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Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Rhode Island to Explore Autonomous Shuttle Pilot

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The self-driving car wave could be headed to Rhode Island. The state’s Department of Transportation has released a request for proposals in its bid for a public-private partnership to test autonomous vehicles, likely in the form of small driverless shuttles in the Providence area.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
May 11, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Self-Driving Software Reportedly Decided Not to React Before Fatal Collision

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Uber believes its self-driving software that chooses how to react when it detects objects in the roadway is the cause behind a fatal collision between one of its vehicles and a pedestrian.

Benjamin Raven | MLive.com (Walker, Mich.)
May 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Nation’s First Self-Driving Car Service for the Public Coming to Texas

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FRISCO, Texas — The nation’s first self-driving car service for the public will begin here in July.

Valerie Wigglesworth | The Dallas Morning News
May 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Toyota to Build Autonomous Vehicle Testing Site in Michigan

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Toyota announced plans May 3 to build its own autonomous vehicle testing site within the Michigan Technical Resource Park, a privately operated automotive proving grounds.

Tyrel Linkhorn | The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
May 4, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Minnesota Safety Officials Look to Driverless Vehicles to Reduce Fatalities

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The late snowfalls in Minnesota this year might help autonomous vehicle developers save lives.

John Molseed | Post-Bulletin
May 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Lyft to Put Fleet of Driverless BMWs to Work in Las Vegas

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A fleet of 30 driverless BMW 5 Series vehicles is about to hit the streets of Las Vegas.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
May 3, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Anheuser-Busch Orders 800 Nikola Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Nikola Motor Co.

Anheuser-Busch announced it has placed an order for up to 800 hydrogen-electric powered heavy-duty trucks from Nikola Motor Co. as the beverage company moves to convert its entire longhaul dedicated fleet to renewable-energy powered trucks by 2025 — underscoring how trucks can support broader corporate sustainability goals.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
May 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Car Pioneers Are Slowing Down After Crashes

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A series of high-profile accidents involving self-driving cars is slowing the mad rush into the autonomous-vehicle business, according to a report issued May 2.

Brian Eckhouse | Bloomberg News
May 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Autonomous Cars’ Shortcomings Revealed in California DMV Reports

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A demand from the California DMV of eight companies testing self-driving cars has highlighted a number of areas where the technology falls short of being safe to operate with no human backup.

Ethan Baron | The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News
May 1, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Driverless Tech Companies Face Scrutiny Over Safety Transparency

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On March 18, a robot-driven Volvo operated by Uber hit and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. Advocates for automation maintained that the tragedy shouldn’t detract from the likelihood that driverless technology is eliminating human error and making driving safer.

April 30, 2018

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