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Apple inches toward record after report on autonomous car plans

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Apple Inc. rose on Tuesday, with the stock returning to near-record levels after Reuters reported that the company plans to build a...

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Lidar makers jump after report on Apple’s autonomous car plans

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

Some lidar suppliers gained Tuesday after Reuters reported that Apple Inc. plans to build a self-driving car for consumers and is tapping...

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Autonomous food delivery predictions for 2021 and beyond

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

The coronavirus pandemic has forced more people to rely on food deliveries because of lockdowns, stay at home orders and quarantines....

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Exclusive: Apple targets car production by 2024 and eyes ‘next level’ battery technology – sources

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in Cars, News

(Reuters) – Apple Inc is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that...

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Volvo Cars imagines the future of autonomous drive by tapping into origins of human communication

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

GOTHENBURG,  Sweden, Dec. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Volvo Cars has established itself as one of the leaders in autonomous drive...

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Self-driving cars and the Polanyi paradox of knowing versus telling

Posted on Dec 20, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

We can know more than we can tell. That’s an assertion made by philosopher Michael Polanyi in his 1966 book entitled The Tacit Dimension....

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Aurora sends offers to majority of Uber ATG employees, but not the R&D lab

Posted on Dec 18, 2020 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicle company Aurora Innovation  sent offers Thursday to more than 75% of employees at Uber  Advanced Technologies Group,...

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Self-driving cars to be trialled as part of transport network in Oslo

Posted on Dec 17, 2020 in Cars, News

Companies including Toyota Motor Europe (TME), mobility company Holo and Finnish firm Sensible 4 have announced a collaboration to trial...

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Sustainable and attainable: Zoox unveils autonomous robotaxi powered by NVIDIA

Posted on Dec 17, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

When it comes to future mobility, you may not have to pave as many paradises for personal car parking lots. This week, autonomous mobility...

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Your car buying experience in an era of self-driving cars

Posted on Dec 17, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Many people liken the act of buying a car to the same agony as going to the dentist for a root canal. Well, maybe car buying is even worse...

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Building a self-driving car that people can trust

Posted on Dec 16, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Over the past year, we’ve seen a rise in robotaxis and autonomous vehicle use. Companies such as Waymo, Cruise, and Baidu have all made...

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In self-driving, Amazon invests while Walmart partners

Posted on Dec 16, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Amazo AMZN +2.4%n and Walmart WMT -0.1%, two of the largest retailers in the world, each have a presence in the autonomous vehicle...

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Lyft, Motional to launch multi-city U.S. robotaxi service in 2023

Posted on Dec 16, 2020 in Cars, News

DETROIT (Reuters) – Lyft Inc and Motional will launch a multi-city U.S. robotaxi service in 2023, the partners said on Wednesday....

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Mobileye’s autonomous cars use cameras to navigate freeways in Munich

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

Mobileye, Intel’s autonomous driving division, today published an hourlong video of its test vehicle navigating urban and highway driving...

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Why do many self-driving cars look like toasters on wheels?

Posted on Dec 15, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

On Monday, the autonomous vehicle company Zoox—acquired by Amazon over the summer for a reported $1.2 billion—rolled out its robotaxi. The...

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Indy Autonomous Challenge to unveil official racecar at CES 2021

Posted on Dec 15, 2020 in Cars, News

Energy Systems Network (ESN) and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS),organizers of the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC), will hold a...

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China Focus: Self-driving service helps forge “City of Intelligent Driving”

Posted on Dec 14, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective

CHANGSHA, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) — A white car parked on a wide street in Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan Province,...

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LeddarTech joins STMicroelectronics Partner Program to accelerate customer time-to-market

Posted on Dec 14, 2020 in Cars, Technology

QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, a global leader in Level 1-5 ADAS and AD sensing technology, announces...

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Amazon’s Zoox unveils robotaxi for future ride-hailing service

Posted on Dec 14, 2020 in Cars, News

Zoox Inc., the self-driving startup owned by Amazon.com Inc., unveiled a fully autonomous electric vehicle with no steering wheel that can...

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Barking commands at a self-driving car won’t do you any good

Posted on Dec 13, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

The powerful impact of the spoken word. I was in a local park the other day and someone had let their dog off its leash, allowing the...

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