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RPT-Doora, bring me a pizza please! Stockholm pilots delivery droid

Posted on Mar 11, 2021 in Cars, News

March 11 (Reuters) – Swedish telecoms operator Tele2 and Delivery Hero’s foodora have joined forces on a pilot scheme for...

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Apple tilts to iPhone playbook for car as automaker talks stall

Posted on Mar 10, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

(Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. has a tried-and-true approach to launching new products: The company designs in-house, sources its own...

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Waymo is disclosing more autonomous vehicle data for research purposes

Posted on Mar 10, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

Waymo is publicizing more data from its autonomous vehicles, which it says is for the benefit of the research community. Building on the...

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XPeng launches 3,000+ km navigation-assisted autonomous driving expedition

Posted on Mar 8, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

XPeng Inc., a leading Chinese smart electric vehicle (“Smart EV”) company, today announced the launch of a long-distance...

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Volkswagen teases sleek EV 4-door coupe flagship

Posted on Mar 8, 2021 in Cars, News

The world’s fastest-growing electric vehicle (EV) brand has teased a first sketch of its Trinity Project battery-electric flagship, due in...

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Those self-driving cars in San Francisco and the Victorian house that rolled down the middle of the street

Posted on Mar 6, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Sometimes, you can be quite surprised by what you might see on the sunny streets of San Francisco. For example, this proverbial City by...

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What full autonomy means for the Waymo Driver

Posted on Mar 4, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

In January, Waymo posted a tweet breaking down what “autonomy” means for the Waymo Driver, which is how the company refers to its...

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Honda to sell limited batch of level 3 self-driving cars

Posted on Mar 4, 2021 in Cars, News

TOKYO, March 4 (Reuters) – Honda Motor Co Ltd on Thursday said it will sell a limited batch of its flagship Legend sedan equipped...

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Baidu’s CEO proposes boosting commercial use of autonomous cars

Posted on Mar 3, 2021 in Cars, News, Perspective

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Robin Li, chairman and chief executive officer of Baidu, calls for greater governmental endeavors to promote the...

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GM-backed Cruise is in talks to buy startup Voyage

Posted on Mar 3, 2021 in Cars, News

Cruise, the self-driving vehicle company majority owned by General Motors Co., is in talks to acquire Voyage, an autonomous technology...

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The Ford journey in Miami-Dade reaches a milestone: Three years in our first self-driving city

Posted on Mar 2, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Miami Thrice! It’s now been three years since Miami-Dade became the first place in the world where Ford Motor Company would test and...

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Robotics division of Uber’s Postmates spins out into new company

Posted on Mar 2, 2021 in Cars, News

(Reuters) – The robotics unit of Postmates, a delivery startup that ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies acquired last year, has spun...

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Massive boon in computer chip shortages will slam future self-driving car rollouts

Posted on Mar 2, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Computer chips don’t grow on trees. Imagine if they did. In that dream world, you could be walking in a forest and find all the...

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Under the skin: How AI makes autonomous cars react like humans

Posted on Mar 1, 2021 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

It’s probably fair to say that the concept of self-driving cars is one of the most controversial subjects in the automotive...

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Can your ride in a self-driving car be comfortable?

Posted on Feb 28, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Riding in robocars will turn us from drivers into passengers. Some people don’t like being passengers, and get motion sickness they don’t...

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Self-driving taxis hit roads in Wuhan

Posted on Feb 27, 2021 in Cars, News

WUHAN, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) — Chinese carmaker Dongfeng Motor Corporation said Saturday it has started to offer free test rides in its...

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Convincing a self-driving car to go where you want it to go when it won’t go there

Posted on Feb 27, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Stubborn as a mule. Sometimes it seems as though a car is about as stubborn as a mule or perhaps acting bull-headed....

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Driverless vehicles could create more traffic congestion

Posted on Feb 26, 2021 in Cars, News

A type of driverless vehicle designed to reduce traffic congestion has been found to have the opposite effect according to researchers at...

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Volkswagen commercial vehicles moves ahead with autonomous driving R&D for Mobility as a Service

Posted on Feb 26, 2021 in Cars, News

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) is consistently and rapidly advancing the development and implementation of autonomous driving....

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Toyota Mobility Foundation designates first mobility pilot technologies and collaborators for Indiana Future Mobility District initiative

Posted on Feb 25, 2021 in Buses, Cars, News

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF) and Energy Systems Network (ESN) designates...

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