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Driverless car company Drive.ai is planning to field its vehicles in Frisco, Texas, in the framework of a self-driving ride-hailing service similar to the one Waymo is kicking off in Arizona. The company, founded in 2015 by a bunch of former Stanford Artificial Intelligence researchers—Brody Huval, Carol Reiley, Fred Rosenzweig, Joel Pazhayampallil, Sameep Tandon, Tao […]

Ride-hailing company Uber has been in discussion with Japanese carmaker Toyota over the possibility of installing its self-driving technology in Toyota’s cars, according to a Reuters’ report quoting Japanese newspaper Nikkei. According to undisclosed sources, the two companies would be interested in cutting a deal that would allow Toyota to install the Silicon valley’s company driverless […]

  Tesla is at it again: after promising that one of its cars would complete a coast-to-coast journey across the US in fully autonomous drive mode by the end of 2017— and not making it— now CEO Elon Musk says that such a trip will definitely happen within three to six months from now. Musk was asked for updates […]

Self-driving cars are with us: Waymo and Uber are involved in a very nasty courtroom battle over the alleged theft of self-driving tech trade secrets, just as Alphabet-owned Waymo prepares to launch a driverless cab service in Arizona. This is not a drill anymore— unmanned vehicles are a near-reality. Does that mean we are all going to buy our […]

A group of carmakers are partnering with British institutions to make a self-driving car tour the UK in a challenging 320-km trip, which will include countryside roads and high-speed roundabouts. Christened the HumanDrive project, the effort will start with human drivers undertaking  the trip on driving simulators , in which they will meet a vast gamut of different […]

FCA has announced that it will provide Alphabet’s self-driving subsidiary Waymo with thousands of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans  ahead of the launch of Waymo’s self-driving cab service in Arizona. American-Italian car giant had already sold Waymo 100 minivans  in mid-2016, and an additional 500 in 2017. The 600 FCA vans are currently being tested in Atlanta, San Francisco, […]

In a Far Eastern version of the Waymo-Uber court battle, Chinese tech giant Baidu has sued a former executive for allegedly stealing trade secrets about self-driving technology, and leveraging them to launch a rival venture. According to Technode, Beijing-based Baidu— a major AI player many compare to Google’s parent company Alphabet—decided to launch the RMB 50 […]

Apple may not be front and centre in the race to create driverless cars, but its fabled plans for autonomous vehicles are not to be discounted either. The tech giant has just applied for a new patent for self-driving technology. The document, published on Thursday, offers a compelling glimpse on how Apple thinks self-driving cars could move around […]

China is making it  harder for foreign companies to test driverless vehicles on the country’s roads, as authorities fear that self-driving cars could be collecting information and images for espionage. While on-road testing is not yet allowed in China, new regulation expected to come out early next year is expected to include such restrictions. The Financial […]

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