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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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Someone Stole A Trailer From Google’s Waymo And Police Can’t Find It

If you consider the massive amount of data Google has gathered on the world around you, it might be surprising—maybe reassuring?—to learn the company can’t track down something as simple as a trailer. But that’s indeed the case: Since January, Michigan police have been trying to locate a car hauler stolen from Waymo,…Read more… Continue […]

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Google’s Waymo CEO: We’d Fight A Ban On Human Driving

When it comes to autonomous driving, car enthusiasts are first in line to nix the idea. There’s a bit of an overarching fear that, one day, human drivers could be rendered unnecessary and manually controlled driving is banned altogether. But even the CEO of the company with the most advanced autonomous driving fleet…Read more… Continue […]

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Google’s Waymo Partners With Jaguar Land Rover To Build ‘Up To’ 20,000 Autonomous I-Paces By 2020

Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, is partnering with Jaguar Land Rover to build an autonomous version of the automaker’s new all-electric I-Pace, with the goal of deploying the vehicles on Waymo’s soon-to-debut commercial ride-hailing service sometime in 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Waymo CEO: Our Self-Driving Car Tech Would’ve Avoided Deadly Uber Crash 

The head of Google’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, said on Saturday that his company has “a lot of confidence” that its self-driving car technology would’ve safely handled the situation that confronted an Uber-owned autonomous car last week when it fatally struck a pedestrian.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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