Walmart will test self-driving cars

Waymart? Walmart revealed Wednesday that their location in Chandler, Arizona will feature self-driving cars that lead customers to and from the store. When customers buy groceries online, a Waymo self-driving car will be sent to pick them up and then take them to the Chandler Walmart. Then, an employee will bring their groceries to the […]
  • Ben Norman
  • July 25, 2018
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GM and Softbank invest in autonomous cars

All aboard the self-driving bandwagon GM and Softbank are the most recent firms to invest in self-driving cars. Japanese holding company Softbank announced its investment of $2.25 billion into GM’s self-driving development. In December, the firm purchased a 15% stake in Uber, who is also testing self-driving functionalities. GM will follow suit, investing $1.1 billion […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 1, 2018
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Self-driving cars face many roadblocks

Consumers are reluctant to trust autonomous vehicles With the recent increase in self-driving car crashes, players in the industry may have to dial back production. Back in March, a Tesla Model X in autopilot mode crashed into a median in Mountain View, California, which killed the driver. After this announcement, Tesla suspended its research and […]
  • Ben Norman
  • May 24, 2018
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Audi’s Semi-Autonomous, Hybrid A8 Slated For Release in 2018

The Audi A8, which debuted Tuesday at the Audi Summit in Barcelona, represents the company’s boldest foray yet into the next generation of auto manufacturing. The car should make its way onto the road in 2018. At the time of this writing, Audi has not released pricing information. The A8 will feature the most advanced […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • July 13, 2017
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Sit Back and Relax: Autonomous Shuttles on UM Campus

The University of Michigan will be introducing two fully autonomous vehicles to its campus to shuttle students and faculty this fall. University officials announced the pilot program at the MCity test facility for autonomous and connected cars. The goal is to field test the vehicles while also observing both passenger and driver public perception. This endeavor […]
  • Cedric Brenninkmeijer
  • June 22, 2017
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A New Wave of Electric Cars Shown Off at the Detroit Auto Show

For many auto enthusiasts, the Detroit Auto Show is the highlight of the year. It’s the perfect chance for investors and automakers from all over the globe to gather around and admire each other’s hard work and dedication.  Nearly all automakers have excitedly begun diving head first into the future of electric and autonomous cars. […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • January 19, 2017
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