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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao joined by Jacksonville officials to formally announce $25 million BUILD rant for revitalization projects

Posted on Feb 8, 2019 in Finance, News

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today made the formal announcement of a $25 million grant to support the Bay...

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‘Project Titan’ self-driving car could be summoned and paid for on an iPhone

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The keyless entry and remote unlocking systems available today are useful, but have their limitations. Conventional systems use...

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Amazon invests in self-driving car startup run by former Google and Tesla executives

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, News

Aurora Innovation, the autonomous tech startup run by the former head of Google’s self-driving car division, just landed a funding round...

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Optimus Ride deploys more self-driving vehicles

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, News

Optimus Ride, an  MIT spin-off, is gearing up to deploy its self-driving vehicles within a mixed-use development located in Reston, Va....

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Unlike most of US, autonomous vehicles in the UK won’t require riders

Posted on Feb 7, 2019 in Cars, News

As soon as this year, self-driving cars in the UK could be truly driverless. That is, except for the remote control driver monitoring the...

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GM’s spending on autonomous vehicles comes in below forecast

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

General Motors spent much less than it expected last year on its GM Cruise autonomous vehicle operations. As part of its 2018 earnings...

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2020 Volkswagen Passat to offer ‘partially automated driving,’ wireless Apple CarPlay in Europe

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

When Volkswagen’s European-spec 2020 Passat makes its appearance at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show next month, it’ll showcase more...

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Ford tests light-based visual language to help autonomous vehicles communicate with pedestrians

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Hand gestures, head nods and thumbs-up signals all help to ensure drivers, pedestrians and cyclists know what each other is doing. But how...

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Government moves forward on advanced trials for self-driving vehicles

Posted on Feb 6, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

In a strong signal of support for the UK automotive and technology industries, the government has announced today (6 February 2019) that a...

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BMW iNEXT undergoes winter trial tests: advancing the future of driving pleasure at the polar circle

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The future of driving pleasure is approaching fast and the BMW iNEXT takes the next hurdle of its path to serial production maturity. The...

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Waymo is nearing Robocar deal with Renault-Nissan alliance

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Waymo is in advanced talks to develop autonomous cars with Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., according to people...

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Alphabet’s Waymo focuses on expanding self-driving car reach

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Cars, News

Alphabet’s (GOOGL – Get Report) (GOOG – Get Report) making news Tuesday thanks to the company reporting its fiscal...

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PSA granted license to test self-driving vehicle in China

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Cars, News

PSA Group has obtained a license from local authorities to test an autonomous vehicle on roads in the southwest China municipality of...

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Self-driving truck startup Ike raises $52 million

Posted on Feb 5, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

Ike, the autonomous trucking startup founded by veterans of Apple, Google and Uber Advanced Technologies Group’s self-driving truck...

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Waymo offers way more upside to Alphabet stock long term

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Alphabet’s s (GOOGL) autonomous driving “moonshot” could be a key driver of share growth in the long term. Shares of the...

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Self-driving cars could increase traffic by avoiding parking, study says

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Self-driving cars could make urban traffic worse, according to a new study published by Transport Policy. The study claims autonomous cars...

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No driver? No problem when Vancouver, Surrey put driverless shuttle to the test

Posted on Feb 4, 2019 in Buses, News

The future of transportation is as close as Vancouver and Surrey this month when the cities host demonstrations of a driverless shuttle....

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Denver’s RTD deploys first autonomous shuttle in local pilot program

Posted on Feb 3, 2019 in Buses, News

When in Denver, ride an autonomous shuttle. Such activities are now available in the city, thanks to Denver’s Regional...

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Tesla is decades away from full self-driving cars

Posted on Feb 3, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

In my initial takedown of Tesla’s (TSLA – Get Report) December quarter report —- I did not yet have the benefit of the...

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PAVE coalition campaigns for AV awareness and public safety

Posted on Feb 3, 2019 in Cars, News

How do autonomous cars make real-time decisions on the road? Can self-driving units be used in locations that frequently experience rainy...

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