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Elon Musk on self-driving cars and AI’s perils

In the year 2037, non-autonomous vehicles will be as much of a curiosity as riding a horse is today, tech billionaire Elon Musk says. Musk also says that the rapid rise of artificial intelligence is “really like the scariest problem … Continue reading

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Echodyne gets $29M boost for radar gizmos

Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen are among the investors putting another $29 million into Echodyne, the Intellectual Ventures spin-out that’s developing low-cost, miniaturized radar systems for drones and self-driving cars. Echodyne founder and CEO Eben Frankenberg said the Series … Continue reading

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Waymo opens up self-driving test in Phoenix

It’s been a good day on the streets and in the courts for Waymo, the driverless-car company that was spun out from Google as another Alphabet subsidiary last year. First off, Waymo opened up its closed trial for autonomous driving … Continue reading

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Ford invests in Argo AI for self-driving cars

Ford Motor Co. says it’s investing $1 billion over the next five years in a Pittsburgh startup called Argo AI to develop the virtual-driver system for Ford’s autonomous vehicles. Argo AI was founded only a few weeks ago by CEO Bryan Salesky, … Continue reading

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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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