Tag Archives: self-driving

Einride debuts a funky-looking autonomous logging truck

Einride, the Swedish transport company known for the T-pod self-driving truck that looks like a giant freezer on wheels, is back with another funky/futuristic-looking vehicle.

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Uber’s HR chief steps down following racial discrimination probe

Uber's Chief People Officer Liane Hornsey has resigned after a third-party firm investigated allegations that she routinely dismissed internal racial discrimination complaints. She joined the company a month before former engineer Susan Fowler penned...

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OneMap Alliance targets single HD map for driverless cars by 2020

A new collaboration between digital map-makers, the OneMap Alliance, has set itself the challenge of developing a global HD map for autonomous cars by 2020. The project – which is also inviting other companies to get involved – hopes to offer automakers and other companies developing driverless vehicles a single, consistent HD map across different regions.

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Drive.ai to launch first autonomous ride-hailing service in Texas

Texas is no stranger to self-driving car tests, but actual service?

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MIT’s self-driving car can navigate unmapped country roads

There's a good reason why companies often test self-driving cars in big cities: they'd be lost most anywhere else. They typically need well-labeled 3D maps to identify curbs, lanes and signs, which isn't much use on a backwoods road where those feat...

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I’ve got one big question after Waymo’s autonomous car crash

Waymo’s computers may not have been at the wheel during the Arizona car crash last Friday, but eventually autonomous car developers will have to figure out just how human they dare let their AI drivers behave. While plenty of attention has been given to the technological barriers to self-driving cars, and a reasonable amount to the insurance and regulatory implications, … Continue reading

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Ford’s self-driving car network will launch ‘at scale’ in 2021

Ford hasn't been shy about its plans for a self-driving car network in 2021, including its hopes of fielding a purpose-built vehicle that year. However, there have been questions about the size -- will this be like the services we've seen so far, wh...

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California considers allowing driverless cars to conduct passenger tests

California is one of the hotbeds for driverless car technology, and the state continues to push its development forward. Just recently, rules went into effect that allow carmakers and tech companies to begin testing fully autonomous vehicles on public roads without a backup driver present

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Report: Uber cut back LiDAR sensors in new Volvo fleet

While we’re still awaiting the results of the investigation into last week’s fatal Uber crash, we’re left wondering who or what was at fault.

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Uber trucking exec Lior Ron is leaving the company

The fallout from Uber's fatal self-driving car collision may extend to its leadership. A CNBC source has claimed that Lior Ron, the co-creator of Otto and thus the co-founder of Uber's trucking unit, has left the company. While it's not certain why h...

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