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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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If General Motors’ plans continue on pace, its first fully autonomous cars could be in limited use by a partnering car sharing service in five years, and on sale to consumers within 10. This is according to Mark Reuss, head of global product development, who spoke last week at an automotive cybersecurity conference in Detroit. […]

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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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The global hustle and bustle by automakers, tech firms and ride hailing companies to develop a breakthrough autonomous car is well known. Behind the scenes, however, another battle has emerged — the location of autonomous car testing facilities. In the U.S., the fiercest competition is between California and Michigan, each wanting not just the money […]

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China’s government had called upon automakers to fast track self-driving cars with a goal to perhaps overtake the U.S. and Europe’s implementation of the technology. Now the country’s auto-industry regulator has put up a road block, at least temporarily. The Ministry of Industry and Information is well underway towards implementing autonomous vehicle regulations, but the ministry’s […]

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