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Uber self-driving car kills US woman

Uber Technologies has halted autonomous vehicle tests after one of its cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona, in what is likely the first pedestrian fatality involving the technology. The 49-year-old woman, Elaine

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Inside the new race to map the world

On any given day, there could be a half dozen autonomous cars mapping the same street corner in Silicon Valley. These cars, each from a different company, are all doing the same thing: building high-definition street maps

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First driverless taxis to hit the US

The first US commercial ride-hailing service without human drivers has been approved. Waymo, a unit of Google parent Alphabet, got a permit in late January from the Arizona department of transportation to operate as a

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Larry Page must testify in Uber lawsuit

Alphabet CEO Larry Page was ordered to submit to questioning by Uber Technologies in his company’s lawsuit over trade secrets for self-driving car technology. Uber’s lawyers want to question Page in their defence

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What Apple is really doing in the car space

After years toiling away in secret on its car project, Apple CEO Tim Cook has for the first time laid out exactly what the company is up to in the automotive market: it’s concentrating on self-driving technology. “We’re focusing on autonomous

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Uber needs to change to stay a tech company

It is now highly likely that the European court of justice will later this year reject Uber’s fiction that it’s simply a marketplace that brings together drivers and riders by declaring it – gasp! – a taxi company. That

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BMW teases new 8-Series

BMW is plotting the revival of a high-end coupé to claw back market share lost to arch-rival Mercedes, part of a model blitz that BMW is billing as the biggest in its history. The sporty 8-Series two-door car is set to hit dealerships next

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Google rides mobile ad binge

After struggling for years to wring profit from the mobile boom, Google is benefiting from a surge in clicks on ads on smartphones. Capitalising on consumers’ shift toward handsets and away from

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