self-driving car

US DOT approves Nuro’s next-gen driverless delivery vehicle design

Sponsored Links Nuro Today, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved a regulatory exemption for Nuro’s next-generation self-driving delivery vehicle, R2. The exemption allows Nuro to begin public road testing and to prepare for deliveries to customers’ homes. With this exemption, Nuro can replace mirrors with cameras …

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Lyft’s autonomous vehicle partner Magna is done with self-driving tech

Sponsored Links Andrei Stanescu via Getty Images Two years after teaming up with Lyft to collaborate on self-driving technology, Magna said that partnership’s coming to an end. The auto parts maker plans to focus on assisted driving products, instead of fully autonomous tech. Magna isn’t fully severing ties with Lyft, in which it invested $200 …

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Bosch is finally making LiDAR sensors for autonomous cars

Sponsored Links Bosch Bosch says it’s developed production-ready LiDAR sensors for use in vehicles. It’s hoping to keep costs down by making them at scale. That way, it might be able to offer them at a lower price and bolster more widespread adoption of autonomous driving systems. LiDAR is the final piece of the sensor …

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Hyundai will offer free self-driving rides in Irvine, California

Sponsored Links Hyundai A handful of Californians are about to experience self-driving cars first-hand. Hyundai, Via and (appropriately enough) Pony.ai are debuting a driverless ride hailing BotRide service in Irvine on November 4th. A group of “several hundred” residents, including college students, will have free access to autonomous Kona Electric SUVs that will take them …

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Uber starts mapping Dallas roads to aid its self-driving efforts

Sponsored Links Uber Uber is still testing self-driving cars in a very limited fashion, but that isn’t stopping it from expanding its efforts to a new city. The ridesharing firm has unveiled plans to map Dallas streets and lay the groundwork for self-driving technology in the city. The mapping cars will be human-driven — they’re …

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Ridesharing giant Didi Chuxing will offer robotaxi service in Shanghai

Sponsored Links Didi Chuxing Self-driving taxis are quickly becoming a reality well beyond the US. Chinese ridesharing giant Didi Chuxing has unveiled plans for a pilot robotaxi service in Shanghai’s Jiading District. It’ll only include 30 cars with Level 4 autonomy (full self-driving in limited areas and conditions) and will start with a mix of …

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Apple confirms it acquired a self-driving car startup

Sponsored Links Drive.ai via Getty Images The latest self-driving firm to be consolidated is Drive.ai. The startup has been working on AI tech for autonomous vehicles for a few years, but found itself low on cash in an increasingly competitive market. Now, just as the San Francisco Chronicle reports that it filed with regulators about …

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Florida allows self-driving car tests without backup drivers

Sponsored Links Florida Governor’s Office Companies that want to test their self-driving cars will have an easier time of it in the Sunshine State. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill allowing companies to test autonomous vehicles without backup drivers. It also lets occupants text, watch video or otherwise enjoy themselves without running afoul …

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Ford will test new self-driving cars in Detroit

Sponsored Links Argo AI Ford is testing a new fleet of self-driving vehicles in its homebase of Detroit. Argo AI, Ford’s autonomous vehicle arm, announced it would deploy its third-generation vehicles in Detroit and Corktown. The Ford Fusion Hybrids will be equipped with a “significantly upgraded sensor suite”, as well as new sets of radar …

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Volkswagen ends deal with self-driving startup Aurora

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Volkswagen is cutting ties with Silicon Valley self-driving startup Aurora after only a year, amidst talks of working with Ford’s Argo AI instead. Financial Times reported the news of the split, adding that VW expects to reach a deal with Argo AI this summer. Sources told FT that VW declined to …

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