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Toyota partners with Daimler-backed Chinese startup Momenta on high-def mapping project
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19th Mar 2020
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Toyota partners with Daimler-backed Chinese startup Momenta on high-def mapping project

Toyota has partnered with Momenta – a Daimler-backed Chinese autonomous driving startup – to aid in developing high definition maps, as reported by Reuters. Momenta will help Toyota develop its Automated Mapping Platform (AMP) – a technology crucial for autonomous driving. AMP is used to gather data for accurate and current mapping of areas that allows autonomous driving vehicles to place themselves in an environment.
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Liam Murphy
Nuro R2: US authorities approve completely driverless car for road tests
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8th Feb 2020
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Nuro R2: US authorities approve completely driverless car for road tests

Nuro, an autonomous delivery startup, has been granted permission by the US National Highway Transport Safety Authority (NHTSA) to operate its completely driverless delivery vans for the coming two years. Other self-driving vehicles allowed on public roads in the US still feature a steering wheel and pedals, and usually have a human sitting in the driver's seat monitoring operation, ready to step in if the car does something unusual and enters a situation it wasn't designed for.
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Derek Fung
GM about to unveil its first driverless car - report
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21st Jan 2020
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GM about to unveil its first driverless car - report

Cruise, the self-driving car firm owned by General Motors, will reportedly unveil its new dedicated autonomous vehicle by the end of the day. Sources within the company told Bloomberg Cruise will unveil the vehicle at an event in San Francisco. A spokesperson for the firm stated the vehicle at the event "is definitely not a car", but refused to elaborate any further.
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Derek Fung
Suzuki unveils a car with no steering wheel and no driver’s seat
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23rd Oct 2019
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Suzuki unveils a car with no steering wheel and no driver’s seat

Japanese carmaker Suzuki has opened the 2019 Tokyo motor show by unveiling a car without a steering wheel or a driver’s seat. The Suzuki Hanare is only a concept car designed as a motor show tease for now, but the company says it's a sign of things to come as the automotive world shifts to autonomous motoring. The word Hanare is Japanese for “a detached cottage” or separate living space.
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Joshua Dowling
Hyundai heir: 'Still a long way to go' for autonomous cars
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25th Sep 2019
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Hyundai heir: 'Still a long way to go' for autonomous cars

Chung Eui-sun, executive vice president of Hyundai, who has assumed day-to-day running of the company from his father, sounded a cautious note after announcing a joint venture for developing autonomous vehicle technology. The new development firm will be owned 50/50 by Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, with the South Korean firm contributing US$1.6 billion ($2.4 billion) in cash and US$400 million ($590 million) in engineering and research services, as well as intellectual property.
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Derek Fung