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Android Auto facelift unveiled
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6th May 2019
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Android Auto facelift unveiled

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6th May 2019
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Android Auto facelift unveiled

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Fiat Chrysler to use new Samsung/Google online infotainment system from late 2019
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30th Apr 2019
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Fiat Chrysler to use new Samsung/Google online infotainment system from late 2019

Starting later this year, Fiat Chrysler (FCA) will begin offering cars with an online 'ecosystem' headlined by an infotainment system running Google's Android operating system, and using cloud services from Harman, part of the sprawling Samsung conglomerate. Cars equipped with the new system will have a new Android-based infotainment setup with over-the-air updates, built-in app support, satellite navigation, automatic emergency calling, and smartphone connectivity.
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NYPD calls on map app Waze to remove RBT locations
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7th Feb 2019
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NYPD calls on map app Waze to remove RBT locations

New York Police Department (NYPD) has written to Waze, one of Google's mapping services, calling for it to remove 'DWI checkpoint' locations from its app. Unlike regular Google Maps, the Waze app lets drivers report obstacles, traffic, mobile speed cameras and 'DWI checkpoints', known locally as random breath test (RBT) stops or booze buses.
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Waymo One driverless taxi service launched
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5th Dec 2018
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Waymo One driverless taxi service launched

The Waymo One self-driving taxi service has been given a soft launch in and around Phoenix, Arizona. The service is currently limited to people on the company's Early Rider program. Waymo says it will "gradually roll out [the service] so even more people can ride with us", although it hasn't provided a timeline.
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Google Maps, Assistant coming to Volvo
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8th May 2018
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Google Maps, Assistant coming to Volvo

Volvo Cars will embed Google Assistant, Maps and the Google Play Store in its next-generation Sensus infotainment system. As announced in May 2017, the replacement for Volvo's current infotainment system will be based on Google Android – something Audi is also planning. Although both system will have the same software skeleton, each manufacturer will be able to make the system look like their own.
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Nuro R1: Ex-Google engineers create last-mile autonomous delivery van
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31st Jan 2018
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Nuro R1: Ex-Google engineers create last-mile autonomous delivery van

A pair of ex-Google engineers has created a funky last-mile autonomous vehicle, designed as a smarter way for companies to deliver their packages. Nuro.ai raised US$92 million ($113,900,000) in venture capital for its self-driving delivery van, which will never carry a human on board. Instead, it's designed to do the dirty work for online retailers like Amazon.
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