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Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi’s self-driving push

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing, which is backed by companies including Apple Inc. and SoftBank Group Corp., began a self-driving...

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Tesla Autopilot drives Blue Ridge Parkway in rain & fog for over an hour

Posted on Jun 6, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

A Tesla Model 3 recently went on an epic journey driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway, including the Linn Cove Viaduct, on Autopilot for over...

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Autonomous vehicles are ready to disrupt society, business, and you

Posted on May 12, 2020 in Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

The rise of autonomous vehicles has enormous implications for business and society. Harvard Business School professors Bill Kerr and Elie...

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How does Tesla Autopilot handle a typical daily commute?

Posted on May 10, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

It’s dark and raining, plus the traffic is relatively heavy at times. Tesla owner and popular YouTube influencer Andy Slye takes us...

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Video Friday: Robot startup Refraction AI testing contactless food delivery

Posted on May 8, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Videos & Podcasts

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly...

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US using self-driving delivery robots

Posted on Apr 17, 2020 in Knowledge Center, Videos & Podcasts

Delivery robots in Washington, D.C. are helping restaurants and grocery stores stay open during the #coronavirus pandemic (Source:...

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Watch Zoox’s autonomous car drive around San Francisco for an hour

Posted on Apr 17, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Videos & Podcasts

Zoox today published a video showcasing its autonomous system driving for an hour in downtown San Francisco and performing a range of...

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Why did Autopilot decide to merge Tesla Model Y into this car?

Posted on Apr 15, 2020 in Knowledge Center, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

Although Autopilot has already helped save people and animals multiple times, there is always something we stress when we talk about it:...

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Season two of HDT Talks Trucking podcast now available

Posted on Apr 1, 2020 in Knowledge Center, Trucks, Videos & Podcasts

Season two of the HDT Talks Trucking podcast is now available, covering topics such as California’s AB5 law restricting the use of...

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Watch Tesla Autopilot automatically stop at red light for the first time

Posted on Mar 26, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, News, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

Tesla is preparing to release an update to its Autopilot system that will enable it to automatically stop at traffic lights and a video of...

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This cheerful Waymo ad highlights all the ways we’ll use self-driving cars in our daily lives

Posted on Mar 3, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, News, Videos & Podcasts

Waymo came out with a new ad today that presents a cheerful, very Google-esque look at how the self-driving company plans to eventually...

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Autonomous, for real. Optimus Ride self-driving shuttles want to be fully driverless in 2020

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Buses, Knowledge Center, News, Videos & Podcasts

Optimus Ride, an MIT spinoff, has started operating its autonomous vehicles at Paradise Valley Estates in Fairfield, California. The...

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How does Tesla Autopilot compare to BMW’s top-tier autonomous tech

Posted on Jan 3, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Videos & Podcasts

Tesla vehicles now come standard with Autopilot. Even the automaker’s entry-level Model 3 Standard Range Plus gets the tech....

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Podcast: Tesla holiday update, self-driving ‘sneak preview’, Rivian news, and more

Posted on Dec 27, 2019 in Knowledge Center, Videos & Podcasts

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s...

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Tesla “full self driving” preview & software updates

Posted on Dec 26, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

Originally published on My Tesla Adventure. Twas the night before Christmas and 2:00 am. The only one stirring was Tesla’s Starman (Eli...

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New autonomous vehicle bill takes shape (Radio)

Posted on Dec 10, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Videos & Podcasts

Congressional aides working on a self-driving car bill have yet to circulate draft text on one of the most-debated autonomous vehicle...

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Autonomous vehicles in New York City

Posted on Nov 7, 2019 in Cars, Videos & Podcasts

Autonomous cars might seem like they’re from the future, but Optimus Ride CEO Ryan Chin has developed “geofenced”...

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Driverless Tesla coasting along mall parking lot raises questions, causes confusion

Posted on Nov 6, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Videos & Podcasts

Video of a driverless Tesla moving at a brisk walking pace at a mall parking lot in Richmond, B.C. — sometimes in the wrong lane — raises...

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NOVA’s ‘Look Who’s Driving’ documentary is a must-see on the promises and perils of self-driving cars

Posted on Oct 21, 2019 in Knowledge Center, Videos & Podcasts

If you have any inkling of interest in the status and future of self-driving cars, you have to watch a fast-moving, well-informed and...

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Priceless reaction: Dude! There’s no human driving that Tesla Model 3

Posted on Oct 14, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Videos & Podcasts

It only makes perfect sense that the first time someone sees a car driving along out in public with no human driver they’re going to...

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