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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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For many people, fully autonomous cars may seem still off in an uncertain future, but the radical changes they’re projected to bring are approaching. Their ascendancy into the public arena has meanwhile captured the imagination of people for the good they are promised to bring to society, including mobility for the infirm and non-driving elderly, […]

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Evercar is expanding its fleet of hybrid and plug-in vehicles to San Francisco, to share cars with drivers of popular on-demand services like Uber, Lyft, Postmates, and DoorDash. Evercar offers these drivers $8 hourly rentals that covers the car, fuel, maintenance, and insurance costs for unlimited miles. Drivers have access to 2016 Toyota Prius vehicles […]

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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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As of yesterday, select London ride-hailing Uber drivers began driving leased Nissan Leafs for a trial period the two companies are referring to as “a new, major electric vehicle (EV) project” The program begins with 20 battery-electric Leafs followed with 30 BYD E6 electric small SUVs. An Uber spokesman was unable to say what the […]

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