self-driving

Government, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Trump Administration Shelves Plan for Talking Car Mandate

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The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most promising technologies for preventing traffic deaths.

Joan Lowy | Associated Press
November 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Pioneer Leaps Into Driverless Vehicle Fray With Microscopic Mirrors

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When it comes to helping driverless cars see, automakers have a choice between bulky top-mounted contraptions or cheaper but unproven laser-on-a-chip technology. Pioneer Corp. thinks it can deliver the best of both worlds

November 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo Offers Peek at its Secluded Test Bed For Self-Driving Cars

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A bicyclist pedaled alongside the road and a pedestrian wandered into the crosswalk, as a self-driving minivan headed through a maze of roads in a desolate landscape. As the vehicle turned right, its steering wheel rotated above the empty driver’s seat.

Carolyn Said | San Francisco Chronicle
November 1, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Regulators Move to Rewrite Rules for Self-Driving Cars

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering eliminating regulations that currently block self-driving vehicles designed without steering wheels, brake pedals or other driver controls from hitting the road.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
November 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo 'Really Close' to Putting Customers in Self-Driving Cars

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Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo unit demonstrated a self-driving minivan with no one behind the wheel, declaring the vehicle as ready for public use.

October 31, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Driverless Truck Completes Delivery at ExxonMobil Facility in Singapore

Belgian logistics group Katoen Natie has started operating its first driverless truck at ExxonMobil’s manufacturing site on Jurong Island in Singapore.

Christopher Tan | Asia News Network
October 26, 2017
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 | Associated Press
October 24, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, TCA

Ready or Not, Driverless Technology Beginnings Already Here

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Some consumers say they are wary of a driverless car future, but a new survey says the beginnings of the technology which will power that future are already available on most new vehicle models and many consumers are willing to pay thousands of dollars for them.

Eric D. Lawrence | Detroit Free Press
October 23, 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.

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

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