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Cruise can now test driverless vehicles on the streets of San Francisco

Posted on Oct 15, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Cruise,  the self-driving car subsidiary of GM that also has backing from SoftBank Vision Fund, Honda and T. Rowe Price & Associates,...

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Baidu fully opens Apollo Go Robotaxi service in Beijing

Posted on Oct 12, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Baidu announced on October 11 that it has fully opened its Apollo Go Robotaxi service to ordinary users in Beijing....

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Waymo will allow more people to ride in its fully driverless vehicles in Phoenix

Posted on Oct 8, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, announced it will be opening up its fully driverless vehicles to all customers of its...

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You’ve got mail: Japan Post delivery robot debuts in Tokyo

Posted on Oct 7, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Japan Post Co. unveiled Wednesday a self-driving mail delivery robot as demand grows for minimizing human contact amid the coronavirus...

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Zoox becomes fourth company to land driverless testing permit in California

Posted on Sep 22, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Zoox,  the automated vehicle technology startup that was acquired by Amazon this year, has been issued a permit from California regulators...

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Self-driving car bill reintroduced in House minus biggest backer

Posted on Sep 22, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Legislation that would allow carmakers to sell as many as 100,000 self-driving vehicles per year in the U.S. is being reintroduced in the...

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Backup driver in fatal Arizona Uber self-driving car crash charged with negligent homicide

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

PHOENIX — The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for being...

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Autonomous bus makes debut in China’s Chongqing

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

CHONGQING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — A medium-sized bus equipped with autonomous driving technologies made its debut Thursday in Chongqing...

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Yandex self driving group gets $150 million, partners with Uber to bring autonomous vehicles to U.S.

Posted on Sep 11, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

On paper, a lot is happening with Yandex’s self-driving vehicles. Yandex NV YNDX -1.2%, a Russian multinational company that specializes...

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Baidu launches its ‘Apollo Go’ robotaxi service in China’s capital city of Beijing

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Three weeks after launching its “Apollo Go” robotaxi service in the Chinese city of Cangzhou, China’s tech giant Baidu Inc. announced that...

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U.S. NHTSA’s autonomous vehicle test tracking tool is light on data

Posted on Sep 2, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

In June, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) detailed the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for...

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Motional releases expanded self-driving data set with over 1.4 billion annotated lidar points

Posted on Sep 2, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Roughly a year ago, Scale and NuTonomy released a driverless data set called NuScenes that they claimed at the time surpassed corpora like...

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Lidar startup Luminar to go public via $3.4 billion SPAC merger

Posted on Aug 25, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Luminar, the lidar startup that burst onto the autonomous vehicle scene in April 2017 after operating for years in secrecy, is merging...

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Waymo self-driving trucks hit the road in Texas

Posted on Aug 25, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Texas will see more of Waymo in the months and years to come. On Tuesday, Alphabet’s self-driving car division said it’s officially ready...

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Self-driving cars could be allowed on UK motorways next year

Posted on Aug 18, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Motorists could be allowed to let their cars drive themselves on motorways, using automated technology, as early as next year, under...

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AutoX launches its RoboTaxi service in Shanghai, competing with Didi’s pilot program

Posted on Aug 17, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous vehicle startupAutoX announced the public launch of of its self-driving taxi service in Shanghai today. Called simply RoboTaxi,...

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Hyundai’s autonomous vehicle project with Aptiv will now be called Motional

Posted on Aug 13, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Hyundai’s autonomous vehicle joint venture with Aptiv has a new name: Motional. The company, which plans to test fully driverless vehicles...

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Starting with Michigan, Sidewalk Infrastructure is looking to build roads specifically for autonomous cars

Posted on Aug 13, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, which spun out of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to fund and develop the next generation of infrastructure,...

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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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