self-driving

Microsoft teams up with Cruise and GM on self-driving cars

Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Cruise and GM have enlisted an important ally in their quest to make self-driving cars a practical reality. The two have entered a “long-term strategic relationship” with Microsoft to speed up the commercialization of autonomous vehicles. Cruise will use Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform to deliver self-driving tech “at scale,” while Microsoft will …

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Elon Musk says he tried to sell Tesla to Apple and Tim Cook snubbed him

Maja Hitij via Getty Images Elon Musk apparently once tried to sell Tesla to Apple. Replying to a tweet about yesterday’s Reuters report on the Apple’s electric car ambitions, Musk said, “During the darkest days of the Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for …

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Apple will reportedly start building an EV with a ‘breakthrough’ battery in 2024

Carlos Barria / Reuters We’ve been hearing bits of information about Apple’s secretive Project Titan self-driving car division for years now, but a new report from Reuters finally provides some more concrete details on the tech giant’s automotive plans. According to the report, Apple could start production on its own electric vehicle as early as …

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Uber abandons dreams of self-driving domination, sells self-driving unit

Enlarge / Aurora CEO Chris Urmson in front of an Aurora semi truck. Aurora Aurora, one of the nation’s leading self-driving startups, will become the new owner of Uber’s self-driving division, Aurora announced on Monday. In addition to turning over Uber’s self-driving division, known as the Uber Advanced Technology Group (ATG), Uber will also pump $400 …

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Ford will use its Escape SUV to power a self-driving car service

Ford With the unveiling of its latest autonomous test vehicle, Ford believes it’s one step closer to offering a commercial self-driving car service (via NBC News). In a new Medium post, the automaker detailed its fourth-generation autonomous test vehicle, claiming in the process that it includes all the technologies the company needs for commercialization.   “With …

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Tesla will offer a bird’s eye parking view, if you pay a premium

Roberto Baldwin/Engadget It should soon be easier to manually park your Tesla — if you’re willing to pay for the privilege. Elon Musk has revealed (via Electrek) that a “vector-space” bird’s eye parking view is coming, but you’ll need to buy the Full Self-Driving package. That’s an $8,000 upgrade if you buy FSD with a …

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Baidu completes its computer for self-driving cars

VCG via Getty Images Baidu is on the cusp of making self-driving cars more practical. The Chinese tech giant has revealed that its Apollo Computing Unit, billed as the “world’s first production-ready” autonomous driving computer, is ready for use on the streets. It’s an unassuming box (see below), but it can handle massive amounts of …

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Amazon reportedly seals $1.2 billion acquisition of self-driving startup Zoox

picture alliance via Getty Images Amazon will reportedly pay over $1.2 billion to acquire Zoox, one of the many companies working on self-driving technology, according to The Information and The Financial Times. The acquisition would be Amazon’s biggest step into self-driving so far, compared to smaller startup investments and internal work it has done to …

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Intel is reportedly close to buying transit app creator Moovit

Sponsored Links Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Intel’s autonomous driving ambitions may soon get a boost from a well-known app developer. Calcalist, The Marker and TechCrunch sources claim Intel is close to acquiring transit app developer Moovit in a deal that would be worth around $1 billion. The deal would reportedly fold Moovit into …

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