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As recently as March, Daimler AG, the German carmaker, promised to put 10,000 autonomous taxis on the streets by 2021. But last week, Daimler chairman Ola Kaellenius announced that the company was taking a "reality check” on the project and focusing on self-driving long-haul trucks instead. It’s fine that self-driving cabs aren’t coming as fast as some expected – and it’s even better that Silicon Valley-style big talk appears to be going out of fashion.
The US Senate Commerce Committee will hold a Nov 20 hearing on the testing and deployment of self-driving vehicles that will include top US safety officials, as Congress has struggled to pass legislation on autonomous vehicles.
Nuro envisions autonomous cars not only without drivers but without passengers, either.
Competition in Egypt's ride-hailing and tech-enabled transport market is heating up as rivals from global giant Uber to smaller local firms vie for a slice of the Middle East's largest market.
Chinese electric car startup Nio Inc and Intel Corp's self-driving car technology firm Mobileye on Nov 5 said they would partner to develop autonomous vehicles for the consumer market in China and eventually other countries.
They have always been made with the driver in mind but that may no longer be the case in the coming age of autonomous vehicles.
Amit Sekhri took up trucking in the thick of the Great Recession, drawn in part by the freedom of driving the open roads. He was prepared for long hours and weeks away from home. But two of his biggest – and least expected – gripes were the constant phone calls and late payments.
Singapore's plan to put autonomous vehicles (AVs) on the road in the Republic was praised by global robotics expert Dr Ayanna Howard, who raised questions about the way AV tests are currently conducted overseas but also said there is little reason to fear technology.
GEORGE TOWN: MMS Ventures Bhd expects to secure at least RM20mil worth of orders for its vision and test equipment in the first quarter of 2020.
About 40% of adult Americans drivers are leaning more to buying self-driving cars in the future as they look to snack, chat on their phone or catch up on email while the car drives itself, a survey by Adobe Analytics showed.