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Ex-Apple employee charged with stealing self-driving car secrets

A former Apple employee who downloaded a plan for a self-driving car circuit board and booked a flight to China was arrested at the San Jose airport on July 7th. The man, Xiaolang Zhang, had made known that he was going to go work for a Chinese self-driving car startup and was bouncing with the secrets, perhaps as a bounty ...

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5 fatal crashes that put brakes on self-driving car industry

Trust in autonomous cars is in decline, a new survey reveals. In the wake of a number of high-profile fatalities, RT looks at some of the most deadly car crashes involving autonomous cars, from Tesla to Uber. The American Automobile Association (AAA) found 73 percent of drivers surveyed said they would be “too afraid” to ride in a completely autonomous ...

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Apple reportedly partners with Volkswagen for self-driving employee shuttles

Apple has decided to work with Volkswagen for some of its self-driving car efforts, The New York Times reported today. The plan, according to the NYT, is to turn some of Volkswagen’s T6 Transporter vans into autonomous shuttles for employees. However, this project is reportedly behind schedule and taking up much of the time of Apple’s autonomous driving team. According ...

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Apple’s self-driving car fleet grows to 55 in California

Apple now has 55 self-driving cars registered with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, compared to 27 earlier this year and just three last year. That means Apple has the second largest fleet of self-driving cars in California, Mac Reports first pointed out. Apple now has more cars registered than Waymo, which has 51, according to the California DMV. General ...

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Didi Chuxing can now test self-driving cars in California

Quite a number of companies — 53, to be exact — have received permits to test self-driving cars with a safety driver in California. One of the more notable companies that has received such a permit is China-based Didi Chuxing, which officially opened its U.S.-based research lab last March. Also on the list of permit holders is Udacity, which partnered ...

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Tesla with self-driving capability crashes into fire truck, investigation launched (PHOTO)

An investigation has been opened after a Tesla Model S, which can be driven autonomously, crashed into the back of a fire truck in Utah. It comes amid two separate probes involving fatal Tesla crashes. The incident occurred in the Salt Lake City suburb of South Jordan on Friday, when the Tesla S slammed into a fire department’s mechanics truck ...

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Uber suspends self-driving vehicle tests after fatal crash

Uber is pausing its autonomous car tests after a woman died in Arizona. The pedestrian was hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle. The woman died after being hit by the self-driving car operated by the company in Tempe, Arizona, the New York Times reports. The vehicle was driving in autonomous mode with a human driver at the wheel when it ...

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Waymo shows off what it’s like to ride in a truly driverless self-driving car

Just a few weeks back, Waymo got the thumbs up to start testing its self-driving cars in Arizona without the need for a human “safety net” behind the wheel. Wonder what it’s like to ride in one? This morning at SXSW, the company released a video showing off the experience had by the first few riders. The folks in the ...

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Waymo and Google launch a self-driving truck pilot in Atlanta

Waymo’s autonomous trucking program is coming along – though we haven’t heard much about it since discovering it was a real thing last year, Waymo today announced that it’s launching a pilot program in Atlanta to focus specifically on self-driving trucks and automated logistics. The pilot is being done in partnership with Google, another Alphabet company and Waymo’s former direct ...

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Russian tech giant tests self-driving car on Moscow’s snowy streets (VIDEO)

Icy roads and soul-crushing traffic make driving through Moscow after a snowstorm risky business, but a video released by Russian tech firm Yandex shows the company’s self-driving car expertly navigating the city’s snowy streets. The Russian company, which is often compared to Google, is developing a self-driving car of its own – and now there’s video evidence of the progress ...

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