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 […]

Tesla surpasses General Motors to become most valuable U.S. automaker

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It’s the first time in the modern era, that the most valuable U.S. automaker is not based in Detroit. Silicon Valley’s Tesla Inc surpassed General Motors on Monday to become the United States automaker with the largest market capitalization as the century-old car industry increases its dependence on software and advanced energy technology. Assisted by […]

Elaine Chao: Trump administration examining self-driving car guidance

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U.S. Transport Secretary Elaine Chao stated on Sunday she was examining self-driving vehicle guidance released by the Obama administration and advised companies to discuss the benefits of automated vehicles to a hesitant public. The guidelines, which were released in September, call on car manufacturers to willingly send information of self-driving car systems to regulators in […]

Daimler adopts Silicon Valley tactics to counter new competitors

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Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler is welcoming Silicon Valley management techniques in a drive to speed up decision making, empower personnel and ward off brand-new competitors such as electric automaker Tesla Motors. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Daimler AG, Dieter Zetsche is sweeping away layers of bureaucracy and motivating a more experimental approach to brand-new […]

Group Asks to Make Way for Adoption of Autonomous Cars

A group of company and former military leaders wishes to limit states’ capability to regulate driverless automobiles, requiring sweeping federal legislation to prevent a patchwork of guidelines they believe could prevent adoption of the technologically advanced cars. Executives consisting of FedEx Corp. Chief Executive Fred Smith and retired U.S. generals associated with a Washington group […]