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First self-driving shuttle coasts into New York’s Times Square

On July 17, Coast Autonomous, a new entry in the self-driving vehicle market, kicked off a day of demonstrations of its autonomous P-1 Shuttle on Broadway in New York’s crowded Times Square.
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Watch an autonomous race car tackle England’s famous Goodwood hill climb

Roborace's Robocar is the first vehicle to complete the Goodwood hill climb course without a human driver onboard. The all-electric race car is supposed to form the basis for the world's first autonomous racing series.
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Torc Robotics expands its self-driving car development team

Virginia-based Torc Robotics is growing its workforce in order to expand its self-driving car development program. The company launched its Asimov autonomous-driving system last year, and continues to test it in Virginia and Nevada.
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Intel and Baidu team up to make autonomous driving even smarter, safer

Baidu will use cameras and software from Intel subsidiary Mobileye in its self-driving car programs. The Chinese tech giant will also adopt Mobileye's safety model for autonomous-car decision making.
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Kroger supermarket chain to test driverless grocery deliveries

Kroger and autonomous delivery innovator Nuro announced a pilot program in the Fall to test home delivery services for Kroger's grocery customers. The Nuro delivery vehicle combines artificial intelligence, computer vision, and robotics.
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Renault prepares to launch French autonomous mobility-service pilot program

Renault is launching a pilot mobility services using self-driving cars in the French city of Rouen. Users will be able to hail an autonomous car via an app and ride on three designated routes.
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Techy sports we will all be watching in the (not-too-distant) future

Science fiction has kind of gotten our hopes up about the future of sport. Here are our picks for the high tech future sport we totally think are going to be everywhere in a few years.
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Factory images flesh out the story of Tesla's Model 3 production issues

As the Tesla Model 3 continues to face delays in production, Elon Musk announced that the company may use a hackathon to help ramp things up. Meanwhile, production has reached 3,500 units per week.
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Could thermal-imaging sensors help make self-driving cars safer?

FLIR Systems thinks one way to make self-driving cars safer would be for them to use thermal imaging tech to better deal with challenging conditions. And they're doing their bit to help.
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A storied train station will anchor Ford’s new high-tech Detroit campus

Detroit's Michigan Central Station has sat abandoned for 30 years. But Ford just bought the massive train station, and plans to make it the center of a new campus dedicated to developing autonomous and electric cars.
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Fisker bets its self-driving shuttles will ferry future commuters

Electric vehicle automaker Fisker has announced that is working on a new autonomous vehicle called the Orbit, a driverless shuttle that will one day be used to ferry commuters around.
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Watch a self-driving car negotiate Las Vegas streets jammed with pedestrians

How do self-driving cars avoid colliding with pedestrians? Autonomous-driving startup Torc Robotics explains in this video. It's about not only making sure the car sees pedestrians, but figuring out what to do when it does.
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Tesla fully self-driving Autopilot package coming in August, Musk says

Tesla will start adding fully self-driving capabilities to its vehicles with Autopilot Version 9 in August, according to CEO Elon Musk. Meanwhile, the company continues minor software updates to address driving safety issues.
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Chinese startup aims to set design direction for autonomous cars

The Byton K-Byte concept debuts at CES Asia in Shanghai as the second concept vehicle from the Chinese electric-car startup. Like Byton's first concept, now dubbed M-Byte, the K-Byte emphasizes connectivity and autonomous driving.
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Ford’s driverless delivery vehicle actually has a driver

Ford has a plan to launch a meal-delivery service by 2021 using autonomous cars that it's developing. But a pilot scheme currently underway in Miami is actually using a driver to control the car. So what's going on?
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Driverless cars: Waymo eyes Europe for launch of robot taxi services

Having achieved seven million miles of tests on public roads in the U.S., Waymo says it's now looking to introduce its autonomous-car technology in Europe, plans which could include a robot taxi service.
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Chrysler may shift its focus to shared vehicles and mobility services

Chrysler may survive as a provider of vehicles for ridesharing services, according to a new report. That means more partnerships like the recent deal with Waymo to provide up to 62,000 autonomous minivans.
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California snips legal red tape for robot taxis

Fancy a free ride in a driverless car? California is now allowing autonomous-vehicle companies to offer rides to regular folks, though they're not allowed to charge for the journey.