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Waymo revs up self-driving minivans

Waymo, the automotive venture nurtured by Google and its Alphabet holding company, says it’ll start test-driving its autonomous minivans on public roads in Arizona and California later this month. The company’s specially modified Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid was among the stars of … Continue reading

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Audi and Nvidia team up on autonomous car

Nvidia may be best-known for video games, but its deal with Audi to provide the smarts for an autonomous vehicle in 2020 demonstrates that it’s not just playing games in the artificial intelligence realm. The expanded Audi partnership, announced this … Continue reading

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Ford shows off a sleeker self-driving car

The latest iteration of Ford’s self-driving Fusion Hybrid vehicle, unveiled today, repositions the laser-ranging sensors that used to poke up from the roof and adds a lot more smarts in the trunk. Ford’s sneak preview came in the form of a blog … Continue reading

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How self-driving buses can ease traffic woes

BELLEVUE, Wash. – Self-driving cars are all well and good for cross-country trips, but what Madrona Venture Group’s Tom Alberg really wants to see is a self-driving bus that can take him on a winery tour. “I’m very keen on the idea of … Continue reading

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Why Tesla is relying on radar (and the cloud)

Tesla car owners are getting an upgrade to their Autopilot semi-autonomous driving software, but this won’t be your standard software upgrade: CEO Elon Musk says Autopilot 8.0 will put more emphasis on radar readings as well as crowdsourced, networked information about … Continue reading

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Uber powers ahead on autonomous vehicles

Uber says it’s acquiring Otto, a venture working on self-driving trucks, and starting up an autonomous-vehicle experiment with Volvo in Pittsburgh. The moves by the ride-share trailblazer, announced on Thursday, came just days after Ford laid out its plan to put … Continue reading

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Ford plans fully autonomous cars by 2021

Ford Motor Co. says it’s aiming to mass-produce fully autonomous vehicles for ride-sharing and ride-hailing services within five years – and it’s investing tens of millions of dollars in ventures that could help the company hit that goal. “We see autonomous vehicles … Continue reading

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