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Some consumers are starting to prefer a shared, hailed ride over buying their own car, a study says. University researchers surveyed more than 1,200 people in Austin, Texas, to find out how their transportation habits changed after ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft pulled out of the market after a May 2016 local election failed to […]

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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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Ride-hailing firm Lyft is ready seize hold of an opportunity to partner with Google division Waymo on self-driving car technology as Waymo’s gap widens with market leader Uber. The two companies will work together to make autonomous vehicle technology viable in the marketplace through pilot projects and product development. What started as news from two […]

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Uber will be establishing a new artificial intelligence (AI) team in Toronto to improve its autonomous vehicle software and to stabilize its presence in the automated mobility sector. The ride-hailing giant will be collaborating with an AI university research center as it plows through a convoluted legal battle with Waymo over allegations Uber stole technology […]

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Uber is launching an electric-vehicle program in Portland, and it will be encouraging its drivers to sign up. The program, which follows a similar effort launched earlier in London, gets started in late May. Through a combination of incentives and educational initiatives, the program aims to increase the amount of EVs driven by Uber contractors […]

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Waymo is opening up its self-driving test rides to the public for the first time in a step toward making the technology available to ride-hailing companies. Google parent company Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving vehicle unit opened up applications yesterday for those Phoenix-area residents interested in taking a ride in a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid. This comes […]

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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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