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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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California DMV disengagement report reveals self-driving improvements

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles releases an annual report detailing the number of disengagements reported by companies it has licensed to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in the state. This year, the report reveals some interesting details about the progress of some of those companies, including Waymo, GM’s Cruise and Tesla (sort of – you’ll see what I mean). ...

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67% of Americans 'not comfortable' with self-driving cars – poll

Although self-driving cars are becoming more of a reality each day, the majority of Americans are wary of the idea, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. When asked whether they felt comfortable with the notion of “riding in an entirely self-driving car,” a whopping 67 percent of Americans said they were “not comfortable.” Only 27 percent said they were “comfortable” with ...

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Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica begins testing in San Francisco

Waymo is bringing its self-driving cars back to San Francisco streets for testing. TechCrunch has obtained pictures of the Waymo Chrysler Pacifica autonomous test vehicle on SF city roads, and Waymo confirmed that it is indeed bringing test vehicles back to one of the first spots where it ever tested AVs in the first place. A Waymo spokesperson provided the ...

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GM’s self-driving car challenges federal safety standards

General Motors will soon unveil the self-driving Chevrolet Bolt, a car not equipped with pedals or a steering wheel, leaving control entirely to the vehicle’s AI. US regulations, however, may not be keeping pace. General Motors’ new driverless car will be showcased in a test batch in San Francisco ride-sharing fleets, and will be the first production-ready car without the ...

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Russia’s Yandex.Taxi takes self-driving car for first snow test

Published time: 29 Nov, 2017 10:45 The Russian internet giant Yandex has taken out its autonomous Prius car for a first real-world snow test around Moscow’s suburbs. The vehicle successfully drove 300 kilometers on snow-covered roads. “There was nothing unexpected,” Dmitry Polishchuk, head of Yandex.Taxi’s self-driving project told TechCrunch, confirming the snow test of the prototype went off smoothly. [embedded ...

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Apple could use machine learning to shore up LiDAR limitations in self-driving

Apple has a new paper published in Cornell’s arXiv open directory of scientific research, describing a method for using machine learning to translate the raw point cloud data gathered by LiDAR arrays into results that include detection of 3D objects, including bicycles and pedestrians, with no additional sensor data required. The paper is one of the clearest looks yet we’ve ...

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