Tag "SELF DRIVING CAR"

Delphi acquires self-driving startup nuTonomy for $400M

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Delphi is acquiring Boston-based self-driving car startup nuTonomy, paying $400 million for the startup, plus $50 million more in earn-outs. “Our mission has always been to radically improve the safety, efficiency, and accessibility of transportation worldwide,” said nuTonomy cofounder and CEO

Waymo launches public education campaign on self-driving cars

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Alphabet’s self-driving car unit- Waymo is launching a public education campaign- “Let’s Talk Self-Driving” aimed at addressing the doubts people have about autonomous technology. “There is a lot to talk about when it comes to self-driving cars. As with any new technology, there’s

Ford and Lyft team up to deploy self-driving vehicles by 2021

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Ford and Lyft have joined forces to deploy large numbers of self-driving vehicles by 2021, according to a Reuters report. Engineers at Ford and Lyft will be teaming up to design software to allow Ford vehicles to communicate with Lyft’s smartphone

Mahindra & Mahindra unveils India’s first driverless tractor

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India’s largest tractor company Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), on Tuesday, showcased its first-ever indigenously developed driverless tractor. We have heard enough about self-driving cars and trucks that have already hit roads in many parts of the world. Now, it’s time

Intel and Waymo team up to build self driving cars

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Intel has announced a partnership with Alphabet’s self-driving unit, Waymo to build self-driving cars. In this collaboration, Waymo would be providing the computing power necessary for Level 4 and 5 autonomous vehicles that can drive in any condition. The announcement marked

Samsung pledges $300M fund and a business unit for autonomous technology

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Samsung Electronics, renowned for its Galaxy smartphones is making a bigger push into the self-driving car market. The company announced in a statement that it is setting a $300 million fund called the Samsung Automotive Innovative Fund and a dedicated

US Transportation Department announces new set of guidelines for self-driving cars

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US Department of Transportation has announced an updated set of guidelines for the self-driving cars. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao revealed a 36-page report at a press conference in Michigan and called it Version 2.0, with the Version 3.0 due next

GM and Cruise announce world’s first mass-produced self-driving car

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General Motors announced that it is ready with the world’s first mass-produced self-driving car. The self-driving car will have a driver, but Cruise said the car is capable of driving entirely on its own. Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt said in

After Apple, Samsung secures self-driving car permit in California

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After Apple, Nvidia, Uber, Ford, Waymo, GM, and BMW, South-Korean electronics giant, Samsung too has got a permit to test autonomous vehicles on Californian roads, according to the CA Department of Motor Vehicle’s website. The company confirmed the news adding that they don’t

Ford and Domino’s are testing self-driving pizza delivery in Michigan

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Ford and Domino’s are coming together to to test self-driving pizza delivery cars in Michigan, as part of an effort to better understand how customers respond to and interact with autonomous vehicles. “How will customers react to coming outside to get

Apple said to be working on a self-driving shuttle for its employees

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Last we heard about Apple’s self-driving efforts was that the Cupertino giant has decided to change gears from creating an autonomous car to developing an autonomous driving software instead that gives Apple flexibility to partner with existing carmakers. And looks like,

Toyota, Intel and others form big data consortium for automotive tech

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Toyota, Intel and other technology and auto companies are joining hands to form a big data group to support self-driving cars and other future automotive advances. Swiss telecom equipment maker Ericsson, Japanese auto parts maker Denso and telecoms firm NTT

Famed Jeep hackers Charlie Miller & Chris Valasek join GM’s startup ‘Cruise’

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Famed security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek are joining General Motor’s self-driving car company, Cruise. They are famous for remotely hacking a Jeep Grand Cherokee in 2015. Miller and Valasek are reuniting at the autonomous driving start up Cruise

India says NO to self-driving cars

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While the tech companies are competing against each other to perfect self-driving technology with trials across the world, looks like one of the world’s fastest growing markets- India isn’t interested in the technology at all. Driverless cars will not be allowed

Lyft too joins the self-driving car race

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Ride hailing startup Lyft has announced that it is creating its own self-driving car division that would compete with Uber. The company would soon open a facility in Palo Alto, California that would be staffed by “several hundred” engineers who

Uber vs Waymo legal battle- Uber wins a crucial point

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Uber is fighting too many battles both within the company and outside it. Though things aren’t looking bright for the ride-hailing company on either of the fronts, looks like, Uber may have got a breather of sorts at least on one front.

Lyft inks another self-driving tech partnership with Jaguar Land Rover

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Next time you want to ride in Jaguar or a Land Rover to visit your nearest cafe, book a cab from Lyft. Nope, we are not kidding! Coming one-step closer to its vision of having a self-driving fleet by 2021,

Delphi joins the Intel-BMW-Mobileye self driving cars project

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Automotive parts and electronics maker, Delphi has joined BMW, Intel and Mobileye as a new partner in their previously announced initiative to co-develop an autonomous driving platform. As the technology industry races to develop self-driving cars, companies are increasingly inking partnerships and

Uber vs Waymo battle: Uber may continue self-driving work but Levandowski barred from LiDAR

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A federal judge has ruled in the matter of a preliminary injunction against Uber saying that former Google employee and Otto founder Anthony Levandowski can no longer work on any projects that involve LiDAR technology. The ride-hailing company can, however, continue its autonomous

Waymo teams up with Lyft to work on self-driving cars

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While their common rival-Uber reels under a spate of lawsuits, Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo is teaming up with Lyft to bring self-driving cars to the general population via fleet services, reports New York Times. Citing sources, the report said that the two companies