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'Autonomous vehicles at maturity will be safer.'

Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday that the ride-sharing company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport after one of its self-driving vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona last month.

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In early April, California's new rules that allow automakers, tech giants and just about anybody to test fully driverless cars on its roads finally took effect. But before those companies can realize their ride-hailing robot taxi ambitions, they have to wait for the state to adopt a proposal issued by the California Public Utilities Commission. The public utility regulator's proposed rules would allow autonomous vehicles to give rides to the public as part of a pilot program – that is, so

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Neither side will comment further on the accident

The family of a woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement with the ride services company, ending a potential legal battle over the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle.

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Take a virtual ride in a car with no one behind the wheel

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Transcript: This vehicle runs your errands for you. Nuro is an on-road autonomous vehicle designed to transport goods. Nuro is a California startup founded by former Google engineers Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu. They want the Nuro vehicle to move goods between consumers and businesses. The robot is fully autonomous. In all of Nuro’s footage there is no driver or passengers. California startup Nuro created an autonomous robotic vehicle. The unnamed was built to move goods between consumers and

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Automated delivery is a less controversial, less complicated area of self-driving.

Automated delivery is a less controversial, less complicated area of self-driving.

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Automakers and suppliers will again expose an excess of innovations in Las Vegas

For going on three decades, CES is the reason I don't make New Year's resolutions, like going on a diet or quitting drinking. While I realize that this is certainly a champagne problem, heading to Vegas is not my ideal way to kick off the new year. Or even end it, since I'm not a fan of Sin City. Whereas most people go to Vegas expecting to pig out on all-you-can-eat buffets and engage in all-night drinking and gambling binges, I've made the trek since 1989 to consume as much as I can about the

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"We will return the cities to the people"

"We will return the cities to the people."

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The study used cellphone data from commuters in 3 large U.S. cities.

The result will be a "precipitous decline" to 2.1 million sedan sales annually in the United States by 2030 from 5.4 million sales currently.

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Vehicles have become readily available violent weapons, but autonomous tech could "de-weaponize cars."

Vehicles have become readily available violent weapons, but autonomous tech could "de-weaponize cars."

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The partners want to increase efficiency and safety.

Automation could help alleviate the trucking industry's "workforce problem."

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They'll test air-traffic control systems in 2020, with the 2028 Olympics in mind.

Uber has signed a deal with NASA to develop air-traffic control systems for the low-flying, unmanned vehicles.

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Please don't allow self-driving cars to drive like people in the Pacific Northwest

Please don't allow self-driving cars to drive like people in the Pacific Northwest

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And expect to watch some 'drive-in movies' — and a lot more ads.

When fully autonomous vehicles hit the road en masse, we can expect fewer accidents, less traffic, and reduced tailpipe emissions. But according to two reports, we could also see sharp increases in the consumption of booze due to self-driving cars, and even more time spent staring at screens, binge watching and being bombarded by ads. In a recent report, Morgan Stanley predicted that booze will get a significant boost in sales since the technology could allow people to drink more if they know t

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"We have to make sure we are doing it right because lives are involved"

"I am concerned we are moving too fast in a very, very strategic area that we have to make sure we are doing it right because lives are involved."

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Unintended consequences will be inevitable

The utopians see benefits to autonomy, but brace yourself for the unintended consequences

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Each will have a driver in the front seat in case something goes wrong

There will be initially a small number of cars available, each with a driver in the front seat in case something goes wrong.

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"We're going to give it a shot and see what happens," Quicken Loans' Dan Gilbert says

"We're going to give it a shot and see what happens," Quicken Loans' Dan Gilbert says.

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Ford's VP for autonomy says Domino's delivery is just an appetizer

Ford's VP for autonomy says Domino's delivery is just an appetizer.

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Will the car sit idly by while you go through Border Patrol questioning?