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Didi to enter automobile manufacturing business: Report

Posted on Apr 7, 2021 in Cars, News, Trucks

A range of Chinese media outlets reported on Tuesday that Didi Chuxing is expected to start its own automobile manufacturing business. One...

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Autonomous cars an ideal match for Apple, believes Tim Cook

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 in Cars, News, Perspective

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple chief Tim Cook portrayed self-driving cars as an ideal match for the technology giant during an interview released...

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Sidewalk robots are on the way

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Automated grocery delivery is a retail technology that suddenly found itself with a more robust use case as the novel coronavirus pandemic...

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XPeng sets new benchmark in China’s longest autonomous driving challenge

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 in Cars, News

Chinese electric vehicle startup XPeng Motors’ strong technological edge is boosting the company’s position in the highly competitive...

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Self-driving cars could save many lives. But mental roadblocks stand in the way

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

As we get ever closer to the era of driverless cars, a key question looms: How safe should autonomous vehicles be before we allow them on...

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Here’s why some are vehemently and diametrically opposed to self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

The headlines proclaiming the emergence of self-driving cars are usually soaked in high praise for the advent of these technological...

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Cruise to sponsor racecar driver Dan Parker in National Federation of the Blind’s 2021 Blind Driver Challenge

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 in Cars, News

BALTIMORE, April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that San Francisco-based zero...

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Relishing the joys of a demolition derby for self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 3, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

It’s Spring time! Makes one hark back to visiting local county fairs and doing all the usual things that one does at such events,...

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Ford-backed self-driving startup Argo AI mulling IPO this year

Posted on Apr 3, 2021 in Cars, News

(Bloomberg) — Argo AI, the self-driving startup backed by Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG, is considering going public as soon as...

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The road not taken: South Korea’s self-driving professor

Posted on Apr 2, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

YONGIN, South Korea: Decades before the race to build a self-driving car became a multibillion-dollar contest between tech giants such as...

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‘Level 4’ self-driving transit cars in Japan won’t require licensed passengers: expert panel

Posted on Apr 2, 2021 in Cars, News

TOKYO — Highly automated “Level 4” self-driving vehicles should be held responsible for following traffic rules and be...

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People are throwing eggs at Google’s self-driving vans

Posted on Apr 1, 2021 in Cars, News

In and around Phoenix Arizona, Waymo’s self-driving vehicles still aren’t exactly popular. The autonomous vehicle (AV) developer, owned by...

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Self-driving cars that are jinxed

Posted on Apr 1, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Do you believe it is possible for someone or something to be jinxed? When you watch sports players get upset at a potential jinx that is...

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Pony to expand Robotaxi operations, announces brand name of autonomous truck business

Posted on Apr 1, 2021 in Cars, News, Trucks

Shanghai (Gasgoo)-, a Chinese startup that builds full-stack autonomous driving solutions, claimed on March 31 it will expand the...

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Optimus Ride partners with Polaris to commercialize electric autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 31, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

Autonomous, electric mobility service provider Optimus Ride announced a partnership with powersports vehicle manufacturer Polaris to bring...

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Hyundai conceptualizes an app-controlled, self-driving electric taxi that can drive sideways

Posted on Mar 31, 2021 in Cars

hyundai mobis unveils its concept series, a playfully designed pair of urban shared mobility electric vehicles. dubbed the...

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Chinese EV maker claims AV record

Posted on Mar 31, 2021 in Cars, News

XPeng is claiming a record for a P7 fleet which drove over 3,600km from Guangzhou to Beijing with 2,930 km highway driving under the...

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Will it be hard or easy for self-driving cars to expand their territory?

Posted on Mar 30, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Today Waymo has commercial service only in suburban Phoenix. AutoX is doing it near Shenzhen. Tesla TSLA +4% declares their “full”...

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Google alum startup Cartken and REEF Technology launch Miami’s first delivery robots

Posted on Mar 30, 2021 in Cars, News

Self-driving and robotics startup Cartken has partnered with REEF Technology, a startup that operates parking lots and neighborhood hubs,...

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Lyft and Motional announce a Hyundai Ioniq 5 robotaxi fleet for U.S.

Posted on Mar 30, 2021 in Cars, News

Select US cities will have them by 2023. Back in December, Motional (an autonomous vehicle company) and Lyft announced a partnership that...

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