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Home From the Honeymoon, the Self-Driving Car Industry Faces Reality

July 13, 2018

Via: Wired

AT THE BLOCKBUSTER plenary sessions, the chairs stretched so far back that even the most youthful Silicon Valley college dropouts-turned VC hoovers had to squint to see the action up in front. A handful of large projection screens hung between […]


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Einride’s T-log Is a Self-Driving Truck Made for the Forest

July 12, 2018

Via: Wired

IF A TREE falls in a forest and there’s nobody around, does the truck that comes in to pick it up make a noise? Not much of one, if it’s the latest offering from Swedish startup Einride, an all-electric autonomous […]


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To bring on the robocars, scientists must understand how humans ride

June 5, 2018

Via: Wired

WHAT DO YOU look like when you’re excited? How about a little nervous? Bored? Full-on freaked out? If you happen to hop on one of the two very special shuttles that are now running one-mile loops around the University of […]


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As Rental Cars Fade Away, Avis Will Try Anything to Survive

June 1, 2018

Via: Wired

A tidal wave of change is barreling toward the auto industry—and as with any wicked swell, some of the surfers in the water will ride to glory, others will wipe out. The difference between them isn’t necessarily who has the […]


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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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Mercedes-Benz’s Plan for Surviving the Auto Revolution

April 30, 2018

Via: Wired

IF YOU’RE THE guy in charge of leading Daimler—you know, the world’s largest luxury carmaker, one of Europe’s most important tech companies, and the inventor of the automobile—into a threatening future, it can’t hurt to have a name that sounds […]


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BMW’s Self-Driving Cars Get Lidars From Israel’s Innoviz

April 26, 2018

Via: Wired

BUILDING A SELF-DRIVING car, it turns out, is a bit like planning a wedding. No matter how much time you give yourself, you risk being overwhelmed by the sheer number of things that need doing. Find a venue. Design the […]


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Tesla’s Autopilot Fight, Uber’s Bikes, and More Car News This Week

April 13, 2018

Via: Wired

THIS WEEK, WE learned the future of the car is not owning one—at least not if Uber gets its way. The ride-hailing giant came out with twin announcements: On Monday, it said it would acquire the bike-share company Jump, in […]


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Waymo’s Self-Driving Car Service Is Just About Here

March 13, 2018

Via: Wired

NEARLY A DECADE after beginning life as Google’s self-driving car project—and helping make the idea of driverless cars real—Waymo is now the smallest of steps from launching a commercial service: It has members of the public riding in its retrofitted […]


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Toyota Adds $2.8 Billion to Software Push for Self-Driving Cars

March 5, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to spend $2.8 billion to make sure its system for writing the software for self-driving cars will be just as efficient as the factories that build them. The company needs faster and more reliable methods for […]