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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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Volvo’s self-driving buses and trucks will run on NVIDIA tech

Volvo’s self-driving trucks will have some familiar hardware under the hood. The automaker has signed a deal with NVIDIA that will use the chip company’s Drive platform to “train, test and deploy” a slew of large self-driving vehicles that include buses, freight trucks, mining trucks and beyond. They’ll both build on NVIDIA’s hardware platform and …

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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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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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Bosch’s reworked automotive sensors can help control flying taxis

Sponsored Links Bosch As companies from Boeing and Uber to Lilium work to develop flying taxis, Bosch wants to make the sensors they’ll require more accessible. The company says conventional aerospace technology is too expensive and bulky to use in autonomous flying vehicles. So, today, Bosch announced a plug-and-play sensor box that adapts automotive industry …

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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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NVIDIA buys high-performance chip-maker Mellanox for $6.9 billion

Bloomberg via Getty Images NVIDIA confirmed that it has purchased Israeli chip-maker Mellanox for $6.9 billion, its largest acquisition to date. The bid, rumored for several days, reportedly trumped a $6 billion offer made by Intel several months ago. It will reportedly help NVIDIA better compete in the server market, which accounts for about a …

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Tesla cuts Autopilot upgrade prices for existing EV owners

AP Photo/David Zalubowski Tesla’s across-the-board price drops have been helpful for new car buyers, but painful for veteran owners who just watched their EV’s value plunge. There’s some consolation, however: Tesla is lowering the prices of its autonomy upgrades. Anyone who bought a vehicle before the price drops can buy the Autopilot upgrade for $2,000 …

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Toyota experiment uses cameras to create city maps for self-driving cars

TRI-AD/Carmera Self-driving cars usually benefit from having detailed road maps, but creating those maps can be agonizingly slow when it requires cars loaded with exotic hardware. Toyota researchers and Carmera might have an easier solution: use off-the-shelf cameras to get the job done. They’re planning a “proof of concept” project where they’ll use both Toyota …

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