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Yandex begins testing self-driving cars in Michigan

Posted on Aug 6, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Moscow-based tech giant Yandex today announced it has expanded testing of its self-driving cars to Michigan. A fleet of Yandex’s...

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Self-driving startup Argo AI hits $7.5 billion valuation

Posted on Jul 31, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous vehicle technology startup Argo AI  is valued at $7.5 billion, just a little more than three years after the company burst on...

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Former Ford president joins self-driving radar startup’s board

Posted on Jul 20, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

(Bloomberg) — Joe Hinrichs, a former top executive at Ford Motor Co. who left the company earlier this year, is making a tentative return...

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Autonomous vehicle startupAutoX lands driverless testing permit in California

Posted on Jul 18, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

AutoX, the autonomous vehicle startup backed by Alibaba, has been granted a permit in California to begin driverless testing on public...

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TuSimple finds a partner to help it build a fleet of robot semi trucks

Posted on Jul 16, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

US truck maker Navistar is joining forces with TuSimple, a leading autonomous vehicle startup, to build a self-driving semi truck that can...

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Mobileye wins permit to test autonomous vehicles in Germany

Posted on Jul 16, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Mobileye, Intel’s driverless vehicle R&D division, today announced that German certification body TÜV Süd awarded it a recommendation...

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Waymo targets southwest freight corridor for autonomous truck tests

Posted on Jun 30, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

As it moves forward with autonomous truck development, Waymo plans to focus its 2020 testing efforts on the southwest shipping corridor...

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First full-sized automated buses to operate in Connecticut in a U.S. first

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced a partnership with autonomous technology provider Robotic Research LLC to...

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Report: Amazon to pay $1 billion+ for self-driving tech firm Zoox

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Amazon is expected to announce a deal as early as today to purchase self-driving vehicle technology provider Zoox for upwards of $1...

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DGWorld to boost Jebel Ali Port with autonomous vehicles

Posted on Jun 13, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

DP World will equip the Jebel Ali Port with a fleet of Autonomous Internal Terminal Vehicles (AITVs) as part of a contract with DGWorld....

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Ohio gets $4.4M for autonomous trucking corridor

Posted on Jun 12, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Ohio has received a $4.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build an autonomous trucking corridor along a freeway...

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Jacksonville autonomous vehicle project expanded

Posted on Jun 7, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) has expanded an autonomous vehicle programme as it prepares to roll out CAVs on public...

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DriveU.auto, a LiveU spinout, comes out of stealth with $4M

Posted on Jun 1, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Teleoperators who remotely monitor and control autonomous vehicles rely on high-performance connectivity to transfer 4K video, multiple...

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China’s Baidu finishes building ‘world’s largest’ test ground for autonomous vehicle, smart driving systems

Posted on May 28, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Chinese search engine giant and artificial intelligence (AI) champion Baidu said on Tuesday that it has completed construction of what it...

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Amazon said to be in talks to buy self-driving startupZoox

Posted on May 26, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Amazon may be preparing to make a big move into the self-driving vehicle world as the logistics giant is said to be in “advanced” talks to...

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Gatik adds autonomous box trucks to its ‘middle mile’ game plan

Posted on May 12, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Gatik, the autonomous vehicle startup focused on the ‘middle mile’ of logistics, has added box trucks to its fleet as Walmart  and other...

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As Waymo resumes self-driving tests, backup drivers are still worried about the virus

Posted on May 11, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Waymo is planning to resume testing its autonomous vehicles in Arizona on May 11th, nearly two months after pausing its robotaxi service...

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Voyage gets the green light to bring robotaxi service to California’s public roads

Posted on Apr 29, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Voyage has cleared a regulatory hurdle that will allow the company to expand its self-driving service from the private roads of a...

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AutoX, Alibaba’s AutoNavi roll out robotaxis in Shanghai’s ride-hailing services market

Posted on Apr 27, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Shanghai commuters will now be able to take robotaxis for a spin on a major Chinese ride-hailing platform, with this week’s launch of a...

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Nuro gets OK to test its driverless delivery vehicles on California public roads

Posted on Apr 8, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro has been granted a permit to begin driverless testing on California’s public roads, paving the way for...

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