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Uber’s self-driving project could have been a collaborative effort between the ride-hailing giant and a major automaker, according to a report by The Information. In the summer, Uber rejected an acquisition offer for the self-driving unit by an unnamed automaker. That led executives to discuss the possibility of further collaboration…

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Self-driving startup nuTonomy said it hopes to launch a commercial ride service in Singapore by the second quarter of 2018, possibly in partnership with local ride-hailing service Grab. Originally an MIT spin-off, nuTonomy has worked on self-driving software for three years. It started trialling its tech in Singapore in 2016,…

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Car ownership is predicted to decline as self-driving cars hit the roads, with more people, especially in cities, opting for a taxi or shuttle. When that happens, Ford wants to be the company supplying taxi operators with vehicles. In a blog post, Ford vice president of autonomous vehicles, Sherif Marakby,…

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Google’s self-driving division, Waymo, has received a patent for an automotive design where the car loses rigidity before a crash, minimizing the damage to the rider and any other cars. Waymo would achieve this by reducing the tension of hood, panels and bumpers before an accident, according to Silicon Beat….

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Jabil and eyeSight have announced a partnership to develop ‘next-generation’ driver monitoring and gesture control solutions for automotive customers. The monitoring technology checks the attentiveness of the driver in real-time, recognizing when they are not attentive or drowsy. In the video, the software alerts the driver through audio cues, although…

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The UK government has published key principles for connected and autonomous vehicles, aimed as a guide for automakers, suppliers, and developers looking to deploy self-driving cars in the future. The eight principles are: Organizational security is owned, governed and promoted at board level. Security risks are assessed and managed appropriately…

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Bosch, the world’s largest supplier of automotive parts, has announced plans to build a €1 billion ($1.1 billion) semiconductor plant, focused on self-driving cars, smart homes, and smart city infrastructure. The factory will be located in Dresden, Germany and should be ready by 2021, according to Bloomberg. See Also: Industry…

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Waymo, the self-driving division of Google, has confirmed that alongside an expansion to its autonomous car efforts, it is looking to develop self-driving trucks. “We’re taking our eight years of experience in building self-driving hardware and software and conducting a technical exploration into how our technology can integrate into a…

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