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Audi’s Grandsphere concept car is another luxurious living room on wheels

Posted on Sep 2, 2021 in Cars, News

Automakers love concept cars that tease a future in which very rich people ride around in autonomous vehicles that look like luxurious...

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Trucking insurance in the age of automation: Startup Koop Technologies raises $2.5 million seed round

Posted on Sep 1, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

There’s a new player entering the automated trucking scene, addressing a gap in the complex world of vehicle insurance. Koop Technologies,...

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Apple’s self-driving test vehicles involved in two minor collisions in August

Posted on Sep 1, 2021 in Cars, News

Two cars in Apple’s fleet of self-driving vehicles were involved in minor accidents in August while driving on California roads,...

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Apple Car may use exterior screens to signal other drivers

Posted on Sep 1, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

An Apple Car could provide detailed warnings of its actions to other drivers by using LED screens all over the vehicle to tell other...

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Foretellix closes $32m Series B funding round for ensuring the safe and efficient deployment of automated driving systems

Posted on Sep 1, 2021 in Finance, News, Technology

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Foretellix, the leading platform provider automating the testing, verification and...

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Tokyo 2020: Toyota restarts driverless vehicles after accident

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in Buses, News

Toyota is resuming operations of its autonomous vehicles at the Paralympic Games village in Tokyo following an accident. Services of the...

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Tesla survey shows take rate for Full Self-Driving package is surprisingly low

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in News, Technology

A large survey of Tesla owners gives us probably the best idea of the take rate for the Full Self-Driving package. It’s an important...

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Dear Tesla: Please don’t put off the general release of V10 Full Self Driving beyond Oct 1, 2021

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in News, Technology

I’ve been driving my Tesla Model 3 Long Range for two years and 50,000 miles. I paid the $6,000 premium for Full Self Driving that it cost...

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Toronto’s new self-driving shuttle bus hits the road this month

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in Buses, News

Residents of Scarborough’s West Rouge neighbourhood will be able to catch their first glimpse of the new self-driving shuttle as it learns...

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

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

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 Cars, News

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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Yandex buys Uber out of food-delivery, self-driving venture

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in Finance, News

Yandex NV is buying out Uber Technologies Inc.’s shares in its food tech, delivery and self-driving businesses and has an option to...

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Lolaark Vision Inc launches with a novel visibility enhancement technology in its portfolio

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in News, Technology

Lolaark Vision Inc unveiled a revolutionary new technology for Visibility Enhancement in real-time. The company has developed and is...

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Xilinx & Motovis partner on a hardware and software solution for autonomous vehicle cameras powered by a neural network

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in News, Technology

Semiconductor manufacturer Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX), the inventor of the field programmable gate array (FPGA), and Motovis, a provider...

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Quantum announces reference architecture for Autonomous Driving Systems and Industrial AI/ML application development

Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in News, Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 31, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Quantum Corporation (NASDAQ: QMCO) today announced the release of a new end-to-end...

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Aurora debuts new autonomous trucking hardware

Posted on Aug 30, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Autonomous driving technology developer Aurora is launching a new, more powerful hardware kit it plans to use for self-driving trucks and...

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

Posted on Aug 30, 2021 in Cars, News

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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Dubai to make 56% of taxi fleet environmentally friendly, 5% self-driving by 2023

Posted on Aug 29, 2021 in News

Dubai is set to make 56 percent of its taxi fleet environmentally friendly by 2023 and also aims to convert 5 percent of the cars to...

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Gatik joins the driverless self-driving car club

Posted on Aug 28, 2021 in News, Perspective, Trucks

On the “we-were-told-there-would-be-jetpacks” spectrum of protracted transportation breakthroughs, self-driving vehicles are slowly...

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Cruise is buying solar energy from California farmers to power its electric, self-driving fleet

Posted on Aug 27, 2021 in Cars, News

Cruise, the self-driving car company under General Motors, has launched a new initiative called Farm to Fleet that will allow the company...

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