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Setting the standards of safety for Autonomous Vehicles
25th April 2019

Setting the standards of safety for Autonomous Vehicles

The UK government’s Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has updated its 2015 code of practice for the testing of connected and autonomous vehicles. The Transport and Research...

By Graham Jarvis

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BMW’s Alphabet: Diesel OK for Fleet Use
3rd December 2018

BMW’s Alphabet: Diesel OK for Fleet Use

BMW’s fleet management subsidiary has claimed a recent study shows diesel engines compliant with modern standards are suitable for fleet use. Alphabet cited analysis by the European Automobile Manufacturers’...

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Uber-Backed Electric Bike Start-Up Enters UK
28th November 2018

Uber-Backed Electric Bike Start-Up Enters UK

An “electric-assist” bicycle hire start-up backed by Uber is deploying its first UK fleet of bikes. Lime’s bikes are fitted with rechargeable lithium batteries and 250-watt motors. The company...

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Waymo’s Driverless Cars Look Beyond Slow & Steady
11th October 2018

Waymo’s Driverless Cars Look Beyond Slow & Steady

Waymo, Google's self-driving car division, has plans for expansion as the company's vehicles have hit 10 million miles on public roads.

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Waymo & Phoenix Look to Improve Public Transportation
1st August 2018

Waymo & Phoenix Look to Improve Public Transportation

Waymo's self-driving vehicles could help connect Phoenix residents with first- and last-mile transport services to public transportation networks within the city.

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23rd July 2018

Waymo CEO: Self-Driving Cars Racking Up 25,000 Miles a Day

Waymo CEO John Krafcik announced that the company's self-driving vehicles have passed the 8-million-mile mark on public rounds, which means its cars are traveling about 25,000 miles every day.

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28th June 2018

Waymo Hires Former GM Cruise Automation HR Exec

As Waymo gears up for an expanded rollout of its autonomous vehicle program, the self-driving and autonomous vehicle company is hiring a top Silicon Valley HR executive with automotive...

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19th June 2018

Apple Hires Top Waymo Engineer to Boost Self-Driving Car Efforts

Apple has made a strategic hire by poaching a top Waymo engineer, Jaime Waydo, to help bolster its own self-driving car efforts.

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7th June 2018

Day One TU-Automotive Detroit 2018: Expanding universe of technology and partners

Susan Kuchinskas reports on the first day of the industry’s top technology conference. The diversity of companies, technologies and business models gathered together on the first day of TU-Automotive...

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9th May 2018

Waymo Set for Public Driverless Ride Service This Year

The Waymo driverless ride service announcement from CEO John Krafcik at Google I/O comes as new information about Uber's fatal crash surfaces.

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7th May 2018

Police: Waymo Crash in Arizona Is Other Driver’s Fault

An accident involving a self-driving Waymo vehicle and another car is raising fresh questions about autonomous vehicle testing, although this time it appears the accident was the fault of...

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4th May 2018

Bayonets get fixed to slice up the mobility cake

There’s a new bet in the high-stakes poker game between US ride-sharing giants Lyft and Uber, and top autonomous tech company Waymo, owned by Google parent Alphabet. Lyft, very...

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