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At the Web Summit 2017 technology conference in Lisbon today, Volkswagen Group announced that it would be partnering with Google to work on quantum computing, with a focus on AI, EVs and traffic optimization.A special team of researchers will...
The CEO of Google's Waymo, John Krafcik, revealed at a tech conference in Lisbon, Porgutal, Tuesday that the company has successfully testing its self-driving cars, and that the public will soon be invited for rides in these fully autonomous...
Alphabet's growth investment fund, CapitalG, is leading a $1 billion financing round in ride-share operator Lyft, a key rival to the dominant Uber. CapitalG partner David Lawee will join Lyft's board of directors, while Lyft's post-money valuation now tops...
General Motors (GM) has just completed the acquisition of Strobe, a company focused on self-driving car technology, for an undisclosed amount. America's largest automaker announced the acquisition of the three-year-old company that's based out of Pasadena, CA, this Monday.Strobe...
Ford Motor Company yesterday had a "strategic update" for its investors. It was a master plan to shake up the entire company to make it more efficient and forward-looking than ever before. Ford's President and CEO Jim Hackett took over...
Technology was once one of the safest industries to be in. Decades ago, technology wasn't prone to frequent disruption and job cuts the way it is today. And the most recent proof of that changing scenario is Hewlett Packard...
In the race to be the first to develop a fully autonomous vehicle, there are plenty of entrants. But this is not a sprint to the finish; it is more of a marathon. In a typical marathon, you'll see...
Earlier in May, it was reported that Samsung got a license for self-driving cars in its home country, South Korea. The company has now expanded its reach by getting a permit to test self-driving cars in California, USA.With the...
Lilium, the technology company we covered a while ago that's creating its own flying taxi, has now completed its Series B round of funding, raising $90 million and taking them closer to their goal.In an interview with TechCrunch, Lilium's...
If India doesn't get self-driving cars in the next few years, it isn't for want of trying. Earlier this week the Union (Federal) Minister for Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, said: "We won't allow driverless cars in India. I...
Autonomous vehicle technology is speeding up towards its final on-road debut around the world. Keep track of Big Tech and Big Auto companies as they fight for the driver's seat.What's going on on the regulatory front for self-driving cars?Which companies...
n its upIn the case of Waymo vs Uber, a U.S. magistrate judge has recently ruled (PDF) that two of Alphabet's senior executives - CEO Larry Page and Chief Legal Officer David Drummond may be deposed by the defendant's legal...
When Tesla Motors rolled out its very first production Model 3 to an elated owner - CEO Elon Musk - this Saturday, something changed in the realm of human transportation. Forever.The first ever electric car with half a million...
Google's self-driving car technology spin-off, Waymo, threw a curve ball earlier when it included several patent violations in the allegations against the theft of trade secrets by rival autonomous vehicle tech and car-hailing notable, Uber. Now, Waymo has pulled...
After years of media speculation, leaks and rumors about Apple's moves in the self-driving car space, Apple CEO Tim Cook has finally come out in public with his comments on the company's plans to develop and deploy autonomous driving...