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Tokyo taxi firm sets the stage for a driverless fleet for 2020 Olympics

Working with a local tech firm, a Tokyo cab company this week launched Japan's first trial of a robot taxi service for paying passengers. The aim is to have a full-fledged service operating for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
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Uber shutters self-driving project in Arizona two months after fatal accident

Uber has ended autonomous-car tests in Arizona after one of its robot vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian there. It promises to take a new approach when it resumes trials in Pittsburgh and San Francisco in the summer.
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Ford intends to launch self-driving car service ‘at scale’ by 2021

Ford has signaled its determination to begin operating an autonomous-car service "at scale" by 2021. Early indications are that it'll launch some a delivery business rather than a ridesharing service using its driverless vehicles.
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Autonomous-car firms in no rush to get unmanned vehicles onto California roads

California is now welcoming autonomous-car companies to take unmanned vehicles onto its roads, but so far only one has applied. In light of recent tragedies involving Uber and Tesla, that may not come as too much of a surprise.
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Watch how folks react during rides in Waymo’s driverless cars

Waymo is working to convince people of the safety of self-driving cars, with a new video showing the experiences of some of its riders. The company aims to launch a ridesharing business with its driverless vehicles this year.
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Lyft to send its own self-driving cars out on the country’s biggest test track

Lyft has numerous partnerships with other companies involved with self-driving cars, but the ridesharing outfit is to start testing its own vehicles in California at the largest secure test facility in the country.
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Ford’s self-driving cars are now delivering pizza in Miami

Ford is testing out how it might incorporate its self-driving technology into commercial efforts such as delivery and ridesharing services. Initial trials are taking place in Miami in partnership with Domino's and Postmates.
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Lyft riders can now take a driverless-car trip in Boston

Lyft riders in the Seaport area of Boston can now take a ride in a driverless car thanks to the the company's partnership with tech firm nuTonomy. The goal is to use feedback from riders to improve the technology and experience.
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Driverless cars are now tootling around their own ‘city’ in South Korea

A "fake city" in South Korea has opened for companies wishing to test their latest driverless-car technology. The 80-acre site offers a wide range of driving conditions that include, of course, a good number of potholes.
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Toyota to put its driverless car through ‘extreme’ testing in California

Toyota will put its latest self-driving technology through "extreme" testing on a closed driving course in California. The company said the track will allow its engineers to subject its car to "hazardous" driving conditions.
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Baidu partners with Shouqi Limo & Chauffeur to hasten autonomous car production

The race towards driverless technology is now seriously burning up the pavement. The international competition is on like never before as China pursues the development of its very own autonomous vehicles, with Baidu at the lead.
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Self-driving cars are about to hit the busy streets of NY City

If your self-driving technology can handle the streets of Manhattan, it can make it anywhere. At least, that may be the thinking behind GM's decision to test its driverless cars there.
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Waymo aims to convince a skeptical public that driverless cars are safe

Waymo is launching a public education campaign to teach people about the benefits of driverless cars and make them more comfortable with the technology. The effort kicks off in Arizona, where Waymo is already testing its cars.
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Self-driving taxi service proves popular with California seniors

Residents of a retirement community in California are enjoying the benefits of a new self-driving taxi service. The driving conditions inside the gated location are also ideal for the engineers testing the technology.
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Apple to install self-driving tech inside shuttles for its workers

Apple seems to have parked the idea of building a self-driving car but it may test its autonomous technology by incorporating it into a shuttle for its workers in Cupertino, California.
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Check out what this poor guy had to do in the name of driverless-car research

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute recently dressed up one of its researchers as a car seat, put him in a car, and sent him off to gather data about how people respond to driverless vehicles.
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Stickers on street signs can confuse self-driving cars, researchers show

In a fascinating if not worrying development, researchers in the U.S. have discovered that putting stickers on streets signs can confuse self-driving cars. One test made the car mistake a "stop" sign for a 45-mph speed limit sign.
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Waymo self-driving cars deal with bird poop in the coolest way

Poop on a car is annoying at the best of times, but when it occasionally landed smack on the top of Waymo's self-driving car, it presented a real problem. So the team set about building a fix.