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Winter self-driving pilot to start in Finland in 2022

Posted on Oct 21, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

A public transportation self-driving car pilot is set to begin in early 2022 involving two autonomous Toyota vehicles in the city of...

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Autonomous driving technology firm JIMU Intelligent bags $31 million in C1 financing

Posted on Oct 21, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Chinese autonomous driving solutions provider JIMU Intelligent on Thursday announced the completion of a C1 round of financing totaling...

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Ryder, Gatik team up to roll out U.S. autonomous delivery network

Posted on Oct 19, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Oct 19 (Reuters) – Truck fleet operator Ryder System Inc (R.N) and Gatik said on Tuesday they will build a national U.S. autonomous...

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Amazon’s Zoox will test its autonomous vehicles on Seattle’s rainy streets

Posted on Oct 18, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Zoox, the autonomous vehicle company owned by Amazon, said it will test its vehicles on the hilly, rain-drenched streets of Seattle. The...

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Pony.ai to start driverless tests on public roads in Beijing

Posted on Oct 15, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous driving company Pony.ai, announced today that it has been authorized to conduct driverless tests on public roads in China’s...

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Aurora’s autonomous trucks and taxis will be available to customers via subscription

Posted on Oct 13, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Aurora, the autonomous vehicle company founded by the former lead engineer for Google’s self-driving car project, announced that its...

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Honda showcases Level 3 and Level 4 autonomous prototypes in Germany

Posted on Oct 12, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Honda has provided the world a glimpse at its ongoing development of semi-autonomous driving assistance systems, previewing Level 3 and...

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Hyundai Mobis reveals foldable steering wheel

Posted on Oct 11, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Hyundai parts supplier Hyundai Mobis has revealed a foldable steering wheel for use in future autonomous vehicles following a two-year...

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Xiaomi, Baidu invest in China’s autonomous driving developer G-PAL

Posted on Oct 8, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Beijing (Gasgoo)- Xiaomi-backed venture capital firm and Baidu associated investment company were recently listed as shareholders to...

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ZF invests in Oxbotica to develop autonomous urban shuttles

Posted on Oct 7, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) – German automotive industry supplier ZF Friedrichshafen AG will invest in British autonomous vehicle...

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Wayve, the lidar-free self-driving startup, raises $13.6M from Ocado

Posted on Oct 6, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Wayve, a U.K.-based self-driving startup that is notable for its use of deep learning and cameras rather than more-costly lidar and other...

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Ouster will buy Sense Photonics, drive for more automotive deals

Posted on Oct 5, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

DETROIT (Reuters) – Lidar developer Ouster Inc said on Tuesday it has agreed to buy solid-state lidar startup Sense Photonics in an...

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GM-backed Cruise sees robotaxi unit growing past $50 billion

Posted on Oct 4, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

General Motors Co.’s Cruise LLC autonomous vehicle unit will tell investors this week that it sees a path for its ride-hailing business to...

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GM’s Cruise, Alphabet’s Waymo win permits to offer self-driving rides to passengers in California

Posted on Oct 1, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 30 (Reuters) – General Motors Co’s (GM.N) Cruise and Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Waymo self-driving car...

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Minnesota DOT debuts driverless shuttle in Rochester

Posted on Oct 1, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

(TNS) — Some say it looks like a toaster on wheels. A driverless, electric-powered shuttle called the Med City Mover made its formal debut...

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Daimler, Torc Robotics hit three-year mark on driverless partnership

Posted on Sep 29, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Torc Robotics and Daimler Truck are entering into the third year of their partnership focusing on the commercialization of a scalable...

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The first pre-production Low Earth Orbit satellite to support automaker Geely’s future self-driving vehicles rolls off the assembly line

Posted on Sep 28, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding (“Geely”), which is also the parent company of Sweden’s Volvo Cars, plans to...

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Toyota’s Woven Planet buys Renovo Motors to enhance automated vehicle software

Posted on Sep 28, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Woven Planet Holdings, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp., has acquired Renovo Motors, to advance software development for autonomous...

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California makes zero-emission autonomous vehicles mandatory by 2030

Posted on Sep 24, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Starting in 2030, California will require all light-duty autonomous vehicles that operate in the state to emit zero emissions. Signed into...

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Motional expands operations in Las Vegas ahead of 2023 robotaxi launch

Posted on Sep 23, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous vehicle company Motional is expanding its operations and employee headcount in Las Vegas, including tripling the size of its...

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