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Uber has announced it is opening an autonomous vehicle research center in the Detroit, Mich. suburb of Wixom this March. The location is not only close to automotive manufacturers and suppliers along with research universities, the company will be moving into an existing structure instead of building something from the ground up to speed its […]

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The U.S. Transportation Department gave the nod to Michigan as one of 10 locations in a competition for self-driving car test sites as federal regulators move to implement new guidelines for autonomous cars. The American Center for Mobility (ACM) in Ypsilanti Township, a 311-acre portion of the Willow Run WWII B-24 bomber plant, will be […]

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After losing its tussle with California over permits for self-driving cars, Uber yesterday abruptly loaded its fleet of 16 self-driving Volvos onto flatbed trucks and headed to Arizona. In what might be construed as thumbing its nose at the state, the flatbeds were hauled by Uber’s Otto self-driving big rigs, although it appeared they were […]

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Honda and Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, are discussing ways to integrate the two companies’ autonomous car technologies. Honda unveiled a prototype self-driving car in June, but said a proposed deal did not mean it was abandoning efforts to develop its own autonomous driving system. SEE ALSO: Honda To […]

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Uber caved in and pulled its self-driving cars off the streets of San Francisco yesterday after the California Department of Motor Vehicles revoked the registration of all 16 Volvos used in the company’s autonomous pilot program. “It was determined that the registrations were improperly issued for these vehicles because they were not properly marked as […]

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In what appears to be a showdown, Uber has defied California regulators’ order to pull its self-driving cars off the streets of San Francisco. The tussle began last Wednesday when Uber began using 11 sensor-packed Volvo XC90 self-drivng SUVs in the city-by-the bay without permission. Within hours, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) sent […]

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Toyota’s ambition is to have self-driving cars on the road by 2020, but rather than replace the driver, the automaker’s top priority is to help them drive safely. “A completely autonomous car is not what we’re looking for,” said Seigo Kuzumaki, Toyota’s assistant chief safety technology officer, during a presentation to Automotive News. “Our priority […]

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Self-driving cars, autonomous cars, or robot cars, whatever you choose to call them not only promise to make riding in them safer, but those working on making them a reality say they will also have a side bonus of making motorcycling safer. “It would mean a dramatic enhancement in safety for the motorbike,” said Karl […]

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Cruise Automation is now testing a self-driving Chevy Bolt in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to a social media post. The company revealed a photo yesterday of a test model Bolt with a LiDAR unit mounted on top, parked in a Scottsdale lot. The Twitter posting said that “We’re testing @Cruise autonomous tech on @Chevrolet Bolt EVs […]

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It looks like 2021 could be a benchmark year for Volvo as it says it will join BMW in having self-driving cars on the road in five years. The Chinese-owned Swedish carmaker will begin testing vehicles with advanced self-driving features next year in Gothenburg, Sweden, London and China. Eventually, 100 test cars will be on […]

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