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Mercedes sees Luminar eyes in its self-driving cars

Mercedes sees Luminar eyes in its self-driving cars

Mercedes-Benz has taken a major step forward in its efforts to produce self-driving cars, partnering with Luminar to include the latter's Iris lidar technology in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The partnership will give the company a significant technological advantage over some of its rivals while helping it build on the success it has already enjoyed in the self-driving market.

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There’s a new car safety rating to consider

There’s a new car safety rating to consider

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is workshopping new safeguard ratings for cars that utilize partial automation systems. These systems use various types of sensors to monitor road conditions around the vehicle, providing functions like automated lane changing and adaptive cruise control (ACC).

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Nuro’s new autonomous vehicle has a safety feature you wouldn’t expect

Nuro’s new autonomous vehicle has a safety feature you wouldn’t expect

Nuro, the car company known for creating autonomous delivery vehicles, has established itself as a budding industry leader in autonomous deliveries (via Reuters). The company develops driverless cars for businesses that need to deliver goods to customers and that want to do so in a sustainable and efficient manner. Nuro's autonomous electric vehicles are currently used by major brands including Kroger, 7-Eleven, and FedEx, among others.

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Elon Musk reveals another Tesla “Full Self-Driving” price increase

Elon Musk reveals another Tesla “Full Self-Driving” price increase

Tesla may be credited for turning the automotive industry on its head and pushing forward battery-powered cars and power solutions, but that might not be what it's remembered for. Company CEO Elon Musk has long been promising a future of fully autonomous cars, but its Full Self-Driving (FSD) feature, despite the name, barely makes the grade. The capability has been one of Tesla's most controversial features, and the controversy just keeps coming with this latest pre-announcement from Musk.

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Cadillac InnerSpace concept teases the road to electric sports cars

Cadillac InnerSpace concept teases the road to electric sports cars

Cadillac may not have an electric pickup to show at CES 2022 - but hey, let's not count anything out - but it does have a strange concept car of its own. The Cadillac InnerSpace joins the automaker's Halo Concept Portfolio as another vision of what future electrification and self-driving tech might bring, though it's how it implements GM Ultium that could be most intriguing.

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Waymo and Zeekr team up to build a fleet of sleek autonomous EV taxis

Waymo and Zeekr team up to build a fleet of sleek autonomous EV taxis

Chinese company Geely Holding Group has announced that its Zeekr brand has teamed with Waymo to develop a self-driving EV taxi intended for use in the US. Once the development and manufacturing process is complete, the upcoming autonomous electric vehicle will be delivered to Waymo, which will integrated the new vehicles with its existing Waymo Driver platform.

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Apple leak claims fully autonomous Project Titan EV may arrive in 2025

Apple leak claims fully autonomous Project Titan EV may arrive in 2025

Apple is moving ahead with plans to develop a fully autonomous electric car, according to the latest leak on the company's long-running automotive project. Unlike some vehicles that have partial self-driving features, Apple aims to make a car that is capable of driving itself without input from the human behind the wheel, the sources allege.

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UPS taps Waymo Via Class 8 autonomous trucks to carry freight

UPS taps Waymo Via Class 8 autonomous trucks to carry freight

Autonomous transportation company Waymo and delivery company UPS have expanded their partnership to cover Class 8 trucks equipped with Waymo Driver. The partnership is between UPS and Waymo Via, the division that focuses on delivery, and it arrives just in time for the anticipated uptick in delivery demand for the holiday season.

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Walmart’s robotrucks are already making deliveries – but not how you might think

Walmart’s robotrucks are already making deliveries – but not how you might think

Walmart is already using autonomous delivery vehicles without safety drivers, the retail behemoth revealed today, though don't expect one to turn up outside your house any time soon. Instead, the fully driverless trucks - which have been operating for several months now - are filling in an altogether more predictable route, shuttling groceries between a fulfillment center and a nearby grocery store.

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GM’s Cruise just made an audacious autonomous EV prediction

GM’s Cruise just made an audacious autonomous EV prediction

GM-backed Cruise aims to have a million autonomous vehicles on the road by 2030, an aggressively ambitious target that comes as General Motors looks increasingly to EVs and high-tech transportation to bolster profits. Cruise - majority-owned by GM, though which counts Walmart and others as investors - is readying its first custom design vehicle, the Origin AV, built atop GM's Ultium electric platform.

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Elon Musk reveals how many “perfect” Tesla drivers will get next FSD Beta

Elon Musk reveals how many “perfect” Tesla drivers will get next FSD Beta

Tesla plans to release its latest "Full Self-Driving" beta to drivers at the end of the week, Elon Musk confirmed today, though only those owners deemed to be safest behind the wheel will get the newest software. The automaker is using a so-called Safety Score system to gatekeeper access to the functionality, a decision which has become fairly controversial in recent weeks.

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Walmart plans self-driving home delivery in 2021 with Ford and Argo AI cars

Walmart plans self-driving home delivery in 2021 with Ford and Argo AI cars

Ford and autonomous vehicle company Argo AI are working with Walmart to launch a driverless delivery service, with the goal of filling in the last mile of home orders. It'll be the retail behemoth's first multi-city autonomous delivery collaboration in the US, Walmart said today, and see the total number of locations taken to three.

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