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An agreement has been struck by Ford and Lyft to test Ford’s self-driving fleet on Lyft’s network. The goal is for Ford to build technology and processes capable of connecting with the Lyft network during periods of high driver demand. This setup would enable Ford to dispatch a self-driving vehicle to passengers’ location and take […]

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South Korean technology giant Samsung has entered the race to bring autonomous driving technology to market by gaining testing approval in California. Samsung Electronics Co.’s approval this week by the California Department of Motor Vehicles comes just four months after arch-rival Apple received a California test permit. On Wednesday, the DMV updated the approved company […]

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Intel plans to roll out 100 almost fully automated “Level 4” self-driving cars for testing starting later this year. They’ll be tested in the U.S., Israel, and Europe. The fleet will start small and scale up to 100 vehicles eventually. That announcement follows the Tuesday closing of a $15.3 billion acquisition of Mobileye, which is […]

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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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Self-driving car service Waymo will be outsourcing management of its Phoenix, Ariz. fleet to Avis. Waymo, a unit of Alphabet, the parent also of Google, will delegate the servicing and storing of its 600 Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivans to Avis, while Waymo retains their ownership. The agreement with Avis Budget Group Inc., one of the […]

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Google’s Waymo is heading to the real world to see how everyday people take to self-driving cars. The company is starting a free, experimental service this month that will carry people around the Phoenix, Arizona area in its self-driving test cars. But to get those cars ready, Waymo added new hardware and interior designs that […]

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New York has approved testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads. The state becomes the latest state to welcome the testing of self-driving cars on its roads and is currently accepting applications from companies interested in testing vehicles during a year-long pilot program. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, there are 13 states […]

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Waymo will be adding 500 more Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans to its self-driving test fleet. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is adding to its working relationship with Alphabet’s Waymo self-driving car unit after having provided 100 Pacifica Hybrids to the project late last year. Waymo has worked closely with FCA engineers at the automaker’s Michigan facility […]

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Tech companies and advocacy groups are battling potential new state laws that would only allow automakers to test autonomous vehicles in those states. A handful of states are considering enacting what’s usually called Safe Autonomous Vehicle acts that would bar technology companies and only allow vehicle manufacturers to test drive self-driving cars. The legislation kicked […]

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles has released its annual autonomous vehicle disengagement report. The report includes data from all companies that are actively testing self-driving cars on roadways in California, and those companies are required to disclose the number of times human drivers have to intervene while testing a self-driving car. Waymo, Google’s new […]

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