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China’s luxury SUV brand Wey unveils self-driving EV concept

Wey is the new luxury brand from China's biggest SUV maker Great Wall Motors. Launched in China in 2016, the brand currently sells a trio of SUVs but is keen on expanding this in the future, including in the new fields of electrification and self-driving capability. Wey will use this week's 2018 Beijing auto show to present its vision for self-driving cars...

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Jaguar Land Rover developing system that lets cars ‘see’ around corners

Thanks to modern communications and sensor technology, it will soon be possible for cars to know what's immediately around them even when the line of site is blocked, in a sense making them able to see around corners. This ability is one of the core pillars of most self-driving systems being developed, including that from Jaguar Land Rover. But even if you...

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Waymo’s self-driving taxis will cover 100 square miles of Phoenix

Waymo is on track to become the first with a commercial self-driving taxi service. The service is due to start this year in Phoenix, Arizona and will cover an area of 100 square miles. Importantly, the cars within this geofenced area will be able to operate autonomously 100 percent of the time. The information was revealed by Waymo chief John Krafcik at...

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Nvidia pumps brakes on self-driving car development after Uber crash

The March 18 crash in Tempe, Arizona, where one pedestrian was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving car based on a Volvo XC90, has caused massive reverberations across the industry. The latest company to take a step back from self-driving car technology? Nvidia. Reuters reported on Tuesday that Nvida, which sold some of the computer hardware to Uber...

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Waymo announces new fleet of self-driving Jaguar I-Pace crossovers

The next wave of self-driving Waymo cars will be electric Jaguar I-Pace crossovers, the automotive supplier said Tuesday. Up to 20,000 electric crossovers will be fitted with the self-driving hardware by 2020, a significant commitment for the relatively small automaker. Later this year, Waymo said it would launch an app for self-driving taxis that can be...

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Arizona blocks Uber from testing self-driving cars on state’s roads

Arizona on Monday blocked Uber from conducting further tests of self-driving cars on the state's roads as a result of last week's fatal accident involving a pedestrian and one of the test cars. In a letter sent to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and shared with Bloomberg, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said he found a video of the accident released by police to be...

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Norwegian company working on self-driving snowplows

Self-driving-car technology won't stop at everyday transportation. The systems that will likely make their way to ride-sharing services first have the potential to aid numerous industries, and Yeti Snow Technology announced on Monday that it's working to bring automated snowplows to market. Yeti, a Norwegian company owned jointly by a company called Semcon...

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Jaguar Land Rover latest to demonstrate automated valet

Imagine turning up to a parking lot and having your car spend the time to find a spot and park itself without you being there. Jaguar Land Rover is the latest to demonstrate so-called "automated valet" technology, joining the likes of rival firms such as Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. The demonstration took place on Thursday as part of the United Kingdom's...

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