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Ford-VW alliance expands to include autonomous and electric vehicles

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

In a widely anticipated move, Ford and Volkswagen announced Friday their plan to expand their seven-month-old alliance to include...

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May Mobility reveals prototype of a wheelchair-accessible autonomous vehicle

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous transportation startup May Mobility  is doing more than just talking about accessibility when it comes to self-driving...

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California has let two Chinese startups offer robotaxis to the public

Posted on Jun 20, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

China’s autonomous cars are coming for passengers in the United States. AutoX and Pony.ai just became the first Chinese companies allowed...

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Houston’s first driverless shuttle now rolling at TSU

Posted on Jun 20, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

TSU’s Tiger Walk isn’t just for pedestrians anymore. The region’s first autonomous shuttle to carry passengers debuted Wednesday along the...

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Domino’s teams up with Nuro for driverless pizza delivery in Houston

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Nuro, the self-driving delivery startup, is teaming up with Domino’s to launch a pilot for driverless pizza delivery in Houston, Texas,...

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Lloyd’s of London CEO gears up for the driverless-car revolution

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Lloyd’s of London, the 330-year-old insurance market, is pushing to revamp auto coverage as the rise of driverless cars looms. Chief...

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Fiat Chrysler partners with Aurora to develop self-driving commercial vans

Posted on Jun 7, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Aurora, the autonomous vehicle technology startup backed by Sequoia Capital and Amazon,  has struck a deal with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles...

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On the road to self-driving trucks, Starsky Robotics built a traditional trucking business

Posted on Jun 7, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

More than three years ago, self-driving trucks startup Starsky Robotics was founded to solve a fundamental issue with freight — a solution...

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Lyft and Aptiv have completed 50,000 self-driving car rides in Las Vegas

Posted on Jun 2, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

For the last couple of years at CES, Lyft and Aptiv have made a big deal about offering rides in their self-driving BMWs. We’ve done it a...

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MIT’s AI makes autonomous cars drive more like humans

Posted on May 23, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Creating driverless cars capable of humanlike reasoning is a long-standing pursuit of companies like Waymo, GM’s Cruise, Uber, and others....

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Former Opel CEO Neumann joins board of U.S. self-driving software startup

Posted on May 22, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Former Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann has joined the board of directors of California-based Apex.AI, a company working to make open-source...

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‘Mini-city’ for self-driving vehicles launches in Greenbelt

Posted on May 21, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

A former research farm in Ottawa’s Greenbelt is being turned into a hub for testing the algorithms, sensors and other technology that will...

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Amazon reportedly considering acquisition of driverless startup TuSimple

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

According to a report from TMTPost, Amazon could be looking to acquire self-driving startup TuSimple. The two companies are reportedly...

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May Mobility to begin testing autonomous shuttles in Rhode Island

Posted on May 9, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

May Mobility may not be a household name, but the Michigan-based has had quite a few large companies invest into its autonomous shuttle...

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Intel’s responsibility-sensitive safety program aims to make autonomous cars more assertive

Posted on May 2, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous cars are new, and they’re interesting propositions because they want to replace something humans have done for decades. So it...

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Sweden’s Veoneer to raise cash as driverless car progress slows

Posted on Apr 26, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Sweden’s Veoneer said on Monday it would seek up to $500 million in new capital to help the maker of electronic car products cope with a...

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Ford to deploy up to 100 autonomous cars by the end of 2019, expand testing to third city

Posted on Apr 26, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Ford intends to deploy upwards of 100 driverless vehicles by the end of 2019 and begin testing in a new city as it ramps up development of...

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Cadillac commits to sedans with CT5 semi-autonomous car debut at New York auto show

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Once the self-described “standard of the world,” Cadillac has spent the last decade struggling to catch up to key competitors like...

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Waymo CEO John Krafcik explains why a parking lot is one of the most difficult environments for a self-driving car

Posted on Apr 17, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Since John Krafcik became the CEO of Google’s self-driving car project, now called Waymo, in 2015, the company has achieved two...

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California to allow testing of light-duty self-driving trucks

Posted on Apr 12, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

California would allow for the testing of light-duty autonomous trucks on public roads under a proposed rule announced Friday. The state’s...

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