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A new survey of drivers in the U.S. and Europe found that tech giants and traditional automakers are more trusted than Uber and Tesla to bring autonomous vehicles to roads. Connected car service company Inrix conducted a survey with 5,054 drivers in the U.S, France, Germany, Italy, and U.K., to gauge their usage of connected […]

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Ride-hailing giant Uber’s chief executive pitched Tesla CEO Elon Musk last year on partnering to develop autonomous cars, according to a book scheduled for release next week. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick called Musk last year soon after Apple Inc. had invested $1 billion in Didi Chuxing, Uber’s competitor in China. Kalanick intended to recruit Musk […]

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BMW Group, Intel, and Mobileye said yesterday they’re adding automotive supplier Delphi to their alliance aimed at building a leading autonomous driving platform. Delphi had already been working with BMW on a prototype computing platform. Joining ranks with the others, Delphi will support efforts in the areas of perception, sensor fusion, and automated driving computing. […]

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Ride-hailing firm Lyft is ready seize hold of an opportunity to partner with Google division Waymo on self-driving car technology as Waymo’s gap widens with market leader Uber. The two companies will work together to make autonomous vehicle technology viable in the marketplace through pilot projects and product development. What started as news from two […]

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Uber will be establishing a new artificial intelligence (AI) team in Toronto to improve its autonomous vehicle software and to stabilize its presence in the automated mobility sector. The ride-hailing giant will be collaborating with an AI university research center as it plows through a convoluted legal battle with Waymo over allegations Uber stole technology […]

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Electric bus maker Proterra wants people to feel comfortable about traveling by autonomous buses and its test program in Nevada is to be a first step. The company is working with transportation agencies and the University of Nevada-Reno’s Living Lab Coalition to launch a three-phase R&D pilot project for “safer mobility solutions” to build public […]

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Waymo is opening up its self-driving test rides to the public for the first time in a step toward making the technology available to ride-hailing companies. Google parent company Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving vehicle unit opened up applications yesterday for those Phoenix-area residents interested in taking a ride in a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This comes […]

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General Motors may soon host the world’s largest fleet of self-driving vehicles through its test run of automated Chevy Bolts. The automaker will appears poised to roll out 300 of its self-driving compact crossovers for testing, according to a filing with the Federal Communications Commission, and in doing so, knock Waymo and 80 test vehicles […]

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Eight universities in North America are redesigning autonomous Chevy Bolts to compete in the upcoming AutoDrive Challenge. At SAE World Congress Experience in Detroit this week, SAE International and General Motors announced these universities will be demonstrating automated Bolts during a three-year challenge. Kettering University, Michigan State University, Michigan Tech, North Carolina A&T University, Texas […]

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Daimler and automotive supplier Robert Bosch Group plan to bring self-driving taxis to major cities within the next three years. The companies have forged a development agreement to bring fully automated and fully autonomous driving to urban streets. The autonomous vehicles will provide shared rides and robotaxi pickups for customers tapping into their smartphones and […]

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