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Lyft’s autonomous vehicle partner Magna is done with self-driving tech

Sponsored Links Andrei Stanescu via Getty Images Two years after teaming up with Lyft to collaborate on self-driving technology, Magna said that partnership’s coming to an end. The auto parts maker plans to focus on assisted driving products, instead of fully autonomous tech. Magna isn’t fully severing ties with Lyft, in which it invested $200 …

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Bosch is finally making LiDAR sensors for autonomous cars

Sponsored Links Bosch Bosch says it’s developed production-ready LiDAR sensors for use in vehicles. It’s hoping to keep costs down by making them at scale. That way, it might be able to offer them at a lower price and bolster more widespread adoption of autonomous driving systems. LiDAR is the final piece of the sensor …

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MIT researchers use shadows to create a video of what happens off camera

Sponsored Links Corinna Dumat / EyeEm via Getty Images In order for self-driving cars to park themselves, they’ll need to be able to see around corners. A team from MIT’s CSAIL may have a new way to do that. Using video footage of shadows, they’ve developed an algorithm that can recreate video of what’s happening …

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Waymo finally let a reporter ride in a fully driverless car

Enlarge Caitlin O’Hara/Bloomberg via Getty Images It’s been almost two years since Waymo first announced that it was testing fully autonomous vehicles on public roads. Not long afterwards, the company said it planned to offer a fully driverless service to the public by the end of 2018. The rollout has been a lot slower than …

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Hyundai will offer free self-driving rides in Irvine, California

Sponsored Links Hyundai A handful of Californians are about to experience self-driving cars first-hand. Hyundai, Via and (appropriately enough) Pony.ai are debuting a driverless ride hailing BotRide service in Irvine on November 4th. A group of “several hundred” residents, including college students, will have free access to autonomous Kona Electric SUVs that will take them …

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Uber starts mapping Dallas roads to aid its self-driving efforts

Sponsored Links Uber Uber is still testing self-driving cars in a very limited fashion, but that isn’t stopping it from expanding its efforts to a new city. The ridesharing firm has unveiled plans to map Dallas streets and lay the groundwork for self-driving technology in the city. The mapping cars will be human-driven — they’re …

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Daimler starts testing self-driving trucks on public roads

Sponsored Links Daimler Daimler’s plan for self-driving big rigs just came one step closer to fruition. The automaker has started testing trucks with Level 4 autonomy (that is, fully self-driving in specific situations) on public roads in southwest Virginia, near the home of recently acquired autonomous tech developer Torc Robotics. They won’t be strictly driverless …

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Ridesharing giant Didi Chuxing will offer robotaxi service in Shanghai

Sponsored Links Didi Chuxing Self-driving taxis are quickly becoming a reality well beyond the US. Chinese ridesharing giant Didi Chuxing has unveiled plans for a pilot robotaxi service in Shanghai’s Jiading District. It’ll only include 30 cars with Level 4 autonomy (full self-driving in limited areas and conditions) and will start with a mix of …

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Sony and Yamaha are making a self-driving cart for theme parks

Sponsored Links Sony/Yamaha Remember how we said Sony’s self-driving SC-1 concept would make for a great party bus? Apparently, Sony had the same idea. The company is partnering with Yamaha on the SC-1 Sociable Cart, an expansion of the concept designed for entertainment purposes like theme parks, golf courses and “commercial facilities.” The new version …

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Carnegie Mellon will help Ford advance its self-driving vehicle tech

Sponsored Links Argo AI Ford’s autonomous vehicle arm Argo AI is already testing self-driving vehicles in a handful of cities. But the company has a few key puzzles to solve before it can deploy its fleets on a large scale. To help answer the remaining questions — like how can autonomous vehicles reason in highly …

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