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Toyota’s not alone in the slow lane to self-driving cars

10 October, 2019 10:15 am 10:15 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – When Toyota Motor Corp launches its all-battery Lexus next year, the luxury model will be able to drive autonomously on highways, a big step for the Japanese automaker, which has so far trailed rivals in bringing self-driving cars to market. Announced at the Tokyo Motor Show this week, the new Lexus shows … Read More

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Self-driving trucks begin mail delivery test for US Postal Service

05 May, 2019 6:39 pm 6:39 pm

(Reuters) – The US Postal Service on Tuesday started a two-week test transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks, a step forward in the effort to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight. San Diego-based startup TuSimple said its self-driving trucks will begin hauling mail between USPS facilities in Phoenix and Dallas to … Read More

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Uber’s self-driving unit valued at $7.25 billion in new investment

04 April, 2019 8:45 am 8:45 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber’s autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group Corp, giving the company a much-needed funding boost for its pricey self-driving ambitions on the eve of its public stock offering. Uber Technologies Inc said on Thursday that the investment values its Advanced Technologies Group, … Read More

Daimler, BMW autonomous alliance seeks to define self-driving rules

BMW, Daimler autonomous alliance seeks to define self-driving rules

03 March, 2019 8:55 pm 8:55 pm

GENEVA (Reuters) – Daimler and BMW are teaming up to develop autonomous driving technology to cut costs and set an industry standard that can help to shape future regulation for self-driving cars, senior executives said on Wednesday. “It is a chicken and egg situation. Somebody has to standardise the technology and regulation will follow,” Klaus … Read More

Toyota, SoftBank to team up in self-driving and other technology

10 October, 2018 8:57 am 8:57 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp  and SoftBank Group Corp will announce a partnership on automated driving and other technology on Thursday, sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The companies plan to hold a news conference later in the day. Toyota President Akio Toyoda and SoftBank Group CEO Masayoshi Son will attend a … Read More

VW in talks on self-driving car standards

09 September, 2018 10:21 am 10:21 am

PARIS (Reuters) – Germany’s Volkswagen is in talks with other carmakers to set common standards for self-driving vehicle technology, Automotive News reported . The Volkswagen Group is discussing the initiative with more than 15 potential partners, according to the report, which cited an anonymous company executive. It did not identify any of the other companies … Read More

Apple self-driving car rear ended during road testing

09 September, 2018 8:52 am 8:52 am

CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – An Apple Inc  self-driving car was rear-ended while merging onto an expressway near the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters this month, the company said in an accident report posted that confirmed the iPhone maker is still in the race to build autonomous vehicles. Apple executives have never publicly spoken about the company’s self-driving … Read More

Four Toyota group firms to form JV for self-driving tech: Nikkei

08 August, 2018 8:58 am 8:58 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Four Toyota Motor Corp group firms will form a joint venture to combine their self-driving technologies to better compete with automotive component giants such as Bosch Group , the Nikkei business daily reported . The new company, to be set up by Denso Corp , Aisin Seiki Co , Jtekt Corp  and … Read More