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GM And The Striking UAW Workers Could Make A Tentative Deal Today: Report

The General Motors-United Auto Workers strike may be approaching its end, Hyundai and Renault autonomous car news, possible plans for mandatory tech to detect if drivers are drunk and more on The Morning Shift of Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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How Waymo Plans To Ease Your Autonomous Car Anxiety

As the doors closed on our Waymo trip, a friendly chime played over the Chrysler Pacifica’s speakers. Because Waymo is owned by Google, which has some history refining the user experience, I assume this chime was carefully curated from a collection of dozens, if not hundreds, of possibilities, specifically engineered…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Meet Waymo’s Self-Driving Semi Truck

If you’re here, you’ve probably heard of Waymo, the Google self-driving car spinoff. You probably associate it with Chrysler Pacificas with white blobs mounted on the roof, but Waymo’s got another big, honking trick up its sleeve. Since 2017, Waymo has been quietly developing a self-driving semi truck using the same…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Do You Want To Know About Waymo’s Self-Driving Cars?

For nearly all intents and purposes, self-driving cars aren’t “here” yet, in the sense that nearly nobody can summon a driverless car to come pick them up right this second. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t testing heavily, including with some Waymo test cars out in Arizona. We’re about to go check them out. What […]

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Google’s Waymo Asked People To Test Its Semi-Autonomous Car Tech. What Happened Next Will Not Surprise You

Back in 2013, Google’s self-driving car unit ran an experiment. They decided to give their semi-autonomous driving technology to a handful of employees with long highway commutes, as recounted by Waymo CEO John Krafcik at IAA Frankfurt. Because it was not fully tested yet, Google made those employees agree to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Former Waymo And Uber Self-Driving Guru Anthony Levandowski Charged With Federal Crimes

Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car wunderkind at the center of one of the most high-profile lawsuits in Silicon Valley history, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury with 33 counts of theft of trade secrets.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Former Waymo And Uber Self-Driving Guru Anthony Levandowski Charged With Federal Crimes

Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car wunderkind at the center of one of the most high-profile lawsuits in Silicon Valley history, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury with 33 counts of theft of trade secrets.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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President Trump Is Pissed That Automakers Are Ignoring His Emissions Rollback

President Trump is pissed at Ford for siding with California over him, Care by Volvo is in hot water, German automakers team up for autonomous cars, more Tesla turnover, and much more on The Morning Shift of Thursday, August 22, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Florida’s Potentially Deadly Autonomous Car Experiment Is Just Beginning

On June 13, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law new legislation that opens the door to fully autonomous vehicles in a way no other state has. “A fully autonomous vehicle may operate in this state regardless of whether a human operator is physically present in the vehicle,” the law reads in no uncertain…Read more… […]

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Google and Renault-Nissan Are Teaming Up On Self-Driving Cars

Yet another company partners with Google’s self-driving car division, AKA Alphabet’s self-driving car division, AKA Waymo; everyone seems to hate Trump’s new EPA rules; and supersonic jets. All that and more in the Morning Shift for June 20, 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Even the Guy Who Started a Church Worshipping A.I. Is Pulling Back on Driverless Car Gospel

Anthony Levandowski, the guy you may recall from the center of the Waymo and Uber lawsuit over autonomous vehicle I.P., the radical who started a church worshipping an A.I. god, the person who allegedly intentionally modified Google’s driverless car fleet to take them where they weren’t permitted only to get into a…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Like Most Americans, Trump Is Apparently Afraid of Self-Driving Cars

When you really get down to it, life is a constant struggle to maintain the illusion of control. Take those stupid buttons at crosswalks. The ones you jab while waiting for the hand to turn into the walking dude. That button does nothing—the traffic lights are on timers. Pressing the button over and over is […]

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Waymo Is Likely Teaming Up With Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi to Work on Driverless Taxis

Google’s Waymo is, according to people who know these things, the frontrunner in the race to develop self-driving cars that actually work, even if they still have trouble with basic tasks. Jaguar and Fiat Chrysler have previously announced deals with Waymo, but on Tuesday Bloomberg reported that Waymo was in talks to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Uber Employee Warned Self-Driving Cars ‘Are Routinely in Accidents’ Days Before Fatal Crash: Report

On March 13, 2018, an Uber manager reportedly sent an email to company executives, alerting them to the safety concerns of the self-driving car software, the high rate of self-driving car accidents, and the “dangerous behavior” of the backup drivers, according to a new report from the Information. Five days later, an…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Google’s Mass-Purchase Of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids Could Mean $465 Million In Federal Tax Credits

Waymo, the self-driving car spinoff of Google, made a big splash last week by announcing it struck a deal with Fiat Chrysler to add 62,000 Chrysler Pacficia hybrid minivans to its upcoming fleet of autonomous taxis. Turns out, the move could have a big impact not only on Waymo’s bottom line but also potential buyers…Read […]

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