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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Silicon Valley startup Aeva aims to give driverless cars better vision

In January, with funding from Lux Capital and other venture capital firms, two former members of Apple’s Special Projects Group, Soroush Salehian and Mina Rezk, started Aeva. The company aims to improve the ability of self-driving cars to see their surroundings, according to New York Times report. Salehian and Rezk are reimagining Lidar—that is, Light […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • September 22, 2017
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Chrysler to join BMW, Intel in autonomous driving consortium

Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler announced plans Wednesday to join an autonomous car development consortium with Germany’s BMW and American tech giant Intel, MarketWatch reports. UK-based Delphi Automotive PLC and German component manufacturer Continental AG each joined the group earlier this summer. Israeli collision-avoidance software developer Mobileye was originally an independent member of the alliance, but in […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • August 16, 2017
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Lyft to Deploy Autonomous Cars by End of 2017

Ride-hailing company Lyft announced Friday that self-driving vehicles will be picking up customer  by the end of the year, Brian Fung of The Washington Post reports. The first autonomous Lyft cars will drive on the streets of Boston, but Lyft ultimately aims to create a network of hundreds of thousands of autonomous vehicles, which it […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • July 22, 2017
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Arizona Crash Causes Uber to Momentarily Halt Its Autonomous Testing

Uber stopped all testing of its self-driving vehicles in Tempe, Arizona after one of the autonomous cars was involved in a three-car collision. Although there were no injuries sustained in the crash, the Uber vehicle was turned on its side during the accident and the other car appeared to sustain the majority of the damage. […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • March 29, 2017
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GM Says Self-Driving Bolt Soon to Come

General Motors is getting a head start on its autonomous vehicle testing venture. GM told a source that, with the help of Lyft, it plans on testing thousands of self-driving Bolt EVs by 2018. If the automaker is successful in this feat, it will be one of the first car makers to test such a […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • February 21, 2017
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Uber Has Trouble With Bike Lanes

Uber says its self-driving cars have a “problem” with the concept of bike lanes. It made this statement after a few of its autonomous cars were caught making various traffic violations in the city of San Francisco. Uber says its working to fix the way the cars make unsafe turns when confronted with biking lanes. […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • December 20, 2016
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Uber Defies DMV; Self-Driving Cars Still Being Tested in California

Uber says that it will continue to test its self-driving cars despite being told by the California DMV to cease all testing. The California Department of Motor Vehicles threatened to take action unless Uber shuts down all testing within the city of San Francisco unless the company obtains a permit to do so. Uber doesn’t […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • December 18, 2016
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Michigan Makes History With Self-Driving Cars

Governor Rick Snyder approved a legislation that will allow Michigan to be the first state to test and sell self-driving cars. The law will allow the testing of cars that lack a steering wheel or brake pedal. Companies like Ford, Fiat Chrysler, and Uber came together to help form the legislation. Once the technology is […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • December 12, 2016
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