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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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BAIC Group, DiDi expand cooperation to high-level autonomous car R&D

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

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- BAIC Group and Didi Chuxing (DiDi)’s autonomous driving subsidiary signed on June 19 a framework agreement to...

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Lyft is tapping its drivers to collect data for improving its self-driving vehicles and build HD maps

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

The robust software powering today’s self-driving vehicles is not static, its continuously evolving and being refined using AI and...

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AI ethics ‘tuning knobs’ a questionable mesh, including for self-driving cars

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

AI systems are being churned out at quite a rapid pace, meanwhile, there are considerable qualms about whether such AI will exhibit...

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Have some dad fun: Tell him that self-driving cars on Earth might discover intelligent life on other planets and see what he says

Posted on Jun 20, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Dad’s know everything. Well, almost. Ask him if there is intelligent life beyond our planet. Nobody yet knows, though there are plenty of...

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BMW and Mercedes call it quits on their self-driving car partnership

Posted on Jun 19, 2020 in Cars, News

After less than a year, BMW and Mercedes are ending what was supposed to be an ongoing partnership to develop automated driving...

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Anxious passengers feel self-driving cars not safe amid coronavirus

Posted on Jun 18, 2020 in Cars, News

DETROIT: The latest challenge for the autonomous vehicle industry: How to assure passengers that the car they are getting in is virus...

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Self-driving cars will wipe out drive-by shootings, kind of

Posted on Jun 18, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Drive-by shootings continue to be in the news and seem to be occurring at an alarming pace. Those that undertake this heinous act are...

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Ford is adding ‘hands free driving’ to its Co-Pilot360 driver assist system next year

Posted on Jun 18, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

The hands free driving system is called “Active Drive Assist” and will work on more than 100,000 miles of pre-mapped divided...

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Tesla admits its approach to self-driving is harder but might be only way to scale

Posted on Jun 18, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla’s head of AI admitted that the automaker’s approach to self-driving is harder than what most companies in the industry are doing,...

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RealtimeCampaign.com discusses what one should know about self-driving car technology

Posted on Jun 18, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

New technology presents consumers and businesses with the wave of the future. Self-driving cars and fleet trucks are a new reality thanks...

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