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Eighty percent of surveyed consumers don’t want to own a car in the future missing steering wheels and pedals. A Future Autonomous Vehicle Driver Study commissioned by Kelley Blue Book found four out of five people think a human driver should be able to take control of self-driving cars. While a few companies, including Google […]

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The federal government issued long-awaited guidelines late Monday backing fully autonomous vehicles that can save lives. In a joint appearance, Anthony Foxx, secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and Jeffrey Zients, director of the National Economic Council, released guidelines that encourage technology innovations from companies balanced with concerns over public safety. The guidelines provide […]

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Uber had a public unveiling of its self-driving car pilot project Tuesday, where members of the media were able to ride along. A Reuters reporter joined a one hour ride in Pittsburgh with an Uber driver and engineer in the front seats. It was the first day of a test project allowing the general public […]

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Baidu has joined the ranks of several companies that have been granted an Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit by California’s Department of Motor Vehicles. Baidu, a Chinese internet giant sometimes compared to Google, has established Baidu USA with plans to play a role in the future of self-driving cars in the U.S. The DMV reports that […]

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Mobileye and Delphi Automotive are working together to launch a more-affordable technology for self-driving cars that the two companies say will be available by the end of the decade. Their technology will rely less on costly Lidar sensors, which are being used in most of the autonomous vehicle test projects, according to a Bloomberg report. […]

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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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Automakers are racing to achieve full-self driving autonomy and it looks like Ford wants to be the leader of the pack. To claim the top spot – and cars including those with no steering wheels or pedals by 2021 – it announced a $75 million investment in Velodyne, a leading light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensors […]

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General Motors invested $500 million last January for a nine-percent stake of ride-sharing company Lyft, and apparently wanted to own all of it. The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the automaker approached Lyft in “recent weeks” about a potential acquisition that was declined. Citing a post from technology website The Information, the report said […]

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Autonomous vehicles are projected to become a $560 billion industry within 20 years, but several problematic issues need to be worked out first. This was the finding of a report by consulting firm AT Kearney, which interviewed 150 executives from the technology, automotive, and communications industries surveying a broad array of issues facing the future […]

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As parent company Volkswagen Group shifts from diesel to electric vehicles, Audi plans to have at least three EVs by 2020 as part of a new major plan. The shift in focus was presented to managers last week, and CEO Rupert Stadler told a German newspaper that it expects electric vehicles to account for 25 […]

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