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Ford to shut down GoRide Health service and pivot to AV research

Ford to shut down GoRide Health service and pivot to AV research Six months ago, Ford laid out an ambitious plan to expand its GoRide Health transportation service with an aim at delivering thousands of rides every day to hospitals, doctor offices and other health care facilities by the end of the […]

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Ford says its autonomous cars will last just four years

Ford says its autonomous cars will last just four years The automotive industry has been promoting self-driving cars as a kind of panacea that will solve numerous problems that modern society is grappling with right now, from congestion to safety to productivity (you can work while riding!). Unfortunately, a very big question […]

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Porsche invests in ‘low visibility’ sensor startup TriEye

Porsche invests in ‘low visibility’ sensor startup TriEye Porsche’s venture arm has acquired a minority stake in TriEye, an Israeli startup that’s working on a sensor technology to help vehicle driver-assistance and self-driving systems see better in poor weather conditions like dust, fog and rain. The strategic investment is part of a […]

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Waymo self-driving cars head to Florida for rainy season

Waymo self-driving cars head to Florida for rainy season Waymo is taking some of its autonomous vehicles to Florida just in time for hurricane season to begin testing in heavy rain. The move to Florida will focus on testing how its myriad of sensors hold up during the region’s rainy season as […]

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Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future

Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless future In two years, Voyage has gone from a tiny self-driving car upstart spun out of Udacity to a company able to operate on 200 miles of roads in retirement communities. Now, Voyage is on the verge of introducing a new vehicle that is critical […]

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VW invests $2.6 billion in self-driving startup Argo AI as part of Ford alliance

VW invests .6 billion in self-driving startup Argo AI as part of Ford alliance VW Group is investing $2.6 billion in capital and assets into Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based autonomous vehicle startup that burst onto the scene two years ago with $1 billion in backing from Ford. The deal, which has been rumored […]

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Self-driving car startup Argo AI is giving researchers free access to its HD maps

Self-driving car startup Argo AI is giving researchers free access to its HD maps Argo AI is releasing curated data along with high-definition maps to researchers for free, the latest company in the autonomous vehicle industry to open-source some of the information it has captured while developing and testing self-driving cars. The […]

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In Ford’s future, two-legged robots and self-driving cars could team up on deliveries

In Ford’s future, two-legged robots and self-driving cars could team up on deliveries Autonomous vehicles might someday be able to navigate bustling city streets to deliver groceries, pizzas, and other packages without a human behind the wheel. But that doesn’t solve what Ford Motor CTO Ken Washington describes as the last 50-foot […]

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Transportation Weekly: Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels

Transportation Weekly: Amazon’s secret acquisition and all the AV feels Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I cover all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike, bus, scooter, […]

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Waymo CTO on the company’s past, present and what comes next

Waymo CTO on the company’s past, present and what comes next A decade ago, about a dozen or so engineers gathered at Google’s main Mountain View campus on Charleston Road to work on Project Chauffeur, a secret endeavor housed under the tech giant’s moonshot factory X. Project Chauffeur — popularly know as […]

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