Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Delphi Acquires Self-Driving Startup nuTonomy for $450 Million

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Auto supplier Delphi Automotive said Oct. 24 it has acquired self-driving software startup nuTonomy Inc. for $450 million in an effort to speed the development of autonomous vehicles.

Dee-Ann Durbin | AP Auto Writer
October 24, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Autonomy Could Transform Trucking’s Future, Former GM Exec Says

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Autonomous trucks could give rise to a future in which 90% of crashes are eliminated and transportation becomes dramatically more productive and cost effective, technology expert Larry Burns told industry executives here.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
October 22, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Alphabet Unit Leads $1 Billion Investment in Lyft

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Alphabet Inc.’s investment arm, CapitalG, led a $1 billion investment in Lyft Inc. that values the ride-sharing startup at $11 billion, the ride-sharing startup said.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Alphabet to Pack its Digital City With Autonomous Delivery Vans

Sidewalk Labs Rendering of what a redeveloped Quayside area of Toronto would look like. Image by Sidewalk Labs.

Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous vehicle technology will be a big part of its Toronto project to make urban life more Googley.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Intel Proposes System to Make Self-Driving Cars Blameless

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Intel Corp. has developed a system it says ensures that self-driving vehicles can’t cause accidents, an effort to reassure a skeptical public and help speed adoption of driverless cars on the road.

Ian King | Bloomberg News
October 18, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

GM President Dismisses Hype About $30 Billion Self-Driving Tech Spinoff

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General Motors Co. shot down speculation that it’ll spin off its business units working on self-driving vehicles and car-sharing, which one analyst has estimated could be worth as much as $30 billion.

Emily Chang Anne Riley Moffat and Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Ohio Turnpike Commission Approves Communications System for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

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Alerts about traffic, weather, work zones and other conditions should start popping up early next year on the dashboards of digitally connected vehicles on 52 miles of the Ohio Turnpike near Cleveland.

Grant Segall | The Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Driverless Cars Will Open the Door to a Building Spree

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Even as reclaimed parking spaces fuel a downtown building boom, autonomous vehicles will encourage builders to push deeper into the exurban fringe, confident that homebuyers will tolerate longer commutes now that they don’t have to drive, according to the report, sponsored by a unit of Capital One Financial Corp.

Patrick Clark | Bloomberg News
October 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

The Newest Frontier for Hackers: Your Car

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As computer technology increasingly controls critical vehicle safety features and more cars are connected to the internet, the danger of a hacker taking control of vehicles is becoming less like a Hollywood movie plot and more like something that can actually happen.

Lynn Hulsey | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
October 16, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Daimler Moves to Separate Mercedes, Trucks to Counter Tech Shift

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Daimler AG is firming up plans for its biggest corporate overhaul in a decade, granting its cars and trucks operations more independence in a bid to become more nimble and better confront the disruptive shift to self-driving electric vehicles.

Elisabeth Behrmann | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2017