Drive.ai’s self-driving vehicle service is now live in Texas
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Drive.ai’s self-driving vehicle service is now live in Texas

The bedroom community of Frisco, Texas might seem like an unusual place to find a self-driving vehicle. But here in this city of nearly 175,000…

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Self-driving car startup Zoox is raising $500 million at a $3.2 billion valuation
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Self-driving car startup Zoox is raising $500 million at a $3.2 billion valuation

Zoox, a once-secretive self-driving car startup, is closing a $500 million raise at a $3.2 billion post-money valuation, Bloomberg Businessweek reports. Prior to the deal,…

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Audi taps Israeli startup Cognata to accelerate AV ambitions
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Audi taps Israeli startup Cognata to accelerate AV ambitions

Audi is turning to Israeli startup Cognata to help the automaker validate its autonomous vehicles in the virtual world before they head out on the…

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Automakers are burning through billions in EV, AV race
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Automakers are burning through billions in EV, AV race

The race to develop autonomous and electric vehicles could be a race to the bottom for the automotive industry — at least in the near-term….

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The well-funded startups driven to own the autonomous vehicle stack
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The well-funded startups driven to own the autonomous vehicle stack

At some point in the future, while riding along in a car, a kid may ask their parent about a distant time in the past…

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The AI in your non-autonomous car
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The AI in your non-autonomous car

Jeff Peters Contributor Sorry. Your next car probably won’t be autonomous. But, it will still have artificial intelligence (AI). While most of the attention has…

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Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled
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Uber in fatal crash detected pedestrian but had emergency braking disabled

The initial report by the National Transportation Safety Board on the fatal self-driving Uber crash in March confirms that the car detected the pedestrian as…

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Apple reportedly partners with Volkswagen for self-driving employee shuttles
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Apple reportedly partners with Volkswagen for self-driving employee shuttles

Apple has decided to work with Volkswagen for some of its self-driving car efforts, The New York Times reported today. The plan, according to the…

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Waymo van involved in serious collision in Arizona
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Waymo van involved in serious collision in Arizona

A Waymo self-driving vehicle was involved in a serious accident in Chandler, Arizona earlier this afternoon. Local police  said there were minor injuries from the…

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