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Apple hires ex-Waymo engineer for self-driving project

Apple may not be as loud about its plans to create a self-driving car as Google or Uber, but the company is still in the game. According to The Information, Apple has just hired Jamie Waydo, a prominent engineer from Waymo's autonomous vehicle unit.
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Didi Chuxing receives permit to test self-driving cars in California

You might not hail a ride from China's Didi Chuxing unless you visit Mexico, but there's still a real chance you'll see its vehicles on the road. California's Department of Motor Vehicles has issued an autonomous vehicle testing permit to Didi's Ame…
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Roborace’s self-driving car isn’t faster than a human (yet)

Ever since Roborace unveiled plans for driverless track cars, there's been a lingering question: can its technology outpace a human? The answer is a solid "no…" for now. The company used the recent Formula E race in Rome to pit its DevBot prototy…
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Uber CEO discusses self-driving cars and food delivery by drone

On the second day Uber Elevate Summit 2018, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi took the stage for an interview covering everything from a recent fatal crash involving one of its self-driving cars, to his relationship with Google and Waymo, to drone deliveries.
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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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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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Arizona governor suspends Uber’s self-driving car tests

As the investigation into last week's fatal crash where an autonomous Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, AZ, the state's governor has suspended Uber's permission to test its cars there. While the company had already halted testing nati…
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Uber’s self-driving trucks are making deliveries in Arizona

Uber announced today that its self-driving trucks have been operating in Arizona for the last couple of months. The company said it has two main transfer hubs in Sanders and Topock, but other than that, Uber is being pretty tight-lipped about the ope…
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Fragmentation in self-driving cars will eventually be a problem

If you remember the '80s, you were probably amazed that you could walk up to a computer, type the following in BASIC and something would happen: 10 PRINT "Robbie is rad" 20 GOTO 10
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China will allow self-driving car tests on public roads

China is opening up its roads to self-driving cars. The Beijing Municipal Transport Commission released a statement today saying that on certain roads and under certain conditions, companies registered in China will be able to test their autonomous v…
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Intel’s self-driving supergroup brings Fiat Chrysler into the fold

Intel's self-driving supergroup has added another member to the team: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). The partnership, which already includes BMW, Intel and Mobileye, has ambitious plans to get autonomous vehicles on the road by 2021, and FCA's incl…
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Audi takes its self-driving car where others dare not go

The self-driving future has a ratings scale. The classifications begin at zero, where you're constantly in charge of all the car's acceleration, steering and braking. Basically a car without cruise control. It ends with Level 5, where the car that do…
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Einride’s self-driving truck looks like a giant freezer on wheels

Einride has just revealed the prototype of the T-pod, its autonomous electric truck. The Swedish company's self-driving vehicle can transport 15 standard pallets and can travel 124 miles on one charge. And because there's no need for a person to sit…
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Researchers find a more effective way to test self-driving cars

It's tricky to test self-driving cars. Even if you have hundreds of thousands of miles under your belt, it's still difficult to account for every possible real-world peril. Researchers think they can fast-track that experience, however. They've devel…
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Weekly Rewind: Insane stunt pilot lady, life beyond Earth, $700 self-driving car

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.

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Weekly rewind: Nintendo Switch incoming, incredible space photos, Vegas’ self-driving buses

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this week.

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BMW, Intel and MobilEye will test self-driving cars later in 2017

BMW, Intel and MobilEye just gave a roadmap for some of their self-driving car plans. The trio expects to test autonomous cars on roads sometime in the second half of 2017. About 40 modified BMW 7 Series sedans will start roaming American and Europea…
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Volvo’s self-driving cars will hide from UK ‘bullies’

If you could see that the car in front of you was being driven autonomously and therefore navigating in an ultra-safe manner, how would you react? Would you treat it as you would any other road user or be more inclined to torment it, knowing it would…
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Tesla ex-partner finds someone else to help with self-driving tech

Now that Tesla has kicked Mobileye's image recognition tech to the curb, what is its former partner going to do? Run into someone else's arms, of course. Mobileye has revealed that it's teaming up with Delphi on a self-driving platform that automaker…
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How BMW’s self-driving car tech will give American swimmers a leg up in Rio

BMW is lending its automotive computer vision expertise to helping Team USA develop cutting-edge technology for improving their swimming. “This tool allows for customized coaching,” Peter Falt, director at BMW Designworks, tells Digital Trends.

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Uber expands self-driving car project with University of Arizona partnership

Ride-hailing company Uber said Tuesday it’s linked up with the University of Arizona to help advance its driverless car project. The partnership will involve work on optics technology to develop its self-driving car’s mapping system and safety features.

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