Tag: self-driving cars

Spotify’s in-car music player, Motorola’s folding RAZR phone, and the rest of the current tech rumors

It’s fun to speculate about tech rumors, especially when they apply to the products we use every day. But, every rumor is different. Some are likely true, while others are little more than desperate clickbait. On this page, we plan to keep a running tab of the most popular rumors in the tech world and […]

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It’s My First Day: Self-driving Mobility Shuttle Pulled Over in Rhode Island

<img data-attachment-id="1674354" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/may-mobility-rhode-island-day-1.png" data-orig-size="795,528" 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="may mobility rhode island day 1" data-image-description=" may mobility ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/may-mobility-rhode-island-day-1-450×299.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/may-mobility-rhode-island-day-1-610×405.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1674354″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/may-mobility-rhode-island-day-1-610×405.png” alt width=”610″ height=”405″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/may-mobility-rhode-island-day-1-610×405.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/may-mobility-rhode-island-day-1-75×50.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/may-mobility-rhode-island-day-1-450×299.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/may-mobility-rhode-island-day-1-768×510.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/may-mobility-rhode-island-day-1-120×80.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/may-mobility-rhode-island-day-1.png 795w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Self-driving shuttle company May Mobility expanded its operations to include Rhode Island this […]

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Black Hawk helicopters have a flight plan to go autonomous

Helicopters aren’t easy to fly. Consider this: a pilot operating a helicopter in hover mode, without an autopilot, literally cannot take their hands, or feet, off the controls, or it could quickly crash. Of course, an autopilot can help in situations like that, but helicopter-maker Sikorsky is developing a system that goes well beyond that, […]

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Eclipse Foundation’s OpenMobility group aims to foster ‘collaboration’ around urban planning and driverless cars

The Eclipse Foundation — the not-for-profit corporation that acts as a steward of the Eclipse development community — today launched a new mobility project for autonomous cars and emerging modes of transport. Dubbed the OpenMobility Working Group, it will focus on “open” and “shared” collaboration to ease urban planning issues around driverless cars, traffic simulations, […]

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GM’s Cruise Sees Another Billion-dollar Investment

<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”> General Motors’ self-driving vehicle unit, Cruise, has attracted new investors and an equity infusion of $1.15 […]

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Motorola’s folding RAZR phone, a new Google Pixel, and the rest of the current tech rumors

It’s fun to speculate about tech rumors, especially when they apply to the products we use every day. But, every rumor is different. Some are likely true, while others are little more than desperate clickbait. On this page, we plan to keep a running tab of the most popular rumors in the tech world and […]

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How Are Autonomous Vehicles Supposed to Make Automakers Money?

<img data-attachment-id="1672114" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_655226866.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" 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="self driving car mockup" data-image-description=" By metamorworks/shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_655226866-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_655226866-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1672114″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_655226866-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_655226866-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_655226866-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_655226866-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_655226866-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_655226866-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_655226866.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> As we continue reporting on how costly mobility projects, connectivity, and autonomous development are weighing […]

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5 companies are testing 55 self-driving cars in Pittsburgh

In early March, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto signed an executive order mandating that firms testing self-driving vehicles submit materials outlining their testing methods every six months to the city’s newly-formed Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI). Findings from the first of these were quietly published this week, compiled in a survey (“Self-Driving Vehicle Testing in […]

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Ford to deploy up to 100 autonomous cars by the end of 2019, expand testing to third city

Ford intends to deploy upwards of 100 driverless vehicles by the end of 2019 and begin testing in a new city as it ramps up development of its autonomous technologies, CEO Jim Hackett told investors during the company’s Q1 2019 earnings call on Thursday. Hackett said that Ford is focusing on “more complex” environments with […]

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CarGurus: 32% of consumers are ‘excited’ about self-driving cars

According to marketing firm ABI, as many as 8 million driverless cars will be added to the road in 2025. Meanwhile, Research and Markets is predicting that in the U.S. alone, there will be some 20 million autonomous cars in operation by 2030. But how do consumers feel about them? According to a survey of 1,146 automobile owners published […]

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Horses and Guinea Pigs: Elon Musk’s Lofty Promises Raise Safety Advocates’ Ire, Sink Stock

<img data-attachment-id="1534969" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TeslaStoryModelX-1b.jpg" data-orig-size="2880,1920" 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":"1"}" data-image-title="tesla model x" data-image-description=" Image: Tesla Motors ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TeslaStoryModelX-1b-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TeslaStoryModelX-1b-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1534969 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TeslaStoryModelX-1b-610×407.jpg” alt=”tesla model x, Image: Tesla Motors” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TeslaStoryModelX-1b-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TeslaStoryModelX-1b-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TeslaStoryModelX-1b-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TeslaStoryModelX-1b-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/TeslaStoryModelX-1b-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Did you miss Autonomy Day yesterday? If you’re unaware, that’s the name […]

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Promise Hour: Tesla Broadcasts Self-driving Tech to Perk Up Investors

<img data-attachment-id="1609826" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Screen-Shot-2018-01-23-at-11.05.38-AM-e1516723672523.png" data-orig-size="1066,571" 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="Elon Musk" data-image-description=" Image: Tesla ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Screen-Shot-2018-01-23-at-11.05.38-AM-e1516723672523-450×241.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Screen-Shot-2018-01-23-at-11.05.38-AM-e1516723672523-610×327.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1609826″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Screen-Shot-2018-01-23-at-11.05.38-AM-e1516723672523-610×327.png” alt=”Elon Musk” width=”610″ height=”327″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Screen-Shot-2018-01-23-at-11.05.38-AM-e1516723672523-610×327.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Screen-Shot-2018-01-23-at-11.05.38-AM-e1516723672523-75×40.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Screen-Shot-2018-01-23-at-11.05.38-AM-e1516723672523-450×241.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Screen-Shot-2018-01-23-at-11.05.38-AM-e1516723672523-768×411.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Screen-Shot-2018-01-23-at-11.05.38-AM-e1516723672523-120×64.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Screen-Shot-2018-01-23-at-11.05.38-AM-e1516723672523.png 1066w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Tesla celebrated “Autonomy Day” on Monday, broadcasting a web presentation to investors touting its self-driving strategy […]

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GM’s Cruise is preparing for a self-driving future in the cloud

According to marketing firm ABI, as many as 8 million driverless cars will be added to the road in 2025. Meanwhile, Research and Markets is predicting that in the U.S. alone, there will be some 20 million autonomous cars in operation by 2030. How realistic are those numbers? If you ask Adrian Macneil, not especially. […]

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Pony.ai tests robo-taxi program on its employees, promises self-driving trucks next

Guangzhou, China-based self-driving startup Pony.ai is joining an exclusive club of companies that have launched autonomous ride-hailing programs. At this year’s Shanghai Auto Show, it took the wraps off of PonyPilot, a test project for “product-ready” driverless cars within a geofenced area in Guangzhou. It’s currently available to Pony.ai employees and “select affiliates” by invitation […]

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Toyota, Denso, and Softbank invest $1 billion in Uber’s self-driving division

(Reuters) — Uber’s autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion from a consortium of investors including SoftBank, giving the company a much-needed funding boost for its pricey self-driving ambitions on the eve of its public stock offering. Uber said on Thursday that the investment valued its Advanced Technologies Group, which works to develop autonomous driving […]

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Apple in talks with self-driving car sensor suppliers

(Reuters) — Apple has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, evaluating the companies’ technology while also still working on its own lidar unit, three people familiar with the discussions said. The moves provide fresh evidence of Apple’s renewed ambitions to enter the autonomous vehicle […]

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