Toyota-backed Pony.ai to provide autonomous delivery service in California

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Toyota-backed autonomous driving company Pony.ai stated Friday it would provide an autonomous delivery service to residents of Irvine, California, as demand for online orders has increased due to the lockdown led by COVID-19 coronavirus. About 90% of U.S. shoppers are under stay-at-home orders, and an increase in demand for package and grocery delivery has left […]

US allows autonomous vehicle bypass human-driver safety rules

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For the first time, the U.S. government’s highway safety agency has allowed a company’s request to bring a self-driving vehicle on the road that doesn’t require to meet the same federal safety standards for automobiles controlled by humans. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) granted temporary approval for Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to […]

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 […]

Daimler and Baidu to extend automated driving alliance

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German automaker Daimler stated it will deepen a partnership with China’s Baidu on automated driving and vehicle connectivity services. Daimler and Baidu joined forces in April last year to develop Apollo, an automated driving platform, which has the motive of speeding up autonomous vehicle research and promoting the drafting of associated laws and regulations. Both […]

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 […]