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The VergeAlmost two months to the day after Uber loaded its fleet of self-driving SUVs into the trailer of a self-driving truck and stormed off to Arizona in a self-driving huff, the company is preparing to launch its second experiment (if you don't count the aborted San Francisco pilot) in autonomous ride-hailing.
ComputerworldUsing a new computer algorithm, MIT researchers showed that self-driving vehicles being tested by services such as Uber and Lift could nearly eliminate the need for most of New York City's taxi fleet, reducing pollution and increasing ride time efficiency.
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MashableTake note from Google, the best April Fools' Day pranks from brands are ones that make fun of itself. In an obvious spoof of its self-driving cars, Google Netherlands launched a parody video on Friday highlighting its new product: self-driving bicycles.
RoboticstrendsUnlike Google's April Fool's Day video (watch below) that showed a self-driving bicycle navigating its way around Amsterdam, the work being done by University of Washington Bothell professor Tyler Folsom is no joke. Folsom and crew are trying to ensure bicycles are included in the movement toward self-driving vehicles.
PSFKGoogle Amsterdam posted a video of the unique technology as an April Fools Day prank As an April Fools' Day gag, Google Amsterdam produced a video about a self-driving bicycle which enables cyclists to freely do other things while they ride through the city.
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Robomart is building a fleet of self-driving grocery stores
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YouTubeAt CES 2018, we joined many of our partners on the show floor to learn about the latest autonomous driving innovations. For more information on our partner ecosystem, visit our website: http://nvda.ws/2CTvgMM
RetailwireDiscussion While legislators in some cities have been trying to keep autonomous robots off sidewalks, a new startup wants to enable any big box retailer to get a full wing of its operation rolling around on city streets.
EngadgetThe company, as part of NVIDIA's deep learning/AI "Inception Program," has developed what is essentially a self-driving bodega on wheels. The concept relies on a Sprinter-van-size delivery vehicle outfitted with an array of LiDAR, radar and cameras, as well as a CAN motion-control system and enough route-planning and obstacle-avoidance software to notch Leve… See more
CNNMoneyAs of now, your bunches of organic bananas or piping hot pad thai arrive the old-fashioned way: carried by a flesh-and-blood human who drove a car. However, new concepts such as Robomart -- an on-demand, electric, self-driving store -- could automate food deliveries.
Business InsiderThis story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Robotics startup Robomart has introduced its autonomous car that will serve as a grocery store on wheels, Business Insider reports.
Business InsiderRobomart is a self-driving, nearly full autonomous grocery store on wheels. The vehicle will drive fresh produce from the supermarket aisle to customers. Grocery chains can license the platform and the vehicles, which allows them to pocket the delivery fee instead of some on-demand delivery startup.
TechCrunchThe startup assault on the humble neighborhood store continues to intensify. First came Bodega, the terribly named, and mostly misguided startup with its mission to bring the non-perishable necessities available at the corner store to the masses and "disrupt" the corner store.