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After losing its tussle with California over permits for self-driving cars, Uber yesterday abruptly loaded its fleet of 16 self-driving Volvos onto flatbed trucks and headed to Arizona. In what might be construed as thumbing its nose at the state, the flatbeds were hauled by Uber’s Otto self-driving big rigs, although it appeared they were […]

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Uber caved in and pulled its self-driving cars off the streets of San Francisco yesterday after the California Department of Motor Vehicles revoked the registration of all 16 Volvos used in the company’s autonomous pilot program. “It was determined that the registrations were improperly issued for these vehicles because they were not properly marked as […]

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In what appears to be a showdown, Uber has defied California regulators’ order to pull its self-driving cars off the streets of San Francisco. The tussle began last Wednesday when Uber began using 11 sensor-packed Volvo XC90 self-drivng SUVs in the city-by-the bay without permission. Within hours, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) sent […]

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Uber chief Travis Kalanick will be joining President-elect Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum that will continue to advise him on economic issues and jobs growth. They’ll join an impressive list of corporate heads including General Motors CEO Mary Barra, PepsiCo. CEO Indra Nooyi, and Bob Iger, chairman and CEO […]

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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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Self-driving car startup nuTonomy is bringing an electric test car to streets of its Boston hometown. Cambridge, Mass.-based nuTonomy will begin testing an electric car in the city by the end of the year, the company said today. The test will start with just one car, a Renault Zoe electric car equipped with nuTonomy’s self-driving […]

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Toyota is now offering a Mobility Services Platform (MSPF) to support emerging mobility services like carsharing. Toyota is using the platform to collaborate with service providers and telematics insurance carriers. The MSPF will support mobility services and leverage the Toyota Smart Center (TSC), the Toyota Big Data Center, and financial services, according to the company’s […]

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Elon Musk said that his Tesla Network concept will offer Tesla owners an economic opportunity, and won’t be a threat to ride-hailing giant Uber. During the automaker’s third quarter conference call yesterday, Tesla CEO Musk said that Tesla Network, the company’s concept for an autonomous car-sharing service, offers Tesla owners a way to make income […]

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Tesla Motors is getting ready to launch “Uber-style” mobility services next year, according to a website update reported by Automotive News. The news comes via a disclaimer added to Tesla’s website Thursday about the self-driving capabilities of its new Model S vehicles that will come with fully autonomous features. Through a service to be named […]

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The rush toward self-driving cars just accelerated as California issued permits to privately held Wheego and Valeo North America last week, bringing the total to 17 companies with testing permits. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles said the two new companies now have approval to run tests with a single vehicle each, operated by up […]

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