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Groups call on U.S. lawmakers to develop ‘meaningful legislation’ for AVs

Posted on Feb 12, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Officials from trade groups representing automakers and tech companies, as well as consumer and vehicle safety, called on Congress to...

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The federal government just granted its first driverless car exemption

Posted on Feb 6, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Nuro, the self-driving startup founded by two ex-Google engineers, has a new delivery robot. The R2 is the company’s second-generation...

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Uber is bringing its self-driving cars to Washington, DC

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Uber’s self-driving cars will soon be jockeying for space on the streets of Washington, DC, with the ride-hailing company announcing it...

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Waymo is bringing its self-driving minivans and trucks to Texas and New Mexico

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Waymo is hitting the open road and bringing some of its self-driving minivans and long-haul trucks to two new states. The Alphabet...

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GM unveils Cruise Origin driverless shuttle

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Cruise, a majority-owned subsidiary of General Motors, debuted its first vehicle specifically designed to operate without a driver on...

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US pledges to modernize or eliminate outdated regulations to support autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

The United States government is finally getting serious about autonomous vehicles as Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has used CES to...

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VW announces new Silicon Valley self-driving nerve center at CES

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

On Wednesday at CES, Volkswagen detailed an important new step in the company’s march towards self-driving cars: the establishment not...

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UK begins testing unsupervised autonomous transport pods

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Shoppers at a UK mall have the opportunity to try out autonomous transport pods this week which — in a UK first — operate entirely without...

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Toyota leads $50 million investment in autonomous shuttle startup May Mobility

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

May Mobility,  a Michigan-based startup that is operating autonomous shuttle services in three U.S. cities, has raised $50 million in a...

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Volvo to test 5G automotive applications with China Unicom

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Connectivity is central to the future of transportation, and if self-driving vehicles are going to enter the mainstream market, they’re...

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Beijing adds area for self-driving vehicle tests with passengers

Posted on Dec 31, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

BEIJING, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) — Beijing on Monday added a new 40 sq km area for testing self-driving vehicles with passengers, as the...

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Arbe raises $32 million to bring its high-resolution radar to autonomous vehicles

Posted on Dec 16, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

It’s not enough for an autonomous vehicle to see the world around it. These vehicles need to understand in real time what they’re seeing....

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Daimler starts pilot testing of self-driving Mercedes S-class taxis

Posted on Dec 2, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

FRANKFURT — Daimler is testing robotaxis in the U.S. despite new CEO Ola Kallenius saying that the automaker will...

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announces partnership with Mobileye

Posted on Nov 22, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has announced a partnership with the autonomous vehicle technology company Mobileye to create a pilot...

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Walmart partners with self-driving startup Nuro to test autonomous grocery delivery in Houston

Posted on Nov 10, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Walmart this morning announced a new pilot program that will test autonomous grocery delivery in the Houston market starting next year....

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Ghost wants to retrofit your car so it can drive itself on highways in 2020

Posted on Nov 7, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

A new autonomous vehicle company is on the streets — and unbeknownst to most, has been since 2017. Unlike the majority in this burgeoning...

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2nd conference on Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on Public Transport

Posted on Nov 1, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

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BotRide on-demand autonomous vehicle service to be piloted in California

Posted on Oct 28, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Hyundai, in collaboration with Pony.ai and Via, has unveiled BotRide, a shared, on-demand and autonomous vehicle service that will operate...

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Toyota LQ self-driving concept car is at your command

Posted on Oct 11, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

It wouldn’t be the biennial Tokyo Motor Show without some seriously wild concept cars, and Toyota is here to deliver. As a followup to...

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Waymo to customers: “Completely driverless Waymo cars are on the way”

Posted on Oct 10, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Waymo, the autonomous vehicle business under Alphabet, sent an email to customers of its ride-hailing app that their next trip might not...

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