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Unmanned mobility: An autonomous future takes shape

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 in Cars, News

Transportation not only takes people and goods from here to there, but shapes our society, influencing choices on where to live, work,...

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Senator tells Tesla to stop calling it ‘Autopilot’

Posted on Jan 27, 2020 in Cars, News

Most automakers offer some form of advanced driver assistance features, including automatic lane keeping on highways and radar cruise...

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GM commits $3 billion to build electric and autonomous vehicles in Michigan

Posted on Jan 27, 2020 in Buses, Finance, News

GM said Monday it will invest $2.2 billion into its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce all-electric trucks and SUVs, as well as a...

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Could autonomous cars doom global automakers? Fujitsu’s Warburton says yes

Posted on Jan 27, 2020 in Cars, News

Could the automotive industry encounter its most challenging era in history over the course of the next decade? And will the next decade...

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AMS investors approve capital increase to fund Osram takeover

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

VIENNA (Reuters) – AMS (AMS.S) shareholders approved a 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) capital increase to fund the Osram (OSRn.DE)...

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GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck Plant will build Cruise Origin self-driving shuttle

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Buses, Infrastructure, News

Detroit — General Motors Co. is expected to announce on Jan. 27 plans to build the all-electric Cruise Origin self-driving shuttle at the...

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Autonomous vehicle test in Rhode Island shows promise for other cities

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Cars, News

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Heads turn and smartphone cameras rise as the boxy, futuristic cars slip through the streets of this 384-year-old port...

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Aurora urges autonomous vehicle industry to adopt better safety metrics

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Cars, News

Amazon-backed autonomous vehicle company Aurora is in search of better metrics by which to compare driverless system safety. In a Medium...

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Suburbs already have driverless taxis, but San Francisco is still playing catch-up

Posted on Jan 24, 2020 in Cars, News

San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood is notoriously tricky for any driver. Narrow roads, gobs of tourists, steep inclines,...

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New Apple self-driving car patent could turn Siri into your personal chauffeur

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Apple wants to patent a new technology that would allow you to use voice commands to tell your self-driving car where you want to go, with...

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Waymo is bringing its self-driving minivans and trucks to Texas and New Mexico

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Cars, News, Trucks

Waymo is hitting the open road and bringing some of its self-driving minivans and long-haul trucks to two new states. The Alphabet...

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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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Projects funded for autonomous vehicle cyber security

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Seven projects whose participants include Honda, Thales and WMG have won funding to develop cyber security solutions for connected and...

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Uber is bringing its self-driving cars to Washington, DC

Posted on Jan 23, 2020 in Cars, News

Uber’s self-driving cars will soon be jockeying for space on the streets of Washington, DC, with the ride-hailing company announcing it...

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ANA starts testing autonomous bus operation at Haneda Airport

Posted on Jan 22, 2020 in Buses, News

ANA Holdings Inc., the operator of All Nippon Airways Co., said Wednesday it has started testing a semi-autonomous bus that will transport...

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Zenuity and Hewlett Packard Enterprise in AV software tie-up

Posted on Jan 22, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is to provide autonomous vehicle software developer Zenuity with the artificial intelligence and...

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Zenuity and Hewlett Packard Enterprise in AV software tie-up

Posted on Jan 22, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is to provide autonomous vehicle software developer Zenuity with the artificial intelligence and...

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GM unveils Cruise Origin driverless shuttle

Posted on Jan 21, 2020 in Buses, News

Cruise, a majority-owned subsidiary of General Motors, debuted its first vehicle specifically designed to operate without a driver on...

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Car sickness can make road to self-driving vehicles very bumpy

Posted on Jan 21, 2020 in Cars, News

NEW YORK: The day is approaching when commuters stuck in soul-crushing traffic will be freed from the drudgery of driving. Companies are...

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UK begins testing unsupervised autonomous transport pods

Posted on Jan 21, 2020 in Buses, News

Shoppers at a UK mall have the opportunity to try out autonomous transport pods this week which — in a UK first — operate...

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