Hyundai Motor and Aptiv name self-driving joint venture Motional

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Hyundai Motor and auto supplier Aptiv PLC have named their self-driving joint venture Motional, the companies stated on Tuesday. Established a year ago, the $4-billion venture is developing a wholly automated system that it hopes to start selling in 2022 to robotaxi companies and fleet operators, Chief Executive Karl Iagnemma informed in an interview. “In […]

Waymo and Fiat Chrysler expand autonomous vehicle partnership

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Waymo LLC and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) are expanding their autonomous vehicle partnership to commercial vehicles, and FCA will develop wholly self-driving vehicles exclusively with Waymo going forward, the companies stated on Wednesday. Waymo, a unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc, and FCA said they will work together to develop autonomous light commercial vehicles for […]

Uber self-driving car involved in fatal crash failed to detect jaywalkers

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Uber’s self-driving car that killed a pedestrian in March 2018 had severe software defects, including the inability to detect jaywalkers, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The US safety agency stated that Uber’s software failed to detect the 49-year-old victim, Elaine Herzberg, as a pedestrian crossing the street. It didn’t analyze that it […]

Ford self-driving cars to be introduced in Austin in 2021

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Ford Motor stated on Wednesday it will include Austin, Texas, to the short list of cities where it prepares to start a commercial transportation service utilizing automated vehicles in 2021. The U.S. automaker earlier stated it would start transporting people and goods in automated vehicles in Miami and Washington. Ford’s self-driving system, currently being tested […]

Apple in talks with potential providers of sensors for self-driving cars

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Apple Inc has held discussions with about four companies as possible providers for next-generation lidar sensors in self-driving cars, reviewing the companies’ technology while also still contributing on its own lidar unit, three people familiar with the talks stated. The moves provide fresh proof of Apple’s renewed ambitions to get into the autonomous vehicle derby, […]

GM, Ford and Toyota join to advance self-driving innovation

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Three major automakers stated on Wednesday they were establishing a consortium to help draw up safety standards for self-driving vehicles that could eventually help forming regulations in the United States. General Motors, Ford Motor and Toyota Motor stated they were joining forces with automotive engineering group SAE International to form autonomous vehicle “safety guiding principles […]

Honda and Hino join SoftBank and Toyota mobility venture

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Japanese automakers Honda and Hino are teaming up for a partnership between SoftBank and Toyota for mobility advantages including self-driving cars. SoftBank Corp. and Toyota Motor announced a joint venture for mobility services in 2018, in what they called a “united Japan” effort to deal with the worldwide competition. Honda Motor, Toyota’s competitor, and Hino […]

Apple fires 190 workers from self-driving car project

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Apple has reportedly verified it is eliminating 190 employees from its ambitious self-driving car project named Titan. According to a report in San Francisco Chronicle, the Cupertino-based company has laid off mainly engineers, including 38 engineering programme managers, 33 hardware engineers, 31 product design engineers and 22 software engineers. The layoffs in Santa Clara and […]

Volkswagen To Spend Almost $2 Billion In Ford Self-Driving Car Venture

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Volkswagen AG is preparing to invest about $1.7 billion in a self-driving car venture with Ford Motor’s Argo subsidiary, according to people knowledgeable with the matter. Following months of discussions, the German and U.S. automakers have agreed to make Argo the nucleus of an equally held joint venture that could get extra assets from Volkswagen […]

VW, Ford to collaborate on trucks, look forward to EVs, self-driving cars

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Volkswagen and Ford Motor stated on Tuesday they will join forces on commercial vans and pickups and are looking forward to joint development of electric and self-driving technology, actions supposed to save the automakers billions of dollars. Ford and VW declared their partnership against the backdrop of the Detroit auto show. The tie-up, which begins […]