Tag: Tech

GM And Cruise To Help Honda With Autonomous Mobility Service In Japan

Honda will receive assistance from General Motors and Cruise for its planned self-driving mobility service (MaaS) in Japan. In a recent statement, Honda confirmed that Cruise will send its self-driving test vehicles to Japan and begin local development of them later this year. The Japanese car manufacturer has also confirmed that its self-driving mobility service […]

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GM, Cruise Team Up With Microsoft For Driverless Car Tech

Microsoft is joining GM, Honda and other institutional investors for a combined new equity investment of more than $2 billion in Cruise, the San Francisco-based autonomous start-up. Their common goal, according to Reuters, is to accelerate the development and commercialization of self-driving vehicles. After the markets opened, GM shares continued to go up, trading at […]

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English Village To Trade Driveways For Green Space With Self-Driving And -Parking Cars

Chelmsford Garden Village, a housing development near London, is preparing itself for a future with autonomous cars by removing the driveways from its homes. Or, at least, that’s what they’re planning to do eventually. The homes will be built with driveways, but there’s a plan in place to take them away if and when autonomous […]

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Toyota And Stanford University Want To Use Pro Drifters’ Experience To Improve Safety

Anyone who has driven in snowy climates knows that one of the most important things is to know how to retain control of your car in those treacherous conditions. That’s what has led researchers at the Toyota Research Institute and at Stanford University’s Dynamic Design Lab to turn to professional drifters and drivers to learn […]

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U.S. To Exempt Autonomous Vehicles From Certain Crash Standards

New rules have been issued that will allow the manufacturers of autonomous vehicles to bypass the crash standards required by traditional passenger vehicles. The rules, announced by the outgoing Trump administration but yet to be finalized or implemented, will exempt automated vehicles designed to exclusively carry goods, rather than people, from certain crash standards. The […]

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