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Mark Harris / Backchannel:
Before being acquired by Uber for $680M, self-driving truck startup Otto explicitly ignored Nevada DMV regulations during first public testing   —  The engineer who helped craft Nevada's self-driving car regulations also ended up blowing past them.  —  could be the plot of an Ocean's Eleven movie …
Nov 28, 2016, 11:45 AMIn context
Mark Harris / Recode:
Wi-Fi kiosks from Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs feature sensors to monitor traffic, more; company says it won't collect/use personally identifiable info via sensors   —  The urban sidewalk kiosks from Sidewalk Labs will sport a battery of sensors to monitor cities, traffic and suspicious packages.
Jul 5, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context
Mark Harris / Guardian:
Documents reveal Google's Sidewalk Labs is working on technologies to fix public transit in US   —  Exclusive: Documents reveal Sidewalk Labs is offering cloud software Flow to Columbus, Ohio, to upgrade bus and parking services  —  Sidewalk Labs, a secretive subsidiary of Alphabet …
Jun 28, 2016, 6:55 AMIn context
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
Nexar AI dashcam app raises $10.5M, has profiled driving behavior of over 7M cars   —  If you've been out on the streets of Silicon Valley or New York City in the past nine months, there's a good chance that your bad driving habits have already been profiled by Nexar.
Jun 20, 2016, 12:05 PMIn context
Mark Harris / Backchannel:
Otto, founded by ex-Google engineers, exits stealth to sell self-driving kits for retrofitting semi-trailers   —  A group of ex-Google engineers have just launched Otto, an autonomous trucking startup  —  Otto's first vehicle is twice as long and six times as heavy as Google's cute prototype car …
May 17, 2016, 1:15 AMIn context
Mark Harris / Guardian:
Documents reveal Alphabet is testing solar-powered internet drones that use millimeter-wave transmissions   —  Project Skybender: Google's secretive 5G internet drone tests revealed  —  Trials at New Mexico's Spaceport Authority are using new millimetre wave technology to deliver data from drones - potentially 40 times faster than 4G
Jan 29, 2016, 9:35 PMIn context
Mark Harris / Guardian:
Documents show Apple held discussions with California DMV for self-driving car; Project Titan gets an Engineering Program Manager   —  Apple meets California officials to discuss self-driving car  —  The meeting in California, which is developing regulations for driverless vehicles …
Sep 18, 2015, 8:20 AMIn context
Mark Harris / IEEE Spectrum:
Lidar sensors in most self-driving cars vulnerable to hacking with $60 off-the-shelf Raspberry Pi and a low-powered laser kit   —  Researcher Hacks Self-driving Car Sensors  —  The multi-thousand-dollar laser ranging (lidar) systems that most self-driving cars rely on to sense obstacles …
Sep 8, 2015, 3:50 AMIn context
Mark Harris / Guardian:
Documents show Apple has talked with GoMentum Station, a high-security road testing facility for autonomous and connected vehicles   —  Documents confirm Apple is building self-driving car  —  Exclusive: Correspondence obtained by the Guardian shows Project Titan is further along …
Aug 14, 2015, 3:11 PMIn context
Mark Harris / Guardian:
Google's NASA relationship lets it test 100-mph, 55-lb Project Wing drones in US as high as 400 feet over private land   —  Google is testing drones in US airspace by piggybacking on Nasa exemption  —  Documents show the tech company has skirted regulations for private firms for a year …
Aug 13, 2015, 7:40 AMIn context

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