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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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Baidu showcases newest autonomous car without safety driver

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- At the Baidu World 2020, Baidu showcased the newest autonomous car it jointly developed with Hongqi, FAW Group’s...

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Special report: What’s the secret to making the perfect robotaxi?

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

Robotaxi developers are on a mission to upend the traditional mobility value chain, displacing the need for private vehicle ownership with...

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Snapdeal tests last-mile delivery using Ottonomy IO’s robots

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, News

Snapdeal is testing last-mile contactless delivery using robots to reduce labour costs, even as people look at ways to avoid contagion...

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Backup driver in fatal Arizona Uber self-driving car crash charged with negligent homicide

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, News

PHOENIX — The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for...

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Where are the self-driving cars?

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Tech giants and automakers were falling over each other to announce their self-driving vehicle plans a few years back. All of the FAANG...

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Idriverplus raises over $14.6 million for autonomous street cleaners and cars

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Idriverplus, a Beijing-based supplier of driverless vehicle and robotics systems, this week raised over 100 million yuan (~$14.6 million)....

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priestmangoode reimagines mass transit with electric self-driving vehicle for dromos

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in Buses, Cars, News

priestmangoode has revealed an electric, autonomous vehicle designed for high capacity urban transport. autonomous network transit (ANT)...

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When wildfire smoke and ash fill the sky, here’s how self-driving cars can go awry

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

There has been a recent spate of deadly wildfires throughout the western parts of the country, especially hitting California, Oregon, and...

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Oklahoman nabbed for driving au naturel, which reveals eye-opening self-driving car insights

Posted on Sep 12, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Time to share some lighter news, though with surprisingly revealing insights included. A recent news item that received rather startling...

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Experts stress public trust in AV tech as e-commerce rises

Posted on Sep 11, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

As the coronavirus pandemic prompts people to shop from their homes and rely on contactless delivery services, gaining public trust in...

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