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Autonomous Vehicles

NHTSA Launches AV Test Tracking Tool

NHTSA launches a website that provides an up-to-date look on a slice of automated driving testing across the country

Business

Michigan Proposes “CAV” Corridor

The future of where the rubber meets the road  

Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota’s New World View: A “Woven Planet”

Software holding company includes former TRI-AD autonomous vehicle unit

Car/Ride Sharing

FCA, Waymo Expand Level 4 Partnership

Ram ProMaster and other light commercial trucks to get autonomous tech

Autonomous Vehicles

Aurora Aims Big with Autonomous Testing in Texas

Startup targets commercial truck applications

Autonomous Vehicles

Volvo, Waymo to Partner on Robo-Taxis

AV collaborations abound to jumpstart commercialization efforts

Autonomous Vehicles

VW Finalizes Investment in Argo

$2.6 billion investment creates global scale for partners’ autonomous vehicle operations

Autonomous Vehicles

A New Normal for Autonomous Startups: Discount M&A Pricing?

Amazon could land Zoox for $1.1 billion, well under the company’s previous valuation

Autonomous Vehicles

Cruise Trims Autonomous Vehicle Staff

The GM affiliate still has a huge cash reserve. But the outlook for robo-taxis is uncertain.

Business

Waymo Bumps External Funding to $3 Billion

New investments will go toward people, tech and operations

Autonomous Vehicles

Ford Shares Sensor Test Data for Autonomous Vehicles

Before being set loose on roads, self-driving vehicles need a comprehensive view of what they could encounter

Autonomous Vehicles

Three Distinct, Emerging Automaker Business Models

MaaS and robo-taxis, in conjunction with advancing automotive technology, could drastically change what it means to drive in the not-too-distant future.

Business

Toyota Appoints Self-Driving-Car Guru to Board

James Kuffner has the knowhow and background to help transform the carmaker’s future

Car/Ride Sharing

Uber and Lyft Hit Hard by Coronavirus

Companies issue new policies as ridership and stock prices plunge

Business

The Cost of Stealing Google's Autonomous Tech: $179 Million

Pioneering engineer files for bankruptcy and still faces criminal charges

Quality

Boeing Joint Venture to Test Autonomous Air Taxis

New Zealand program promises to be a world first for tests involving consumers 

Hybrid

Five Automotive Predictions for the New Decade

What worked in the past is going to be challenged in the future—if not outright eliminated by technological changes

Autonomous Vehicles

AutoX Storms Ahead with Robo-Taxis in China

Public rides with a fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacificas to start soon on congested streets in rainy Shenzen 

Autonomous Vehicles

Velodyne Readies $100 Lidar

Scaled-down unit targets low-speed applications

Quality

California Approves Testing of Autonomous Delivery Trucks

Starting next year, Californians will be able to have groceries and other goods delivered to them via a self-driving vehicle—with or without an onboard backup driver.

AI

Waymo Adds AI Testing Smarts

The company’s acquisition of U.K.-based Latent Logic aims to make self-driving cars act more like human drivers. 

Autonomous Vehicles

Waymo Joins Apple App Store

Waymo has made its autonomous ride-hailing app for robotic taxis available for download via Apple Inc.’s App Store.

Design

Lyft Expands Autonomous Vehicle Testing

Lyft Inc. is opening its own test track for autonomous vehile, expanding its engineering team and adding more vehicles to its test fleet.

Car/Ride Sharing

The Impending Transformation

According to an IBM study, “48% of consumers say the vehicle brand wouldn’t matter to them in an autonomous, mobility-as-a-service paradigm, but cost and convenience would.”

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