Uber’s Autonomous Vehicle Head Stepping Aside During Legal Battle

Anthony Levandowski, head of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group and founder of autonomous truck startup Otto, has stepped aside from that role in the midst of a legal battle with Waymo, according to a Business Insider news report.

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Profile: Susan Shaheen, Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center

Susan is an expert on the subject of carsharing. Today, we are using Lyft to travel from her office to the Downtown Berkeley BART station, where we will take the subway to have lunch in the Financial District of San Francisco.

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U of Fla., FDOT, City partner to create ‘smart testbed’ for advanced technologies

This will be the first such program in Florida to involve a city, a university, and a state DOT. It will also involve industry partnerships to facilitate the development and operation of test bed.

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Alstom, RATP complete test on autonomous stabling of a tram

The tram, by means of sensors (lidars), detects obstacles and reacts accordingly: reductions in speed, maximum service braking, or emergency braking as the case may be. It is also capable of situating itself on the site and recognizing its stabling point.

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Waymo Adds 500 More Chrysler Pacifica Hybrids to Program

The self-driving technology company will add 500 hybrid minivans, with production beginning in May.

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Getaround Raises $45M in Funding

Getaround Inc., a peer-to-peer carsharing platform, has raised $45M in new capital. With this capital, it plans to expand to additional North American markets.

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Panera Bread to Hire 10,000 Drivers

Panera Bread will hire more than 10,000 drivers by the end of 2017 so it can expand delivery service to up to 40% at its cafes nationwide, the St. Louis-based fast casual eatery has announced.

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FMCSA Gets Earful on Autonomous Trucks at Atlanta Listening Session

A listening session on autonomous vehicles drew public comment from law enforcement officers, truck drivers, fleet executives, OEM representatives and new technology developers, such as Uber.

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Waymo begins offering rides in self-driving cars

Waymo, Google's self-driving car project, and Fiat Chrysler haved teamed up to offer rides to the public so that it can get feedback on the experience.

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SAE to Host Autonomous Vehicle Event in Calif.

SAE International is holding an invitation only event on the topic of Autonomous and Automated Vehicle Development on June 6 to 7 in San Jose, Calif. reserved for VP and C-level executives, according to the organization.

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Amazon Explores Autonomous Delivery Vehicles

A new media report reveals that the online retailer sees self-driving vehicles as a means for speeding deliveries and cutting last-mile carrier costs.

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Global Firms Hope to Boost Fleet Safety with Tech Guidelines

An international coalition of private companies produces a report revealing best practices for the use of such technologies as vehicle-to-vehicle communications.

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Americans Still Distrustful of Autonomous Car Tech

On the other hand, U.S. drivers show interest in many advanced driver assistance features, a new study from J.D. Power finds.

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Donlen Experts Discuss Autonomous Vehicles

Donlen's Dennis Straight, CTO, and Tom Sloan, director of telematics and safety products, will be two of several panelists at the Autonomous Vehicles and Their Impact on the Fleet Industry session at the NAFA Institute and Expo.

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Autonomous Trucks: A Disruptive Positive Force Coming but Fast

It appears autonomous technology will be a winner from the mpg standpoint, according to a new report, with fuel economy increases of up to 18% for most commercial vehicles by 2050.

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J.D. Power: Consumers Fear Tech Failures With Autonomous Cars

Compared with 2016, 11% more Gen Z consumers and 9% more Pre-Boomers say they “definitely would not” trust automated technology, according to the firm’s 2017 U.S. Tech Choice Study.

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Q&A: Denso's Joe Mejaly Talks Heavy-Duty Aftermarket

Joseph Mejaly, senior vice president operations, sales, strategic planning, and marketing at Denso, defines what the company is and shares his thoughts on growing the company’s heavy-duty business, e-commerce, and the future

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Mercedes-Benz Plans Self-Driving Ride Service By 2020

The number of potential movers and shakers in the field of autonomous taxiing seems to be ever growing. 

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