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Driverless truck startup Starsky Robotics folds: CEO shares tough autonomy home truths

Driverless truck startup Starsky Robotics folds: CEO shares tough autonomy home truths

Driverless truck startup Starsky Robotics is shutting down, but not before sharing some cold hard truths about the autonomous driving industry. Founded in 2015, Starsky proposed a combination of self-driving and remote control for a fleet of next-generation trucks, saving full autonomy for the highway.

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Waymo Open Dataset Challenges make a game out of driverless car sensors

Waymo Open Dataset Challenges make a game out of driverless car sensors

Waymo has thrown open its latest self-driving car data set, inviting autonomous vehicle researchers to take part in a set of competitions based on the plentiful data gathered by its driverless fleet. The Waymo Open Dataset Challenges comes as the Google spin-off adds 800 new segments to its multi-sensor dataset, and it could come as a good distraction if you're stuck at home because of coronavirus self-isolation.

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Jaguar Land Rover Project Vector self-driving car sets sights on the streets in 2021

Jaguar Land Rover Project Vector self-driving car sets sights on the streets in 2021

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed a new autonomous concept vehicle, Project Vector, a self-driving pod that the automaker hopes to have on roads from 2021. Rather than borrowing an existing vehicle's platform, Project Vector eschews the SUVs and performance cars from JLR's garage and is based instead on a city-friendly new architecture.

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Nuro R2 self-driving delivery pod hits US autonomous vehicle milestone

Nuro R2 self-driving delivery pod hits US autonomous vehicle milestone

US regulators have granted the first self-driving vehicle exemption, allowing the Nuro R2 to drive autonomously on public streets, though don't expect to catch a ride in one yourself. The R2 is SoftBank Group-backed Nuro's driverless delivery vehicle, which the startup hopes will give grocery stores, restaurants, and other retailers a human-free option for shuttling products to buyers.

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California gives Uber permit to test autonomous cars on public roads

California gives Uber permit to test autonomous cars on public roads

Uber has been granted a permit for testing self-driving vehicles in California. The permission comes from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, though Uber won't be utilizing its new permit at any point in the immediate future. The decision comes after one of the company's autonomous vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in March 2018.

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Waymo self-driving vans and trucks coming to New Mexico and Texas

Waymo self-driving vans and trucks coming to New Mexico and Texas

Alphabet's Waymo announced today that it's expanding to new markets, revealing that it's bringing some of its vehicles to Texas and parts of New Mexico. More specifically, those living in Texas and New Mexico can expect to see Waymo's Chrysler Pacificas and long-haul trucks on the road in the near future.

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GM’s Cruise Origin is not like other autonomous cars

GM’s Cruise Origin is not like other autonomous cars

Rarely has "form follows function" been so fitting as with the Cruise Origin, the autonomous taxi pod that the GM and Honda-backed transportation company revealed this week. It's a far cry from most of the self-driving concepts we've seen before, swoopingly futuristic vehicles fit for a sci-fi movie. That's not from a lack of design attention, however: indeed, everything about the Origin is painstakingly intentional.

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This is Cruise Origin – a self-driving EV to kill Uber, Lyft and car ownership altogether

This is Cruise Origin – a self-driving EV to kill Uber, Lyft and car ownership altogether

Cruise doesn't want to sell you an autonomous car, just rent you a seat in one, and the Cruise Origin is the self-driving electric vehicle it believes will coax drivers out from behind the steering wheel. Handiwork of Cruise, General Motors, and Honda, the Origin is no hopeful concept, the trio insists, but an actual production vehicle that will soon be plying the roads.

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The BMW iNEXT electric SUV has two big plans for 5G

The BMW iNEXT electric SUV has two big plans for 5G

BMW's big electric car launch, the BMW iNEXT, will come with integrated 5G the automaker has confirmed at CES 2020, with the EV tapping high-speed connectivity for features like autonomous driving. Previewed as the Vision iNEXT back in 2018, the all-electric crossover SUV is expected to arrive on roads by 2021.

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NIU electric motorcycles throw in the 5G, autonomous driving buzzwords

NIU electric motorcycles throw in the 5G, autonomous driving buzzwords

Smart e-moped maker NIU yesterday announced its launch in the US consumer market and it has more to say beyond mopeds. Joining the growing number of voices shouting "5G", the Chinese company is revealing two new electric motorcycle lines that are embracing the current trends in mobile and automotive industries. While the RQi-GT and TQi-GT have different forms and slightly different features, both are joined by a common thread, what NIU calls "5G IoT", that keeps the vehicles connected to NIU's cloud, whether you like it or not.

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Audi AI:ME autonomous EV concept has VR and a surprise inside

Audi AI:ME autonomous EV concept has VR and a surprise inside

CES wouldn't be CES without a glittering autonomous car concept hitting the Las Vegas strip, and for 2020 it's the turn of the Audi AI:ME to ditch the driver. Billed as the "third living space," the self-piloted e-tron electric hatchback is a prototype of not only what the car of the future might look like, but the sort of things we may be doing inside when we're not focused on actively driving.

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Snapdragon Ride is Qualcomm’s autonomous shortcut to self-driving cars

Snapdragon Ride is Qualcomm’s autonomous shortcut to self-driving cars

Qualcomm has built a modular autonomous car system offering automakers a shortcut to self-driving vehicles, as the chip-maker attempts to extend its footprint outside smartphones and modems. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride platform includes multiple chips and accelerators for things like computer vision, packaged into a car-friendly form factor, and with a whole software suite for autonomous driving.

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