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A design company and aircraft manufacturer are ready to show a concept car capable of self-driving and releasing the passenger to a drone to fly it away from congested roads. Italdesign, Audi’s design and engineering subsidiary, and Europe-based aircraft giant Airbus will debut this concept car next week at the Geneva auto show, according off […]

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Waymo has filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco claiming Uber and its self-driving truck company stole Waymo’s self-driving car technology. That intellectual property theft of Alphabet’s Waymo unit by an Otto self-driving truck employee earned that company more than $500 million, the complaint alleges. Uber acquired self-driving startup Otto last year for $680 million. […]

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Ride-hailing firm Uber is frustrated with the resiliency Tesla CEO Elon Musk is showing by staying on the President Donald Trump’s economic advisory panel after Uber chief Travis Kalanick quit. In off-the-record conversations with Bloomberg, Uber senior executives and investors have stated concerns that so far Musk has been unscathed by his participation in Trump’s […]

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Ride-hailing giant Uber just brought over a NASA engineer credited for helping bring flying cars from concepts to viable vehicles. Mark Moore, chief technologist for on-demand ‎mobility at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia is now serving as director of engineering at Uber Elevate, Uber’s flying car division. He’ll help Uber bring its on-demand services […]

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Uber has announced it is opening an autonomous vehicle research center in the Detroit, Mich. suburb of Wixom this March. The location is not only close to automotive manufacturers and suppliers along with research universities, the company will be moving into an existing structure instead of building something from the ground up to speed its […]

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Uber’s self-driving cars returned to the streets of San Francisco yesterday, but this time with their self-driving mode disabled and will be used for mapping purposes only. The five Ford Fusions, which had previously been used in a Pittsburgh, Pa. self-driving pilot program, will have human drivers controlling the cars at all times. “These cars […]

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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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