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Nonprofit groups support industry in self-driving campaign

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Advocacy groups representing the elderly and the blind launched an educational campaign to explain the benefits of self-driving cars.

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Toyota, Softbank unveil tie-up, eye autonomous vehicle services

Japanese car giant Toyota and conglomerate Softbank on Thursday announced they would create a joint venture to provide “new mobility services” including autonomous vehicles for services such as meal deliveries. The new company will be called “Monet” — short for “mobility network” — and will be 50.25 percent owned by Softbank, with the remainder held […]

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Toyota pours $500M into self-driving cars tieup with Uber

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is teaming up with Toyota to build self-driving cars for its ride-hailing service after its efforts to do it alone were derailed by a fatal collision and allegations of high-tech theft Toyota, based in Japan, is also investing $500 million in Uber as part of the alliance announced Monday. The deal […]

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Uber hits brakes on self-driving trucks

SAN FRANCISCO, United States – Uber on Monday said it is hitting the brakes on self-driving trucks, shifting gears to focus just on autonomous cars. Uber is among a number of technology and car companies racing toward what some contend is an inevitable future in which vehicles drive themselves. Uber’s aspirations had included self-driving trucks, […]

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Uber self-driving car kills pedestrian

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Ride-sharing giant Uber said Monday it is suspending use of self-driving cars after one of the vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in the US state of Arizona. The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode, with an operator behind the wheel, when it hit a woman walking in the street […]

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Autonomous cars get confused by vandalized street signs

Researchers have discovered that like human drivers, autonomous vehicles can also get confused when encountering vandalized road signs. A team composed of members from the University of Washington, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Stony Brook University, and University of California Berkeley did a study on how defacing road signs can affect the artificial intelligence in […]

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Tim Cook finally admits to Apple self-driving car research

While it has been an open secret that Apple is currently working on self-driving car technology, it was only recently that company CEO Tim Cook finally acknowledged and elaborated on the research being done on the topic. During an interview with Bloomberg Television on June 5, Cook said, “We’re focusing on autonomous systems.” This statement […]

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Smart bus with virtual tracks gets rolling in China

The world’s first smart bus that runs on virtual tracks was unveiled last June 2, in the city of Zhuzhou, within central China’s Hunan Province. Xinhuanet reports that the technology is called the Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART). It was developed by the research arm of CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive Co., Ltd., the same company that […]

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Uber fires back at Google spinoff in self-driving car case

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is refuting claims that its expansion into self-driving cars hinges on trade secrets stolen from a Google spinoff, arguing that its ride-hailing service has been working on potentially superior technology. The legal defense, presented in documents filed Friday in San Francisco federal court, marks Uber’s first detailed response to explosive allegations […]

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Uber’s self-driving cars encountering technical issues, says report

Uber’s attempts at world domination have been slowed by the news that their autonomous vehicles are not as clever as they think. It seems that drivers have to take control more often than was first thought. The Uber story has been fraught with lawsuits and regulatory bodies but they have persevered with their autonomous trials. […]

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Jan 23, 2019

We can't stress enough how vital it is to teach the younger generation to become disciplined road users.

Jan 23, 2019

In my 19 years of covering the motoring beat, I have encountered many disgruntled car buyers, some of whom

Jan 23, 2019

Audi is an automotive company truly driven by technology. It pioneered the first serial production performance all-wheel drive for

Jan 16, 2019

For a lot of people, there’ll be a new car this year, more than we’d like to realize and

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