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Subaru, Mazda, Suzuki, Isuzu join Toyota-led mobility company
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30th Jun 2019
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Subaru, Mazda, Suzuki, Isuzu join Toyota-led mobility company

Daihatsu, Isuzu, Mazda, Subaru and Suzuki are the latest Japanese automakers to join Monet, a firm led by Toyota and Softbank, and with significant investments from Honda and Hino. The company's first goal is to roll out on-demand car services, and by 2023 it hopes to have self-driving vehicles based on Toyota's e-Palette concepts (above).
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Autonomous Domino's pizza deliveries starting later this year
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17th Jun 2019
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Autonomous Domino's pizza deliveries starting later this year

Starting late 2019, some customers who order online from a participating Domino's store in Houston, Texas can choose to have their orders delivered by one of Nuro's autonomous vehicles. These customers can track their order through the Domino's smartphone app, and are given a PIN code to unlock one of the vehicle's storage compartments and obtain their pizza when it arrives.
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Apple wanted to buy Tesla in 2013 - report
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22nd May 2019
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Apple wanted to buy Tesla in 2013 - report

Craig Irwin, an analyst at Roth Capital Partners, has told CNBC his company believes Apple made a bid of US$240 per share for Tesla back in 2013. Through multiple sources Irwin has "complete confidence" Apple made a "serious bid", but he isn't sure if the interest went as far as formal paperwork. According Irwin the talks broke down over Apple's insistence Elon Musk step down from the helm.
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Ford 'overestimated' the capabilities of first-generation autonomous vehicles
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14th Apr 2019
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Ford 'overestimated' the capabilities of first-generation autonomous vehicles

In a speech to the Detroit Economic Club last week, Jim Hackett, CEO of Ford, has tried to ratchet down expectations for the company's first generation of autonomous vehicles. "We’ve overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles," Hackett admitted. Despite this, the company is sticking to its plan to launch its first autonomous vehicles into commercial service in 2021.
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NSW Government to create national Autonomous Vehicle Centre of Excellence
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28th Feb 2019
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NSW Government to create national Autonomous Vehicle Centre of Excellence

The New South Wales Government has committed to creating a National Centre of Excellence for autonomous vehicles, and will later this year host the International Driverless Vehicle Summit (IDVS). According to the Australian Driverless Vehicle Index (ADVI), the new Centre of Excellence will help address Australia's slow progress on autonomous vehicle development.
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