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

Posted on Dec 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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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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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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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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DFW Airport considers driverless shuttles for parking lot

Posted on Oct 2, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

DFW International Airport officials are considering a self-driving shuttle to ferry passengers around one of its remote parking lots —...

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Robotaxis as the norm are still ‘far away’

Posted on Sep 23, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

If there’s a voice of reason in the autonomous vehicle industry, Bryan Salesky is it. One might think the CEO of Argo AI would have every...

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Hyundai to set up $4 billion driverless car venture

Posted on Sep 23, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Hyundai Motor Group will spend $1.6 billion to develop autonomous vehicles with Aptiv Plc, marking one of the biggest investments yet by a...

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Daimler, Torc begin testing self-driving trucks in Virginia

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Daimler Trucks has begun testing highly automated heavy-duty trucks on Virginia highways in partnership with its subsidiary Torc Robotics,...

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UPS joins self-driving race by investing in autonomous tech startup TuSimple

Posted on Aug 15, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

UPS is jumping into the self-driving vehicle world by investing in TuSimple, a fast-moving developer of robot truck technology that the...

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US government quietly kills autonomous vehicle committee

Posted on Aug 10, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

The Department of Transportation’s Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) hasn’t been active since it was formed in...

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Austin-Bergstrom airport debuts driverless shuttle pilot

Posted on Aug 7, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

The Austin-Bergstrom International Airport announced the start of a driverless shuttle pilot program in an Aug. 2 news release. Now in a...

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Kar-go is Europe’s first road-worthy autonomous delivery vehicle

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

If you’re sick and tired of arriving home after a hard day at work to find yet another online delivery has gone AWOL, then a new...

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Gatik’s self-driving vans have started shuttling groceries for Walmart

Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

Gatik AI, the autonomous vehicle startup that’s aiming for the sweet middle spot in the world of logistics, is officially on the road...

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Self-driving startup AutoX expands beyond deliveries and sets its sights on Europe

Posted on Jul 19, 2019 in Editor’s Picks

AutoX, the Hong Kong and San Jose, Calif.-based autonomous vehicle technology company, is pushing past its grocery delivery roots and into...

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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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