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Apple confirms it acquired a self-driving car startup

Sponsored Links Drive.ai via Getty Images The latest self-driving firm to be consolidated is Drive.ai. The startup has been working on AI tech for autonomous vehicles for a few years, but found itself low on cash in an increasingly competitive market. Now, just as the San Francisco Chronicle reports that it filed with regulators about …

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Florida allows self-driving car tests without backup drivers

Sponsored Links Florida Governor’s Office Companies that want to test their self-driving cars will have an easier time of it in the Sunshine State. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill allowing companies to test autonomous vehicles without backup drivers. It also lets occupants text, watch video or otherwise enjoy themselves without running afoul …

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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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Tesla sued over fatal 2018 Model X crash with Autopilot engaged

Sponsored Links In this March 23, 2018 file photo provided by KTVU, emergency personnel work a the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, Calif. ASSOCIATED PRESS Last spring, Apple engineer Walter Huang aka Wei Lun Huang died in a crash when his Tesla Model …

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Uber’s self-driving unit gets its own CEO and a $1 billion investment

ASSOCIATED PRESS As Uber finally closes in on its IPO, its self-driving car unit is getting a big cash infusion and some independence. The company announced tonight that Toyota, Denso and Softbank are investing a total of $1 billion in its Advanced Technologies Group (Uber ATG), in a deal that values that part of the …

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Tesla will ‘substantially’ raise the price of its self-driving option

Sjoerd van der Wal via Getty Images You might want to act quickly if you’re determined to get a Tesla vehicle with self-driving capability. Elon Musk has warned that the price of the Full Self-Driving package will “increase substantially over time,” starting with a hike on May 1st. He didn’t give a ballpark of his …

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