Tag: Autonomous

Nuro Autonomous Delivery Startup Secures $600 Million In New Investment Round

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro has just secured $600 million through a fundraising round that, according to TechCrunch, pushes its valuation to around $8.6 billion. This latest funding round included investors such as Google, Tiger Global Management, Baillie Gifford, Fidelity Management & Research Company, Gaorong Capital, SoftBank Vision Fund 1, and T. Rowe Price Associates. Business […]

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Older Teslas Need Upgraded Cameras To Get Full Self Driving

In 2016, Tesla said that all of its vehicles would be equipped with the necessary hardware to achieve fully-autonomous driving. It turns out that wasn’t the case. Following the introduction of the latest Full Self-Driving Beta, it quickly emerged that no owners of older Tesla models had gained access to the system, despite achieving perfect […]

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Tesla Introduces Full-Self Driving Beta 10.3.1 After Weekend Hiccups

Tesla briefly rolled back the introduction of its latest Full Self-Driving beta software following complaints from beta testers. Chief executive Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter that Beta 10.3 was released briefly over the weekend and would be accessible to Tesla owners with perfect safety scores. However, less than a day after being released, Tesla rolled […]

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Lucid CEO Says Fleets Of Robotaxis Are A Decade Away

The chief executive of Lucid doesn’t think we will see fleets of self-driving taxis for another decade. Hot on the heels of Lucid beginning production of the all-electric Air, chief executive Peter Rawlinson told Reuters that technological hurdles will prevent robotaxis from becoming commonplace anytime in the near future. “I think we’re 10 years out […]

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Would You Trust Tesla’s FSD Beta After Watching This Video?

Tesla’s driver assistance systems are currently under the scrutiny by federal authorities, but video footage of its full-self driving package in operation shows just how close it is to replicating real human behavior. You might even say it’s a little too human-like after watching this video from AI DRIVR. The Tesla-driving YouTuber has been testing […]

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Biden Administration Appoints Tesla Critic Missy Cummings As NHTSA Safety Advisor

President Biden plans to fill two major roles at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with high-profile appointees. One, Missy Cummings is a well-regarded autonomy researcher who has been vocal in her criticisms of Tesla. Reuters reported Tuesday that NHTSA will get its first head in four years, with the appointment of Steven Cliff, […]

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VW Group Unveils OnePod Concept As The Flexible Autonomous Pod Of The Future

As part of the DRIVE. Forum in Berlin, VW Group presented the OnePod oncept – a fully autonomous electric pod with a configurable interior. OnePod was created in VW Group’s Design Center at Potsdam, showing the company’s vision for the future of urban mobility. The “One” in the name stands for “One Solution for all” […]

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NHTSA Asks Tesla Why It Has Not Issued Recall On Autopilot

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has sent a letter to Tesla asking why it has not issued a recall to address software changes made to its Autopilot driver-assistance system. In September, the automaker sent out an over-the-air update to its vehicles that was reportedly aimed at helping vehicles better detect emergency vehicles stopped on […]

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Tesla’s Latest Full Self-Driving Beta Introduced To Owners With Perfect Safety Score

Tesla has started to introduce the latest beta version of its Full Self-Driving system to owners that have perfect safety scores. The car manufacturer determines safety scores for its owners be analyzing their driving behavior. Owners lose points for things like hard braking, unsafe following, aggressive turning, forward collision warnings, and forced Autopilot disengagements. It’s […]

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