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Self-driving big-rigs could be coming to a freeway near you

Oct 25, 2019
It might sound terrifying, but autonomous semis are an easier engineering challenge than cars.
Waymo, one of the biggest names in self-driving cars, is getting into trucking.
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VW, Ford broaden alliance to autonomous, electric vehicles

Jul 12, 2019
The two automakers will become equal owners of Argo AI, a robocar firm that was majority-owned by Ford, with plans to put autonomous vehicles on the roads in the U.S. and Europe.
Jim Hackett (R), president and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company, and Herbert Diess, chief executive officer, Volkswagen Group, pose for a picture ahead of a press conference July 12, 2019 in New York City.
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Tesla is moving ahead on driverless tech while others are slowing down

Apr 15, 2019
The company is making semi-autonomous features standard and briefing investors on what's next.
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Reporter's notebook: The first driverless spin

Feb 7, 2019
One man's autonomous adventure includes scary left turns, robot rule-followers and teen snark.
Waymo self-driving vehicles are displayed in Mountain View, California, in 2018.
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Your car is not self-driving, no matter how much it seems like it is

Jan 16, 2019
Drivers might be relying on their car's safety technology more than they should.
Advanced driver assistance systems "are like magic," says Alex Epstein, director of transportation safety at National Safety Council. “The problem is people don’t know how to use them."
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DOT loosens rules for driverless trucks

Oct 5, 2018
The Department of Transportation said in its new autonomous vehicle guidelines Thursday that a human driver doesn’t necessarily have to be in the driver’s seat of a commercial motor vehicle. That means an artificial intelligence system could potentially drive a truck. What could this mean for the trucking industry? Click the audio player above to hear the […]

What Honda's investment in GM means for self-driving cars

Oct 3, 2018
Autonomous cars made more interesting in a deal that's more Silicon Valley than Detroit.
The logo of U.S. carmaker General Motors, or GM, is visible on the front grille of a GM Hydrogen 4 fuel cell-powered car at a presentation by Opel and GM on November 26, 2008 in Berlin, Germany
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What's next for Uber?

Apr 2, 2018
From preparing to take the company public to cleaning up workplace culture, big challenges loom for Uber's CEO

Could self-driving wheelchairs be autonomous tech’s next big thing?

Dec 15, 2017
Car's are not the only form of transportation that could benefit from driverless technology.
Disabled individuals in wheelchairs take part in a demonstration to demand more accessibility options for disabled people near the French National Assembly in Paris on July 6, 2015. 
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Congress' push to get self-driving cars on the road faster

Oct 20, 2017
Sen. John Thune of South Dakota discusses his bill to create national regulations for autonomous vehicles.
A driver presents a Cruising Chauffeur, a hands free self-driving system designed for motorways. 
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