Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Tag Archives: self-driving-cars

Uber to unveil next-generation Volvo self-driving car

WASHINGTON: Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday will unveil its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions. Uber said the new production XC90 will be assembled by Volvo Cars in Sweden and have human controls like steering wheels and ...

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End of the road for Volkswagen’s self-driving Aurora deal


BERLIN: Volkswagen has ended its partnership with self-driving car software firm Aurora, two days after the Silicon Valley start-up said it would build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles with Fiat Chrysler. “The activities under our partnership have been concluded,” a VW spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday following an ...

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Ford admits they ‘overestimated’ self-driving cars

NEW YORK: Although self-driving cars have become a hype in recent times, automaker Ford believes that the firm has ‘overestimated’ the arrival of those autonomous cars. American automobile manufacturer Ford’s CEO Jim Hackett recently put brakes on hopes of the company’s plans for self-driving cars, admitting that the first vehicles ...

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Pennsylvania lets Uber self-driving cars back on roads

SAN FRANCISCO: Authorities in the US state of Pennsylvania have given Uber the green light to resume testing self-driving cars, the ride-sharing giant said Tuesday, after a fatal crash in Arizona prompted a pause. Uber said it had received authorization to put autonomous cars back on the road in Pittsburgh, ...

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Self-driving taxis will be running on Dubai roads

Driverless taxis on the road started test runs in Dubai. At the annual consumer electronics trade show Gitex, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority, or RTA, showed off its autonomous taxi service. The driverless car service kicked off at the show and will run for the next three months in select ...

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California to allow self-driving cars on road

CALIFORNIA: Driverless cars will be tested in California for the first time without a person behind a steering wheel under new rules that state regulators approved Monday for the fast-developing technology. The regulations are a major step toward getting autonomous vehicles to dealerships and onto the streets of California, where ...

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Uber hacked trade secrets, bribed foreign officials, court letter says

WASHINGTON: A former Uber employee has alleged that a special division within the global ride-hailing app was responsible for acts of corporate espionage, the theft of trade secrets, the bribery of foreign officials and several means of unlawful surveillance. The allegations against Uber were part of a latter dubbed as ...

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Tech giants Intel plans to launch 100 self-driving cars

SAN FRANCISCO: Silicon Valley giant Intel on Wednesday announced plans for a fleet of self-driving cars following its completion of the purchase of Israeli autonomous technology firm Mobileye. A day after closing the $15 billion deal to buy Mobileye, which specializes in driver-assistance systems, Intel said it will begin rolling ...

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