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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.