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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…

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.…

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…

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,…

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…

Intel buying Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for $15B

Intel will buy Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for more than $15 billion (14 billion euros), the companies said Monday, in a deal signaling the American computer chip giant’s commitment to technology for self-driving vehicles. Israeli media…

Mercedes-Benz to supply Uber with self-driving cars

Daimler and Uber announced an agreement on their intent to cooperate on the supply and operation of self-driving vehicles. Under the terms of the cooperation Daimler plans to introduce self-driving vehicles also on Uber’s global ridesharing network…

The future of car tech: Getting to know you

The car of the future doesn’t just want to drive you. It wants to know you. The automotive technology showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show over the past week was in part about self-driving vehicles, but also…

Google gives up on in-house-designed self-driving car

Google was one of the pioneering companies when it came to developing self-driving cars. Alas, the company has given up on the tiny steering-wheel-less Google car for more practical ventures. Instead, Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is looking…

Beer run! Self-driving truck goes 120-plus miles on delivery

DENVER  — Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world’s first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado. The company says it teamed with self-driving truck…

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