Volkswagen praises Ford’s autonomous technology

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Volkswagen on Wednesday praised its cooperation with Ford Motor and took efforts to highlight its competitor’s autonomous vehicles technology, as both automakers look for deepening their partnership to include self-driving vehicles. Volkswagen and Ford have agreed to develop a range of commercial vehicles and explored contributing on electric cars. Volkswagen has however so far resisted […]

Volkswagen hires Apple executive Alexander Hitzinger for technical development

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Volkswagen stated it had hired an executive from Apple as a director accountable for technical development at its commercial vehicles department. Alexander Hitzinger, 47, is set to take group-wide responsibility for the automaker’s efforts to develop self-driving vehicles and offer “Mobility as a Service”, an initiative that seeks to keep motorists behind the wheel of […]

How long before self-driving cars will be able to diagnose and repair themselves?

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For years now, manufacturers have been developing, driving, testing, and refining their fleets of self-driving cars. Autonomous vehicles have become popular in cities all over the world and it is expected that they will increase car ownership. The idea of self-driving vehicles – in other words, of cars that drive themselves – has been extremely […]

Intel: Mobileye’s autonomous driving tech will be used in two million vehicles

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Intel Corp CEO Brian Krzanich stated on Monday 2 million vehicles from BMW, Nissan Motor and Volkswagen AG would use its unit Mobileye’s autonomous vehicle tech to crowdsource information for developing maps that allow autonomous driving. The world’s largest chipmaker purchased Israeli firm Mobileye in 2017 to take on companies such as Qualcomm Inc and […]

Nissan’s car of the future can read your brain

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Nissan takes a different approach in autonomous car world The world’s biggest automakers and technology companies are investing billions of dollars to perfect the ability to drive without thinking. Nissan Motor is taking a different direction– aiming to translate your thinking so hands-on driving is more enjoyable. The automaker will reveal and evaluate its “brain-to-vehicle” […]

General Motors schedules investor event to talk about ‘autonomous future’

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General Motors on Thursday stated it will lay out “our vision for an autonomous future” in a webcast for investors on November 30, the latest signal from the largest U.S. automaker that it plans to expand its efforts to put self-driving vehicles to commercial use. GM’s announcement comes few days after Alphabet Inc’s Waymo self-driving […]

Delphi Partnerships With Transdev for Self-driving Transport Service

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Delphi Automotive will partner with Transdev Group, a public transport service managed by the French government, to develop an automatic on-demand shuttle service in Europe, the companies stated. In a joint declaration, Delphi and Transdev stated they will evaluate driverless vehicles in Normandy and outside Paris, in advance of developing a commercial service, beginning in […]