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GM's bet on Cruise autonomous vehicles sees major roadblocks

After a traffic block and accident in San Francisco, California suspended operations of Cruise robotaxis. Now, parent company GM is scaling back.
A Cruise vehicle drives through an intersection in San Francisco on June 8.
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How rideshare drivers feel about robot competition

Aug 10, 2023
Among other issues, how does a driverless car deal with drunk passengers?
Waymo autonomous vehicles in a San Francisco parking lot. California will decide whether the company can expand operations in the city.
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University looks to self-driving shuttles to transport students

Dec 27, 2022
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is piloting autonomous transit with vehicles in a project that could take students to and from the historically Black university to downtown Greensboro by the fall.
Four shuttles that will transport students are just part of the NC Transportation Center of Excellence on Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Technology (NC-CAV) fleet.
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Lyft, Uber back away from autonomous cars

May 4, 2021
Lyft announced last week it was selling its self-driving car unit to Toyota, and Uber sold its self-driving business in December.
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Why self-driving cars are designed to look like overgrown toys

Mar 9, 2021
To make customers comfortable with mobile robots, companies are designing in approachability and familiarity.
This Nuro vehicle is built to transport packages, not people.
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How electric cars sparked GM's exodus from Australia, New Zealand and Thailand

Feb 17, 2020
It's part of a larger strategy to exit unprofitable markets.
A sign is viewed at the General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly as they announced the closing of multiple facilities including this one on November 26, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan.
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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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Why Waymo is sharing some of its self-driving car data

Aug 21, 2019
Figuring out self-driving cars is one of the biggest technology challenges for companies. Sharing data could benefit the whole industry.
Waymo's robominivans collect information about the world they drive through.
Waymo

Ford layoffs necessary to fund bets on its future

May 21, 2019
The future of the auto industry is uncertain as ride-sharing, self-driving vehicles and other technologies evolve.
Cars are reflected in the grill of a new Ford truck in Richmond, California.
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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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