Tag Archives: self-driving

BMW Vision iNEXT previews 2021 EV

Five days, three continents, and four cities: Munich, New York, San Francisco, and Beijing. It may sound like the itinerary of a famous rock band’s world tour, but it’s actually something even more exclusive.

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Lyft and Aptiv complete 5,000 self-driving rides in Las Vegas

Lyft's experiment with paid self-driving rides in Las Vegas appears to be going as smoothly as you might hope.

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Kroger tests Nuro self-driving grocery delivery cars in Arizona

Kroger is testing the use of self-driving cars for grocery deliveries as a pilot taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona. The test is performed in conjunction with Nuro, which is behind the first ever autonomous delivery car. The new serivce requires customers to purchase items via the Fry’s Food website or mobile app, after which point the vehicle will deliver the … Continue reading

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Ford’s self-driving division is now its own company

If Alphabet has Waymo and General Motors has GM Cruise, Ford has Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC. The automaker has created a separate company for its self-driving business, clearly taking a cue from the two aforementioned players in the industry. In it...

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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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