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Autonomous vehicle startup WeRide raises $320 million

Posted on Jan 13, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

WeRide, a Guangzhou, China-based startup developing autonomous vehicle systems, this evening announced that it raised a total of $310...

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Intel’s self-driving car unit plans to step up use of its own radar tech by 2025

Posted on Jan 13, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The head of Intel Corp’s self-driving car subsidiary said on Tuesday the company wants to shift toward using its...

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Waymo says it’s ditching the term ‘self-driving’ in dig at Tesla

Posted on Jan 6, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Waymo is saying so long to “self-driving.” The Google sister company says it is through using the term “self-driving cars” to describe its...

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Oxbotica raises $47M to deploy its autonomous vehicle software in industrial applications

Posted on Jan 5, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

While the world continues to await the arrival of safe, reliable and cost-effective self-driving cars, one of the pioneers in the world of...

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Nuro can now operate and charge for autonomous delivery services in California

Posted on Dec 24, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro  is allowed to launch commercial driverless services on public roads in California — the first company to...

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

Posted on Dec 22, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

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

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

Posted on Dec 16, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

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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Walmart will use fully driverless trucks to make deliveries in 2021

Posted on Dec 15, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Walmart will use fully autonomous box trucks to make deliveries in Arkansas starting in 2021. The big-box retailer has been working with a...

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Alibaba-backed autonomous car firm AutoX starts driverless testing

Posted on Dec 3, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

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

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Autonomous buses to be trialled in Germany

Posted on Dec 2, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous buses are set to be trialled in the German cities of Mannheim and Friedrichshafen, says the Karlsruher Institute for Technology...

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

Posted on Nov 25, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

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 Editor’s Picks

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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Uber looks to partner with other self-driving companies -CEO

Posted on Nov 19, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc’s UBER.N self-driving unit is looking to partner with other companies working on autonomous driving, the...

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Via partners with troubled May Mobility for autonomous shuttle pilot in Arlington

Posted on Nov 18, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Via today announced a partnership with troubled autonomous vehicle startup May Mobility to develop a platform that integrates on-demand...

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Hyundai-backed Motional to launch fully driverless cars in Las Vegas

Posted on Nov 17, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Motional, the self-driving car operator backed by Hyundai and Aptiv, has received the green light to roll out a test fleet of fully...

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Cruise is teaming up with Walmart for robo-delivery in Arizona

Posted on Nov 10, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Cruise is partnering with Walmart to test out a delivery service using a fleet of autonomous and electric vehicles. The pilot project will...

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Self-driving delivery firm Nuro raises $500 million as COVID-19 boosts e-commerce

Posted on Nov 9, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

(Reuters) – Self-driving delivery company Nuro, whose R2 unit has no pedals or steering wheel and only room for packages, said Monday it...

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Driverless shuttle takes road test at Tunney’s Pasture

Posted on Nov 2, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

A self-driving shuttle is being put through its paces at Tunney’s Pasture this week in what its backers are calling the first test of its...

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Lidar startup Aeva to go public via $2.1 billion SPAC merger

Posted on Nov 2, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Aeva, a Mountain View, California-based lidar company started by two former Apple engineers and backed by Porsche SE, is merging with...

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Waymo and Daimler are teaming up to build fully driverless semi trucks

Posted on Oct 28, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Waymo and Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, announced that they are forming a “broad, global, strategic partnership” to deploy...

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