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Google Street View cars will be roaming around the planet to check our air quality with these sensors – TechCrunch

Google Street View cars will be roaming around the planet to check our air quality with these sensors – TechCrunch Aclima, a San Francisco-based startup building Internet-connected air quality sensors has announced plans to integrate its mobile sensing platform into Google’s global fleet of Street View vehicles. Google uses the …

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Tesla’s autonomous ride-sharing network is worth one-tenth of Waymo – TechCrunch

Tesla’s autonomous ride-sharing network is worth one-tenth of Waymo – TechCrunch Morgan Stanley has valued Tesla’s autonomous vehicle ride-sharing business, which does not yet exist, at $17.7 billion, about one-tenth of Waymo’s value, yet still above GM Cruise, the investment firm said in a research note published Tuesday. The $17.7 …

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Apple is late to a self driving milestone — it’s first test car accident – TechCrunch

Apple is late to a self driving milestone — it’s first test car accident – TechCrunch Apple’s secretive self-driving vehicle program has disclosed its first accident, according to a report filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The low speed accident, which occurred August 24, is a milestone of …

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Not everyone is happy with Waymo’s self-driving cars, report says

Not everyone is happy with Waymo’s self-driving cars, report says Waymo’s self-driving cars aren’t perfect, according to a new report. They allegedly frustrate Arizona drivers with overly cautious maneuvers and unpredictable braking. Waymo says it’s just trying to prioritize safety. The post Not everyone is happy with Waymo’s self-driving cars, …

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Otto co-founder Lior Ron is back at Uber – TechCrunch

Otto co-founder Lior Ron is back at Uber – TechCrunch Lior Ron, the co-founder of the controversial self-driving technology company Otto, is returning to Uber to head up it’s trucking logistics company Uber Freight, TechCrunch has confirmed. Both Ron and his co-founder and ex-Googler Anthony Levandowski came into Uber after …

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Self-driving truck startup Kodiak Robotics raises $40 million – TechCrunch

Self-driving truck startup Kodiak Robotics raises $40 million – TechCrunch In Don Burnette and Paz Eshel’s view, trucking is the killer app for self-driving technology. It’s what led Burnette to leave the Google self-driving project and co-found Otto in early 2016, along with Anthony Levandowski, Lior Ron, and Claire Delaunay. And …

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