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Robotic Amazon Delivery Pods Get Calif. Test

August 06, 2019 at 2:22 PM

Amazon.com says it will expand its tests of self-driving Scout mini-shuttles to Irvine, Calif.

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Audi Readies Sporty Electric Scooter

August 06, 2019 at 12:15 PM

Audi AG has developed a sporty electric scooter that users can operate like a skateboard by shifting their weight as they stand on the platform.

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Via Expands Micro-Transit Service in Chicago

August 06, 2019 at 11:02 AM

Via Transportation Inc. is nearly doubling the service area for its micro-mobility vans in Chicago and setting a flat rate of $2.50 per trip in certain areas of the city.

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7% of U.S Car Sales to Be Electrics by 2025?

August 05, 2019 at 5:12 PM

Sales of electrified vehicle in the U.S. will reach 1.1 million units and capture nearly 7% of the passenger vehicle market by 2025, IHS Markit predicts.

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DiDi Chuxing Spins Off Robotic-Car Unit

August 05, 2019 at 11:38 AM

Chinese ride-hailing giant DiDi Chuxing Technology Co. has set up its autonomous driving operations as a separate company in a bid to bolster investment in the unit.

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Beijing Clears City of 388,000 Shared Bikes

August 02, 2019 at 4:57 PM

Beijing ordered four of nine shared-biker services to halt or reduce operations in a drive that removed 388,000 bikes from its streets in the first half of 2019.

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Lyft Pulls San Fran e-Bikes After Battery Fires

August 02, 2019 at 2:24 PM

Ride-hailing giant Lyft Inc. has halted rentals of electric bicycles in San Francisco following battery fires in two bikes in the past week.

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Tesla Faces Second Autopilot Fatality Lawsuit

August 02, 2019 at 3:12 AM

Tesla Inc. has been sued for the second time in three months by families of drivers killed in crashes while using the company’s Autopilot semi-self-driving feature.

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Startup Develops Automated EV Charger

August 01, 2019 at 2:46 PM

Stable Auto, a San Francisco-based startup, has developed a robotic charging system and advanced scheduling software for future self-driving electric vehicles.  

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Vision Software Developer Lands Investors

August 01, 2019 at 10:15 AM

Recogni Inc., a Silicon Valley-based developer of high-speed sensor fusion processors for autonomous vehicles, has attracted $25 million in Series A funding.

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Musk Vows to Reveal Tesla Pickup This Year

July 31, 2019 at 3:32 PM

Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says the company will unveil its upcoming electric pickup truck later this year.

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Hamburg to Test Autonomous Shuttle Bus

July 31, 2019 at 1:23 PM

The Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation (HEAT) coalition plans to begin testing a self-driving shuttle bus on public streets in August.

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