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Uber to not get criminally charged for fatal self-driving crash says prosecutor
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Uber to not get criminally charged for fatal self-driving crash says prosecutor

The crash involved a Volvo XC90 sport utility vehicle that Uber was using to test self-driving technology.

Nvidia says new self-driving platform Drive AutoPilot to hit streets in 2020
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Nvidia says new self-driving platform Drive AutoPilot to hit streets in 2020

Nvidia's platform can enable self-driving cars by 2020, further its position in the industry.

Uber asks permission to resume self-driving car testing in Pensylvania
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Uber asks permission to resume self-driving car testing in Pensylvania

Uber said it now has real-time third party monitoring of back-up safety drivers.

Toyota to invest $500 mn in Uber to develop self-driving cars; duo to catch up to rivals in autonomous driving business
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Toyota to invest $500 mn in Uber to develop self-driving cars; duo to catch up to rivals in autonomous driving business

Toyota, one of the world’s largest carmakers, and Uber, the leading ride-hailing service, are widely seen as lagging the competition in developing self-driving cars.

Uber creating a standalone business out of its long-haul trucking business
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Uber creating a standalone business out of its long-haul trucking business

As part of Uber’s reorganization, the co-founders and employees of Otto will receive an equity stake in Uber Freight.

Apple hires Waymo's self-driving engineer Jamie Waydo to further its autonomous vehicle ambitions
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Apple hires Waymo's self-driving engineer Jamie Waydo to further its autonomous vehicle ambitions

Apple has hired a senior self-driving car engineer Waymo, a sign that it maintains autonomous vehicle ambitions.

Elon Musk confirms that Tesla's Autopilot will get a 'full self-driving feature' in August
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Elon Musk confirms that Tesla's Autopilot will get a 'full self-driving feature' in August

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted that its Autopilot driver assistance system will get full self-driving features following a software upgrade in August.

Uber shuts down self-driving operations in Arizona two months after fatal crash
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Uber shuts down self-driving operations in Arizona two months after fatal crash

Uber has said it considers self-driving technology important to the future of its ride services, although it is not clear how it fits into the plans of Dara Khosrowshahi.

Watch: Who has the best self-driving tech out there? Hint: It's not Google or Tesla #DailyDope
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Watch: Who has the best self-driving tech out there? Hint: It's not Google or Tesla #DailyDope

Nikita Rana talks about how the self-driving technology of Mobileye, a company based out of Israel, is cheaper and safer than Google's or Tesla's.

Self-driving Uber vehicle kills woman in Phoenix; company stops road testing in US, Canada
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Self-driving Uber vehicle kills woman in Phoenix; company stops road testing in US, Canada

Depending on who is found to be at fault, the accident could have far-reaching consequences for the development of self-driving vehicles, which have been billed as potentially safer than cars with humans at the wheel.

Major US automakers urge Senate to take up stalled bill aimed at speeding up deployment and testing of self-driving cars
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Major US automakers urge Senate to take up stalled bill aimed at speeding up deployment and testing of self-driving cars

The Senate bill would allow automakers to each sell up to 80,000 self-driving vehicles annually within three years.

Ford launches self-driving pilot delivery program in collaboration with Domino's in Miami
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Ford launches self-driving pilot delivery program in collaboration with Domino's in Miami

Ford plans to provide a self-driving vehicle service to multiple partners, who in turn would offer it to their customers under their own brand names.

Huawei uses artificial intelligence on its Mate 10 Pro to drive a Porsche and demos obstacle avoidance
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Huawei uses artificial intelligence on its Mate 10 Pro to drive a Porsche and demos obstacle avoidance

The Porshe avoided several obstacles, including a dog and a bike, as it drove in a straight line to demonstrate the AI-powered object recognition technology in the phone's camera.

Tencent-backed Chinese startup, Byton, unveils its autonomous electric car at CES 2018; to hit the market in 2019
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Tencent-backed Chinese startup, Byton, unveils its autonomous electric car at CES 2018; to hit the market in 2019

Byton, led by former executives from Tesla, BMW, Apple, and Google, said it expects to launch in China by 2019 and in the United States and Europe by 2020.

Nvidia announces self-driving technology partnership with Uber, Volkswagen at CES 2018
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Nvidia announces self-driving technology partnership with Uber, Volkswagen at CES 2018

Uber has been using Nvidia’s GPU computing technology since its first test fleet of Volvo SC90 SUVS were deployed in 2016 in Pittsburgh and Phoenix.

BMW said that it would spend over $100 million on a test track for self-driving cars in the Czech Republic
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BMW said that it would spend over $100 million on a test track for self-driving cars in the Czech Republic

The construction of BMW’s first vehicle testing project in eastern Europe will create several hundred jobs in the Czech Republic.

Apple engineers publish research paper on self driving vehicles
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Apple engineers publish research paper on self driving vehicles

This is significant because Apple is known for its secrecy around future products and it has been seen as a drawback among AI and machine learning researchers.

GM plans to test a Level 4 autonomous vehicles in New York City
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GM plans to test a Level 4 autonomous vehicles in New York City

The planned testing by GM and its self-driving unit, Cruise Automation, will be the first by a Level 4 autonomous vehicle in the state.

NuTonomy to partner with Grab to turn a self-driving car test pilot in Singapore into a commercial service
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NuTonomy to partner with Grab to turn a self-driving car test pilot in Singapore into a commercial service

NuTonomy plans to charge riders for the service in Singapore, albeit still with a human driver ready to take over if needed, as is done today in most tests.