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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Uber Death Elicits Warning From Teamsters Wary of Robo-Truckers

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The largest union for U.S. truck drivers, which has taken a cautious view of autonomous vehicles, called for stronger safeguards after a self-driving SUV operated by Uber Technologies Inc. killed a pedestrian in Phoenix on March 18.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Suspends Autonomous Truck Testing After Arizona Pedestrian Death Involving Car

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Uber is temporarily suspending its autonomous vehicle operations — including trucks — in the wake of an accident with one of its autonomous cars that resulted in a fatality, the company confirmed March 19 to Transport Topics.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
March 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

'Fast and Furious' Driverless Cars Aren’t as Crazy as They Sound

Employees wearing virtual reality headsets wheel controllers to perform maneuvers on virtual simulations on the Ascent Robotics Inc. Atlas software in Tokyo. (Akio Kon/Bloomberg News)

Self-driving cars will rarely have to deal with a pack of drivers who think they are in a “Fast and Furious” movie, but training them to do so might just be what it takes to reach true autonomy.

Pavel Alpeyev and Yuki Furukawa | Bloomberg News
March 19, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Lyft, Auto Parts Maker Magna Partner on Autonomous Vehicles

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Ride-hailing company Lyft is joining with large Canadian auto parts supplier Magna to develop self-driving vehicles, sharing expenses on a multi-year project that could vault them onto the leader board in autonomous technology.

Tom Krisher | AP Auto Writer
March 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Report: Uber Keen to Sell Self-Driving Technology to Toyota

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Ride-hailing company Uber is in talks to start selling its self-driving technology to Toyota Motor, Japanese media reported March 16.

dpa | (Hamburg, Germany)
March 16, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Should Self-Driving Cars Be on the Road Before Safety Regs Are in Place? Dianne Feinstein Says ‘No’

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The senior U.S. senator from the country’s most tech-savvy state has for months blocked a bill championed by some of California’s biggest tech companies that would cut regulations and get self-driving cars onto roads sooner — and she made it clear March 14 she’s not backing down.

Casey Tolan | East Bay Times
March 16, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Robot Rides Are Going to Deliver Pizza and Parcels Before People

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In the wait for self-driving technology, cellphone toting tech bros may have to cede their spot in line to pizzas, Craigslist couches and the mounting ephemera of e-commerce.

Keith Naughton and Kyle Stock | Bloomberg News
March 13, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Alphabet’s Waymo Takes on Freight in Atlanta With Driverless Semis

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Waymo will start testing a fleet of autonomous freight trucks in Georgia’s capital that will take deliveries to Google’s data centers.

David Welch | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Minnesota Speeds Up Planning for Self-Driving Cars

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Self-driving cars will eventually hit the pavement in Minnesota, and state officials want our roads and laws to be ready.

Eric Roper | Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 8, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Starsky Robotics' Unmanned Truck Drives on Public Road in Florida

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Along a rural stretch of sunny farmland in south-central Florida, a heavy-duty truck drove itself for seven miles on a public road with nobody on board the vehicle.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
March 8, 2018

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