Self-Driving Cars
Toyota invests in autonomous driving simulation startup Parallel Domain  TechCrunch · 4 days
Parallel Domain, the startup that develops software to train self-driving cars in virtual worlds, has added an additional investor to its seed round. Earlier this month, Toyota AI Ventures contributed... more
Postmates has created a robot to speed up and automate its deliveries  THE VERGE · 4 days
Postmates, the food and grocery delivery company that operates across 134 cities in the US, has announced an autonomous delivery robot called Serve. This... more
Here’s how Lyft envisions self-driving cars communicating with pedestrians  TechCrunch · 5 days
The question of how self-driving cars will interact and communicate with humans is one that has come up before, but the answer is still up in the air. Google has... more
Uber manager raised concerns about self-driving program just days before fatal collision  THE VERGE · 6 days
An 890-word email was sent to Uber’s executives that raised safety concerns about the company’s autonomous vehicle program just days before an Uber vehicle... more
WATCH: Uber tries again to put self-driving cars on the road  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The ride sharing company has resumed testing of self-driving vehicles despite a fatal accident earlier this year. more
Yandex gets in the smartphone game  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
“The Google of Russia” is a fairly apt description, as far as those things go. Yandex has its hand in just about everything internet in its native Russia. Recently additions include a Prime-style service, a smart... more
Waymo One is Alphabet’s public self-driving car service, culminates nearly decade-long project  9to5Google · 2 weeks
Nine years since the Google Self-Driving Car Project began and over 10 million autonomous miles later, the company today announced the launch of Waymo... more
Waymo launches self-driving car service Waymo One  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Waymo, the former Google self-driving project owned by parent company Alphabet, is launching a commercial robotaxi service in the Phoenix area dubbed Waymo One. This milestone, for the company and nascent self-driving technology industry,... more
Uber Hires Former US Safety Official for Self-Driving Effort  Gadgets 360 · 2 weeks
Last month, Uber asked Pennsylvania for permission to resume self-driving car testing on public roads and said it had improved the autonomous vehicle software. more
Audi to spend nearly $16 billion on self-driving car tech, electrification through 2023  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Audi, the Germany luxury automaker under VW Group, said Tuesday it will invest 14 billion euros ($15.95 billion) over the next five... more
Are these robots the future of warfare?  BBC · 2 weeks
The Ministry of Defence is carrying out its biggest ever exercise using autonomous vehicles in battle scenarios. more
Hyundai MNSoft and Netradyne are partnering to map the US in HD - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
The partnership will use Netradyne's Driveri tech and vast amounts of crowdsourced data to make the high-definition maps that self-driving... more
Cruise control: GM's No. 2 exec to run self-driving car unit  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
General Motors will put its second-ranking executive in charge of self-driving car subsidiary more
Cruise Automation taps GM president Dan Ammann as its new CEO  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Cruise Automation, the self-driving car subsidiary of GM, is getting a new CEO. The autonomous vehicle company, which was acquired by GM in 2016 and became... more
Amazon debuts a scale model autonomous car to teach developers machine learning  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Amazon today announced AWS DeepRacer, a fully autonomous 1/18th scale race car that aims to help developers learn machine learning. Priced at $399 but... more
My week living with Aibo, Sony’s robot dog video - CNET  CNET · 3 weeks
Bridget Carey takes Aibo for a test run to see what it's like for a family to live with a robot dog, and how different people... more
Watch Audi, Italdesign and Airbus design and test an autonomous flying taxi  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Germany automaker Audi, Airbus and Italdesign presented Tuesday a scaled-down version of its vision of the future: a drone that can pluck the cab... more
Waymo puts humans back in driverless vehicles, report says - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
The company appears to beef up its safety measures as it hires new executives to handle both safety and commercialization. more
GM’s Oshawa closure raises questions on Canada’s future in green auto sector: experts  Global News · 3 weeks
After more than 60 years, General Motors announced Monday it's closing its Oshawa, Ont., plant, saying the company is focusing on electric... more
Driven to safety — it’s time to pool our data  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
We need to create industry and regulatory environment in which autonomous vehicle companies compete based upon the quality of their technology -- not just upon their ability to... more
GM’s self-driving unit Cruise is expanding to Seattle  TechCrunch · 4 weeks
Cruise, the self-driving company acquired by GM in 2016, is expanding to Seattle as it seeks out more engineering talent to develop its technology. The company doesn’t have any plans right now... more
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Waymo One is Alphabet’s public self-driving car service, culminates nearly decade-long project