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  • toyota.uber.automotiveIT
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    Toyota ties up with Uber, plans to invest $500 million

    2018-08-28T13:34:46Z

    Image: Toyota Toyota Motor Corporation and Uber Technologies are expanding their partnership, with Uber to deploy purpose-built Toyota vehicles on its fleet. Toyota is also investing $500 million in the ride-hailing firm, subject to regulatory approval. The collaboration aims to advance, commercialize and scale up technologies for autonomous ride-sharing. ...

  • uber.automotiveIT
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    Uber pulls autonomous vehicles from San Francisco streets

    2016-12-20T11:33:28Z

    Uber's self-driving cars were only seen on San Francisco streets for a brief period (Photo: Uber) (Bloomberg) --Uber Technologies Inc. pulled its self-driving cars from San Francisco’s streets after the state of California revoked registrations for the vehicles. The move impacted 16 Uber automobiles, the Department of Motor Vehicles ...

  • uber.automotiveIT
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    Uber Creates artificial intelligence lab

    2016-12-06T14:13:19Z

    Uber is looking to AI for help in developing its ride-hailing services (Photo: Uber) (Bloomberg) --Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to buy startup Geometric Intelligence Inc. to help the ride-hailing company create a new artificial-intelligence research lab. The startup has 15 employees and is developing new machine-learning techniques inspired by ...

  • uber.automotiveIT
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    In trial, GM's Maven to lease cars to Uber drivers

    2016-11-02T14:02:24Z

    Uber drivers can lease a Chevrolet Malibu (pictured) as part of the pilot (Photo: GM) Maven, General Motors' personal mobility brand, will offer leases of one week or more to Uber drivers as part of a San Francisco pilot program. The pilot offers people interested in using the Uber ...

  • volvo.automotiveIT
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    Volvo, Uber cooperate on autonomous cars

    2016-08-22T09:56:50Z

    Volvo is conducting real-life tests with its IntelliSafe Autopilot technology (Photo: Volvo) Volvo Cars and ride-hailing group Uber plan to jointly develop autonomous-cars technologies. The Swedish premium car maker said the two companies will use a Volvo-built “base vehicle” to which Uber will add its own autonomous driving technology. ...

  • toyota.vw.automotiveIT
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    Toyota and VW join ride-sharing trend

    2016-05-25T10:21:27Z

    Toyota Motor and Volkswagen Group both announced ride-sharing moves, joining an auto-industry trend away from pure car-making toward broader mobility concepts. Toyota, the world’s biggest automaker, said it had signed a memorandum of understanding with Uber that foresees ride-sharing trials in countries where this mode of transportation is expanding. As ...

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    TomTom to provide map data to Uber

    2015-11-16T17:18:43Z

    TomTom data will power the Uber app (Photo: Uber) TomTom will provide maps and traffic data to Uber, confirming that the Dutch mapping specialist will remain the biggest competitor to soon-to-be-German owned Nokia HERE. TomTom said it has signed a global, multi-year agreement with  Uber, a fast-growing global ...

  • nokia here.automotiveIT
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    Who would buy Nokia's HERE mapping unit?

    2015-04-17T10:09:49Z

    Maps will be more important for autonomous cars (Phote: Nokia) Nokia is considering the sale of its mapping unit, HERE, following its announcement of plans to acquire Alcatel-Lucent. The Finland-based telecommunications equipment maker said in a statement that it had "initiated a review of strategic options, including a potential ...

  • über app.automotiveIT
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    Point of View: The Uber case

    2014-12-09T13:05:29Z

    The Uber app lets customers book a car from their smartphone (Photo: Apple) (This Point of View was originally published in the October edition of the automotiveIT international Executive Report) In cities all over the world an ugly war is being fought by “traditional” taxi companies against a new ...

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    Uber gets green light to continue in Germany - for now

    2014-09-18T13:37:54Z

    Uber uses private chauffeurs for its ride-sharing operations (Photo: Uber) A Frankfurt court has overturned an earlier verdict banning Uber from conducting business in Germany. The California-based ride-sharing services is free to continue operations in Germany for the time being. The verdict was largely based on a procedural flaw. ...