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Drive.ai and Lyft partner to test self-driving cars in Bay Area

Drive.ai and Lyft have announced a partnership to test self-driving cars in the San Francisco Bay Area. The trial will look into how Lyft can optimize the passenger experience, and expand Drive.ai’s technical capabilities with thousands of autonomous miles. Lyft has made a few big self-driving announcements in the past few months, including a research […]

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GM’s Cruise employees test autonomous ride-sharing app

Cruise Automation, the self-driving startup acquired by General Motors last year, is already operating an autonomous ride-sharing service in San Francisco for employees. The service, called Cruise Anywhere, works like the Uber or Lyft app. Users request a ride and the nearest available car starts to drive to the location. See Also: General Motors begins […]

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Lyft launches autonomous division to build own self-driving tech

After working with partners for over a year, ride-sharing app Lyft has announced it will create its own autonomous division, which will focus on all the self-driving parts apart from car manufacturing. The company will double the size of its workforce to build the hardware, software, and services. See Also: General Motors plans to test […]

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Dutch mobility startup aims for self-driving car deployment by 2018

Amber, a mobility startup, has an ambitious plan to deploy self-driving cars in Dutch cities by mid-2018. The team, a spin-out of the Eindhoven University of Technology, is building a ride-sharing platform that will use student drivers to start, before switching to autonomous vehicles. It uses a predictive analytics platform that calculates where the next […]

Lyft and nuTonomy announce self-driving R&D partnership

Uber rival Lyft and self-driving startup nuTonomy have announced on Tuesday a R&D partnership focused on the “end-to-end experience” of riders in autonomous vehicles. nuTonomy will work on the performance of the self-driving system and how it interacts with the rider, while Lyft will focus on the routing and booking of rides. In a press […]

Intel sees $7 trillion economy emerging from self-driving vehicles

The self-driving car industry could be worth $7 trillion by 2050, according to a report published by Intel and Strategy Analytics. The report splits the estimate into three main revenue streams: $3.7 trillion into “consumer mobility-as-a-service” $3 trillion into “business mobility-as-a-service” $200 billion into in-vehicle applications and services Intel expects car ownership to slowly be […]

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Yandex unveils self-driving car concept for taxi service

Russian search giant Yandex unveiled a prototype self-driving car on Tuesday, which it plans to incorporate into its taxi service in the future. A heavily modified Toyota Prius V is the car of choice for Yandex. It has outfitted the prototype with sensors, cameras, and artificial intelligence. Even though the prototype has not been on […]

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Uber lawsuit goes to trial, after judge rules in Waymo’s favor

Waymo, Google’s self-driving division, has been granted permission to take Uber to trial in a trade secrets lawsuit. Judge William Alsup ruled that Uber could not settle the lawsuit through private arbitration, which would have avoided the lawsuit details becoming public. Anthony Levandowski, an ex-Google engineer in the self-driving division, has been accused of stealing […]

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You won’t be able to buy autonomous cars until 2026, says Ford

Autonomous cars might be road ready in less than five years, but it will take another decade before the general public are allowed to buy them, according to Ford’s head of research, Ken Washington. The comment adds to the growing fear that automakers will not sell autonomous vehicles to customers, instead relying on ride-sharing and […]

Google asks judge to halt Uber’s self-driving program

Google’s self-driving unit Waymo has filed a preliminary injunction against Uber, a few weeks after filing a lawsuit accusing the ride-sharing company of stealing trade secrets related to self-driving technology. The preliminary injunction asks for all of Uber’s self-driving cars to be taken off the road, effectively halting the company’s self-driving program. Uber has over […]

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Volkswagen unveils your new self-driving “bar car” lounge concept

Volkswagen has introduced its own self-driving concept at the Geneva Motor Show, a blend of ride-hailing and ride-sharing without a steering wheel, pedal, or brake. The concept car, named Sedric, is a four seat mini-shuttle with Level 5 automated driving capabilities. That means it will be totally autonomous, with no human override controls. See Also: […]

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What is Ford’s strategy in its latest buying spree?

People may be wondering what is leading automotive giant Ford to acquire ride-sharing shuttle service Chariot. The app-based service is well suited to Ford’s mobility goals. It already uses Ford Transit Connect vans to shuttle people around the city and accelerates the company’s vision of a ride-sharing platform in major cities by 2021. See Also: Ford floors […]

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Roll your own Mini for the self-driving, ride-sharing future

Mini, one of the most influential British car brands (now owned by BMW), has unveiled its own autonomous car and ride-sharing vision for the future. In a YouTube video titled “Mini Vision Next 100 – The Shape of Things to Come,” the company shows an autonomous car concept that can recognize riders, change their steering […]

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Will Uber and Volvo roll out a fully autonomous car next year?

Uber has scooped its second automotive partner, announcing on Thursday that Volvo will build a fully autonomous car for the ride-sharing giant’s Pittsburgh fleet. The partnership includes a $300 million investment from both parties into the development of the autonomous car. See Also: Can taxi drivers still have a place in a driverless world? Volvo will […]