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13th February 2018

Waymo & Uber: A Truce That Will Not Last

Waymo and Uber have settled matters for now, but don't expect the harmony between the two Silicon Valley powerhouses to last for long, especially as the autonomous car market...

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12th February 2018

Autonomous Vehicle Technology to Be Focus of March DOT Summit

The US Department of Transportation (DOT) is holding a summit on March 1 to gather feedback and outline its plans for an automated vehicle guidance paper.

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9th February 2018

Waymo Settles Patent Dispute for $245M Uber Stake

After a week of testimony at a federal courthouse in San Francisco, Waymo and Uber announced an agreement to settle their dispute, with Waymo taking a $245 million stake...

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6th February 2018

Waymo Paints Uber’s Kalanick as a Cheat During Trial’s First Day

The long-awaited trial between Waymo and Uber opened Monday, with lawyers painting Travis Kalanick as a cheat. Attorneys for the ride-sharing leader countered, saying the Google-backed project was falling...

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5th February 2018

Waymo, Uber Head to Court With Eyes on Autonomy’s Future

After several delays, the long-awaited trial between Waymo and Uber will start this week in a federal court in San Francisco. The lawsuit could determine the future of autonomous...

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1st February 2018

Waymo, GM Lead Autonomous Car Testing in California

In California, General Motors and Waymo vehicles continue to hold the lead in the increasingly competitive self-driving car market, according to the state's DMV.

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30th January 2018

Waymo Orders ‘Thousands’ of Pacifica Hybrid Minivans

Waymo plans to expand its self-driving, ride-hailing services across the US, and has now ordered 'thousands' of Chrysler Pacifica minivans as part of that effort.

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27th October 2017

Lyft and Uber squaring up for robo-cab domination

The ever-accelerating drive to full autonomy has received a fresh boost from the ride-hailing world when Lyft announced the opening of its a research centre dedicated to the technology....

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23rd October 2017

Weekly Brief: Lyft and Grab invest billions to take Uber down

Uber’s rivals are smelling blood in the water and injecting fresh billions to seize the momentum. Andrew Tolve reports. Talk about kicking a man when he’s down. With Uber...

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26th May 2017

Driverless tech can’t rely just on connectivity

There is an argument that, to a debateable extent, autonomous vehicles require connectivity. Dr Graeme Smith, CEO of Oxbotica, thinks that self-driving cars must have the capability to operate...

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19th December 2016

Weekly Brief: Google introduces stand-alone robot car company Waymo

The new business becomes the overnight leader in autonomous vehicle technologies. Andrew Tolve reports. Seven years after inception, Google’s self-driving cars have finally earned themselves an independent business and...

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3rd May 2016

Weekly Brief: Beijing Motor Show launches suggest SUVs may revive Chinese auto market

It’s been a rough year for the Chinese auto market. Sedan sales are down 5.3%, minivans have slipped 17.5% and the outlook for mini cars and electric vehicles look...

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