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In California, Waze Carpool definitely has you covered

Waze is expanding its carpool service to cover the entire state of California, after successful trials in San Francisco, Sacramento, Monterey, and across Israel. The app identifies suitable commuters that live in between the driver’s home and work locations. The rider pays their share of the gas money in exchange for the ride, which currently […]

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Will Nevada be the next state to legalize self-driving cars?

Nevada could be the next state to legalize self-driving cars on public roads, if a draft bill from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is passed by the legislature. The bill, titled AB69, looks to update the current driving and traffic laws, to allow driverless vehicles, drones, and shuttles onto the roads. It would let […]

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NuTonomy autonomous taxi pilot gets Singapore green light

NuTonomy, an MIT autonomous vehicle spinoff, announced on Monday a new partnership with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) to expand its autonomous taxi service in the city. We first reported on the pilot program’s existence on April 7, when nuTonomy filed paperwork to expand its “mobility-on-demand” program outside of the one-north business district. See Also: […]

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GM hints at autonomous Bolt EV coming to Lyft

General Motors is confident it will have an autonomous, all electric car on the road sooner than most expect, available on Lyft’s ride-sharing app. Speaking to Tech Insider, Pam Fletcher, the chief engineer of autonomous tech at GM, hinted that the tech is progressing faster than most expected and a consumer model could be coming […]

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Can taxi drivers still have a place in a driverless world?

Uber and Lyft, the two big mobile taxi firms in the U.S., have both mentioned a future for their services that does not include humans. Blacklane, a German mobile chauffeur service, has a different view on the future. Speaking to Business Insider, CEO Jens Wohltorf said people still want someone else in the vehicle, and […]

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NRMA calls for autonomous car trials in Australia

Australia is behind on the rise of the autonomous car, but a new push by the National Roads and Motorists’ Association (NRMA) may force the government into action. NRMA’s new chief executive, Rohan Lund, called for the government to allow autonomous car trials, let the private sector implement peer-to-peer networks for traffic, and add smart […]

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Gett gets investment from Volkswagen in self-driving bid?

Another day, another ride-sharing investment. This time, the Volkswagen Group has announced its investing $300 million into Israeli-startup Gett. The investment marks Gett – formerly GetTaxi – as a potential dark horse in the ride-sharing race. See Also: Uber to kick off autonomous car test in Pittsburgh Volkswagen said it invested in Gett as part […]