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Volkswagen and Argo AI reveal first ID Buzz test vehicle for autonomous driving

Posted on Sep 6, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, a standalone VW brand responsible for the development and sales of light commercial vehicles, and Argo AI,...

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Basemark launches Rocksolid Core as OS for software-defined cars

Posted on Sep 6, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Basemark, a maker of graphics and autonomous car software, has revealed its new operating system for “software-defined vehicles,” dubbed...

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Guangzhou to launch 6 self-driving operation demonstration lines with 50 self-driving buses

Posted on Sep 2, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

On Monday, Guangzhou, the third largest city in China after Beijing and Shanghai, passed an operation plan for self-driving trial lines....

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Gatik expands autonomous box truck operations to Texas with $85 million in new funds

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

In the two years since Gatik AI came out of stealth, the autonomous vehicle startup has launched pilots with Walmart and Canadian retail...

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Motional reveals its Hyundai Ioniq 5 electric robotaxi

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Motional revealed Tuesday the first images of its planned robotaxi, a Hyundai all-electric Ioniq 5 SUV that will be the centerpiece of a...

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Electric robotaxis may not be the climate solution we were led to believe

Posted on Aug 30, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

For years, we’ve been told that electric autonomous taxis can help fight climate change by reducing air pollution. But new research from...

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Nuro is building a test track and factory for its delivery robots in Las Vegas

Posted on Aug 26, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Nuro, a start-up which makes autonomous delivery vehicles, announced Thursday that it’s building a factory and a closed course test-track...

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Xiaomi acquires autonomous driving firm as it looks to boost nascent electric vehicle business

Posted on Aug 26, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

GUANGZHOU, China — Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi has acquired an autonomous driving start-up, jumping into an extremely competitive...

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Waymo opens self-driving car testing to some San Francisco residents

Posted on Aug 24, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Alphabet-owned Waymo is asking San Francisco residents to help test its self-driving cars in the city it hopes will be its second...

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Goodyear, Plus Collaborate on Autonomous Truck Tech

Posted on Aug 23, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Goodyear will work with autonomous-truck technology developer Plus (formerly Plus.ai) on how connected tires can help improve the...

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Tesla Could Allow Other Automakers To Utilize Its Self-Driving Technology

Posted on Aug 22, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Last Thursday was Tesla‘s AI Day, and in addition to some of the wild projects Elon Musk has in store has for the company, we might’ve...

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University of Wisconsin-Madison and city of Racine awards Perrone Robotics, Inc. new autonomous vehicle shuttle contract

Posted on Aug 19, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

CROZET, Va., Aug. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Perrone Robotics, Inc., a leading provider of fully autonomous vehicle (AV) technology and...

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Waymo is building a hub for its autonomous trucks in Texas

Posted on Aug 18, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Waymo announced plans to build a hub for its autonomous semi-trailer trucks on a nine-acre site near Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. The...

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Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank invests in Chinese driverless delivery van start-up Neolix

Posted on Aug 18, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

SoftBank Group has become the latest investor in Chinese robo-van maker Neolix Technologies, as the Japanese venture capital firm looks...

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Meituan’s venture capital wing Long-Z invests in Chinese self-driving startup QCraft

Posted on Aug 16, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Chinese food delivery giant Meituan has invested in autonomous driving startup QCraft’s latest fundraising round of $100 million,...

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Driverless minibus service rolls out in Hamburg traffic

Posted on Aug 13, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

A self driving minibus has started operation in the traffic of Hamburg. The HEAT (Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation) project will...

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Colorado pilot integrates AV shuttles into transit ecosystem

Posted on Aug 12, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

The largest deployment of autonomous shuttle service launched in the state of Colorado has signaled the move of AV technology from...

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Ansys and IPG Automotive accelerate autonomous vehicle path-to-market for automobile manufacturers

Posted on Aug 12, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) and IPG Automotive are collaborating to fast-track the creation, integration and validation of advanced...

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Motional to begin testing autonomous vehicles in LA as part of California expansion plan

Posted on Aug 10, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Motional, the autonomous vehicle company born out of a $4 billion joint venture with Aptiv and Hyundai, is expanding its presence in...

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Innoviz Technologies and Whale Dynamic to collaborate on next-generation L4 LiDAR-driven autonomous driving platform

Posted on Aug 9, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

TEL AVIV and SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Innoviz Technologies (Nasdaq: INVZ), a leading provider of...

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