Tag: self-driving cars

VW invests $2.6 billion in Argo AI as part of self-driving vehicle alliance with Ford

(Reuters) Argo said VW was investing $1 billion in cash and contributing its European self-driving unit, valued at $1.6 billion. The investment deal gives Argo a valuation of just over $7 billion, one of the highest in the autonomous vehicles sector. VW is buying the Argo shares for another $500 million from Ford, which acquired […]

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Waymo’s Autonomous System Has Driven Over 10 Billion Miles In Simulation

Waymo’s self-driving vehicles have driven some 10 million miles on actual roads and that’s an incredible milestone but it only represents a fraction of what the company’s autonomous driving system has driven in simulation. The company has revealed that the self-driving system has driven over 10 billion miles in simulation. Advertising Highlighting the fact that […]

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Baidu’s autonomous cars have driven more than 1 million miles across 13 cities in China

Today at Baidu’s annual Create AI developer conference in Beijing, the China-based search giant announced a slew of updates across its ever-expanding driverless car ecosystem. They come as analysts at Research and Markets forecast there will be some 20 million autonomous and semiautonomous cars in operation in the U.S. by 2030, up from millions today. […]

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11 companies propose guiding principles for self-driving vehicles

This morning, a coalition of 11 companies — Aptiv, Audi, Baidu, BMW, Continental, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Here, Infineon, Intel, and Volkswagen — published a whitepaper (“Safety First For Automated Driving”) describing a framework for the development, testing, and validation of “safe” autonomous vehicles. The members claim it’s the broadest representation across the industry to […]

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Baidu releases Apollo 5.0 with upgrades for ‘complex’ road scenarios

Beijing-based Baidu last week quietly released the latest version of Apollo, its open source full-stack software solution for driverless vehicles. Apollo 5.0 — which follows on the heels of Apollo Lite, the company’s vision-based framework that enables nearly fully autonomous driving under select conditions — introduces a number of new features, including an upgraded perception […]

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Waymo Making Self-Driving Pickups Available To Lyft Riders

Waymo has its own commercial self-driving ride-hailing service called Waymo One but the company did ink an agreement with Lyft back in May to bring its self-driving vehicles to the latter’s ride-hailing platform. It has now made some of its autonomous minivans available to Lyft riders. Advertising The self-driving vehicles only undertake rides in a […]

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Self-driving vehicle startup Drive.ai slams the brakes, lays off employees

Self-driving car startup Drive.ai will cease all operations and lay off 90 employees, according to a June 12 filing with California’s Employment Development Department that was initially spotted by the San Francisco Chronicle. The news comes after reports that Apple was exploring an acquisition of Drive.ai to bolster the former’s secretive self-driving car project. Drive.ai […]

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Panasonic to build smart roadways for connected cars in Utah

One day, our highways will be a lot safer than they are today. And Panasonic wants to help make that happen. The company today announced it has expanded on work it did in Colorado by partnering with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) on smart roadways. The Panasonic Corporation of North America will work with […]

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Waymo To Bring Self-Driving Cars To France And Japan With Nissan-Renault

Waymo, Nissan, and Renault have teamed up to bring self-driving cars to France and Japan, the companies announced today. They have inked an exclusive agreement to explore all aspects of driverless mobility services for both passengers and deliveries in these countries. The announcement is a little light on details about any concrete plans to launch […]

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Baidu claims its Apollo Lite vision-based vehicle framework achieves level 4 autonomy

Baidu is among the dozens of companies developing full-stack hardware and software solutions for self-driving cars, and it’s making steady progress toward its goal of full autonomy. This morning, the Beijing-based tech giant unveiled Apollo Lite, a vision-based framework that leverages multiple cameras to achieve level 4 autonomous driving, meaning operation with limited human input […]

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Florida establishes a legal framework for self-driving vehicles

It’s official: Florida state law no longer mandates that companies testing driverless cars on public roads retain a human safety driver behind the wheel. On Thursday, Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed into law a bill that establishes a legal framework for autonomous cars — one that places the onus on companies to ensure their technology […]

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Florida Governor Signs Bill Allowing AVs Without Human Safety Drivers

<img data-attachment-id="1677574" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax.jpg" data-orig-size="2304,1536" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="florida av bill at suntrax" data-image-description=" Florida Governor’s Press Office ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1677574″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/florida-av-bill-at-suntrax-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed CS/HB 311: Autonomous Vehicles into law on Thursday, claiming the state […]

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Emphasis on Safety: Uber, Volvo Launch Next Generation of Autonomous SUVs

<img data-attachment-id="1677402" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/254701_Volvo_Cars_and_Uber_present_production_vehicle_ready_for_self-driving-e1560363547868.jpg" data-orig-size="3525,2649" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Volvo Cars and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Volvo Cars and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Volvo Cars and Uber present production vehicle ready for self-driving" data-image-description=" Volvo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/254701_Volvo_Cars_and_Uber_present_production_vehicle_ready_for_self-driving-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/254701_Volvo_Cars_and_Uber_present_production_vehicle_ready_for_self-driving-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1677402″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/254701_Volvo_Cars_and_Uber_present_production_vehicle_ready_for_self-driving-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> Uber Advanced Technologies unveiled the next generation of […]

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Uber rolls out next-generation self-driving Volvo

(Reuters) — Uber on Wednesday will unveil its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions. Uber said the new production XC90 will be assembled by Volvo Cars in Sweden and have human controls like steering wheels and brake pedals, but added it has […]

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Yandex promises 100 driverless cars on the road by 2020

Russian tech giant Yandex has been testing autonomous vehicles on public roads since December 2017, starting in Moscow and later expanding to Innopolis, Skolkovo, and Las Vegas. The program’s next phase saw cars reach Tel Aviv’s city limits, and now, after five months of successful testing in Israel, the company’s prepping for further expansion. Yandex […]

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Fiat Chrysler Teams Up With Aurora to (Eventually) Leave Steering Wheels Behind

<img data-attachment-id="1515577" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Ram-ProMaster-City-white.jpg" data-orig-size="1400,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4.5","credit":"A.J. Mueller","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark III","caption":"2017 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman SLT","created_timestamp":"1418578632","copyright":"","focal_length":"63","iso":"160","shutter_speed":"0.04","title":"2017 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman SLT","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2017 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman SLT" data-image-description=" Image: FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Ram-ProMaster-City-white-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Ram-ProMaster-City-white-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1515577 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Ram-ProMaster-City-white-610×407.jpg” alt=”2017 Ram ProMaster City Tradesman SLT – Image: FCA” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Ram-ProMaster-City-white-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Ram-ProMaster-City-white-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-Ram-ProMaster-City-white-450×300.jpg 450w, […]

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GM’s First Self-driving Car May Keep Manual Controls

<img data-attachment-id="1646506" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563.png" data-orig-size="808,468" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Cruise AV General Motors" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-450×261.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-610×353.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1646506″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-610×353.png” alt width=”610″ height=”353″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-610×353.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-75×43.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-450×261.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-768×445.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563-120×70.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Cruise-AV-General-Motors-e1543532480563.png 808w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> This time last year, we were under the impression that General Motors’ first attempt at an […]

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