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Hyundai self-driving deal points to industry-wide pattern

Hyundai self-driving deal points to industry-wide pattern

Self-driving cars — Hyundai is the latest carmaker to make a big self-driving bet. Timothy B. Lee - Jun 13, 2019 4:20 pm UTC HyundaiIt has been a busy week for Aurora, the self-driving startup founded by veterans of the Google, Tesla, and Uber self-driving programs. On Monday, Aurora announced it had forged a partnership…
Ford will test new third-generation self-driving cars in Detroit

Ford will test new third-generation self-driving cars in Detroit

Ford is expanding on-road testing of its third-generation self-driving Fusion Hybrid to Detroit. The vehicles are already deployed in Pittsburgh, Palo Alto, Miami, Washington DC, and Ford’s home turf of Dearborn, Michigan; The Verge’s Andrew Hawkins went for a drive in a previous-gen model last year and found it quite adept at handling a variety…
Uber debuts a new self-driving car with more fail-safes

Uber debuts a new self-driving car with more fail-safes

Uber just announced a third-generation version of its self-driving car, developed in partnership with Volvo. The new XC90 SUV will be built to fit Uber’s self-driving technology at the factory level, instead of needing to be retrofitted like previous versions of the car. Uber will start testing the new car on public roads in 2020.…
VW’s partnership with self-driving car startup Aurora has ended

VW’s partnership with self-driving car startup Aurora has ended

A partnership between Volkswagen and self-driving vehicle startup Aurora has ended, according to a report by the Financial Times, citing three people familiar with the matter.  A spokesperson from VW confirmed the news, telling TechCrunch that “activities under our partnership have been concluded.” VW did not provide any further details.  Aurora didn’t provide any details…
How self-driving startup Aurora is wooing carmakers

How self-driving startup Aurora is wooing carmakers

Self-driving cars — Prominent startup aims to make its self-driving stack an industry standard. Timothy B. Lee - Jun 10, 2019 6:08 pm UTC Enlarge / AUSTIN, Texas - MARCH 09: Chris Urmson speaks onstage at Featured Session: Self-Driving Cars: The Future is When? with Malcolm Gladwell & Chris Urmson during the 2019 SXSW Conference…
On the road to self-driving trucks, Starsky Robotics built a traditional trucking business

On the road to self-driving trucks, Starsky Robotics built a traditional trucking business

More than three years ago, self-driving trucks startup Starsky Robotics was founded to solve a fundamental issue with freight — a solution that CEO Stefan Seltz-Axmacher believes hinges on getting the human driver out from behind the wheel. But a funny thing happened along the way. Starsky Robotics started a regular ol’ trucking company. Now,…
Aptiv’s self-driving BMWs have made more than 50,000 rides on the Lyft app in Las Vegas

Aptiv’s self-driving BMWs have made more than 50,000 rides on the Lyft app in...

A little more than a year ago, self-driving software company Aptiv and Lyft launched a pilot project to test a robotaxi service — with human safety drivers still behind the wheel — in Las Vegas during the week of CES. That one-week pilot never ended. And now, the companies say they’ve given more than 50,000…

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“Culture fit” is a two way street; it’s them, not you...

Look at a statement of equivalence. You might say that "A is equal to B" or "A == B". There are two "flows" going on there: A has to match up with B, sure, but B also has to match up with A. The whole thing of "culture fit", loaded term though it is, also…

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