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Waymo driverless car crash video released after Arizona collision

Waymo driverless car crash video released after Arizona collision

Waymo has released a video from the driverless car involved in a collision in Arizona today, suggesting there was little either the vehicle or the safety driver could have done to avoid the crash. The incident took place in Chandler, Arizona, one of the cities in which Alphabet-owned Waymo is running trials of its autonomous vehicle technology.

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Waymo driverless car crash reported in Arizona

Waymo driverless car crash reported in Arizona

A Waymo self-driving minivan was involved in a crash in Arizona this afternoon, though initial reports suggest the autonomous prototype was not to blame for the collision. Waymo is one of a number of companies running driverless car trials in the state, after efforts by Arizona's governor to encourage high-tech investment with easier regulations.

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Lyft adds 30 self-driving cars for public rides in Las Vegas

Lyft adds 30 self-driving cars for public rides in Las Vegas

Aptiv has announced the launch of 30 self-driving cars in Las Vegas, all of them operating under the Lyft ridesharing network. The general public will have access to these cars via Lyft, though the autonomous technology itself comes from Aptiv. However, riders have to opt-in to self-driving rides before the app will allow them to hail one of the vehicles.

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Toyota is building a dangerous city to challenge driverless cars

Toyota is building a dangerous city to challenge driverless cars

Toyota is opening a 60 acre test site for autonomous vehicles, with the Michigan facility being used for trials considered too risky for public roads. Expected to open by October this year, the site at Michigan Technical Resource Park will be managed by the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), the group at the automaker focused on developing both autonomous safety systems and self-driving vehicles for convenience.

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Waymo seeks no-driver autonomous car testing permit in California

Waymo seeks no-driver autonomous car testing permit in California

Alphabet's self-driving division Waymo has applied to test driverless autonomous cars on California roads, the company has confirmed. The application was submitted earlier this week with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Assuming sources expanding on the matter are correct, Waymo plans to start its testing in Mountain View and expand into the Bay Area later on.

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Microsoft Garage Project Road Runner trains self-driving cars

Microsoft Garage Project Road Runner trains self-driving cars

Self-driving cars is a hot topic these days, eclipsed only by the recent Facebook drama. And because of the deaths involved, it has become an emotional one as well. While the incidents should encourage the industry to take stock of its technology, it shouldn’t cause development and research to come to a grinding halt. Especially when the side hustlers at Microsoft Garage have developed a way to safely teach these autonomous driving AIs. And they’re doing so with the age-old idea of simulations.

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California considers allowing driverless cars to conduct passenger tests

California considers allowing driverless cars to conduct passenger tests

California is one of the hotbeds for driverless car technology, and the state continues to push its development forward. Just recently, rules went into effect that allow carmakers and tech companies to begin testing fully autonomous vehicles on public roads without a backup driver present. Now regulators are considering the next necessary eventual step: letting driverless cars conduct tests with passengers inside.

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Uber pens settlement deal over self-driving accident death

Uber pens settlement deal over self-driving accident death

Uber has reached a settlement with the family of a woman who died after being struck by one of the company's self-driving vehicles. The accident happened earlier this month, raising concerns over whether the technology is ready for public roads. Uber indefinitely suspended its autonomous car testing in multiple cities following the fatality, and recently revealed to the state's DMV that it will not be renewing its permit to test the vehicles in California.

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Report: Uber cut back LiDAR sensors in new Volvo fleet

Report: Uber cut back LiDAR sensors in new Volvo fleet

While we're still awaiting the results of the investigation into last week's fatal Uber crash, we're left wondering who or what was at fault. Even though video of the accident exists, we're still not sure what caused it - did the car's autonomous driving systems fail in some way, or can this accident be blamed on some other oversight? That's what this investigation aims to discover, but while we wait for the results, a new report levels some fairly serious accusations at Uber.

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Uber won’t renew its California self-driving test permit

Uber won’t renew its California self-driving test permit

Uber's permit to test self-driving cars in California is scheduled to end on March 31, 2018. The company, which is facing fallout from a fatal crash involving one of its autonomous vehicles, won't be renewing its permit to continue its tests in the state. Uber has indefinitely suspended its self-driving car tests in California, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Toronto following the accident, an investigation of which is still underway.

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Waymo’s self-driving Jaguar is the luxe autonomy needs

Waymo’s self-driving Jaguar is the luxe autonomy needs

Waymo may not be charging for its autonomous car trials right now, but the company knows that it'll need something more special than a minivan when the digital driver wants paying. Witness, therefore, the news today that Waymo and Jaguar will collaborate to turn the new I-PACE all-electric SUV into the latest self-driving chariot.

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NVIDIA halts autonomous car testing after fatal Uber crash

NVIDIA halts autonomous car testing after fatal Uber crash

NVIDIA has temporarily frozen all of its autonomous car testing on public roads, after the fatal Uber crash last week that killed a pedestrian. The chipmaker is one of Uber's partners on the ride-sharing firm's self-driving car project, supplying chipsets that power the onboard intelligence for the vehicle.

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