Driverless cars

January 17, 2018 - 5:03 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Uber's autonomous-vehicle chief says the service will carry passengers without human backup drivers in about the same time frame as competitors, which are expecting to be on the road at the latest sometime next year. Advanced Technology Group leader Eric Meyhofer wouldn't give a...
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January 14, 2018 - 5:57 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the Detroit auto show (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Ford Motor Co. says it's doubling its investment in electric and hybrid vehicles and plans to introduce 40 by 2022. Among them: A hybrid version of the F-150 pickup truck that is due out in 2020. In 2015, Ford pledged...
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FILE - This Friday, May 16, 2014, file photo, shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals. The company says it has filed a petition with the federal government seeking permission to put the vehicles on the road sometime next year with no human backup drivers. GM’s Cruise Automation unit has announced plans to carry passengers in self-driving cars that won’t have a backup driver in 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 12, 2018 - 7:10 am
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals. The company says it has filed a petition with the federal government seeking permission to put the vehicles on the road sometime next year with no human backup drivers. GM's...
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This photo provided by Nissan shows its brain-to-vehicle device. The driver of the vehicle wears the cap, which reads the driver's brain waves and uses them to help improve vehicle reaction times.(Courtesy of Nissan North America Inc. via AP)
January 10, 2018 - 6:11 am
Artificial intelligence that controls your infotainment screen. A vehicle that can read your brain. Cars that can see around blind corners. These are some of the automotive tech highlights of CES 2018 in Las Vegas. The event has increasingly become a way for automakers to preview their developments...
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An attendee looks at Ford's self-driving delivery vehicle at CES International, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 09, 2018 - 5:45 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local): 2 p.m. Toyota says it will begin integrating Amazon's Alexa voice assistant into some of its vehicles, so drivers can tell their cars to play music or set a comfortable temperature at home before arriving. In...
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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich delivers a keynote speech at CES International Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 09, 2018 - 9:11 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Intel has big plans to steer toward new business in self-driving cars, virtual reality and other cutting-edge technologies. But first it has to pull out of a skid caused by a serious security flaw in its processor chips, which undergird many of the world's smartphones and personal...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, file photo, show attendees walk past the CES sign at CES International in Las Vegas. As the 2018 CES gadget show kicks off in Las Vegas, manufacturers are expected to unveil new ways for consumers to control their products with voice commands over smart speakers such as Amazon Echo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 07, 2018 - 8:07 pm
What's the hottest thing in the world of technology these days? Your voice. Some of the most popular gadgets over the holiday season were smart speakers with digital assistants from Amazon and Google . Apple is coming out with its own speaker this year; Microsoft and Samsung have partnered on...
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FILE - This Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, file photo shows the Hyundai logo on display at the Pittsburgh International Auto Show in Pittsburgh. Hyundai and Volkswagen each say they're partnering with a U.S. autonomous vehicle tech firm led by former executives from Google, Tesla and Uber. On Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, the companies announced partnerships with Aurora Innovation, started in 2017 by ex-Google autonomous car chief Chris Urmson and others. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
January 04, 2018 - 12:12 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai and Volkswagen each say they're partnering with a U.S. autonomous vehicle tech firm led by former executives from Google, Tesla and Uber. The companies on Thursday announced partnerships with Aurora Innovation, started last year by ex-Google autonomous car chief Chris Urmson...
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January 04, 2018 - 6:01 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hyundai Motor Co. says it will begin selling its first self-driving vehicles by 2021 in partnership with U.S.-based self-driving technology startup Aurora Innovation Inc. The South Korean company said Thursday that in three years, Hyundai and Aurora will bring autonomous...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, center, flags off to inaugurate Delhi Metro's Magenta Line, as Chief Minister and Governor of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, right, and Ram Naik, left, watch during a function in Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. India's capital has launched a metro train with driverless technology, though officials say it will operate with a driver for at least a year or two. Modi took an inaugural ride Monday on a short section of the 12.6 kilometers (7.8 miles) Magenta Line, which connects the southern part of New Delhi with the satellite city of Noida, an IT hub across the Yamuna river. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
December 25, 2017 - 6:41 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's capital launched a metro train with driverless technology Monday, though officials said it would operate with a driver for at least a year or two. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an inaugural ride on a short section of the 12.6-kilometer (7.8-mile) Magenta Line, which...
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