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Lyft Is Now Working On Its Own Technology For Self-Driving Cars

Lyft has announced that it will begin work on technology for use in self-driving cars. Previously, the company said it would allow self-driving cars on its network, but would not develop the technology itself.

Car Tech July 21, 2017

The New Self-Driving Audi A8 Will Reduce Headaches From Traffic Jams: How Will The Traffic Jam Pilot Feature Work?

The new Audi A8 will offer the Traffic Jam Pilot, a self-driving system that will take full control of the vehicle at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. How will the feature work?

Car Tech July 12, 2017

Apple Rents SUVs From Hertz To Test Self-Driving Vehicle Tech: Is Project Titan Too Far Behind?

Apple leased a small fleet of Lexus RX450h SUVs from the Donlen fleet management unit of rental company Hertz to test its self-driving vehicle technology. Project Titan is still alive, but is it too far behind from its competitors?

Apple June 28, 2017

Google's Parent, Alphabet, Announces Deal With Avis To Manage Self-Driving Cars

Google's parent company, Alphabet, has announced a deal with Avis to manage its line of self-driving cars. Such a partnership will allow Alphabet to expand its hold in the industry.

Car Tech June 27, 2017

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Knew Self-Driving Car Chief Stole Google Secrets, Says Waymo

As the Uber-Waymo lawsuit keeps unraveling, a new court filing claims that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick knew about the information stolen from Google. Kalanick reportedly became aware of the matter last year.

Business Tech June 23, 2017

In Self-Driving Car Case, Tesla Is Found To Be Not At Fault, Here's Why

In the first fatal car crash involving a self-driving car, Tesla has been found not at fault. The investigation is ongoing, but a recently released report concludes that Tesla's autopilot systems did not cause the crash.

Car Tech June 20, 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 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 Legal Problems Pile Up Because Of Waymo Case And Self-Driving Trucks

The last few months haven't been kind to Uber, with every sort of legal problem hitting the company. That pile just got a little bigger thanks to the Waymo case and Uber's self-driving vehicle program.

Business Tech May 26, 2017

Uber Wanted To Partner With Tesla For Self-Driving Cars, But Elon Musk Said No

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick reportedly approached Tesla CEO Elon Musk to propose a partnership. Kalanick wanted Uber and Tesla to work together on self-driving car technology and compete against Apple, but Musk said no.

Business Tech May 17, 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

A Look At Lidar, The 54-Year Old Technology Fueling Google And Uber's Self-Driving Ambitions

Google and Uber went to court over a half-century-old technology known as lidar. Here's a lowdown on lidar and how it affects the self-driving car industry.

Car Tech May 15, 2017

Uber Could Face Criminal Prosecution For Allegedly Stealing Waymo Secrets: No Private Arbitration, Says Judge

Presiding over Waymo's case against Uber, Judge William Alsup denied Uber's motion for private arbitration to avoid trial. Moreover, the judge referred the case to the U.S. Attorney, so Uber could face criminal prosecution.

Business Tech May 12, 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

Uber Engineer's Fifth Amendment Argument To Keep Documents From Waymo Legal Bout Denied, Appeals Court Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that Anthony Levandowski’s pleading of the Fifth Amendment cannot keep Uber from holding the Waymo documents. Levandowski is a former Waymo employee accused by Waymo for stealing documents.

Business Tech April 26, 2017

Google's Waymo Offers Free Self-Driving Car Rides To The Public In Phoenix And You Can Apply Now

Google's Waymo has started taking applications to offer free rides in its self-driving minivans in Phoenix, Arizona. This marks the first time Waymo opens its services to the public and interested customers can apply for a ride starting today.

Car Tech April 25, 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

California DMV Confirms Apple Is Now Permitted To Test Self-Driving Cars, Adds To List Of Companies Testing In State

Apple Inc., is now officially added to the list of companies permitted to test autonomous vehicles in California. Their name on the list stands as a silent confirmation to the company’s movements in the growing autonomous vehicle industry.

Car Tech April 15, 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

Uber Self-Driving Cars Not Yet Safe: Human Drivers Had To Take Over Control Every Mile

Internal documents reveal that Uber's self-driving program is not yet safe enough. According to the figures, human drivers had to take back control of the autonomous vehicles after every 0.8 miles.

Car Tech March 17, 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

Waymo Wants To Stop Uber From Using 'Stolen' Self-Driving Car Secrets, Asks Judge For Court Order

Alphabet spinoff Waymo is asking a judge for a preliminary injunction that'll stop Uber from continuing with its self-driving car efforts and preventing the ride-hailing service from using stolen intellectual property.

Business Tech March 11, 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

Uber Really Wants To Test Self-Driving Cars In San Francisco, Finally Follows California DMV Rules

Uber has had a shaky relationship with California's Department of Motor Vehicles. However, it seems that the ride-hailing service is now looking to make up with the regulator to be able to test self-driving vehicles in San Francisco.

Car Tech March 3, 2017

College Student Transforms Honda Civic Into Self-Driving Car For $700 With Help From Comma.ai

Brevan Jorgenson, a senior college student, was able to transform his Honda Civic into a self-driving car for only $700. He received assistance from Comma.ai, a startup that open sourced code for a self-driving car kit.

Car Tech February 23, 2017

Uber Self-Driving Cars Now Picking Up Passengers In Arizona After Being Kicked Out Of California

Uber has relaunched its self-driving vehicle program in the streets of Tempe in Arizona. The program was originally rolled out in San Francisco, but the Department of Motor Vehicles of California kicked Uber out.

Car Tech February 22, 2017

World's First Ever Self-Driving Car Race Ends In Disaster

Roborace, the first self-driving car race, was held last Feb. 18 at the Formula E Buenos Aires ePrix. One of the participating automated vehicles called Devbots crashed itself on a barrier.

Car Tech February 20, 2017

GM To Unleash Thousands Of Autonomous Bolts By 2018 To Crush Competition

General Motors is said to be rolling out thousands of automated Chevrolet Bolts early next year. If true, this mass deployment means it has vaulted past its competitors in terms of the level of technology developed.

Car Tech February 19, 2017

Tesla Self Driving Taxis Will Be On Dubai Roads By 2020

Dubai's RTA will test out self-driving cars which have been bought from Tesla. These cars will be the first self-driving taxis in the country, which will hit Dubai roads by 2020.

Car Tech February 17, 2017

California Grows List Of Allowed Self-Driving Car Testers To 22 With The Addition Of Subaru

The California Department of Motor Vehicles added Subaru to the list of automobile manufacturers and tech companies that are allowed to test self-driving cars in the state. What kind of self-driving technology is the Japanese carmaker thinking of testing?

Car Tech February 12, 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

Google Waymo Performing Better Than Other Self-Driving Cars, Says California DMV

Google Waymo's self-driving cars show a remarkable improvement, says a report from the California DMV. The company says that the number of its disengagements lessened last year.

Car Tech February 2, 2017

Uber Taps Google's Former Search Chief Amit Singhal, Gains New SVP Of Engineering

Amit Singhal, Uber's new hire, is one of Google's tech luminaries. For his work, particularly on the algorithms that now power the company's search engine, he was made a Google Fellow.

Car Tech January 21, 2017

Fully-Electric Self-Driving Shuttle Bus Being Tested On Las Vegas Roads

The self-driving shuttle bus dubbed ‘ARMA’ has hit the roads of Las Vegas on Jan. 10. Carolyn Goodman, Las Vegas' Mayor, alongside Councilmen Ricki Barlow and Bob Coffin were present to witness history unfold.

Car Tech January 12, 2017

The Volkswagen ID Buzz Is The Microbus Concept That Needs To Happen: All-Electric, Self-Driving Mode, And Customizable Interiors

Volkswagen unveiled the I.D. Buzz microbus concept at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. The vehicle is more than just a modernized microbus, as it is all-electric, has a self-driving mode, and comes with customizable interiors.

Car Tech January 10, 2017

Tesla Motors Rolls Out Autopilot Update, But Only To HW2 Vehicles: How Long Will Owners Of Older Models Wait?

Tesla Motors has started rolling out the 8.1 software update, which includes upgrades to the controversial Autopilot feature, to about 1,000 HW2-era electric vehicles. When will owners of older models receive the update?

Car Tech January 2, 2017

Ford Fusion Hybrid To Take Center Stage At CES 2017: More Powerful Processor And Better Sensors Equal Better Brain Power

The next-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid sedan will be launched at the CES 2017 trade show. Ford has introduced upgrades, such as an improved processing power and greater sensor technology, to pack in more brain power.

Car Tech December 29, 2016

Uber Moving San Francisco Self-Driving Car Project To Arizona After California Forces Pullout

Uber already packed its self-driving Volvo cars in San Francisco and promptly shipped them to Arizona, where it is getting a rockstar welcome. The ride-sharing service said that the vehicles' redeployment will entail further expansion.

Car Tech December 23, 2016

Uber Forced To Pull Out Self-Driving Cars From San Francisco Roads: What Did The California DMV Do?

Less than a week after Uber defied the orders of the California DMV and continued testing its self-driving vehicles in San Francisco, the ride-sharing company is now pulling out the vehicles. What forced Uber to stop its testing program?

Car Tech December 22, 2016

Honda Cars Could Soon Be Added To The Self-Driving Fleet Of Alphabet's Waymo

Honda has engaged in formal discussions with Alphabet's Waymo for a self-driving car technology partnership. The focus of the partnership would be on research and not yet a plan to launch full production of self-driving Honda vehicles.

Car Tech December 22, 2016

Uber To Keep On Testing Self-Driving Vehicles In San Francisco Despite Being Told By California DMV To Stop

Uber started testing self-driving cars in San Francisco earlier in the week. The California DMV has ordered the company to stop due to not having secured the necessary permits, but Uber will not pull its cars off the road.

Car Tech December 17, 2016

Google's Self-Driving Car Project Becomes Stand-Alone Unit, Gets New Name: Meet Waymo

Alphabet announced that its self-driving car will now have its own standalone business unit, graduating from the so-called Google X, the super secret research and development unit based a few miles away from Google's Mountain View headquarters.

Google December 13, 2016

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