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The race to build autonomous delivery robots rolls on

It’s been a busy year in delivery robot land. Starship Technologies sounded the starting gun to bring autonomous delivery vehicles to market with a $17.2 million round led by Daimler back in Jan

Techstars in Detroit outgrows Ford Field and is moving to WeWork

Techstars Mobility has a new home. The accelerator program is moving from Ford Field to the 7th floor of WeWork Merchant’s Row. This puts the program in a central location in Detroit’s gr

Volvo cars and trucks can now share real-time traffic information

Starting in Norway and Sweden, vehicles from Volvo cars and Volvo trucks are now able to share traffic information through Volvo’s Connected Cloud. Let’s say car A runs into a road hazard.

Alibaba is bringing its smart assistant to cars from Daimler, Audi and Volvo

Alibaba is jumping behind the wheel after it announced that Daimler, Audi and Volvo will bring its voice assistant to their vehicles. The assistant — Tmall Genie — is scheduled to go in

BMW and Lexus look to car subscriptions

More automakers will soon offer vehicles through subscription services. Lexus today announced its upcoming UX crossover would be available through one and Bloomberg published a report today stating BM

Video: The driver of the autonomous Uber was distracted before fatal crash

The Tempe, Arizona police department have released a video showing the moments before the fatal crash that involved Uber’s self-driving car. The video includes the view of the street from the Ub

Uber said to be negotiating sale of self-driving tech to Toyota

Uber might begin selling its autonomous driving systems to outside companies, including major automakers, according to a new report from Japan’s Nikkei. The report claims that Uber has had talks

Volvo’s car subscription service sounds like good way to get the new XC40

Volvo has a subscription car service, whereby you can get a new vehicle for a flat monthly fee, including insurance, maintenance and service. It’s not the first carmaker to provide this kind of

Lynk & Co. starts selling an SUV with a dedicated car share button in China

Lynk & Co. aims to be a different kind of car brand, with a focus on a simplified buying experience and a focus on connected an app-powered mobility experiences, and it’s now officially sell

Uber orders up to 24,000 Volvo XC90s for driverless fleet

Uber has entered into an agreement with carmaker Volvo to purchase 24,000 of its XC90 SUVs between 2019 and 2021 to form a fleet of autonomous vehicles, according to Bloomberg News. The XC90 is the ba

Volvo acquires car valet startup Luxe to boost its digital services business

After a pivot and months of speculation about the future of car valet and concierge startup Luxe, the company has finally found a home. Today, automaker Volvo Cars announced that it is acquiring the s

Volvo will only make electric and hybrid cars starting in 2019

Volvo is done with entirely traditional engines and exclusively gas-powered vehicles, the company announced. By 2019, Volvo group intends to offer only either fully electric or hybrid engines on all n

Volvo and Autoliv aim to sell self-driving cars with Nvidia AI tech by 2021

Volvo is forming a new joint partnership with Autoliv, called Zenuity, with a focus on developing self-driving automotive software. The plan is to eventually get to the point where they can field self

Volvo’s Polestar is now its own company focused on performance EVs

Volvo tuner Polestar, which the carmaker acquired in 2015 to build its own race-ready Volve cars, is now being set up as its own separate company within the Volvo group, with a new focus on performanc

Volvo and Audi turn to Android for next-gen connected cars

Volvo and Audi are looking to do more with Android in its forthcoming connected vehicles, the companies announced on Monday ahead of this week’s Google I/O developer conference. The companies wi

Self-driving coalition gains safety and mobility members

The Self-Driving Coalition for Safer Streets doubled its membership this week. But rather than adding more car manufacturers and tech stars, the coalition added organizations that have a real stake in

Volvo’s new XC60 will automatically steer as well as brake to avoid crashes

The new Volvo XC60 does more on behalf of the driver in order to prevent accidents, moving the SUV further along the continuum toward full autonomy. The new model of the car adds automated steering in

Testing Volvo’s large animal detection

I’ve tested Volvo’s Pilot Assist and Park Assist Pilot in the Volvo XC90 and Pilot Assist II when I briefly drove the Volvo S90 last fall. But I hadn’t yet had a chance to test the L

Honda partners with new DRIVE smart mobility startup hub in Tel Aviv

Honda is extending its courtship of startups through its Xcelerator program with a new partnership announced Wednesday with DRIVE, a new startup hub in Tel Aviv, Israel that focuses specifically on sm

Daimler to operate self-driving cars on Uber’s network

Daimler and Uber have announced a partnership that will see the automaker introduce its own self-driving cars for use on Uber’s ride sharing service. The team-up is the second alliance Uber has
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