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Nissan begins testing self-driving taxi service in Japan

Nissan begins testing self-driving taxi service in Japan

The US has been at the forefront of self-driving technology, with Silicon Valley serving as a hotbed for its development and Uber as a pioneer for the ride hailing market. But Japan's tech and auto giants are eager to catch up, with Nissan announcing that its new autonomous taxi service, Easy Ride, is ready to begin live testing with passengers next month.

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VW I.D. VIZZION bets you’ll swap your steering wheel for luxury

VW I.D. VIZZION bets you’ll swap your steering wheel for luxury

Volkswagen is adding a new, even smarter model to its I.D. family of all-electric concepts, with the VW I.D. VIZZION previewing its, well, vision of tomorrow's autonomous transportation. While the concept car may not be an outlandish coupe or a go-everywhere SUV, it does have what's arguably an even tougher challenge ahead of it. Persuading people that driverless vehicles can still forge an emotional connection.

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Uber traded a tech audit to lower its Waymo settlement

Uber traded a tech audit to lower its Waymo settlement

Uber has conceded to allowing an independent audit on its autonomous car technology, it's reported, as part of its lawsuit settlement with Waymo. The two companies reached an agreement to end the lawsuit today, having spent already several days in court. Uber will avoid a jury verdict as a result, but there were apparently fierce wranglings over just what the ride-sharing firm was willing to allow.

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Uber v. Waymo driverless car case ends in settlement

Uber v. Waymo driverless car case ends in settlement

Uber v. Waymo has been settled, with Uber ending its autonomous car rival's lawsuit by coughing up an equity stake as mea culpa. The case had already begun to be heard in court this week, with Alphabet-owned Waymo alleging that Uber had misappropriated driverless car tech secrets when it brought a former Google engineer onboard to lead its autonomous vehicle team.

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Waymo v. Uber trial opens and the sparks are already flying

Waymo v. Uber trial opens and the sparks are already flying

"Uber is cheating" is the simple reason Waymo has spent the past twelve months suing its autonomous car rival, Waymo lawyer Charles Verhoevan told the court as the much-anticipated case ends day one in California. Alphabet-owned Waymo, the self-driving car company spun out of Google's X moonshot division, filed suit against ride-sharing firm Uber in February 2017. Today, its legal team had its first moment in the courtroom.

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NVIDIA and Continental team on turnkey driverless car tech

NVIDIA and Continental team on turnkey driverless car tech

Intel and Continental have hooked up on a self-driving car project, aiming to put complete autonomous vehicle systems on the market from 2021. The deal will see the two companies combine NVIDIA's latest DRIVE platform driverless car "brains" with the wealth of sensors in Continental's catalog, offering automakers what will eventually be a turn-key system for up to Level 5 autonomous vehicles.

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Nuro self-driving vehicle aims to transform local commerce

Nuro self-driving vehicle aims to transform local commerce

Nuro has announced that it has officially launched its self-driving vehicle, but specifications on the ride are scant. All we really have to go on are a couple images that the company has offered up. The stated goal for Nuro is to "transform local commerce."

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NVIDIA’s driverless car computers just got a nervous system

NVIDIA’s driverless car computers just got a nervous system

Self-driving cars aren't just going to shake up road systems, but automotive architecture, with NVIDIA and Aquantia announcing a new, super-high-speed connectivity system designed for driverless data. The pair have confirmed that NVIDIA's DRIVE Pegasus and DRIVE Xavier AI platforms for autonomous vehicles will be used Aquantia's Multi-Gig networking, in order to keep up with the huge flow of information between sensors.

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Nissan made self-parking slippers

Nissan made self-parking slippers

Nissan might not be your first thought when it comes to footwear, but you might change your mind when you see the automaker's self-parking slippers. Being shown off at a Japanese inn in Hakone, the unexpectedly smart shoes don't just sit around idle when they're not being worn. Instead, they trundle away and tidy themselves up.

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Ford X moonshot incubator formed to shake-up mobility

Ford X moonshot incubator formed to shake-up mobility

Ford is following in Google's footsteps and has formed Ford X, a new team acting as an incubator for new mobility products and services as it tries to see beyond single-ownership cars. The division will be part of the existing Ford Smart Mobility company, which is snapping up two startups - and former Ford partners - each focusing on next-generation transportation.

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Apple self-driving car fleet grows as end-game still unclear

Apple self-driving car fleet grows as end-game still unclear

Apple's autonomous car fleet has grown again, with the company now having almost thirty of the prototype vehicles on the roads in California. Believed to be testing driverless software and hardware systems, the Lexus RX450h hybrid SUVs have been modified with camera arrays and other custom features.

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Uber wants paying driverless cars within 18 months

Uber wants paying driverless cars within 18 months

Uber aims to have autonomous cars running a commercial ride-sharing service on the road within eighteen months, its CEO has confirmed today. The company, which is currently embroiled in a legal battle over allegations it copied self-driving technology from Alphabet-owned Waymo, has been testing its driverless vehicles on public roads for some time now.

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