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 […]

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 […]

Volkswagen and Ford in talks about self-driving and electric vehicles

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Volkswagen and Ford Motor are in talks to jointly develop self-driving and electric automobiles in a far-reaching strategic alliance supposed to save the companies billions of dollars, according to a person knowledgeable with the matter. The German and U.S. automakers are expected to give an update on the progress of the discussions before year end, […]

BMW says competitors are interested in joining forces on self-driving cars

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BMW competitors and ride-hailing companies are thinking about joining its consortium for making self-driving vehicles as auto industry profits come under rising pressure, board member Klaus Froehlich stated. Automakers and ride-hailing companies have sought to construct self-driving cars as a way to enter the business of smartphone-hailed robotaxis. However, they are getting into a crowded […]

Daimler, Bosch to bring self-driving taxis in California test program

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German automaker Daimler AG and auto supplier Bosch Corp are going to deploy self-driving taxis in California’s Silicon Valley region in 2019 as part of a test program of vehicles designated for city driving, the two companies stated on Tuesday. The world’s largest maker of premium cars and biggest automotive provider gave some information about […]

Ford to revamp symbol of Detroit decline to house tech workers

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Ford Motor executives on Tuesday stated the automaker is going to renovate and redevelop Michigan Central Station, Detroit’s infamous blighted landmark, transforming it into offices for up to 5,000 tech workers and software engineers dedicated to self-driving vehicles and ancillary technologies and services. Discussing with a large crowd outside the grand, yet dilapidated 18-story Michigan […]