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Waymo is close to offering autonomous rides with no backup driver

Waymo has sent out an email to its earliest ride-hailing customers, letting them know that completely driverless cars are on the way. And yes, the company truly means rides that don't have a human backup driver behind the wheel. The … Read the rest of this entry

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US government quietly kills autonomous vehicle committee

The Department of Transportation's Advisory Committee on Automation in Transportation (ACAT) hasn't been active since it was formed in 2017. And it won't be active anytime in the future, because according to The Verge, the administration has quietly… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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Las Vegas autonomous shuttle crash happened due to lack of manual control

Back in 2017, Las Vegas' self-driving shuttle service got into a minor collision after just an hour into its year-long trial. While it truly was a minor incident and nobody got hurt, the fact that an autonomous vehicle was involved … Read the rest of this entry

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VW and Ford may work together on EVs and autonomous vehicles

In the latest instance of major automakers teaming up, Volkswagen and Ford will work together on commercial vans and pickups, and they could start selling such vehicles by 2022. The companies are also exploring potential collaboration on electric veh… Engadget … Read the rest of this entry

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California issues its first approval for an autonomous ride service

Which company did you think would be most likely to offer an autonomous ride service in California? A heavyweight like Waymo or Uber? No — it's an up-and-comer. The state's Public Utilities Commission has revealed that self-driving car startup Zo… … Read the rest of this entry

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Ford patent would turn autonomous car control into a mobile game

Future self-driving cars might be reliable enough to ditch the steering wheel. But what happens if you do need to take over in a pinch? With Ford, it might be as simple as pulling out your phone. The company recently … Read the rest of this entry

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Honda teams with GM to produce autonomous vehicles

This week, Honda that announced that it is purchasing a stake in GM's autonomous vehicle subsidiary Cruise. It's part of a larger plan for the Japanese and American vehicle manufacturers to work together in order to develop and produce an … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA is sending its first autonomous helicopter to Mars in 2020

The next vehicle NASA is sending to Mars nestles somewhere between a rover and a satellite, at least in terms of altitude. The agency is bundling an autonomous helicopter with the Mars 2020 rover to test airborne vehicles on the … Read the rest of this entry

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Lexus LF-1 concept looks toward an electrified, autonomous future

A few months ago Toyota and Lexus announced that by 2025, all of their car models would either be electric or have an electric powertrain option. Today at the NAIAS event, Lexus showed off a slick concept crossover that could … Read the rest of this entry

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It takes a smart city to make cars truly autonomous

Artificial intelligence is driving the autonomous car. Coupled with robust computers, automobiles of the future will be more powerful than any other device we own. But they'll only be as powerful as their surrounding allows. If your vehicle doesn't k… … Read the rest of this entry

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