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New Autonomous Vehicle Coalition to Educate the Public

A diverse group of automakers, non-profits and other industry stakeholders have launched a new coalition dedicated to educating the public and policymakers about the safety benefits of advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles. The National Safety Council and Audi of America are co-chairing the coalition, which is known as Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE)....

Amazon Will Get Into More US Cars With a New Alexa Partnership

Your Alexa at home and your navigation in your car both tell you how to find things, but in different ways. Now they’ve been integrated by a major automotive vendor offering car companies a suite of “contextual” assistance features to help sell its models. That means Alexa will answer your questions and find your desired products with an emphasis on help related to your current...

Honda Looking for Business Partners Regarding Autonomous Work Vehicle

Honda will be seeking potential business and technology partners for its prototype off-road vehicle, the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle, at CES 2019. Combining Honda’s all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and emerging advanced autonomous technology, the Autonomous Work Vehicle was designed by Honda R&D Americas to enhance efficiency and safety for public, commercial and consumer enterprises....

BlackBerry Buys Cylance for $1.4 Billion

BlackBerry Ltd. executed a $1.4 billion purchase of California-based cybersecurity company Cylance, which further illustrates how tech companies are involving their operations in the autonomous vehicle space. Under John Chen, BlackBerry has shifted to selling software to manage mobile devices, as well as systems in driverless cars. The company’s QNX software allows carmakers to offer a...

Renting Out Your GM Car

General Motors has developed a peer-to-peer car-sharing platform for owners of its cars. The program will allow owners of GM cars and trucks to rent out their vehicles when they are not using them. This is an expansion of GM’s existing car-sharing service. For now, the new program is being tested in limited locations in the upper Midwest. Other companies are already in the peer-to-peer...

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