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Apple Lays Off Over 200 Employees Working on Secretive Self-Driving Car Project

Over 200 employees working on Apple’s self-driving cars project, code-named Project Titan, have been laid off. The move is being positioned internally as an “anticipated restructuring,” according to the earliest reports, though it’s not immediately clear that the job losses were actually expected by the people who…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Tesla, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, Icar, Self Driving Cars, Apple Car, Project Titan, Doug Field, Xmotors


Waymo plans to open a self-driving car factory in Michigan

Waymo and Magna plan to build thousands of self-driving cars at a factory in southeast Michigan, including autonomous versions of the all-electric Jaguar I-PACE and Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivan. Waymo, the former Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet, announced Tuesday that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation voted to approve the company’s plan to set up a manufacturing facility in the state to build its self-driving vehicles. The MEDC ...
Tags: Google, Tech, Companies, X, Austria, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Fca, Transport, Chrysler, Jaguar, Jaguar Land Rover, Michigan, Self-driving Cars, Emerging-technologies, John Krafcik


Victoria to allow trial of driverless cars on country roads

Trial of automated technology a bid to improve safety and reduce trauma on dangerous rural roadsVictoria has sanctioned a trial of driverless cars on rural roads in a bid to improve the dramatically more dangerous conditions outside urban areas.People are five times more likely to be killed on a Victorian country road than in the city.
Tags: Technology, Australia news, Victorian politics, Road Safety, Victoria, Self-driving Cars, Rural Australia


Uh Oh, Uber Might Be Thinking About Self-Driving Scooters and Bikes Now

Uber—the company that had to pull its self-driving cars off the road for most of 2018 that allegedly came after warnings of routine accidents—is hiring for a program that may work on self-driving “micromobility” devices, TechCrunch reported on Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Science, Technology, Scooters, Bird, Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Scooters, Lime, Self Driving Cars, Uber Jump


Lyft and Aptiv’s self-driving car program has come a long way, but not far enough

Many companies talk about self-driving cars, but Lyft and Aptiv are already using a fleet of them to transport paying customers in Las Vegas. Hop in for a close look at the tech of autonomous cars, and the challenges they face. The post Lyft and Aptiv’s self-driving car program has come a long way, but not far enough appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Lyft, Cars, Trends, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Aptiv, Las Vegas Hop


Self-driving car startup Zoox gets a new CEO

Self-driving car startup Zoox has selected its new CEO following the unexpected firing of co-founder and former CEO Tim Kentley-Klay in August. Aicha Evans, Intel’s now-former chief strategy officer, is joining Zoox as CEO and member of the Board of Directors on February 26. “I’m thrilled to join Zoox and challenge the status quo with an autonomous mobility system built from the ground up,” Evans said in a press release. “Mobility is approaching a major inflection point, and Zoox has set itse...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Board of Directors, Evans, Self-driving Cars, Cpuc, California Public Utilities Commission, Zoox, Tim Kentley Klay, Jesse Levinson, Aicha Evans Intel, Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service


Nissan IMs concept teases a future long-range, autonomous electric car

Debuting at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the Nissan IMs is an electric car with a 380-mile range, autonomous-driving capability, and a backseat designed for being chauffeured. Too bad it's just a concept car. The post Nissan IMs concept teases a future long-range, autonomous electric car appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Concept Cars, Nissan, Electric Cars, Detroit Auto Show, 2019 Detroit Auto Show


World’s most valuable AI startup SenseTime unveils self-driving center in Japan

The world’s highest-valued artificial intelligence startup SenseTime has set foot in Japan. The Beijing-based firm announced on Friday that it just opened a self-driving facility in Joso, a historic city 50 kilometers away from Tokyo where it plans to conduct R&D and road test driverless vehicles. The initiative follows its agreement with Japanese auto giant Honda in 2017 to jointly work on autonomous driving technology. SenseTime, which is backed by Alibaba and last valued at more than $4.5 ...
Tags: Transportation, Asia, Japan, China, Softbank, Tech, Bloomberg, Artificial Intelligence, Beijing, Automation, Alibaba, Transport, Tokyo, Self-driving Cars, Baidu, Honda


Even Tesla Seems to Be Getting Real About Self-Driving Car Tech in 2019

You’d barely even know it, but CES just happened this week. In the last couple years the big technology trade show was very much a car show, where automakers and startups alike showed off the latest in hopeful self-driving systems always billed as just “a few years away.” In 2019? Barely a peep from anyone, and that…Read more...
Tags: Science, Tesla, Autonomous Cars, Autopilot, Self Driving Cars


CES 2019: What’s Next for Self-Driving Cars, Connected Vehicles and Vehicle Technology

Today, vehicles are evolving to be more connected and autonomous. Innovators continually develop new ideas to make transportation more convenient, efficient and eco-friendly. And CES 2019 in Las Vegas is the place to see the latest and greatest. With over 290K net square feet of vehicle-tech exhibit space, CES 2019 is your opportunity to see the self-driving cars, concept cars, connected vehicles and… flying taxis!? In fact, you can even test drive the latest vehicle technology including parkin...
Tags: Amazon, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Las Vegas, Connected Cars, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Concept Cars, Driverless Cars, Kia, Car Tech, AAA, Driverless Car, Alexa, TomTom


The Power Combo of A.I. Devices with Cloudlets Comes with Cyber Risks

When we have a chance to view it from a distance, the year 2018 may be seen as a period when innovations in a number of technological fields came together to transform not only the future of computing, but also the very structure of the Internet.First, entrepreneurs vying to invent self-driving vehicles, virtual assistants, and intelligent industrial machines created a hunger for more powerful semiconductors that could enable scattered devices to take over sophisticated calculations powered by ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Cloud, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Web, It, Cybersecurity, Ransomware, Vc, Software


Walmart taps startup Udelv to test autonomous grocery deliveries in Arizona

More autonomous vehicles are poised to descend on Arizona. This time, Walmart has signed a deal with startup Udelv to test the use of autonomous vans to deliver online grocery orders to customers. Under the agreement, Udelv will provide its second-generation autonomous delivery van, called the Newton, to Walmart to deliver groceries in Surprise, Arizona. The trial is set to begin in February, Udelv announced Tuesday at CES 2019. The Newton, which is being shown at CES, is based on  Baidu’s la...
Tags: Transportation, Texas, Technology, Cars, San Francisco, Tech, Walmart, Automotive, Arizona, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Baidu, Robotics, Newton, Emerging-technologies, Chandler


Mobileye is using its sensors to create detailed maps of the UK

Mobileye, the Israeli-based automotive sensor company acquired by Intel in 2017, is leveraging the huge amounts of data it can collect to help build precise maps of the UK’s roads and infrastructure. The company announced at CES 2019 that it has reached an agreement with Ordnance Survey to help the UK mapping agency bring high-precision location data to businesses in the country. Under the agreement, Mobileye’s sensors will be retrofitted onto Ordnance’s utility fleets to collect volumes o...
Tags: TC, UK, Technology, Utilities, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Intel, Car, Britain, Telecommunications, United Kingdom, Survey, Self-driving Cars, Ordnance Survey, Mobileye


Bell is building a self-flying air taxi, and it brought a prototype to CES 2019

Bell, the storied aviation manufacturer, dropped a surprise at CES 2019 by unveiling its design for a full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) passenger vehicle - in other words, they're building a flying taxi. The post Bell is building a self-flying air taxi, and it brought a prototype to CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, Flying Cars, Bell, Vtol, Emerging Tech, Bell Helicopter, Bell Nexus


Toyota’s Guardian system aims to help human drivers, not replace them

Toyota believes self-driving cars could still use a human touch. At CES 2019, the Japanese automaker offered more details on its Guardian system, which is designed to assist human drivers. The post Toyota’s Guardian system aims to help human drivers, not replace them appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, CES 2019


Audi, Mobileye, Waymo, other top automakers unite to spread the self-driving gospel

The self-driving vehicle evangelists are uniting. A number of major automakers, technology companies and organizations with a stake in autonomous vehicles, including Audi, Aurora, Cruise, GM, Mobileye, Nvidia, Toyota, Waymo and Zoox has formed a coalition to spread the word about advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles. Their message: this tech can transform transportation and make it safer and more sustainable. The Partners for Automated Vehicle Education, or PAVE, coal...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Technology, Tech, Automotive, Ford, Automation, Transport, Nvidia, Toyota, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Robotics, Audi, Driver


This futuristic autonomous pod hotel drives you around as you sleep

Design studio Aprilli is reimagining the future of transportation with its new concept, describing a kind of self-driving sleeper van that’s like a hotel room on wheels. Coming soon to a freeway near you? It's not as crazy as it sounds. The post This futuristic autonomous pod hotel drives you around as you sleep appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Emerging Tech


Torc Robotics and Transdev are launching autonomous shuttles to deliver people to public transit

Self-driving technology company Torc Robotics is partnering with Transdev, the public transportation giant, to deploy fully autonomous electric shuttles designed to provide free connections to existing transit like trains and buses. The companies, which made the announcement Monday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, are integrating Torc’s self-driving software stack and sensor suite into an autonomous shuttle known as i-Cristal that was unveiled earlier this year by Transdev and French manufacturer...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Automation, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, North America, Robotics, AAA, Rouen, Chrysler Pacifica, Massy, Asimov, Transdev, Cristal


Autonomous trucking startup TuSimple is taking 3 to 5 commercial trips a day

A little more than a year ago, autonomous trucking startup TuSimple —flush with a fresh round of venture capital — was preparing to scale up its testing to two full truck fleets in China and the U.S. TuSimple, a China-based company with an R&D facility in San Diego and test operations in Tucson, has put that money to use. The startup, which launched in 2015, is taking three to five fully autonomous trips per day for customers on three different routes in Arizona, TuSimple said Monday at CES 2...
Tags: Texas, China, Tech, Automotive, Arizona, San Diego, Nvidia, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, Weibo, Tucson, Cummins Inc, Sina, Autonomous Trucks, TuSimple, CES 2019


Seven ways technology will change in 2019

App stores, Facebook, smartphone photography, even USB cables – they are all facing disruption this yearAt the beginning of 2019, as at the start of 2018, Margrethe Vestager remains the most powerful woman in tech. The EU competition commissioner has the world’s biggest companies walking on tiptoe, afraid of her habit of enforcing competition law where the US authorities have refused to do so. Continue reading...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Business, Technology, Media, Social Networking, US, Eu, Regulators, E-commerce, Smartphones, Mobile Phones, Computing, Self-driving Cars, Cryptocurrencies


Toyota rolls out an updated autonomous car prototype for CES 2019

Toyota's latest autonomous-driving test car, dubbed Platform 4.0 (or P4 for short) is based on the latest Lexus LS luxury sedan. It also features more sensors and greater computing power than its predecessor. The post Toyota rolls out an updated autonomous car prototype for CES 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Lexus, Toyota, Self-driving Cars, Lexus LS, CES 2019


Cruise and DoorDash to test food delivery using self-driving cars in San Francisco

Cruise is partnering with DoorDash to pilot food and grocery delivery in San Francisco using self-driving vehicles. The companies announced Thursday that the testing program will begin in early 2019 with an initial focus on the San Francisco market. “Delivery is a significant opportunity for Cruise as we prepare to commercialize our autonomous vehicle technology and transform transportation,” said Dan Ammann, who became CEO of Cruise late last year. “Partnering with DoorDash will provide u...
Tags: Transportation, San Francisco, Tech, Cruise, Automotive, Automation, Gm, Self-driving Cars, Cto, Doordash, Dan Ammann, Tony Xu, Kyle Vogt, Cruise Automation


After conquering the Sahara, the U.K.’s self-driving rover is ready for Mars

The U.K. Space Agency completed tests of new self-driving software for Mars rovers. The tests were carried out in the Sahara desert, the closest thing Earth has to the Martian landscape. The post After conquering the Sahara, the U.K.’s self-driving rover is ready for Mars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Earth, Mars, Self-driving Cars, Mars Rover, Emerging Tech, Sahara, U K Space Agency


Waymo's Self-Driving Vans Were Attacked at Least 21 Times in 2018

Waymo finally launched its public self-driving ride-sharing program in Arizona last month after a year of testing, but it’s been a year full of gun-wielding, rock-throwing, tire-slashing Arizonians targeting the company’s vans.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Arizona, Car Crashes, Self Driving Cars, Waymo, Least 21 Times


Waymo’s autonomous cars are coming under attack from some folks in Arizona

It's not just technological challenges that autonomous-car companies have to overcome. Waymo's testing of self-driving cars near Phoenix, Arizona, shows that they still have to win over some members of the public, too. The post Waymo’s autonomous cars are coming under attack from some folks in Arizona appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, PHOENIX Arizona, Waymo


Waymo’s autonomous cars are coming under attack in Arizona

It's not just technological challenges that autonomous-car companies have to overcome. Waymo's testing of self-driving cars near Phoenix, Arizona, shows that they still have to win over some members of the public, too. The post Waymo’s autonomous cars are coming under attack in Arizona appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, PHOENIX Arizona, Waymo


Waymo's Autonomous Vehicles Are Reportedly Facing Ongoing Attacks in Arizona

In Arizona, the same state where one of Uber’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian, people have reportedly been vandalizing autonomous vehicles operated by Waymo, the Google spin-off owned by Alphabet.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Arizona, Autonomous Vehicles, Alphabet, Self Driving Cars, Waymo


Arizona: People are violently attacking driverless cars from Google/Alphabet's Waymo

People like this guy waving his gun at a driverless Waymo van in Arizona are attacking self-driving vehicles with rocks, knives, and *their own cars*, sending a message to tech companies like Waymo, which is owned by Alphabet (Google's parent company). That message is, please go experiment with artificial intelligence in somebody else’s neighborhood. In the video above, a pissed off guy in Chandler, Arizona waves his gun at a passing Waymo van. He got in trouble for it, but man, I can empa...
Tags: Google, Post, Technology, News, Cars, Tech, US news, Automotive, New York Times, Arizona, Self-driving Cars, Phoenix, Road Rage, Arizona Republic, Tempe, Chandler


Self-Driving Car Company Zoox to Offer Free Rides in California

Autonomous car company Zoox is poised to become the first self-driving car company approved in California to shuttle public customers, Reuters reported Friday.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Autonomous Vehicles, Reuters, Self Driving Cars, Zoox, Self Driving Car Company Zoox


Self-driving car startup Zoox gets permit to transport passengers in California

While more than 60 companies have received permits to test their driverless vehicles in California, Zoox has become the first permitted to actually transport people in those vehicles. The California Public Utilities Commission today granted Zoox a permit to participate in the state’s Autonomous Vehicle Passenger Service pilot. During the testing period, Zoox must have a safety driver behind the wheel and will not be allowed to charge passengers for rides. And, as part of the program, Zoox mus...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, California, Self-driving Cars, Cpuc, California Public Utilities Commission, Mike Cannon Brookes, Uber and Lyft, Zoox, Tim Kentley Klay, Grok Ventures, California Zoox, Zoox Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs