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Uber patents a system that would prevent travel sickness

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Uber is apparently developing a system that would prevent travel sickness in cars especially self-driving cars. According to a patent application published this month, the system would make it comfortable for the passengers to multitask. The car would use data from its self-driving cars to create a “sensory stimulation system” …

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Uber will purchase 24,000 XC90 SUVs from Volvo to form a fleet of driverless cars

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Uber will purchase 24,000 XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 from Volvo to form a fleet of driverless cars. Volvo Cars has signed a framework agreement with Uber to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021. The base vehicles are developed on Volvo …

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Lyft secured $1 billion in new funding led by Alphabet

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The ride-hailing app Lyft has secured $1 billion in new funding led by Alphabet. The investment was made through Alphabet’s CapitalG venture capital arm.  The fresh funding has helped the company to increase its valuation by 50% to around $11 billion. Although the company still lags behind its arch-rival Uber …

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Uber in talks with ComfortDelGro about potential strategic alliance

ComfortDelGro is in exclusive talks with Uber about a potential strategic alliance, reports say.  If the companies enter into any kind of alliance it may result in Singapore’s largest taxi operator using the U.S. company’s fleet management and booking software. ComfortDelGro may also make its taxis available to users of …

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Waymo drops three of four patent-infringement claims in its lawsuit against Uber

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Waymo has dropped three of four patent-infringement claims in its lawsuit against Uber. The reason behind this is given that three of those patent infringement claims were related to a specific “Spider” lidar design that is no longer used by Uber while the fourth patent claim is related to another lidar …

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Waymo testing its own autonomous truck technology

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According to some reports, Waymo is testing its own autonomous truck technology. The company is exploring how technology developed by it in the span of eight years works on integrating it into a truck. Waymo has said that it aims to reduce the deaths due to truck accidents and safety …

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Uber developing ‘Autohawk’ to improve safety and enhance productivity

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Uber has initiated pilot project-  Autohawk, for car location and health monitoring. Autohawk apart from updating the car’s location on the map in real time, would also give information related to the condition of the vehicle’s engine, gearbox, coolant levels, odometer information, etc. Autohawk at present is still being developed and more …

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Waymo vs Uber: Uber fires Anthony Levandowski

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Uber has fired Anthony Levandowski, he was at the center of its legal battle with Waymo. He had previously worked at Google and was associated with the company’s robocar effort for a long time. Levandowski left Waymo’s project to join Uber six month later. It was alleged by Waymo that stole …

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Pittsburgh having afterthoughts about Uber’s Self-driving cars

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 Uber’s Self-driving taxis had debuted in Pittsburgh in September last year and it was welcomed all across the industry and was seen with a lot of optimism. Bill Peduto, the mayor of Pittsburgh, said in September “You can either put up red tape or roll out the red carpet, If …

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Waymo and Lyft to collaborate, aim to bring autonomous vehicle technology into the mainstream

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Google Inc’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, and U.S. rideshare company Lyft Inc have signed a collaboration agreement to bring autonomous vehicle technology into the mainstream, the New York Times reported. The alliance between the two show that many companies are trying to acquire a piece of the market for self-driving …

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