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Ford will test new self-driving cars in Detroit

Sponsored Links Argo AI Ford is testing a new fleet of self-driving vehicles in its homebase of Detroit. Argo AI, Ford’s autonomous vehicle arm, announced it would deploy its third-generation vehicles in Detroit and Corktown. The Ford Fusion Hybrids will be equipped with a “significantly upgraded sensor suite”, as well as new sets of radar …

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Volkswagen ends deal with self-driving startup Aurora

Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Volkswagen is cutting ties with Silicon Valley self-driving startup Aurora after only a year, amidst talks of working with Ford’s Argo AI instead. Financial Times reported the news of the split, adding that VW expects to reach a deal with Argo AI this summer. Sources told FT that VW declined to …

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Lyft has completed 55,000 self-driving rides in Las Vegas

Sponsored Links Roberto Baldwin / Engadget One year ago, Lyft launched its self-driving ride service in Las Vegas. Today, the company announced its 30-vehicle fleet has made 55,000 trips. That makes it the largest commercial program of its kind in the US. Unsurprisingly, Lyft says it’s thrilled. “So far, we’ve been very pleased with what …

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Einride’s autonomous truck begins daily delivery test in Sweden

Sponsored Links Einride Swedish AV startup Einride has begun testing its all-electric delivery truck on a public road in Sweden. As a part of a year-long trial, the Einride T-Pod truck began the first of what will be many daily freight deliveries this week in the city of Jönköping. The 26-ton truck, which we took …

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Blockchain Startup Filament Joins IoT Research Project Backed By Nevada

Blockchain startup Filament announced Tuesday that it is working with the University of Nevada, Reno on an autonomous vehicle research initiative. The work will see the development of new standards for blockchain-based connected devices, also known as the internet of things (IoT), as they relate to work on self-driving cars. The idea is that blockchain …

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