Monday, June 27, 2022

Uber to Launch a Dozen Self-Driving Taxis in Pittsburgh

The technology is being rapidly commercialized, though safety issues have yet to be settled. Anyone who books an Uber in Pittsburgh in the coming weeks may discover that the person behind the wheel is also...

Padmasree Warrior, Tech Heavyweight, Now on Board of China’s NextEV

Zendrive, a driving analytics startup, has added an industry heavyweight to its board. Padmasree Warrior, the U.S. CEO of Chinese electric car startup NextEV, is joining the company’s now three-person board. Warrior joined NextEV last...

Google, Ford and Uber create coalition to lobby self-driving cars

Alphabet Inc’s Google unit, Ford Motor Co, the ride-sharing service Uber and two other companies said on Tuesday they are forming a coalition to push for federal action to help speed self-driving cars to...

Start-up Drive.ai granted a license to test autonomous cars

Another self-driving car startup is about to hit the roads. The Wall Street Journal reports that Drive.ai, a Silicon Valley startup that received $12 million in funding last year, has been granted a license to test autonomous...

Toyota Is Turning This City Into a Giant Connected Car Experiment

Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, is sending 5,000 connected cars that can wirelessly communicate with other vehicles and infrastructure onto the streets of Ann Arbor, Mich., in a real-world experiment designed to move autonomous...

Federal government’s first public hearing on self-driving cars

"We may be on the cusp of a safety innovation revolution," said Mark Rosekind, who runs the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), kicking off the federal government's first public hearing on self-driving cars....

China Accelerates Its Plans for Developing a Driverless Car

Gansha Wu was a veteran engineering manager at Intel Corporation and director of Intel Labs China when two events upended his world last year. First, he listened to the veteran technology writer Michael Malone tell an audience...

Driverless bus system showcases future of public transit

Commuters in two Netherlands communities will soon be able to board a driverless, electrically-powered shuttle that uses a public roadway. Read the source article at Curbed

Google Asks DoT To Fast-Track Self-Driving Cars

Google wants to fast-track self-driving cars to market. The company sent a letter to the US Transportation Secretary on March 18 that outlines how that can be accomplished. Read the source article at informationweek.com

Google, GM, and Senate panel agree: U.S. needs self-driving car regulations

Members of a U.S. Senate panel and firms working on self-driving vehicles on Tuesday called for national rather than state regulation of the cars to avoid a patchwork of rules that could slow development. Major...






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