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Tesla pumps the brakes on Model 3 production, but Q2 target remains in play

For the second time this year, Tesla has temporarily halted production of the Model 3. The unexpected pause comes shortly after CEO Elon Musk admitted having too much faith in automation.
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Check out BMW’s new autonomous R&D center

BMW Group announced the opening of its latest R&D facility in Germany specifically for researching and developing autonomous driving tech, showcasing the automaker's transition into a “tech company.”
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Volkswagen tests autonomous parking, aims for 2020 commercial launch

Volkswagen is testing autonomous parking at Germany's Hamburg Airport. In addition to making life more convenient, the automaker believes self-parking cars could enable a variety of new services for its customers.
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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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What crash? Waymo to test autonomous cars without safety drivers

Already testing autonomous cars without safety drivers on the streets of Arizona, Waymo is vying to become the first company to conduct similar trials on the streets of California.
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World’s first highway test facility for autonomous vehicles opens in Michigan

The American Center for Mobility has opened a new highway testing division at its facility in Michigan, enabling the testing of semiautonomous and autonomous driving technology in high-speed situations.
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Cop tickets a GM-owned self-driving car, though company disputes violation

A self-driving car operated by GM-owned Cruise was ticketed by a traffic cop in San Francisco this week, though the company insists it did nothing wrong. The vehicle had a test driver behind the wheel at the time.
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Ambarella launches Silicon Valley autonomous car demo despite Uber crash

Semiconductor company Ambarella is demonstrating a self-driving car on the roads of Silicon Valley, and ramping up its autonomous-driving computer business with a more powerful image-processing chip.
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The all-electric Jaguar I-Pace is Waymo’s latest self-driving car

The Jaguar I-Pace electric SUV will be Waymo's latest self-driving car, augmenting an existing fleet of Chrysler Pacifica minivans. Waymo also plans to launch an autonomous ridesharing service this year.
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Toyota halts autonomous car tests on public roads following Uber crash

Toyota has suspended public tests of its autonomous cars, citing the emotional toll Sunday's fatal Uber accident may have had on its own test drivers. It had been testing its technology on roads in Michigan and California.
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GM says it’s serious about commercializing self-driving cars

General Motors will begin building a self-driving car with no manual controls at its Orion, Michigan, factory next year. The plant already builds prototype autonomous cars based on the Chevy Bolt EV.
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A self-driving car in every driveway? Solid-state lidar is the key

Your car needs lidar to drive itself, but these spendy sensors often cost more than a car. Solid-state technology promises to drop them to $100, and unlock a self-driving revolution.