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Waymo pauses operations in San Francisco, stays the course in Phoenix on Election Day

Waymo pauses operations in San Francisco, stays the course in Phoenix on Election Day Waymo has taken a dual approach to operations on Election Day. In San Francisco, where Waymo has been testing its autonomous vehicles, driving operations have been temporarily suspended Tuesday and Wednesday “out of an abundance of caution.” Its fleet of autonomous […]

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Waymo and TuSimple autonomous trucking leaders on the difficulty of building a highway-safe AI

Waymo and TuSimple autonomous trucking leaders on the difficulty of building a highway-safe AI TuSimple and Waymo are in the lead in the emerging sector of autonomous trucking; TuSimple founder Xiaodi Hou and Waymo trucking head Boris Sofman had an in-depth discussion of their industry and the tech they’re building at TC Mobility 2020. Interestingly, […]

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Quarantine drives interest in autonomous delivery, but it’s still miles from mainstream

Quarantine drives interest in autonomous delivery, but it’s still miles from mainstream The prospect of truly zero contact delivery seems closer — and more important — than ever with the pandemic changing how we think of last mile logistics. Autonomous delivery executives from FedEx, Postmates, and Refraction AI joined us to talk about the emerging […]

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Einride raises $10 million to fast track its autonomous electric cargo pods

Einride raises million to fast track its autonomous electric cargo pods For the past four years, Swedish startup Einride has captured interest, investment and even a few customer contracts for its unusual-looking pods — electric and autonomous vehicles that are designed to carry freight. But progress in developing, testing and validating autonomous vehicles — particularly […]

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VW’s Traton Group strikes a deal with TuSimple to develop autonomous trucks

VW’s Traton Group strikes a deal with TuSimple to develop autonomous trucks The Traton Group, Volkswagen AG’s heavy-truck business, has taken a minority stake in TuSimple as part of an agreement between the two companies to develop self-driving trucks. Neither company disclosed the financial terms of the partnership or the percentage of the minority stake. […]

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Zoox becomes fourth company to land driverless testing permit in California

Zoox becomes fourth company to land driverless testing permit in California Zoox, the automated vehicle technology startup that was acquired by Amazon this year, has been issued a permit from California regulators that will allow it to test driverless vehicles on public roads. The permit is not for all public roads in the state, but […]

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Yandex spins out self-driving car unit from its Uber JV, invests $150M into newco

Yandex spins out self-driving car unit from its Uber JV, invests 0M into newco Self-driving cars are still many years away from becoming a ubiquitous reality, but today one of the bigger efforts to build and develop them is taking a significant step out as part of its strategy to be at the forefront for […]

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Track autonomous vehicle testing in your state with this new tool from the US government

Track autonomous vehicle testing in your state with this new tool from the US government The U.S. government rolled out a new online tool Wednesday designed to give the public insight into where and who is testing automated vehicle technology throughout the country. The official name of the online tool — Automated Vehicle Transparency and […]

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GM shifts Corvette engineering team to its electric and autonomous vehicle programs

GM shifts Corvette engineering team to its electric and autonomous vehicle programs GM is moving the engineering team responsible for the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette to the company’s electric and autonomous vehicle programs to “push the boundaries” on what its future EV battery systems and components can deliver, according to an internal memo. The memo, sent […]

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Hear from Lyft, Cruise, Nuro and Aurora about the road ahead for driverless vehicles

Hear from Lyft, Cruise, Nuro and Aurora about the road ahead for driverless vehicles Autonomous vehicles have yet to become mainstream, but companies like Lyft, Cruise, Nuro and Aurora are still fighting the good fight. The AV space has always faced its share of regulatory and development hurdles, but this year brought a new set […]

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