning to update its Full Self-Driving package with end-to-end AI in its FSD Beta v12, says Elon Musk. FSD Beta already makes...

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AV fever has cooled off, but driverless cars aren’t going away

Posted on May 5, 2023 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

After years of multibillion-dollar investments, “just around the corner” promises of robotaxis, and predictions that today’s children...

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Waymo barreling ahead with bigger robotaxi coverage in San Francisco and Phoenix

Posted on May 4, 2023 in Cars, News

Waymo is dramatically expanding its robotaxi service areas in Phoenix and San Francisco as it seeks to gain new customers, generate more...

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Driverless cars collide with first responders and police on San Francisco’s streets on a daily basis

Posted on May 4, 2023 in Cars, News, Technology

San Francisco is one of the only places on earth where autonomous vehicles roam the streets alongside regular vehicles. But as the cars...

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