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Silicon Valley creating ‘crash course’ in self-driving car technology

Silicon Valley creating ‘crash course’ in self-driving car technology

Written by on September 14, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Silicon Valley is creating a crash course in self-driving car technology to address a shortage of engineers with help from a startup in a different field: online education. Nearly every major tech company, car company and ride services company, it seems, is developing or partnering with developers of self-driving technology, from […]

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Powerful self-driving car coalition pushes safety angle

Powerful self-driving car coalition pushes safety angle

Written by on April 26, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google unit, Ford Motor Co, the ride-sharing service Uber and two other companies said on Tuesday they are forming a coalition to push for federal action to help speed self-driving cars to market. Sweden-based Volvo Cars, which is owned by China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co, and Uber rival Lyft […]

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Self-driving car hits bus – what’s the big deal?

Self-driving car hits bus – what’s the big deal?

Written by on March 2, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

A Google self-driving car hit a bus in California last month. Remain calm. According to media reports – based on the public release of the accident report from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles on Monday – the Google car ran into the bus at an intersection in Mountain View, CA, while trying to avoid some sandbags on […]

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Latest study says crash rates for self-driving cars lower

Latest study says crash rates for self-driving cars lower

Written by on January 11, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Self-driving cars are involved in fewer crashes on average than vehicles with a driver behind the wheel, a study released on Friday by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute shows. The study was commissioned by Alphabet Inc’s Google unit, which has reported a series of minor crashes involving its self-driving fleet. It looked […]

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Self-driving vehicles ‘as a service’ – what next?

Self-driving vehicles ‘as a service’ – what next?

Written by on November 16, 2015 in Features with 0 Comments

TOKYO/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – At the recent Frankfurt Auto Show, Ford Motor Co unveiled a new feature that lets drivers pre-set their car to go at or just above the speed limit. In-car cameras and software read and react to road signs, speeding the car up or slowing it down. Active Speed Limiter is available on […]

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Apple eyeing self-driving cars?

Apple eyeing self-driving cars?

Written by on February 16, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

FRANKFURT/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Technology giant Apple is looking beyond mobile devices to learn how to make a self-driving electric car, and is talking to experts at carmakers and automotive suppliers, a senior auto industry source familiar with the discussions said on Saturday. The Cupertino, California-based maker of phones, computers and, soon, watches is exploring […]

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The real reason behind self-driving cars?

The real reason behind self-driving cars?

Written by on January 15, 2015 in News with 0 Comments

Google must be getting very confident about its self-driving car because it is starting to talk to car makers and suppliers about joining forces in order to bring the cars to market by 2020. Reuters reports that Chris Urmson, director of Google’s self-driving car project, mentioned discussions had begun with manufacturers General Motors, Ford, Toyota, […]

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