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Huawei chip deal tipped to weather Trump trade storm

Huawei chip deal tipped to weather Trump trade storm

Huawei is reportedly working with a European chip-maker on chips for mobile devices and cars, as the Chinese firm explores its options with no end in sight for the US export restrictions. The Trump Administration's decision to place sanctions on Huawei has already prevented it from using the full suite of Google apps and services on its Android smartphones.

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Audi abandons self-driving plans for current flagship

Audi abandons self-driving plans for current flagship

Audi is abandoning plans to upgrade its flagship A8 sedan with Level 3 autonomous driving, blaming patchy legislation rather than technological shortcomings for the decision. Announced back in 2017, Audi AI traffic jam pilot was to be the then-new A8's headline feature, allowing the driver to hand over responsibility to the car while on the highway.

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Tesla Model 3 in-cabin camera is for robotaxis but there could be more

Tesla Model 3 in-cabin camera is for robotaxis but there could be more

Cars equipped with cameras facing outward is nothing new and is used for all kinds of safety and object-detection purposes. Cars with built-in cameras facing inside to record people are, however, almost unheard of. As one that often calls dibs of certain features, Tesla's Model 3 is indeed one such rare breed. But before you panic about your privacy, CEO Elon Musk officially confirmed it is not for that. It doesn't limit the company, however, from going beyond that initial purpose.

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The Polestar Precept EV is ready to embrace what other cars hide

The Polestar Precept EV is ready to embrace what other cars hide

A world in the grip of coronavirus lockdown probably isn't the easiest time to reveal an aspirational luxury concept EV like the Polestar Precept, much less to bring a mass-market electric car to market. That, though, is the situation in which the automaker finds itself in 2020. Were it not for COVID-19, the striking Precept concept would have been fighting for headlines at the Geneva Motor Show.

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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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