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Waymo to Start First Driverless Car Service Next Month

The first wave of customers will likely draw from Waymo’s Early Rider Program—a test group of 400 volunteer families who have been riding Waymos for more than a year. The customers who move to the new service will be released from their non-disclosure agreements, which means they’ll be free to talk about it, snap selfies, and take friends or even members of the media along for rides. New cus More

The first wave of customers will likely draw from Waymo’s Early Rider Program—a test group of 400 volunteer families who have been riding Waymos for more than a year. The customers who move to the new service will be released from their non-disclosure agreements, which means they’ll be free to talk about it, snap selfies, and take friends or even members of the media along for rides. New cus More

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Tesla’s Autopilot improvements are the result of Elon Musk’s frontline leadership style

Considering the pace of Tesla’s constant innovation, the upcoming release of Advanced Summon, the first features of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving suite, and the rollout of the company’s custom-built Hardware 3, there is a good chance that Elon Musk’s vision of having a fleet of electric cars equipped with full autonomy could soon become a reality. And once it does, owners would have Musk to th More

Considering the pace of Tesla’s constant innovation, the upcoming release of Advanced Summon, the first features of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving suite, and the rollout of the company’s custom-built Hardware 3, there is a good chance that Elon Musk’s vision of having a fleet of electric cars equipped with full autonomy could soon become a reality. And once it does, owners would have Musk to th More

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Uber Wants To Resume Self-Driving Car Tests On Public Roads « CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly eight months after one of its autonomous test vehicles hit and killed an Arizona pedestrian, Uber wants to resume testing on public roads.

The company has filed an application with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to test in Pittsburgh, and it has issued a lengthy safety report pledging to put two human backup drivers in each vehicle and ta More

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nearly eight months after one of its autonomous test vehicles hit and killed an Arizona pedestrian, Uber wants to resume testing on public roads.

The company has filed an application with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to test in Pittsburgh, and it has issued a lengthy safety report pledging to put two human backup drivers in each vehicle and ta More

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DeepMap, a maker of HD maps for self-driving, raised at least $60M at a $450M valuation

As car and tech companies continue to make inroads on vehicles and services to build autonomous driving systems, a startup that is creating high-definition maps to help these vehicles move around has quietly picked up a significant round of funding.

DeepMap — a Palo Alto startup co-founded by James Wu and Mark Wheeler, who previously helped build maps and more at Google, Apple and Baidu More

As car and tech companies continue to make inroads on vehicles and services to build autonomous driving systems, a startup that is creating high-definition maps to help these vehicles move around has quietly picked up a significant round of funding.

DeepMap — a Palo Alto startup co-founded by James Wu and Mark Wheeler, who previously helped build maps and more at Google, Apple and Baidu More

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Ford and Baidu team up to test self-driving vehicles in China

Ford and Chinese internet giant Baiduannounced a tie-up Wednesday that will see the two firms jointly test self-driving vehicles in China for two years.
The initiative will see the two companies collaborate on the development and testing of driverless vehicles that meet the Level 4 standard set by U.S. industry organization SAE International. This means that autonomous vehicles developed by More

Ford and Chinese internet giant Baiduannounced a tie-up Wednesday that will see the two firms jointly test self-driving vehicles in China for two years.
The initiative will see the two companies collaborate on the development and testing of driverless vehicles that meet the Level 4 standard set by U.S. industry organization SAE International. This means that autonomous vehicles developed by More

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Waymo first company permitted to test fully driverless cars in California

Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, has been granted permission to operate fully driverless carswithout human drivers behind the steering wheel on public roads in California. The company is the first to receive a driverless permit in the state.

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Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, has been granted permission to operate fully driverless carswithout human drivers behind the steering wheel on public roads in California. The company is the first to receive a driverless permit in the state.

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Arizona and Intel team up on Institute for Automated Mobility to develop driverless vehicle technology

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today announced that he has signed an executive order creating the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM), a brain trust of enterprises, government agencies, and universities that will collaborate on autonomous vehicle testing in Arizona.

IAM will comprise physical centers designed for “complex research” and scenarios, the governor’s office said during a pr More

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey today announced that he has signed an executive order creating the Institute for Automated Mobility (IAM), a brain trust of enterprises, government agencies, and universities that will collaborate on autonomous vehicle testing in Arizona.

IAM will comprise physical centers designed for “complex research” and scenarios, the governor’s office said during a pr More

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Volvo and Nvidia partner to bring next-generation ADAS to market by 2020

Volvo currently has a solid suite of advanced driver assistance systems in its vehicles, but because Volvo has long been a company driven primarily by safety, it’s keeping an eye on the future by working on next-generation systems that will bring it closer to self-driving cars. To that end, on Wednesday, the company announced it has selected Nvidia’s Drive AGX Xavier architecture as th More

Volvo currently has a solid suite of advanced driver assistance systems in its vehicles, but because Volvo has long been a company driven primarily by safety, it’s keeping an eye on the future by working on next-generation systems that will bring it closer to self-driving cars. To that end, on Wednesday, the company announced it has selected Nvidia’s Drive AGX Xavier architecture as th More

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Why Honda’s Waymo Talks Failed and GM Clinched the Deal

Honda Motor Co. and Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc., were nearing a deal to jointly develop autonomous vehicles earlier this year when the Japanese company walked away, according to people familiar with the matter.

Just a few months later, Honda bought into General Motors Co.’s GM Cruise LLC unit instead, choosing a familiar partner over a tech heavyweight. There are any More

Honda Motor Co. and Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Alphabet Inc., were nearing a deal to jointly develop autonomous vehicles earlier this year when the Japanese company walked away, according to people familiar with the matter.

Just a few months later, Honda bought into General Motors Co.’s GM Cruise LLC unit instead, choosing a familiar partner over a tech heavyweight. There are any More

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What Hurdles Do Self-Driving Cars Face As Waymo Gets Ready For Prime Time?

As self-driving cars edge closer to deployment for the general public, a spate of stories from The Information, Motor Trend, and Forbeshave pointed out specific difficulties that these vehicles are experiencing. Waymo receives the most focus since it has the largest fleet of self-driving vehicles, currently 600 and growing, the most miles driven (9 million) and the soonest launch date (2018). More

As self-driving cars edge closer to deployment for the general public, a spate of stories from The Information, Motor Trend, and Forbeshave pointed out specific difficulties that these vehicles are experiencing. Waymo receives the most focus since it has the largest fleet of self-driving vehicles, currently 600 and growing, the most miles driven (9 million) and the soonest launch date (2018). More

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Tesla short film gives emotional glimpse at Full Self-Driving future

At some point in the near future, Tesla would be rolling out features for the company’s Full Self-Driving suite. Elon Musk’s vision for Full Self-Driving is ambitious, involving vehicles being able to travel without human input across multiple states, as well as a network of autonomous electric cars being used for ridesharing.
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At some point in the near future, Tesla would be rolling out features for the company’s Full Self-Driving suite. Elon Musk’s vision for Full Self-Driving is ambitious, involving vehicles being able to travel without human input across multiple states, as well as a network of autonomous electric cars being used for ridesharing.
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Self-driving trucks will cut logistics costs in half and boost GDP

The digitization and automation of processes and delivery vehicles will reduce logistics costs for standardized transport by 47% by 2030, according to a new report from PwC’s Strategy and consultancy.

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The digitization and automation of processes and delivery vehicles will reduce logistics costs for standardized transport by 47% by 2030, according to a new report from PwC’s Strategy and consultancy.

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Automated Driving Systems Ranking – Consumer Reports

In Consumer Reports’ first-ever ranking of partially automated driving systems, Cadillac’s Super Cruise (shown above) was top-rated because our testing shows it does the best job of balancing high-tech capabilities with ensuring that the car is operated safely and that the driver is paying attention.

These systems offer driving convenience features that will be available on more vehicle More

In Consumer Reports’ first-ever ranking of partially automated driving systems, Cadillac’s Super Cruise (shown above) was top-rated because our testing shows it does the best job of balancing high-tech capabilities with ensuring that the car is operated safely and that the driver is paying attention.

These systems offer driving convenience features that will be available on more vehicle More

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GM and HONDA partner to develop autonomous driving

Honda is taking a stake in General Motors subsidiary Cruise Holdings.
The two automakers will work together to build an autonomous vehicle.
The investment of $2.8 billion over the next 12 years includes Honda paying GM $750 million immediately as it takes a 5.7 percent stake in Cruise Hold
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Honda is taking a stake in General Motors subsidiary Cruise Holdings.
The two automakers will work together to build an autonomous vehicle.
The investment of $2.8 billion over the next 12 years includes Honda paying GM $750 million immediately as it takes a 5.7 percent stake in Cruise Hold
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Tesla reportedly starts incentivized Full Self-Driving beta test program for employees

Tesla has reportedly started an incentivized beta tester program for ~100 more employees who are willing to test out the company’s Full Self-Driving suite. For their participation in the FSD beta tests, Tesla employees who would be part of the program would reportedly be receiving Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, as well as the Premium Upgrades Package (worth a total of $13,000) for their vehicl More

Tesla has reportedly started an incentivized beta tester program for ~100 more employees who are willing to test out the company’s Full Self-Driving suite. For their participation in the FSD beta tests, Tesla employees who would be part of the program would reportedly be receiving Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, as well as the Premium Upgrades Package (worth a total of $13,000) for their vehicl More

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Amazon Could Become the Next Big Player in Autonomous Driving

The auto industry is rapidly transforming into another branch of technology.

Of course, adding 4G connectivity, bluetooth and electrification made it so the auto industry is no stranger to technology, but as autonomous driving, A.I.-powered infotainment systems and other adoptions take place, more and more technology companies are making the leap into the sector.

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The auto industry is rapidly transforming into another branch of technology.

Of course, adding 4G connectivity, bluetooth and electrification made it so the auto industry is no stranger to technology, but as autonomous driving, A.I.-powered infotainment systems and other adoptions take place, more and more technology companies are making the leap into the sector.

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Watch a Tesla drive in Paris through the eyes of Autopilot

Tesla’s approach to autonomous driving is rather simple – albeit hard. It has some radar and ultrasonic sensor technology but the goal is to drive based on computer vision with cameras feeding into a neural net system that it is able to recognize what it sees – much like a human.

We are now getting our best look yet at what Autopilot can see with a drive through Paris.

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Tesla’s approach to autonomous driving is rather simple – albeit hard. It has some radar and ultrasonic sensor technology but the goal is to drive based on computer vision with cameras feeding into a neural net system that it is able to recognize what it sees – much like a human.

We are now getting our best look yet at what Autopilot can see with a drive through Paris.

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To Find China’s Best Driverless Technology, Look in Silicon Valley

China’s homegrown search giant, much like its U.S. counterpart, has a division focused entirely on driverless vehicles. And just like its rival, Google-born Waymo, both efforts are based in Silicon Valley.

It’s not only Baidu with a toehold in Northern California. China’s self-driving startups are sprouting major R&D outposts 6,000 miles from Beijing. China’s congested mega More

China’s homegrown search giant, much like its U.S. counterpart, has a division focused entirely on driverless vehicles. And just like its rival, Google-born Waymo, both efforts are based in Silicon Valley.

It’s not only Baidu with a toehold in Northern California. China’s self-driving startups are sprouting major R&D outposts 6,000 miles from Beijing. China’s congested mega More

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Tesla’s fully self-driving cross-country road trip to ‘probably’ happen with version 10 ‘alpha build’, says Elon Musk

Tesla has been talking about demonstrating the full capabilities of its second generation Autopilot system with a fully self-driving cross-country road trip for 2 years now, but it has yet to happen.

Now CEO Elon Musk gives a new timeline for the fully self-driving cross-country road trip: ‘probably’ with the release of version 10 ‘alpha’.

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Tesla has been talking about demonstrating the full capabilities of its second generation Autopilot system with a fully self-driving cross-country road trip for 2 years now, but it has yet to happen.

Now CEO Elon Musk gives a new timeline for the fully self-driving cross-country road trip: ‘probably’ with the release of version 10 ‘alpha’.

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Volvo unveil fully autonomous truck

If your truck is completely autonomous, why would you need a cab? Volvo Trucks believes that you don’t and that’s why they built a new all-electric and autonomous truck without a cab called Vera
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If your truck is completely autonomous, why would you need a cab? Volvo Trucks believes that you don’t and that’s why they built a new all-electric and autonomous truck without a cab called Vera
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Tesla Model 3 Autopilot Saves Yet Another Life, Animation Shows The Severity of Incident [Video] – News18

Autonomous Technology is here and you can’t ignore it! But contrary to the people’s belief that it will take over the controls from human, and interfere with regular driving functions, most of the manufacturers are using autonomous tech to enhance the road safety. Case in point, the Tesla Autopilot, which has saved human lives in the past, and has done it again.
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Autonomous Technology is here and you can’t ignore it! But contrary to the people’s belief that it will take over the controls from human, and interfere with regular driving functions, most of the manufacturers are using autonomous tech to enhance the road safety. Case in point, the Tesla Autopilot, which has saved human lives in the past, and has done it again.
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Tesla Model 3 owner claims ‘Autopilot saved his life’ by…

Electrek To be clear, while the driver claims that the Model 3 was on Autopilot [Autosteer and TACC] at the time of the incident, the side collision avoidance feature that apparently came into play is not part of any Tesla Autopilot package and it is instead standard with …… More

Electrek To be clear, while the driver claims that the Model 3 was on Autopilot [Autosteer and TACC] at the time of the incident, the side collision avoidance feature that apparently came into play is not part of any Tesla Autopilot package and it is instead standard with …… More

A day in life with Waymo taxi

In a nondescript depot in suburban Arizona, the future of transportation is getting a tune-up. This is where Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, houses its growing fleet of self-driving cars: hundreds of Chrysler Pacifica minivans fitted with highly advanced hardware and software that enables them to safely ride on public roads without a human driver behind the wheel.

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In a nondescript depot in suburban Arizona, the future of transportation is getting a tune-up. This is where Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent Alphabet, houses its growing fleet of self-driving cars: hundreds of Chrysler Pacifica minivans fitted with highly advanced hardware and software that enables them to safely ride on public roads without a human driver behind the wheel.

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Self-driving cars will be safe, we’re testing them in a…

The Register The British government this week unveiled plans for an ambitious AI simulator to be used to test self-driving cars. It’s part of a stated mission to make the UK the world’s leading destination for testing autonomous vehicles. The simulator, called OmniCAV, …… More

The Register The British government this week unveiled plans for an ambitious AI simulator to be used to test self-driving cars. It’s part of a stated mission to make the UK the world’s leading destination for testing autonomous vehicles. The simulator, called OmniCAV, …… More

Kroger launches grocery delivery services in Arizona

Starting today, residents of Scottsdale, Arizona have the opportunity to receive autonomous grocery deliveries from Fry’s Food Stores—a brand owned by grocery giant Kroger. The technology is supplied by Nuro, a self-driving vehicle startup founded by two veterans of Google’s self-driving car project. We profiled the company in May.
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Starting today, residents of Scottsdale, Arizona have the opportunity to receive autonomous grocery deliveries from Fry’s Food Stores—a brand owned by grocery giant Kroger. The technology is supplied by Nuro, a self-driving vehicle startup founded by two veterans of Google’s self-driving car project. We profiled the company in May.
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Silicon Valley startup Metamoto introduces its new…

Automotive Testing Technology International Metamoto has launched its highly anticipated Simulation as a Service offering, which will be available at the beginning of August, enabling companies working on autonomous vehicle technology to validate software safely in the virtual world before they begin …… More

Automotive Testing Technology International Metamoto has launched its highly anticipated Simulation as a Service offering, which will be available at the beginning of August, enabling companies working on autonomous vehicle technology to validate software safely in the virtual world before they begin …… More

Tesla Model 3 found to have best lane-keeping by IIHS,…

Electrek The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has been releasing some information about their autonomous driver assist level 2 system tests in some premium sedans and they found that the Tesla Model 3 has the best lane-keeping with Autopilot’s …… More

Electrek The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has been releasing some information about their autonomous driver assist level 2 system tests in some premium sedans and they found that the Tesla Model 3 has the best lane-keeping with Autopilot’s …… More

Tesla Model 3 owner and tech evangelist shares Autopilot…

Teslarati Futurist Robert Scoble’s 8,910-mile road trip across 22 states and 15 major US cities with his three sons gave him an intimate look into the capabilities of his Model 3’s Autopilot system. Scoble’s early build Model 3 with VIN 7409 managed to navigate the …… More

Teslarati Futurist Robert Scoble’s 8,910-mile road trip across 22 states and 15 major US cities with his three sons gave him an intimate look into the capabilities of his Model 3’s Autopilot system. Scoble’s early build Model 3 with VIN 7409 managed to navigate the …… More

Waymo launching self driving service in Arizona

They have applied California regulators to begin testing without safety drivers. The commercial self-driving in California will likely start in 2019.

Waymo is buying 62,000 plug-in hybrid Pacifica minivans and 20,000 electric I-Pace SUVs over the next few years.

Waymo has self-driving commercial Peterbilt Class 8 semi trucks. Google Alphabet is testing the commercial trucks in Atlant More

They have applied California regulators to begin testing without safety drivers. The commercial self-driving in California will likely start in 2019.

Waymo is buying 62,000 plug-in hybrid Pacifica minivans and 20,000 electric I-Pace SUVs over the next few years.

Waymo has self-driving commercial Peterbilt Class 8 semi trucks. Google Alphabet is testing the commercial trucks in Atlant More

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Why Uber put the brakes on its self-driving trucks – MIT Technology Review

So what went wrong with Uber and Otto? A lot. Soon after Uber acquired Otto, Alphabet filed a lawsuit against the company for allegedly stealing trade secrets from its self-driving arm, Waymo. The lawsuit was settled in February for $250 million in equity. Then, just weeks later, one of Uber’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian.
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So what went wrong with Uber and Otto? A lot. Soon after Uber acquired Otto, Alphabet filed a lawsuit against the company for allegedly stealing trade secrets from its self-driving arm, Waymo. The lawsuit was settled in February for $250 million in equity. Then, just weeks later, one of Uber’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian.
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