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Roborace driverless racing car takes on Goodwood

Roborace driverless racing car takes on Goodwood

Autonomous cars will be a mainstream part of life at some point in the not-so-distant future. People will get around without having to drive or even pay attention to what's going on around them. That day isn't here just yet but we are getting closer.

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Baraja’s LIDAR sets its sights on self-driving cars

Baraja’s LIDAR sets its sights on self-driving cars

Spectrum-Scan LIDAR startup Baraja wants to knock the silly hat from the top of autonomous cars. Emerging into the light after several years in stealth mode, the Australian company is promising a double whammy for self-driving vehicle manufacturers: better performance than current laser scanning systems, but in a more discreet and flexible package.

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Uber layoff impacts 100 workers involved with self-driving effort

Uber layoff impacts 100 workers involved with self-driving effort

Following a fatal accident earlier this year that involved one of its autonomous vehicles, Uber has laid off about 100 employees who were involved with its self-driving effort. The information comes form Pennsylvania news agencies, which report that most of the impacted individuals were located in Pittsburgh. Uber had started autonomous car tests in the city back in 2016.

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Ex-Apple engineer arrested for stealing self-driving car secrets

Ex-Apple engineer arrested for stealing self-driving car secrets

Waymo isn’t the only one with a car leak problem. Although industrial espionage isn’t exactly and trade secret theft is hardly new nor uncommon, not every crime gets the limelight. But if you get caught stealing from Apple, you better be prepared to be an overnight sensation (not to mention a criminal). That is certainly the case involving a former Apple engineer who was caught and had admitted to stealing sensitive data around a much-rumored but never confirmed Apple secret project: autonomous cars.

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Kroger and Nuro tie up for autonomous grocery delivery

Kroger and Nuro tie up for autonomous grocery delivery

Having to go to the grocery store and stand in line is a pain for most of us. Kroger and Nuro have announced a partnership that could mean you never have to drive to the grocery store again. The two firms are teaming up to provide autonomous delivery of same-day orders made via the Kroger ClickList ordering system and the Nuro app.

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nuTonomy gets Boston OK to test autonomous cars city-wide

nuTonomy gets Boston OK to test autonomous cars city-wide

Aptiv's nuTonomy has been given permission to operate self-driving cars on the city's public roads. The approval follows more than a year of testing within Boston's Seaport District; the new approval covers the entire city. This makes Aptiv the first self-driving car company to be given city-wide testing authorization.

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Safety driver in fatal autonomous Uber crash was watching Hulu

Safety driver in fatal autonomous Uber crash was watching Hulu

The safety driver in Uber's autonomous car that killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona earlier this year was watching Hulu on her phone right up to the crash, local police claim. The incident - which grounded Uber's self-driving car fleet as the company began an investigation into the safety of its vehicles - was "entirely avoidable" law enforcement have suggested.

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Volvo promises self-driving tech you can snooze while using in 2021

Volvo promises self-driving tech you can snooze while using in 2021

Volvo plans to sell an autonomous car in 2021, with the Level 4-capable SUV promising to chauffeur snoozing riders at least some of the way to their destination. Highway Assist, as the technology is expected to be branded, will allow a considerable portion of the typical commute to be automated, though it won't be a cheap option.

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Apple nabs ex-Waymo senior self-driving engineer

Apple nabs ex-Waymo senior self-driving engineer

It's been some time since we've heard about Apple's code-named Project Titan, the autonomous driving project that is believed to have originally included development on an actual vehicle but was scaled back several years ago to focus on self-driving software. It seems work on the project is still moving forward at a somewhat steady pace, and it may even have gotten a nice boost with Apple confirming that it's hired a senior engineer from Waymo, Google's autonomous vehicle division.

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Volvo just staked a claim on this cutting-edge driverless car tech

Volvo just staked a claim on this cutting-edge driverless car tech

Volvo has inked a deal with LIDAR-maker Luminar, that will see the car company take a stake in the sensor maker for autonomous vehicles. The investment is the first from the newly-founded Volvo Cars Tech Fund, which the Swedish automaker plans to use to to give its upcoming vehicles an edge when it comes to things like driverless technology.

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Byton K-Byte Concept sees driverless luxury on the road by 2021

Byton K-Byte Concept sees driverless luxury on the road by 2021

Byton impressed us at CES 2018 with its concept SUV, and now it's hoping to do the same with its autonomous luxury sedan, the Byton K-Byte Concept. Unveiled this week as a potential future challenger to luxe segment mainstays like Mercedes-Benz's S-Class and BMW's 7 Series, the K-Byte note only represents a Chinese twist on high-end transportation, but one which can - at least some of the time - replace the driver.

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Self-Driving taco truck is the best use for autonomous tech yet

Self-Driving taco truck is the best use for autonomous tech yet

A future with cars you don’t have to drive sounds cool. You could possibly read, sleep, or enjoy the scenery at some point while your car handles the drive, though we aren't there yet. Perhaps one of the best uses for autonomous tech for foodies is shown in a new Ford test program that is testing an autonomous taco delivery truck in cooperation with Postmates.

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