State of Self-Driving and Driver Assistance

In October, General Motors’s Cruise LLC unit will be allowed to test autonomous vehicles on public roads in San Francisco without a safety driver. they are the fifth company to get this permission. Amazon.com Inc.-backed Zoox, Alphabet [google] Waymo LLC, Nuro and AutoX Technologies are the other companies permitted to field test fully autonomous cars. …

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Semi-Truck AI Enhanced Cruise Control Will Improve Fuel Efficiency by 10% in 2021

Traxen, an AI startup founded in metro Detroit in 2018, has a production-ready intelligent adaptive cruise control system – iQ-Cruise. This will help semi-trucks save 10% of their fuel usage. Traxen smart cruise will be commercially available in the first quarter of 2021 for fleets with traditional and electric commercial vehicles. iQ-Cruise for OE truck …

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Self-driving trucks will cut logistics costs in half and boost GDP

The digitization and automation of processes and delivery vehicles will reduce logistics costs for standardized transport by 47% by 2030, according to a new report from PwC’s Strategy and consultancy. The Global Truck Study 2018 has found that around 80% of these savings will be attributable to the reduction of personnel in the transport and …

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Lyft gets $1 billion investment and ridesharing is about 0.5% of car miles in USA

CapitalG — Alphabet’s [Google] growth investment fund — is leading a $1 billion financing round in Lyft. This brings Lyft’s post-money valuation to $11 billion. 2017 has been an important year for the Lyft community. Earlier this month, Lyft completed thei 500 millionth ride and our service is now available to 95% of the U.S. …

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Lyft targets one billion electric self driving rides per year by 2025

Lyft announced new climate goals for the Lyft platform as we do our part to ensure the United States remains on track to meet the goals of the Paris accord. To guide them in these efforts, we are proud to welcome pioneering environmentalist and author Paul Hawken, Executive Director of Project Drawdown, as an advisor …

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