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Honda will launch a Level 3 autonomous car in the next six months

Honda will launch a Level 3 autonomous car in the next six months

Honda is planning to launch a Level 3 self-driving car within the next six months, though the autonomous vehicle isn't intended for US roads. It's a rare entrant into the misunderstood middle-ground of driverless technology, where cars are able to take over in certain conditions but not all the time.

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Walmart will test Cruise self-driving electric car deliveries in 2021

Walmart will test Cruise self-driving electric car deliveries in 2021

Walmart has tapped General Motors subsidiary Cruise for a new pilot test that'll involve delivering goods to customers using self-driving electric vehicles. The autonomous EV deliveries will only be available to a small number of Walmart customers, but the pilot underscores the interest in self-driving vehicles and their potential use in a variety of industries.

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Autonomous Roborace car immediately slams into wall

Autonomous Roborace car immediately slams into wall

Building autonomous automobiles is a challenging proposition. When autonomous vehicles operate on public roads, there is so much going on that it's hard to make them safe and competent. You might think building an autonomous car to race on a track that's always the same would be a much easier proposition.

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Daimler Trucks’ self-driving haulage finds a key part of its autonomous vision

Daimler Trucks’ self-driving haulage finds a key part of its autonomous vision

Daimler Trucks just gone done inking a collaboration with Waymo, and now it's picking out cutting edge sensors for its self-driving haulage as the pieces slot into place for autonomy. The German automaker announced earlier this week that it would be working with Google spin-off Waymo on an autonomous truck to be sold commercially in the US in the coming years, and now it has invested in a new LIDAR startup that already caught the eye of others in the driverless space.

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Cadillac Super Cruise vs Tesla Autopilot test asks the big attention question

Cadillac Super Cruise vs Tesla Autopilot test asks the big attention question

Cadillac's Super Cruise has once again beat out Tesla's Autopilot in independent tests of driver-assistance systems, with Consumer Reports weighing in again on the controversial topic. Seventeen different systems - combining adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping - from mainstream and luxury automakers were put through their paces, the results demonstrating that expectations about, and for, the tech still vary considerably.

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Waymo and Daimler team up to sell autonomous trucks in the US

Waymo and Daimler team up to sell autonomous trucks in the US

Waymo and Daimler Trucks are teaming up on autonomous haulage, aiming to build and sell a production self-driving truck in the US. The collaboration will see Waymo contribute the driverless tech that is powering its Waymo One autonomous ride-hailing program, which recently came out of closed beta in Phoenix, Arizona.

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MIT’s autonomous Roboat fleet gets larger and learns new ways to communicate

MIT’s autonomous Roboat fleet gets larger and learns new ways to communicate

MIT has been working on small autonomous boats for the last five years and has recently made some significant changes. The autonomous boats, called Roboat, are now two meters long and are capable of carrying passengers. The latest version is called Roboat II, and it also has a new algorithm called Simultaneous Localization and Mapping or SLAM.

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Tesla Full-Self Driving option price is changing Musk confirms as beta begins

Tesla Full-Self Driving option price is changing Musk confirms as beta begins

One of Tesla's most controversial options on its electric cars is going up in price, with Elon Musk confirming that from next week the so-called Full Self Driving package is going to cost you about $2,000 more. The price change will apply to both new Tesla buyers and those upgrading their EV, and comes as FSD hits an equally controversial milestone.

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Ford’s latest autonomous car looks very familiar – Here’s why that matters

Ford’s latest autonomous car looks very familiar – Here’s why that matters

Ford has revealed its newest self-driving car, the fourth-generation of test vehicle developed by it and Argo AI. Still intended for autonomous driving research and development, rather than commercial sale, the Escape Hybrid-based vehicle promises an upgrade in sensor tech, but also a cleaner route to the eventual driverless service Ford plans to launch.

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Cruise just got permission to run autonomous cars without human backup

Cruise just got permission to run autonomous cars without human backup

Autonomous car company Cruise has been given permission to let loose its EVs in California without a human backup driver onboard, revealing plans to begin entirely self-driving operations by the end of the year. The General Motors-owned company - which revealed a custom-designed electric vehicle, the Cruise Origin, earlier in the year - will be diving in at the deep end, with its driver-free vehicles roaming the streets of San Francisco.

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Next-gen autonomous Einride Pod is now available for reservation globally

Next-gen autonomous Einride Pod is now available for reservation globally

While many consumers are waiting in anticipation for autonomous vehicles to come to market so they can be driven wherever they want to go, the first place many expect autonomous vehicles to surface is in the commercial industry. A company called Einride has announced that its next-generation Pod is now available worldwide. The Pod features an updated design and new functionality.

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Waymo self-driving taxi service opens up for public rides

Waymo self-driving taxi service opens up for public rides

Waymo's driverless taxi service is opening up to the public, exiting beta in Phoenix, AZ and allowing Waymo One members to book the autonomous minivans. The Waymo Driver, as the Alphabet company describes its self-driving tech, has until now been providing rides for a small subset of Waymo One users, and Waymo has been careful to prevent those riders from talking about the experience.

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