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Waymo expands autonomous driving data set and launches $110,000 challenge

Posted on Mar 19, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

In August 2019, Wamyo released the Waymo Open Dataset, which Waymo principal scientist Dragomir Anguelov claimed at the time was the...

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Self-driving car engineer Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to stealing Google trade secrets

Posted on Mar 19, 2020 in Cars, News

Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer and former Google executive who joined Uber via an acquisition of his autonomous truck...

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Ford releases a data set to accelerate autonomous car development

Posted on Mar 19, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

This week, Ford quietly released a corpus — the Ford Autonomous Vehicle Dataset — containing data collected from its fleet of autonomous...

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Coronavirus shows there’s still no such thing as a totally human-free self-driving car

Posted on Mar 18, 2020 in Cars, News, Perspective

Autonomous vehicles were supposed to make human drivers obsolete. But the coronavirus pandemic is exposing how a technology designed to be...

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Advances in sensor cleaning pave the way for autonomous driving

Posted on Mar 18, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Sensor systems provide pivotal environmental data to smart cars, allowing for automated and autonomous functionality. They can tell a...

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Toyota partners with China’s Momenta on high definition maps for autonomous cars

Posted on Mar 18, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp has partnered with Chinese autonomous driving startup Momenta to...

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USDOT announces $20.3 million grant to improve transport with innovation

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced approximately $20.3 million in grant...

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Federal regulators move to make room in safety standards for driver-less cars

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Tuesday moved to make changes in some safety standards to help pave the way for driver-less vehicles....

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Reinventing mobility and manufacturing at once: Local Motors

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Buses, News, Technology

Some of the most consequential technological and economic advances happen where two innovation trends intersect. Local Motors, a company...

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Chinese EV startupXPeng Motors granted permit to test its new P7 sedan on roads in the U.S.

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Cars, News

Chinese electric vehicle startupXpeng Motors is one of a new group of electric vehicle startups looking to follow Tesla’s lead by...

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Waymo pausing some robotaxi service after safety drivers raise coronavirus concerns

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Cars, News

Waymo is temporarily shutting down some of its robotaxi services in Arizona, just days after The Verge reported that its contracted safety...

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Coronavirus fears halt autonomous vehicle testing for Uber, Cruise, Aurora, Argo AI, Waymo, and others

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Cars, News

Following Waymo’s announcement that it would limit its ride-hailing service in Phoenix, Arizona and autonomous car testing on California...

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Velodyne Lidar announces multi-year sales agreement with NAVYA

Posted on Mar 16, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Velodyne Lidar, Inc. announced a multi-year sales agreement with NAVYA, a leading company in autonomous driving systems. Since 2015, NAVYA...

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Apex’s electric supercar includes an AR race coach and partial self-driving

Posted on Mar 16, 2020 in Cars, News

How do you make a name for yourself as an EV startup when you have plenty of rivals? By promising a mix of breakneck performance with...

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WeRide resumes robotaxi service in China after COVID-19

Posted on Mar 16, 2020 in Cars, News, Perspective

WeRide resumes robotaxi service in China with extreme precautions to keep riders and drivers safe after COVID-19. I met the WeRide team at...

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Tesla trails Waymo, Cruise and others in self-driving strategy, study claims

Posted on Mar 16, 2020 in Cars, News

When it comes to autonomous vehicle development, the names you see in the news or on social media might not be the ones actually leading...

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Waymo drivers say they’re being discouraged from cancelingrobotaxi rides during Coronavirus outbreak

Posted on Mar 13, 2020 in Cars, News

Waymo, the self-driving unit of Alphabet, says it will keep operating its fleet of roughly 600 self-driving taxis in Arizona during the...

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The autonomous EV quarter car offers modular private zones for hire

Posted on Mar 13, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

The Quarter Car is a ride-sharing vehicle with private zones inside. The creative work of London-based industrial design studio...

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Phantom Auto readies autonomous vehicles for delivery center work

Posted on Mar 13, 2020 in News, Technology, Trucks

Sometimes, an autonomous truck isn’t really autonomous. Like the yard trucks that Phantom Auto is going to put into use with its...

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Stakeholders’ input key to shaping AV 4.0, says USDOT nominee Finch Fulton

Posted on Mar 12, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON — Industry stakeholders will assist U.S. Department of Transportation officials in shaping their latest version of guidelines...

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