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Self-driving car service Waymo will be outsourcing management of its Phoenix, Ariz. fleet to Avis. Waymo, a unit of Alphabet, the parent also of Google, will delegate the servicing and storing of its 600 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivans to Avis, while Waymo retains their ownership. The agreement with Avis Budget Group Inc., one of the […]

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The Nissan and Renault alliance will be joining the race to provide automated shared rides, but it won’t be anytime soon. These self-driving car rides will be based on its electric cars – which could include the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe – but the self-driving cars and mobility services will come after 2020, and […]

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Jaguar Land Rover is investing $25 million into Lyft to support the ride-hailing firm’s expansion and technology plans, and to test out JLR’s autonomous vehicles in Lyft’s network. JLR is investing through InMotion, its mobility services subsidiary. The $25 million was part of Lyft’s latest round of funding that ended in April. Lyft drivers will […]

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Today Honda Motor Co.’s chief laid out the global automaker’s plan for automated driving and electrification technologies. President & CEO Takahiro Hachigo spoke at the June 8 Tokyo-time press meeting on the company’s 2030 Vision. A central theme for this year’s corporate mission is the advancement of mobility that will enable customers to improve their […]

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Automakers and tech companies are anxiously waiting for the new Trump administration transportation secretary to issue federal guidelines on autonomous vehicles. U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Monday that the administration will release revised self-driving guidelines within the next few months. While not specifying the revised rules, Chao acknowledged that a clear federal policy […]

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Alphabet’s Waymo company is getting ready to enter the autonomous trucking business. The Google division is testing hardware and software on a Class 8 heavy-duty Peterbilt semi on a private test track in California. Highway testing is to be conducted later this year in Arizona. A test driver will be riding along, the company said. […]

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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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