Data Science Investment Counter —Funding raised by UK data science companies in 2017 as of today
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Electric carmaker Tesla is planning to create electric trucks able to drive themselves and to coordinate with other vehicles  to move in formation, Reuters reports. That transpired from email conversations between the company led by global-moonshooter-in-chief Elon Musk and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). “Our primary goal is the ability to operate our prototype […]

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After spearheading research on autonomous cars, Alphabet has now started looking into self-driving trucks. According to BuzzFeed News, Alphabet recent spin-off Waymo is in the process of testing driverless heavy vehicles for freight transportation. “Self-driving technology can transport people and things much more safely than we do today and reduce the thousands of trucking-related deaths […]

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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 […]

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After cabs and food, Uber is taking on trucks. The ride-hailing powerhouse has announced a new marketplace for freighting, which will allow shippers and trucking companies to get in touch directly. The service, expected to launch in early 2017, is a bid to change the somewhat byzantine way trucking works today. Right now, carriers (that is: truckers) […]

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