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  1. RabbleRouser

    Baidu SD vehicles complete 1.2 miles in 13 cities

    Baidu will be China’s largest self-driving taxi fleet. When it rolls out in earnest, customers will be able to hail a ride via the Apollo Go smartphone app, and the cars will integrate with smart road infrastructure to “improve safety.”...
  2. S

    Why is the Volvo XC60 not Select?!!

    I'm in Los Angeles, and can't understand this. The XC60 is more expensive, larger and more luxurious than Volvo S60, BMW X1, and Audi Q3, which are all on the Select list, and is on par with BMW X3, Audi Q5 ... so how does it not meet the requirements for Select? It has leather seats, is...
  3. BurgerTiime

    Uber has quickly paid off the family of the victim that was killed by self driving car

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1H5092
  4. BurgerTiime

    Uber disabled Volvo safety system before fatality

    http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-uber-pedestrian-technology-20180326-story.html Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey suspended Uber Technologies Inc.'s self-driving car tests on Monday, after the death of a pedestrian who was hit by one of the company's vehicles while crossing a road in Tempe...
  5. DonS

    Uber orders 24,000 Volvo XC90 plug-in hybrids for fleet of driverless autos

    We can see where they going with this, so major changes in next couple years for us. https://electrek.co/2017/11/20/uber-volvo-xc90/
  6. tomatopaste

    Uber's balancing act: We're not a taxi. Ok you got us, we're a taxi.

    Uber's always been a taxi service. They just hid behind ridseshare to undercut taxis and screw drivers. Now the Volvo deal to buy 24 thousand cars forces Uber to admit what they've always been, a taxi service. Uber had no choice. They had to admit to investors they were going to ditch the...
  7. BurgerTiime

    Uber orders up to 24,000 Volvo XC90s for driverless fleet

    https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/20/uber-orders-24000-volvo-xc90s-for-driverless-fleet/ Uber has entered into an agreement with carmaker Volvo to purchase 24,000 of its XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 to form a fleet of autonomous vehicles, according to Bloomberg News. The XC90 is the base of...
  8. tomatopaste

    Uber Strikes Deal With Volvo to Bring Self-Driving Cars to Its Network

    This is very Tesla-esque. 2019 means they are giving themselves 2 years before they bring self driving cars to the Uber network. Waymo and GM are not going to hold the door open for them. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/20/technology/uber-deal-volvo-self-driving-cars-.html
  9. QLDUberDriver

    Uber to buy 24,000 Volvo cars for driverless fleet

    Just as I mentioned in numerous posts in the past, driver less will come sooner than people think. The old conversation of "Uber needs to raise rates" and "Uber needs to not flood the driver pool" is all a waste of time and a repeating conversation for drivers since the first U.S. price drops...
  10. WeirdBob

    Self-Driving Cars Excite The Industry, But They're Not Yet Ready For Prime Time

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/neilwinton/2016/11/27/self-driving-cars-excite-industry-but-theyre-not-yet-ready-for-prime-time/#4b1c58551609 NOV 27, 2016 @ 05:54 AM Neil Winton There has been much-fevered talk about the imminence of self-driving cars, leaving the impression with the public that...
  11. MikesUber

    Are Autonomous Ubers Already Affecting Surge?

    Here's an interesting discussion about market saturation and demand. Are autonomous Ubers already affecting surge? Last year our market would surge daily, I'm talking Monday thru Saturday when I would drive. It would surge 2.0-3.0x on weekday evenings regularly regardless of what was going on...
  12. RamzFanz

    By 2017, real-world customers will be using 100 self-driving Volvos on public roads

    A safer way to travel Even in a self-driving car, you’re always in control when you want to be. You can mix and match your journey with both autonomous and active driving. And there is no doubt that Autopilot driving technology has the potential to improve road safety dramatically, helping Volvo...
  13. Allegro Acura

    Google's Self-Driving Car Project Is Losing Out to Rivals

    Google’s project started in 2009, long before carmakers and most other companies seriously considered the technology. But when Singapore unveiled the first autonomous taxi service in August, Google wasn’t involved. Instead, a small startup called nuTonomy provided the technology. Uber...
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