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Waymo vs Uber Legal Battle Sees 3 Out Of 4 Patent Claims Against Ride-Hailing Company Dropped

Google’s self-driving unit, Waymo, has dropped three of its patent infringement claims against Uber. The move comes as the latest development in Uber and Waymo’s high-stakes dispute over autonomous car technology.

Business Tech July 8, 2017

Tim Cook: Apple Is Focusing On Autonomous Cars

Apple has spent the last few years toiling away on a car project but hadn't announced what it was. Tim Cook has finally revealed what it is, and unsurprisingly, it's autonomous cars.

Apple June 13, 2017

Uber Ordered To Hand Over Otto Due Diligence Report In Waymo Lawsuit, Judge Rules

Uber now has to provide the due diligence report related to its $680 million acquisition of Otto, which it has so far tried to keep secret. Waymo believes the report can show evidence about Uber’s trade-theft practices.

Business Tech June 7, 2017

Uber Fires Self-Driving Chief Anthony Levandowski After Waymo Lawsuit

Uber and Waymo’s legal battle is heating up even more. The ride-hailing company has now fired top engineer Anthony Levandowski, the one who allegedly stole documents from Waymo.

Business Tech May 31, 2017

Uber Ordered To Return 'Pilfered' Self-Driving Car Files To Waymo

Uber must return stolen files to Waymo by the end of the month, as ordered by Judge William Alsup, who also says that the company knew or must have known about the stolen documents. Here’s everything you need to know.

Business Tech May 15, 2017

Lyft And Waymo Team Up To Bring Self-Driving Cars To The Streets First

More companies are investing in bringing self-driving cars to the public. Lyft and Waymo look to shake up the landscape with a collaborative deal to become the first to get autonomous vehicles on the streets.

Car Tech May 15, 2017

Uber's Self-Driving Venture Might Live On As Judge Says Waymo Has No 'Smoking Gun'

The plot embroiling Google’s Waymo and Uber in a trade secret theft case thickens. A judge has now said there’s no 'smoking gun' evidence suggesting that Uber had actually used documents Anthony Levandowski stole from Waymo.

Business Tech May 4, 2017

Uber's Anthony Levandowski Steps Down As Self-Driving Chief As Waymo Lawsuit Intensifies

Uber’s head of self-driving, Anthony Levandowski, is stepping away from LiDAR-related work, according to his email to employees. The move is the latest in Google and Uber’s high-profile legal battle.

Business Tech April 27, 2017

Apple's Self-Driving Car Plans Revealed Via DMV Documents: 'Apple Automated System' To Compete With Google, Uber Autonomous Tech

Documents detailing Apple’s self-driving plans, which includes an autonomous software in addition to a training program, have now surfaced on the web. Reports say the plans are part of Apple’s forthcoming self-driving road tests in California.

Car Tech April 22, 2017

Uber-Waymo Dispute Takes A Turn As Stolen Files Were Found On Employee’s Computer

The Uber-Waymo ongoing legal dispute has gone into overdrive. Uber admits it found the stolen Waymo documents on the computer of the latter's ex-employee.

Car Tech April 7, 2017

Uber Resumes Self-Driving Car Testing Program Days After Arizona Autonomous Car Accident

Uber has resumed its self-driving program in its three pilot cities: Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and Arizona. The program was temporarily halted in light of a car crash involving one of Uber’s self-driving Volvo vehicles in Tempe, Arizona.

Car Tech March 28, 2017

Uber Suspends Self-Driving Testing Program In Light Of Car Crash In Arizona

Uber has announced that it’s pulling the plug on its self-driving test program in Arizona following a car crash involving one of its autonomous vehicles. It’s pausing self-driving tests in Pittsburgh, too.

Car Tech March 27, 2017

Uber Car Crash In Arizona: Self-Driving Car Safety Questioned Again Amid Other Uber Scandals

A self-driving car from Uber's fleet was involved in a crash in Tempe, Arizona, and ended up flipped onto its side. The autonomous vehicle was not at fault, but the accident still sparks a new round of questions regarding the safety of self-driving cars.

Car Tech March 26, 2017

Say Goodbye To The 60 kWh Model S: Tesla To Stop Production In April

Tesla announces a halt in the production of the more affordable Model S 60 and 60D in April 2017 after offering them for only one year.

Car Tech March 19, 2017

Tesla Model Y Render Boosts Anticipation For The Next Compact SUV After Model 3

Tesla has become the sweetheart of the electric vehicle market and the stakes are high. While the future Tesla Model Y (based on Model 3) is still a mystery for now, a render now envisions what it could look like.

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Bosch Partners With Nvidia For Developing AI-Powered Self-Driving Car System

Nvidia has announced that the company would collaborate with automotive supplier Bosch to develop AI-powered autonomous cars. These cars would use the recently launched Xavier chips from Nvidia.

Car Tech March 16, 2017

Startup NIO Unveils Eve, A Driverless Car That’s Really More Of A Luxurious Living Room

Meet NIO’s Eve, a concept consumer car designed to offer passengers a mobile living area experience thanks to driverless technology. NIO plans to release the car by 2020.

Car Tech March 13, 2017

California May Soon See Companies Testing Self-Driving Cars Without A Steering

According to a new proposal, California may soon allow testing of autonomous cars in its roads. This new policy would allow car companies to test these vehicles without a back up driver as well as steering wheels.

Car Tech March 12, 2017

Didi Chuxing Opens AI Development Lab In US, Here's What Uber Rival Is Planning

Didi Chuxing has opened its new AI development in Mountain View California on March 8. The lab will be majorly focusing on AI-based security, as well as intelligent driving technologies.

Car Tech March 9, 2017

Elon Musk Gives A Preview Of Tesla Model 3: Production Still On Track

The Tesla Model 3 is back on track after many production delays. Elon Musk makes the wait more bearable by showing off some design sketches of the newest EV.

Car Tech February 25, 2017

Elon Musk Predicts Driverless Cars To Be The Norm In 10 Years

Elon Musk believes that in 10 years, every car from automaker will be built with full autonomous driving capabilities. The effect of such a change, however, will take time.

Car Tech February 14, 2017

Ford Invests $1 Billion In Artificial Intelligence Startup Argo AI And Here’s Why

Ford drops big dollars in artificial intelligence startup founded by Google and Uber veterans. Here’s what it is trying to accomplish as it becomes majority stakeholder of Argo AI.

Car Tech February 11, 2017

Tesla's Autopilot Crash Rate Reduced By 40 Percent After Autosteer Installation, NHTSA Probe Reveals

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not found any evidence suggesting that there are defects in Tesla’s vehicles. Hence, the agency has decided not to perform a Tesla vehicle recall.

Car Tech January 19, 2017

40,000 Sign Up For BMW ReachNow, First To Test BMW Driverless Cars

ReachNow, a BMW car-sharing subsidiary based in Seattle, plans to use driverless cars in the future. The company has about 40,000 users to date who could soon test BMW autonomous vehicles.

Car Tech January 14, 2017

Most Americans Don't Trust Self-Driving Cars Yet: Survey

Kelley Blue Book recently published a survey into autonomous vehicles and the majority of Americans are pessimistic about the upcoming technology. The poll found out a couple of and somewhat surprising things about tech-friendly drivers in the U.S.

Car Tech September 28, 2016

G-7 Nations Welcome US Guidelines On Self-Driving Cars

The United States proposed guidelines for the next generation of self-driving cars, and G-7 Nations warmly welcomed the document. The guidelines mark the beginning of a time when autonomous technology will be safer and easily to deploy.

Car Tech September 26, 2016

US Sets Unprecedented Guidelines For Self-Driving Cars: Safety First [Video]

In an unprecedented, but long-overdue move, the U.S. Department of Transportation has outlined some safety guidelines for self-driving cars. The 116-page document aims to set the stage for the safe testing and deployment of driverless cars.

Car Tech September 20, 2016

Lyft Vows Transportation Revolution: Self-Driving Cars To Rule Rides, Abolishing Car Ownership By 2025

Lyft cofounder and president John Zimmer has outlined bold ambitions for the company's future. In what it calls the 'third transportation revolution,' Lyft plans to eliminate the need to own a car in the U.S. by 2025, instead relying on its self-driving cars.

Business Tech September 18, 2016

You Can Now Hail A Self-Driving Uber In Pittsburgh

Uber announced that a fleet of self-driving cars will be tested in Pittsburgh starting this week. Users of the ridehailing app will be able to experience autonomous driving in top safety conditions.

Car Tech September 14, 2016

Ford To Start Selling Affordable Autonomous Cars By 2025

Ford intends to sell affordable autonomous vehicles that the masses can buy for themselves by 2025. The Michigan-based car manufacturer is investing a lot of effort and resources to meet its projected timeframe.

Car Tech September 13, 2016

As Self-Driving Cars Gain Ground, Volvo And Autoliv Join Forces To Develop Autonomous Driving Software

Volvo and Autoliv said that they are teaming up to create a venture focused on delivering autonomous drive and advanced driver assistance systems. A part of the workforce of the companies will be dislodged to create the new venture.

Car Tech September 6, 2016

Tesla Planning To Limit Auto Pilot Feature

Tesla Model S drivers will now find it more difficult than ever to ignore autopilot warnings. The company has taken this decisive action after a recent fatal crash, and another non-fatal crash soon after. Only time will tell if drivers take the necessary precaution.

Car Tech August 31, 2016

Google Taps Airbnb's Shaun Stewart To Spearhead Commercialization Of Self-Driving Cars

Former head of Airbnb's vacation rental business Shaun Stewart is joining the ranks of Google's self-driving car project in the latest hire of the company, where his role is to lead the commercialization of the technology.

Business Tech August 27, 2016

Uber Spends $680 Million For Otto Startup To Pursue Its Self-Driving Dreams: Autonomous Vehicle Market Heating Up

Uber put the pedal to the metal and invested nearly $700 million into Otto, a startup that develops kits for autonomous trucks. The self-driving race is on in Silicon Valley and Detroit, and Uber is ready to thrust.

Car Tech August 19, 2016

Ford Promises Fully Autonomous Vehicles For Ride-Sharing Services By 2021: The Race Is On

Ford is targeting to mass produce fully autonomous vehicles by 2021, to be used for ride-sharing services. The company's recent acquisitions will help hasten the development of the self-driving cars.

Car Tech August 17, 2016

Tesla 'Autopilot' Removed From Chinese Website After Beijing Crash

Tesla China recently revamped its website, and some of the key words were changed. The company replaced the terms 'Autopilot' and 'self-driving' with more reality-based variants, following a Model S crash.

Car Tech August 15, 2016

Google Self-Driving Car CTO Announces Departure: What's Coming Next For The Program?

Chris Urmson, CTO of the Google Self-Driving Car Project, has announced his departure after working on the initiative for more than seven years. Urmson is now ready for a fresh challenge after leading 1.8 million miles of autonomous driving.

Google August 5, 2016

Apple Project Titan Seemingly Focusing On Self-Driving Software As Former BlackBerry QNX CEO Joins The Team

Apple recently boosted its Project Titan team by hiring ex-QNX CEO Dan Dodge. Apple faced some turbulence at the executive level in its autonomous car project, but Dodge’s arrival could set things back on track.

Apple July 29, 2016

Ford, MIT Team For New Research Project, Deploying On-Demand Electric Shuttles

Ford and MIT signed a research partnership that will delve on autonomous driving and pedestrian traffic pattern recognition. The project is supposed to debut this fall, with a number of on-demand electric shuttles for MIT’s students.

Car Tech July 28, 2016

Jaguar Land Rover To Test Fleet Of Autonomous Cars In UK By 2020

Jaguar Land Rover announced that it plans to increase its autonomous vehicle fleet by 100 cars by 2020. The carmaker offered some details about the type of self-driving technology that it plans to deploy, and it is promising.

Car Tech July 13, 2016

Faraday Future Gets Green Light To Test Driverless Car In California

The California Department of Motor Vehicles approved Faraday Future's request to test its driverless car within the Golden State. Production prototypes are expected to roll out later this year

Car Tech June 26, 2016

Google Self-Driving Cars Will Be Ready In Years, Not Decades, Says Alphabet's Eric Schmidt

Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt told investors that the Google self-driving car could come out sooner than anticipated. The top executive hinted that in a few years, certain cities are more likely to see the vehicle on their streets.

Google June 9, 2016

Baidu VP Confirms Mass Production Of Self-Driving Cars By 2021

Baidu's VP Wang Jing backed the company's chief scientist in believing that it would be able to mass produce self-driving cars by 2021. Wang also said he is hoping for China and other countries to become more accommodating to autonomous cars.

Car Tech June 4, 2016

Google Self-Driving Cars Learn Basic Driving Skill: Honking The Horn

Google self-driving cars now know how and when it's appropriate to honk. More than that, it can also make sounds similar to traditional vehicles to let pedestrians and cyclists know of its presence.

Car Tech June 3, 2016

Google Patents Sticky Car Hood, Self-Driving Vehicles Could Soon Catch Pedestrians Like Flies

Google patented a sticky adhesive coating on its self-driving vehicles. This patent is aimed to reduce cases of fatal road accidents involving autonomous cars.

Car Tech May 22, 2016

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