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driverless

Alphabet-owned driverless mobility company Waymo has struck a deal with British carmaker Jaguar Land Rover, which will provide the company with up to 20,000 electric cars for its newly-launched self-driving cab service. Announced at the New York motor show, the deal (estimated value £1.3 billion) is only the latest step Waymo has taken to up its […]

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 […]

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 […]

Russia’s Internet giant (aka “Russia’s Google”) Yandex has trialled its driverless Toyota Prius taxis in a snow-covered Russian road last weekend, notching up about 300 kilometres overall during the test. The trial, which involved two cars, was interesting in that it allowed to demo how self-driving vehicles would fare in a scenario other than sunny California’s highways. […]

Alphabet’s driverless car subsidiary Waymo is planning to launch a self-driving ride-sharing service with no human backup driver by the end of 2017, technology website The Information reports. According to anonymous sources, Waymo is warming up to kick-start the programme in the Phoenix area over the next few months— and apparently the order to go ahead […]

US carmaker Tesla is working together with semiconductor giant AMD to develop its own chips for carrying out autonomous driving tasks. The company—whose cars already sport the rather advanced driver assist system Autopilot— is reportedly in the process of testing the purpose-specific processors. Creating its own chips, although on top of AMD tech, will allow Tesla not to […]

FiveAI, a British company working on self-driving cars, has raised £14 million in a Series A round led by Lakestar Capital and backed by Amadeus Capital Partners, Notion Capital and Kindred. The Cambridge-based startup—which also has offices in Oxford, Bristol, and Edinburgh —was founded in 2015 by Ben Peters, Stan Boland, Steve Allpress,  and John Redford. It focuses […]

Waymo, the newly spun-off Alphabet subsidiary working on self-driving cars, will deploy a platoon of autonomous vehicles on public roads later this month, as part of a partnership with car manufacturer Fiat Chrysler Automobiles . Speaking at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Waymo CEO John Krafcik revealed that the company— which up to last December was […]

There is a new exclusive club in Europe, and it is all about self-driving cars. European telco companies and automotive giants teamed up  to launch a joint initiative to foster automated driving and connected cities. The group,  unimaginatively called European Automotive-Telecom Alliance, includes household car-making names such as Audi, Renault,  BMW, Daimler, plus the European branches of Ford and Hyundai. […]

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