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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
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber rolls out out in-app messaging so drivers and riders don't have to share phone numbers; messages to the driver are also read aloud   —  :Thumbs-up emoji:  —  It was always a bit weird to wait for your Uber driver and then suddenly receive a text from an unknown number.  “Where are you?”
Aug 10, 2017, 11:30 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Following Mobileye acquisition, Intel will build fleet of 100 fully autonomous (Level 4) cars to test in US, Israel, Europe; first cars coming by year's end   —  The chipmaker just closed its deal to buy auto-visual startup Mobileye  —  Fresh off its acquisition of auto-visual company Mobileye …
Aug 9, 2017, 1:20 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber rolls out rider tipping and its “pay for wait” program, penalizing riders who make drivers wait 2+ minutes, to over 100 US and Canadian cities today   —  A change is gonna come  —  Starting today, Uber's new in-app tipping option is being rolled out in 100 cities in the US and Canada …
Jul 6, 2017, 1:10 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber board member David Bonderman makes sexist comment during all-hands culture meeting, issues apology   —  “What it shows is that it's much more likely to be more talking”  —  Oh, Uber.  You'd think you'd be able to get through your very important meeting today about fixing your problems …
Jun 13, 2017, 5:25 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Lyft teams up with NuTonomy for on-demand autonomous vehicles, will launch limited pilot in Boston within the next few months   —  Riders in Boston will be able to hail one “in a couple months”  —  Lyft announced a new partnership today with Boston-based self-driving car startup NuTonomy to eventually put …
Jun 6, 2017, 8:35 AMIn context

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