• VW and Ford close to deal on self-driving cars, VW says

    4 days ago - By Reuters

    Volkswagen and Ford are close to reaching a deal on a partnership for developing self-driving cars, the German carmaker's chief executive said on Thursday.
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  • Volvo and Uber's self-driving production car hits the road

    Volvo and Uber's self-driving production car hits the road

    4 days ago - By TechRadar

    Volvo and Uber have whipped the wraps off their first production car capable of full self-driving. The Volvo XC90 SUV base vehicle is kitted out with Uber's self-driving tech, meaning it'll be ready to take to the streets by itself in the future as part of Uber's ride-hailing service. Volvo - creator of the three-point seatbelt - has tightened its focus on safety over fun in recent months. Earlier this year, for example, it announced that all its new cars will be capped at 180kph from 2020 onwards.
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  • Uber and Volvo's first production self-driving car is ready

    Uber and Volvo's first production self-driving car is ready

    4 days ago - By Pocket-lint

    Uber and Volvo have unveiled their first self-driving production vehicle. An adapted version of the Volvo XC90 SUV is the first production car that is capable of autonomous driving using Uber technology. It has been kitted with the safety features necessary for Uber's self-driving systems to work effectively. And, it is a significant step in enabling the "possible" future deployment of autonomous vehicles across the taxi service's network.
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    One of the main safety measures employed is the ability to automatically bring the car to a stop if any of the...
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