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Waymo Jaguar I-Pace delivering 20k self-driving vehicles in the next 2 years

Waymo Jaguar I-Pace delivering 20k self-driving vehicles in the next 2 years

Waymo just re-introduced the Jaguar I-Pace SUV, what they call the world's first premium electric self-driving car. Waymo and Jaguar Land Rover are in the mix together on this, bringing this vehicle to the self-driving world of cars - for testing - later this year. With this partnership, in the first 2-years of production, the company will be able to create 20k more vehicles for their self-driving fleet.

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Intel responds to Uber self-driving accident with critical analysis

Intel responds to Uber self-driving accident with critical analysis

Intel has responded to last week's fatal accident involving an Uber self-driving vehicle. In a lengthy blog post published this evening, Mobileye CEO Prof. Amnon Shashua talks about autonomous car technology and the wider reality around it, not the least of which is transparency. "I firmly believe the time to have a meaningful discussion on a safety validation framework for fully autonomous vehicles is now," Shashua said.

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Nissan promises 8 new EVs and 1m yearly sales by 2022

Nissan promises 8 new EVs and 1m yearly sales by 2022

Nissan will target 1m electrified vehicle sales each year by 2022, the Japanese automaker has announced today, though not all of those cars will do away with internal combustion altogether. The plan is part of the company's ambitious "Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022" roadmap, which includes not only EVs and hybrids but a push for autonomous driving, too.

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BMW iX3 all-electric SUV to pave way for i4 EV sedan

BMW iX3 all-electric SUV to pave way for i4 EV sedan

BMW will launch its first all-electric SUV, the BMW iX3, in 2020 the automaker has confirmed. Part of what the German marque has described as a "drive train offensive" toward full scale electrification, the new SUV EV will be previewed at the Beijing Auto Show later this year.

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Fatal accident shows we’re not ready for self-driving cars yet

Fatal accident shows we’re not ready for self-driving cars yet

They say that it sometimes takes a tragedy to shock our eyes open. Unfortunately, such tragedies often cost human lives. Uber, who actually hasn't been in the autonomous vehicle scene that long, became the catalyst for such a rude awakening. While the investigation, finger-pointing, and media frenzy is still ongoing, the tragic accident revealed a truth we may not have realized amidst the excitement for the future. And that is that none of us are prepared for what's coming next.

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Uber self-driving car fatal crash video released by Tempe police

Uber self-driving car fatal crash video released by Tempe police

An autonomous vehicle belonging to ridesharing company Uber struck a pedestrian earlier this week, resulting in her death. Though a human safety operator was at the wheel, the vehicle was driving itself at the time of the collision, which happened at night as the victim was crossing the road. The accident happened in Tempe, Arizona, and though details have been lacking over the past two days, a video of the collision has just been released.

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Uber’s driverless car unlikely to be at fault in fatal crash: Report

Uber’s driverless car unlikely to be at fault in fatal crash: Report

Early evidence suggests the pedestrian killed by an Uber autonomous car in Arizona may have been to blame in the controversial accident earlier this week. The ride-sharing company's self-driving Volvo SUV fleet was grounded on Monday, after a collision overnight. The pedestrian was taken to hospital, but according to police died of her injuries.

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Uber self-driving car fleet benched after pedestrian death

Uber self-driving car fleet benched after pedestrian death

Uber has grounded its entire self-driving car fleet in the US and Canada, after one of its autonomous vehicles reportedly killed a pedestrian in Arizona overnight. The vehicle is said to have been driving itself when the incident took place, though with a safety operator at the wheel.

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GM pumps $100m into 2019 autonomous Cruise AV production

GM pumps $100m into 2019 autonomous Cruise AV production

General Motors will pump $100m into upgrading two plants for autonomous car production, with the automaker expected to commercially launch its driverless cars next year. The production version of the Cruise AV will have no steering wheel, pedals, or any other manual controls. Instead, it'll be given its driving instructions via a touchscreen in the dashboard.

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Lyft wants to make a turnkey autonomous car brain

Lyft wants to make a turnkey autonomous car brain

Lyft has inked a self-driving car deal with automotive supplier Magna, to develop a turnkey driverless car brain that could be licensed out to automakers. The deal, announced today, will see Magna invest $200m into Lyft, as the two work together on adding autonomous vehicles to the ride-sharing firm's fleet.

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Waymo’s early riders are falling asleep in its driverless cars

Waymo’s early riders are falling asleep in its driverless cars

Waymo has shared video of the first experiences of early riders in its self-driving cars, and anybody hoping for horror or white-knuckle excitement will probably find the whole thing fairly anticlimactic. The Alphabet-owned company, spun out of Google's driverless car research, began trials in Arizona last year, but it's only recently that the state has allowed Waymo to do away with the safety driver altogether.

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Kitty Hawk Cora autonomous flying taxi backed by Larry Page

Kitty Hawk Cora autonomous flying taxi backed by Larry Page

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of autonomous flying vehicles, especially ones that will be used for transportation. But Kitty Hawk’s newest flying machine is different. No, not because of its technology, which is pretty much a proprietary secret. No, it’s different because of the narrative around its birth, which includes both the influence and deep pockets of Google’s, now Alphabet’s Larry Page, and its distinction as the soon to be first commercial autonomous flying taxi service in New Zealand and the rest of the world for that matter.

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