Autonomous Vehicles

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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The Boring Company offers a look inside a Las Vegas loop station

The Boring Company The Boring Company’s work in Las Vegas is starting to take shape. On Twitter, the company shared a short clip showing off one of the underground stations it’s building as part of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) loop. As you can see from the video, there’s still work to be done. …

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MIT tests autonomous ‘Roboat’ that can carry two passengers

MIT CSAIL We’ve heard plenty about the potential of autonomous vehicles in recent years, but MIT is thinking about different forms of self-driving transportation. For the last five years, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Senseable City Lab have been working on a fleet of autonomous boats to deploy in Amsterdam. …

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Uber backup driver charged with negligent homicide in self-driving accident

A self driving Volvo vehicle, purchased by Uber, moves along the streets of Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S., December 1, 2017. Photo taken on December 1, 2017. Natalie Behring / reuters It has been more than two years since one of Uber’s autonomous SUVs struck and killed Elaine Herzberg in Tempe, Arizona. Last year one group of …

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An Alphabet company is designing a road for autonomous cars in Michigan

Cavnue The state of Michigan wants to build the autonomous roadway of the future. Normally that in itself would be interesting enough, but there’s also the company it’s partnering with to make the project a reality. The state will work with a firm called Cavnue. Cavnue’s parent company is Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP), which itself …

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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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