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BMW, Intel & Parts Maker Delphi to Develop Self-Driving Platform

German automaker BMW AG, U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp. and parts maker Delphi Automotive PLC on Tuesday said they would collaborate on development of a highly-automated self-driving platform for BMW, with Delphi handling integration of components and software. BMW said the …

Uber Builds Toronto AI Team, as It Awaits Outcome of Autonomous Car Lawsuit

Uber Technologies Inc., in the midst of legal battle with Alphabet Inc. over self-driving car technology, is building a new artificial intelligence team in Toronto to help improve its autonomous vehicle software. The team will be part of Uber’s Advanced …

Peugeot Partners with nuTonomy to Test Self-Driving Cars in Singapore

French carmaker Peugeot is partnering with Boston, Massachusetts-based tech firm nuTonomy to test self-driving cars in Singapore. NuTonomy’s software, sensors and computing platforms will be installed in Peugeot 3008 models as part of plans to develop the technology needed for …

XL Catlin Participates in Consortium Bringing Driverless Cars to UK

Oxbotica, the Oxford-based artificial intelligence company that is developing driverless cars for the UK, announced it is leading a consortium of companies that plans to trial a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles in urban areas and on motorways, culminating in …

China’s Baidu Plans July Launch of Self-Driving Car Technology

Baidu Inc. said on Tuesday it would launch its self-driving car technology for restricted environment in July before gradually introducing fully autonomous driving capabilities on highways and open city roads by 2020. The project is named Apollo after the lunar …

Apple Soon Will Begin Road-Testing Self-Driving Car Software: Source

Apple Inc. will soon take its self-driving car software platform to public streets for the first time, a major step that gets the world’s largest technology company into a crowded race to reshape transportation. The California Department of Motor Vehicles …

Mercedes’ Parent, Daimler, Partners with Bosch to Develop ‘Robo-Taxis’

Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler and supplier Robert Bosch are teaming up to develop self-driving cars in an alliance aimed at accelerating the production of “robo-taxis.” The pact between the world’s largest maker of premium cars and the world’s largest automotive supplier …

U.S. Chipmaker Intel to Enter Driverless Car Tech with Acquisition of Mobileye

Intel Corp. will acquire Mobileye NV for about $15 billion, paying one of the highest takeover premiums this century to play catch-up in the market for technology that helps cars drive themselves. The U.S. chipmaker will pay $63.54 per share …

Transportation, Tragedy and Lessons from Tesla Autopilot Fatality

Every car on the roads is an accident waiting to happen. It’s about time Silicon Valley woke up to the fact. The boom in autonomous-driving technology offers the prospect of one day reducing the roughly 90 percent of road accidents …

Driverless Car Demo’d in Pennsylvania as State Bill, Task Force Press On

Think of it as driver education with the car as the student and you as the instructor. That’s what it’s like in the latest version of Carnegie Mellon University’s self-driving car, a 2011 Cadillac SRX on display June 1 in …