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As Uber Gives up on Self-Driving Trucks, Kodiak Jumps In

August 7, 2018

Via: Wired

FOR THE DEVELOPERS of self-driving vehicles, semi-trucks are a potential low-hanging fruit. Although big rigs are imposingly, intimidatingly huge, they also predominantly run on freeways and other fixed routes that are simpler to automate. Fleet managers are easier to convince […]


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The Challenge of Teaching Helicopters to Fly Themselves

July 19, 2018

Via: Wired

IN THE EARLY hours of January 11, 2000, US Coast Guard helicopter pilot Mark Ward responded to a distress call from a ship taking on water, caught in a Nor’easter off the North Carolina coast. Battling 70-mph winds and 30-foot […]


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First Transit to pilot shared autonomous vehicles on public roads

June 25, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

First Transit is partnering with the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) to pilot the first operation of a shared autonomous vehicle (SAV) on a public road by a transit agency in the state of California. This is the fifth […]


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The Future Is Autonomous, Not Jobless

June 8, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

If autonomous vehicles are the future of the trucking industry, what is the future of the truck driver? On the surface, it might appear to some casual observers that automation could soon spell the end of the truck driving profession, […]


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Waymo Filings Give New Details on Its Driverless Taxis

May 14, 2018

Via: IEEE Spectrum

Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced last week that the company would be launching a driverless taxi service in Phoenix later this year. An application Waymo filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for driverless testing, obtained by IEEE […]


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Self-driving cars for country roads

May 7, 2018

Via: ScienceDaily

Indeed, if you live along the millions of miles of U.S. roads that are unpaved, unlit or unreliably marked, you’re out of luck. Such streets are often much more complicated to map, and get a lot less traffic, so companies […]


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Lyft, Auto Parts Maker Magna Partner on Autonomous Vehicles

March 16, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Ride-hailing company Lyft is joining with large Canadian auto parts supplier Magna to develop self-driving vehicles, sharing expenses on a multi-year project that could vault them onto the leader board in autonomous technology. The companies announced the partnership March 14 […]


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Exposing the Power Vampires in Self-Driving Cars

February 15, 2018

Via: IEEE Spectrum

By driving smarter, autonomous cars have the potential to move people around and between cities with far greater efficiency. Estimates of their energy dividends, however, have largely ignored autonomous driving’s energy inputs, such as the electricity consumed by brawny on-board […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Uber and Waymo Settle Autonomous Driving Tech Lawsuit for $245 Million

February 9, 2018

Via: Wired

IN A YEAR-LONG litigation process that featured alleged theft, mysterious deleted text messages, and the odd reference to Burning Man, Friday’s twist was perhaps the most unexpected of all: On the fifth day in court, Waymo accepted a settlement in […]


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What we’ve already learned about the future of cars in 2018

January 18, 2018

Via: Wired

2018 MAY BE so new that you’re still complaining about how rough 2017 was, but these early weeks have already changed the course of the auto industry, or at least revealed the path forward. That’s because two of the most […]