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Tesla is indicating it’s serious about introducing an electric semi by seeking permission to test self-driving versions in California and Nevada. Spokespeople for the Department of Motor Vehicles in California and Nevada confirmed meetings were scheduled in California for yesterday and previously held in Nevada. California doesn’t yet have rules in place governing the testing […]

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Amazon is taking autonomous vehicle technology very seriously, being granted a patent for communications between self-driving vehicles and roadway management systems. U.S. Patent 9,547,986 would share trip data from self-driving vehicles on roads that have reversible lanes; these are highway lanes in which vehicles may travel in either direction. Reversible lanes use overhead signals to […]

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Uber-owned Otto’s self-driving big rig truck took to the road in Ohio yesterday in the first of two tests in the state. The demonstration, with a driver behind the steering wheel as a safety percaution, traveled a 35-mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 between Dublin and East Liberty, home to the Transportation Research Center, an […]

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Otto and Budweiser have announced they have completed the world’s first shipment by a self-driving truck. With the full support from the State of Colorado, Otto and Anheuser-Busch delivered 51,744 cans of Budweiser from Fort Collins to Colorado Springs, traveling through downtown Denver during the trip. The self-driving truck is equipped with cameras, radar and […]

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Uber is looking beyond being just a ride-hailing company and wants its cars to be self driving so as to replace human drivers with robot drivers — as quickly as possible. Now, with an announcement yesterday that it is acquiring self-driving truck startup Otto, it appears the company wants to be in the truck business […]

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Lexus is entering the growing compact CUV segment with a model that will be available is hybrid and turbocharged versions, the 2015 Lexus NX. Lexus said the 2015 NX debuts in two versions, the NX 200t with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the NX 300h hybrid, which brings the brand’s number of hybrid offerings […]

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