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Waymo seeking $2.6 billion from Uber for one trade secret

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Waymo accused Uber and Otto, acquired by the ride services company in August, with stealing confidential information on Waymo's Lidar sensor technology to speed its own efforts As we get fully self-driving cars ready for the road, we'll need more types of vehicles to refine and test our advanced driving software,' Waymo CEO Jon Krafcik wrote. 'Before starting production in October, we'd put these early vehicles through their paces at our own test track in California, and FCA's Chelsea Proving Grounds in Chelsea, MI and their Arizona Proving Grounds in Yucca, AZ. To underscore his point, Krafcik revealed the project had hit a key milestone in the journey to having fully autonomous cars cruising around public roads. It marked the first time one of the project's cars had given a passenger a ride without a human on hand to take control of a self-driving car if something went wrong.


Google X's online course teaches you to build flying cars

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'Our students will develop the software skills and conceptual understanding necessary to build a flight system for an autonomous flight vehicle that can reliably complete complex missions in urban environments,' the firm said. 'Our students will develop the software skills and conceptual understanding necessary to build a flight system for an autonomous flight vehicle that can reliably complete complex missions in urban environments,' the firm wrote. Thrun, who used to work at Google before leaving to set up his flying-vehicle firm, Kitty Hawk, said he envisions a world where he can fly the 34-mile (55 km) journey from Palo Alto to San Francisco in just ten minutes. Thrun, who used to work at Google before leaving to set up his flying-vehicle firm, Kitty Hawk, said he envisions a world where he can fly the 34-mile (55 km) journey from Palo Alto to San Francisco in just ten minutes.


Google X's Sebastian Thrun: Flying car ready in February

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In April, Kitty Hawk revealed a prototype of its flying vehicle – an electrical aircraft that resembles a flying jet ski. According to Sebastian Thrun, a working version of Kitty Hawk's flying car will be ready by February 2018 And according to Thrun, a working version of the product will be ready by February 2018. Steve Jurvetson, one of the original investors in SpaceX, is also optimistic about flying cars, adding: 'They're kind of like autonomous cars, you get a peek of the future. And Steve Jurvetson, one of the original investors in SpaceX, is also optimistic about flying cars, adding: 'They're kind of like autonomous cars, you get a peek of the future.


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The chipmaker admitted it had worked with the company during the design of its compute platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time. The announcement marked the first time Waymo, formerly Google's autonomous program, has acknowledged a collaboration with a supplier. Intel began supplying chips for then-Google's autonomous program beginning in 2009, but that relationship grew into a deeper collaboration when Google began working with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCHA.MI) to develop and install the company's autonomous driving technology into the automaker's minivans. Intel began supplying chips for then-Google's autonomous program beginning in 2009.


Ford admits role in CAR SEAT costume 'driverless' stunt

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Last month, a bizarre video showing a man disguised as a car seat while driving a silver van went viral, before it was revealed that the stunt was part of an autonomous car test. The test was designed to learn how hand waves and other informal language between pedestrians and drivers - and the lack thereof when cars go driverless - affects driving. It's been known the viral video showing a man disguised in a car seat costume controlling a silver van was part of a self-driving car test and not just a spoof, but it's now been revealed Ford was in on it In August, Virginia residents were shocked to see a car with no driver on the streets. Occupying 32 acres at the University's North Campus Research Complex, M City includes approximately five lane-miles of roads with intersections, traffic signs and signals, sidewalks, benches, simulated buildings, street lights and obstacles Occupying 32 acres at the University's North Campus Research Complex, it includes approximately five lane-miles of roads with intersections, traffic signs and signals, sidewalks, benches, simulated buildings, street lights, and obstacles such as construction barriers'At Ford, we believe developing self-driving vehicles is about more than just the technology itself, so we're working to design, test and advocate for a standard way for autonomous vehicles to easily communicate their intention to people on the streets and roads on which they will operate,' Shutko said.


BAE systems releases images of driverless mini-tanks

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BAE Systems said its vision of future warfare sees full-size autonomous tanks supported by'fleets of smaller autonomous air and ground vehicles' which create a defensive perimeter. The tanks manoeuvre using rubber caterpillar tracks and BAE systems aims to make them completely autonomous in future, meaning they operate without a human controller. In future they could be equipped with autonomous'friend or foe' tracking software, allowing them to work unmanned The vehicles have an armoured hull that protects them against blast and small arms fire. BAE systems' vision (pictured) sees full-size tanks supported by'fleets of smaller autonomous air and ground vehicles' which create a defensive perimeter (yellow line) around the tank and human troops.


California bans drones from delivering marijuana

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It says transportation must be via commercial vehicles and trailers and bans aircraft, watercraft, rail, drones, human powered vehicles, and unmanned vehicles. They'll also have to retain distribution records and enter transport and shipment information into a California'track-and-trace' database. 'Transportation may not be done by aircraft, watercraft, rail, drones, human powered vehicles, or unmanned vehicles.' The strict regulations put a major dent in the plans of startups like Trees Delivery, Eaze, and MDelivers, which planned or envisioned using drones to make marijuana deliveries in the future.


House passes bill to speed deployment of self-driving cars

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The House voted Wednesday to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to permit deployment of up to 100,000 of the vehicles annually over the next several years. The House voted Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to permit deployment of up to 100,000 of the vehicles annually over the next several years. The House bill is the product of extensive negotiations between Democrats and Republicans, a rare of example of bipartisan agreement in a Congress riven by political and ideological differences. The House bill is the product of extensive negotiations between Democrats and Republicans, a rare of example of bipartisan agreement in a Congress riven by political and ideological differences.


Driverless taxis could hit the streets of London in 2019

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An driverless car firm based in Cambridge has raised £14 million ($16.4 million) in funding - Europe's largest investment in an autonomous car start-up. It hopes to develop a driverless car system tailor-made for the continent's ancient network of roads. Five AI plans to test it's Uber-like service that would allow people to order driverless rides through a smartphone app in south London in 2019. Five AI plans to test it's uber-like service that would allow people to order driverless rides through a smartphone app, in South London in 2019.


Jaguar unveils portable 'intelligent' Sayer steering wheel

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The most advanced wheel design we've seen yet from Jaguar will be shown along with technology for the I-Pace electric SUV that will be built from next year The Jaguar steering wheel of the future is to be unveiled on Thursday as part of a special'Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest' exhibition in London with the theme'Technology with Heart'. 'That's a future vision JLR is exploring with Sayer, the connected steering wheel that could be the only part of the car you own. The Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest will take place at Central Saint Martin's art, design and technology college in London. A Jaguar spokesman adds: 'Technology with Heart' is the theme of Jaguar Land Rover's inaugural Tech Fest, an event that explores the positive role technology is playing in reshaping the automotive industry and beyond.