Taiwan and German company team up for driverless vehicle certification

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is joining a German-based service provider in promoting the country’s driverless car technologies certification to surf the wave of self-driving opportunities...

Desay SV Automotive One Step Closer Towards Level-4 Autonomous Vehicle Player

SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 30 June 2020 - Recently, Desay SV Automotive announced the launch of its third generation Intelligent Processing Unit (IPU-03). This re-inforces its commitment to becom...

Mercedes, NVIDIA to develop new automated driving system

DETROIT (AP) — Four days after shelving an autonomous vehicle agreement with BMW, Mercedes has announced a deal to work with chip and software maker NVIDIA. The companies said Tuesda...

Ford, VW to collaborate on vans, pickup, electric vehicle

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford and Volkswagen will each offer a small city van, a larger cargo van, a small pickup truck and an electric vehicle as part of their global alliance announced last year. ...

Video shows Tesla on autopilot slam into truck on Taiwan highway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Tesla driving on autopilot on National Highway 1 barely missed a pedestrian and collided into an overturned truck on Monday (June 1). At 6:35 a.m. on Monday (June 1),...

Intel buys Israeli urban mobility startup Moovit for $900M

JERUSALEM (AP) — Intel said Monday that it has purchased Israeli urban mobility startup Moovit for $900 million. The California-based chipmaker said the purchase buttresses its plan ...

Taipei to test new self-driving shuttles in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting in May, the Taipei City Government and Turing Drive Inc. ( 台灣智慧駕駛) will begin testing the new autonomous shuttle service regularly during off-peak hours on dedica...

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___ Stocks tumble as virus fears spark sell-off; Dow falls 453 NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average down by mor...

GM to invest $2.2B in Detroit to build electric vehicles

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is spending $2.2 billion to refurbish an underused Detroit factory so it can build a series of electric and self-driving vehicles, eventually employing 2,000 people. ...

New US autonomous vehicle plan lets industry regulate itself

The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled its most recent round of guidelines for autonomous vehicle makers that still rely on the industry to police itself despite calls for specific regulations...

Autonomous city buses to hit Taipei roads in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government is planning on launching autonomous city buses next year to help satisfy public transportation needs for passengers after midnight, according to...

Taiwan to spend NT$6 billion in smart transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will invest NT$6 billion (US$197 million) in a five-year plan to implement smart transportation infrastructure, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Comm...

Road-safety regulator rapped over regulating autonomous cars

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s road-safety regulator is under fire again for what critics call lax oversight of tests involving autonomous vehicles. The nation’s top transportation s...

Report raises questions about autonomous vehicle road tests

DETROIT (AP) — Documents released this week by a federal agency raise questions about whether a self-driving Uber SUV that ran down a pedestrian last year should have been allowed on public roads for ...

Fiat Chrysler merger with PSA appears headed for approval

DETROIT (AP) — In a merger deal that appears to be heading for approval, Fiat Chrysler stands to gain electric vehicle technology while PSA Peugeot Citroen could benefit from a badly needed dealership...