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Recap: Who’s responsible if a self-driving car has an accident?

Posted on Dec 5, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

With self-driving cars gaining traction in today’s automobile landscape, the issue of legal liability in the case of an accident has...

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CEO of Yandex Self Driving Group predicts that autonomous vehicles will roam freely around major cities within five years

Posted on Dec 3, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Self-driving cars are yet to become the everyday reality in Europe, but one European tech giant is racing to compete with Google’s...

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Self-driving cars being tailgated by obnoxious human drivers

Posted on Dec 3, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Let’s talk about those obnoxious people that insist on driving their car as though it is an extension of the rear bumper of your car....

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Alibaba-backed autonomous car firm AutoX starts driverless testing

Posted on Dec 3, 2020 in Cars, News

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese autonomous vehicle startup AutoX, backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Thursday it has...

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Elon Musk is ‘extremely confident’ Tesla will release full autonomy in ‘some jurisdictions’ next year

Posted on Dec 2, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Elon Musk now says that he is “extremely confident” that Tesla will release full autonomy to customers in “some jurisdictions” in 2021....

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Self-driving cars need those ‘How am I driving’ bumper stickers

Posted on Dec 2, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Sometimes bumper stickers are notably helpful. While out driving, you are bound to see vehicles that have the legendary “How Am I...

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McKinsey & Company: Private autonomous vehicles: The other side of the robo-taxi story

Posted on Dec 1, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

In the past few years, autonomous driving (AD) has generated sizable interest. The buzz started with a wave of bold announcements by tech...

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Ride-hail companies are making life harder for scooters

Posted on Nov 30, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

ROBOTAXIS DON’T EXIST yet. Some experts suspect they won’t circulate widely for another decade. But earlier this month, the state of...

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3 islands will be built off the coast of Malaysia and connected using autonomous vehicles — see the plans for ‘BiodiverCity’

Posted on Nov 29, 2020 in Buses, Cars, News

Bjarke Ingels Group, among other private entities, is partnering with Malaysia’s Penang state government to create the Penang South...

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Watch Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta yield for pedestrian in intersection that would give some humans pause

Posted on Nov 27, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports, Technology

Tesla is currently improving on its Full Self-Driving Beta software with new updates and we are catching glimpses of what it can do in the...

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The holidays – a time to be thankful for electric and autonomous vehicles

Posted on Nov 26, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Transportation is Mobility and Mobility is freedom. That is my thankful wish for Electric and Autonomous Vehicles and the future of...

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Introduction of autonomous vehicles on Moscow roads may decrease social risk to aviation levels

Posted on Nov 26, 2020 in Cars, News

With the introduction of autonomous vehicles in Moscow, cars can reach the level of mortality just like in aviation, where the level of...

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Renault concludes extra-urban autonomous driving trials

Posted on Nov 25, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Renault has completed the three-year Tornado research project in France exploring and understanding the technology required, and...

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Autotech Co Hong Kong Limited completes two-year autonomous research project

Posted on Nov 25, 2020 in Cars, News

Autotech Co Hong Kong Limited has completed its research, which has taken over two years, on the exploration of how autonomous cars handle...

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Creator of Amazon’s Zoox robotaxi unit has a new self-driving startup

Posted on Nov 25, 2020 in Cars, News

As Zoox, the secretive robotaxi developer recently acquired by Amazon, gets ready to unveil its futuristic fleet vehicle, its former CEO...

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Waymo sends staff ‘urgent’ Covid safety procedures, employees could be fired if violated

Posted on Nov 25, 2020 in Cars, News

Alphabet’s self-driving car company Waymo is asking drivers to agree to stricter Covid-19 safety protocols, adding that it may not be able...

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Robot grocery delivery service expands to Northampton

Posted on Nov 25, 2020 in Cars, News

Customers in a second town have begun to receive grocery deliveries from robots. Eight Co-op stores in Milton Keynes already use the...

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WeRiderobotaxis gain loyal passengers but fixed pick-up, drop-off spots irk some, survey shows

Posted on Nov 25, 2020 in Cars, News

About a year since WeRide first launched its first autonomous taxi service in Guangzhou, the Chinese self-driving start-up said its...

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Tesla is nearing $500 billion in market value. Elon Musk predicted self-driving cars would boost it to that level

Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Elon Musk predicted last year that self-driving Teslas would boost the electric-vehicle maker’s market capitalizationto $500...

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KFC rolls out self-driving food trucks in China and it’s sort of wild

Posted on Nov 23, 2020 in Cars, News

Some experts believe the self-driving cars are in for a boom, thanks to how the coronavirus pandemic has started to reshape how we...

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