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Starsky Robotics exits autonomous truck space

Posted on Mar 4, 2020 in News, Trucks

Starsky Robotics became the first self-driving truck startup to cease operations after raising an estimated $17 million in venture capital...

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Tesla to release more self-driving features in March — city street autopilot?

Posted on Mar 4, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla plans to release more features to expand its full self-driving capabilities later this month, according to CEO Elon Musk. While Musk...

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Waymo’s next-generation self-driving system can ‘see’ a stop sign 500 meters away

Posted on Mar 4, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Waymo unveiled its fifth-generation self-driving system Wednesday, which the Alphabet-owned company claims can see farther and more...

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Uber details VerCD, the AI tech powering its self-driving cars

Posted on Mar 4, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Uber, which hasn’t publicly discussed the architecture of its autonomous car platform in great detail, today published a post laying out...

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RTI joins consortium to speed delivery of safe, affordable autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 4, 2020 in Cars, News

An auto industry consortium aimed at bringing safe and affordable autonomous vehicles to market faster has added a member it believes can...

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General Motors to spend $20 billion through 2025 on new electric, autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 4, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

DETROIT – General Motors will spend more than $20 billion through 2025 on its next generation of all-electric and autonomous vehicles as...

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Five, the self-driving startup, raises $41M and pivots into B2B, away from building its own fleet

Posted on Mar 4, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

We are still years away from a time when fully-autonomous cars will be able to drive us from A to B, and the complexity of getting to that...

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Swift Navigation and Deutsche Telekom announce partnership

Posted on Mar 3, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

US: Swift ​​Navigation​, ​​a San Francisco-based tech firm redefining GNSS positioning technology for autonomous vehicles, today announced...

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Autonomous mobility vehicles trialled at JFK Airport

Posted on Mar 3, 2020 in Cars, News

The autonomous vehicles, introduced by British Airways, were exclusively trialled at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport....

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BSI releases automated vehicles safety specifications

Posted on Mar 3, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

The specification is said to be the first government and industry-backed standardisation programme that aims to help promote safe public...

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China’s Geely invests $326 million to build satellites for autonomous cars

Posted on Mar 3, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group said on Tuesday it was investing 2.27 billion yuan ($326 million) in a new...

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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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Dataspeed Inc. holds graphic design contest for self-driving vehicles being demonstrated at the 2020 North American International Auto Show

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 in Buses, News

Dataspeed Inc., a leading autonomous vehicle engineering provider, in partnership with AM General, Comet Mobility, Easterseals, and...

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Scientists develop autonomous vehicle safety algorithm

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Scientists from Chung-Ang University have developed what is said to be a highly accurate and efficient camera orientation estimation...

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77 autonomous vehicles drove over 500,000 miles across Beijing in 2019

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 in Cars, News

Hot on the heels of the California Department of Motor Vehicle’s annual autonomous vehicle disengagement report, Beijing’s Innovation...

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Waymo raises $2.25 billion to scale up autonomous vehicles operations

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Waymo, Google parent company Alphabet’s autonomous vehicles division, just got a massive capital infusion from a coterie of investors. It...

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Lyft ramps up self-driving program

Posted on Feb 29, 2020 in Cars, News

A year ago, Lyft  submitted a report to the California Department of Motor Vehicles that summed up its 2018 autonomous vehicle testing...

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Rheinmetall partners with DST, CSIRO, QUT and RMIT to develop new automated military vehicle capability

Posted on Feb 28, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Rheinmetall has launched its first Australian research and technology program. Under the Autonomous Combat Warrior (ACW) program,...

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Zoox scouts for funding ahead of self-driving taxi debut

Posted on Feb 28, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Zoox is in “advanced discussions with several strategic partners and corporate investors” for its next round of funding, CEO...

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City of Fermont pilots Pony.ai autonomous on-demand service

Posted on Feb 28, 2020 in Cars, News

The City of Fremont and autonomous technology company, Pony.ai, have launched a pilot programme offering rides for a group of City...

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