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PSA plans 'hands off' self-driving cars after 2020
Peter Sigal |

PSA says it is committed to developing Level 3 autonomous driving, which allows hands-off capability but requires the driver to take back control at any time, even as some automakers say they will move directly to Levels 4... raises $50 million in new funding
Marc Vartabedian |

The self-driving startup raised $50 million in a second round of funding as the Silicon Valley company prepares to deploy its technology in pilot vehicles later this year.

U.S. House panel spars over self-driving car rules
David Shepardson |

Republicans and Democrats in Congress sparred on Tuesday over U.S. states setting rules for testing and deployment of self-driving cars.

Ride-sharing age may give struggling rental companies a lifeline
David Welch and Alex Webb |

Old-school rental-car agencies may have a road map to prosper in the age of self-driving taxis after all.

Safety advocates want Congress to go slow on autonomous cars
Ryan Beene |

Basic rules of the road are needed before lawmakers allow companies to dramatically expand testing of self-driving cars, safety and consumer advocates told lawmakers Tuesday.

VW, Nvidia to cooperate on artificial intelligence
Maria Sheahan |

Volkswagen will cooperate with Nvidia on deep-learning software that could be used to manage mobility projects or make it easier for humans to work with robots.

Volvo, Autoliv deepen self-driving ties with Nvidia
Douglas A. Bolduc | BolducANE2014 |

Volvo and Autoliv are deepening their ties with chipmaker Nvidia in a move intended to help the automaker meet its goal of having an autonomous vehicle on the road by 2021.

Apple working with Hertz to manage small autonomous fleet
Alex Webb and David Welch |

Apple is leasing a small fleet of cars from Hertz to test self-driving technology, an agreement that echoes a larger deal between competitors Waymo and Avis.

Waymo inks deal for Avis to manage self-driving car fleet
Mark Bergen |

Waymo has reached an agreement for Avis to manage its fleet of autonomous vehicles. It's the first such deal in a field that's still fledgling but exploding with partnerships.

But how good is his monologue?

Andrew Farah, General Motors' technology chief for autonomous vehicles, held his own on 'Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me'.

Subaru safety push targets Japan's accident patterns
Naoto Okamura |

Subaru's new safety technologies came in response to a very Japanese problem: Vehicle accidents involving pedestrians and seniors are more common in Japan than elsewhere.

Hands-free demo: Amazon's Alexa brings a Hyundai to life

Online retailing giant Amazon plans to expand into the auto industry by turning Alexa, its voice-enabled intelligent personal assistant, into a virtual passenger.


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