27 octobre 2018

Uber trucks start shuttling goods across Arizona — by themselves

Uber trucks start shuttling goods across Arizona — by themselves Uber has been using its self-driving trucks to transport goods in Arizona. Gregory Murphy SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has been sending self-driving trucks on delivery runs across Arizona since November, the first step in what promises to be a freight transportation revolution that could radically reshape the jobs of long-haul truckers. After testing its technology earlier in 2017, Uber began contracting with trucking companies to use... [Lire la suite]
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03 octobre 2018

More autonomous Waymo vehicles coming to Phoenix area

More autonomous Waymo vehicles coming to Phoenix area SAN FRANCISCO — A self-driving car service that Google spinoff Waymo plans to launch later this year will include up to 62,000 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans. The deal announced Thursday is the latest sign of Waymo’s confidence in its self-driving car technology, which sprung from a secret Google project started nine years ago. The technology will initially be deployed in a ride-hailing service in the Phoenix area before the end of this year and then expand into other U.S.... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2018

Uber’s self-driving trucks are now delivering freight in Arizona

Uber’s self-driving trucks are now delivering freight in Arizona Uber’s big push to dominate the trucking industry took a leap forward today with the announcement that the ride-hailing giant is now operating its fleet of self-driving trucks on its freight-hauling app. The shipments are taking place in Arizona, where the ride-hailing giant is also testing out its robot taxis. Uber said it is using a transfer hub model, in which the trucks drive autonomously on the highway and human drivers take over for the last miles.   By... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2018

Autonomous Car Crashes: Who — or What — Is to Blame?

Autonomous Car Crashes: Who — or What — Is to Blame? The promise of driverless vehicle technology to reduce road fatalities hangs in the balance now as never before. Two recent deaths involving Uber and Tesla vehicles using driverless systems have raised the debate on safety to levels that threaten to significantly delay or derail adoption of the technology.   Uber has temporarily halted tests of self-driving cars after the latest crash, and so have Toyota and graphic chips manufacturer Nvidia, whose artificial... [Lire la suite]
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07 février 2018

Waymo’s driverless taxi service will open to the public soon

Waymo’s driverless taxi service will open to the public soon Waymo is working on an autonomous taxi fleet, modeled after the pilot program it currently offers outside of Phoenix. The big difference here is that once fully launched, Waymo's service won't have a driver behind the wheel. Additionally, the company will up its fleet of self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans from 100 to 500. As you'd imagine, the entire ride-hailing process will be handled via a mobile app. While the initial service area will be... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2017

Waymo Is Launching A Fleet Of Actual Driverless Cars In Arizona

Waymo Is Launching A Fleet Of Actual Driverless Cars In Arizona Waymo, the self-driving car project launched by Google, spent last week showing off the company’s autonomous vehicles to reporters. Now, Waymo said Tuesday, it’s deploying driverless cars for testing in Phoenix as part of a pilot program. Cars without actual people in the driver seat. Driving people around. It’s wild to watch. Read more : https://jalopnik.com/waymo-is-launching-a-fleet-of-actual-driverless-cars-in-1820217901
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