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Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft launches first self-driving car pilot in Boston; select riders will be paired with a nuTonomy autonomous car, human safety drivers will be behind the wheel   —  Robot taxis by NuTonomy  —  Lyft's first self-driving car pilot is officially underway.  The company is sending autonomous vehicles …
Dec 6, 2017, 8:25 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
GM launches Marketplace, an in-car shopping service for food, gas, hotels, and more via 4G-connected infotainment systems in 2017 and 2018 models   —  A solution in search of a problem  —  In an ongoing effort to redesign the driving experience to include more smartphone-style features …
Dec 5, 2017, 1:00 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber partners with NASA for its Elevate flying car project, aims to launch aerial taxis in Los Angeles by 2020   —  Los Angeles will be the third test city, and NASA will provide logistical support  —  Uber's “flying car” project Elevate came whizzing back into view today with a number …
Nov 8, 2017, 6:50 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
French driverless vehicle company Navya extends autonomous shuttle tests in Las Vegas with free rides to the public over a half-mile loop in yearlong trial   —  Three stops on a 0.6-mile loop downtown  —  The city of Las Vegas is expanding its experiment with autonomous technology …
Nov 6, 2017, 10:30 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber adds new fees to compensate drivers for slow passengers, longer trips to pick up riders, and ride cancellations   —  Extra fees kick in for pickup trips longer than eight minutes  —  Uber is adding a bunch of new fees to sweeten the pot for drivers who may be reluctant to wait for slow passengers …
Oct 24, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Automotive supplier Delphi acquires Boston-based self-driving startup NuTonomy for $450M   —  Both companies have autonomous driving pilots in Singapore  —  Delphi, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, is acquiring Boston-based self-driving car startup NuTonomy for an upfront purchase price …
Oct 24, 2017, 10:42 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
California DMV revises rules to allow testing of autonomous cars without human drivers, steering wheels, mirrors, more starting in 2018   —  42 companies are now testing 285 self-driving cars in the Golden State  —  The California Department of Motor Vehicles will allow autonomous cars …
Oct 11, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Nvidia unveils Pegasus computing platform for level 5 fully autonomous cars, delivering over 320 trillion operations per second, over 10x its predecessor   —  No steering wheels, no pedals, no mirrors  —  Nvidia, one of the world's best known manufacturers of computer graphics cards …
Oct 10, 2017, 7:10 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber announces various improvements for drivers, including a flat fee, between $0.50-$1, for each new UberPool passenger and improved rating system   —  Behavior modification therapy, via a company that has its share of bad habits  —  Uber is announcing a few notable changes today …
Sep 26, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft is updating its app for drivers with 24/7 phone support in English and Spanish, and new “destination” option to help drivers pickup fares to and from work   —  24/7 phone support at the touch of a button  —  Lyft is updating its app for drivers, adding features …
Sep 26, 2017, 2:50 AMIn context

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