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BMW boosts self-drive tech in China via deal with Tencent

THE BMW Group is set to use a new platform for its self-driving technologies. The development, bared by the carmaker in a statement posted on its news site, comes as BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd. and Tencent…

New Denso partnership drives Toyota further into autonomous cars

A NEW partnership between Toyota Motor Corp. and vehicle parts manufacturer Denso Corp. will boost the carmaker’s thrust into self-driving cars. News agency Reuters reported earlier this week that Toyota and Denso —already a supplier to the…

Daimler, BMW to cooperate on self-driving tech

NEXT-generation driver-assist systems, automated driving on highways, and automated parking are technologies Daimler AG and BMW Group will in future develop together. This comes as a result of the two companies having entered into a new agreement…

Self-driving Hyundais, Kias may arrive sooner than expected

BOTH Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors are accelerating their initiatives related to autonomous vehicle technologies through a new investment on Aurora, a firm developing self-driving systems for cars. The Seoul-based carmakers bared this in a statement, but…

Chefs and truck drivers beware: AI is coming for your jobs

Robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report. The report, published Thursday, says roughly 36…

Nonprofit groups support industry in self-driving campaign

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

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”…

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…

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…

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…