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Grab to raise $1b from Toyota as part of new funding round

Photo credit: Grab Grab announced today that it is receiving US$1 billion in fresh investment from Toyota as part of an ongoing funding round led by the Japanese auto giant. The Singapore-based company said the funding will help it “create a more efficient transport network that will...

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These are the competitive pressures driving automakers to accelerate new tech adoption – TechCrunch

The transformations that companies like Tesla, Uber and Lyft bring to the auto industry are changing more than just the ways car companies think about drivetrains and ownership, and its opening doors for new ways of thinking about the entire mobility industry. That’s the word from...

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BMW, GM, Ford and Renault launch blockchain research group for automotive industry – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Car makers BMW, General Motors, Ford and Renault are the big names behind a new group announced today to explore the potential of the blockchain in the automotive and mobility space. MOBI — the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative — launches today with over 30 founding...

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Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang clarifies Uber is not using its Drive platform – TechCrunch

[ad_1] While Uber makes use of Nvidia hardware in its own self-driving automotive technology, it does not employ Nvidia’s Drive autonomous computing platform, which includes the GPU-makers own real-time sensor fusion, HD mapping and path planning. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang shared this information...

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BMW and Lexus look to car subscriptions – TechCrunch

[ad_1] More automakers will soon offer vehicles through subscription services. Lexus today announced its upcoming UX crossover would be available through one and Bloomberg published a report today stating BMW is about to announce a subscription pilot. These automakers join a growing list of makers...

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The driver of the autonomous Uber was distracted before fatal crash – TechCrunch

[ad_1] The Tempe, Arizona police department have released a video showing the moments before the fatal crash that involved Uber’s self-driving car. The video includes the view of the street from the Uber and a view of minder behind the wheel of the autonomous...

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Toyota pauses automated driving testing on U.S. roads following Uber accident – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Automaker Toyota has temporarily ceases its public road testing of its fully autonomous ‘Chauffeur’ system in the U.S. after an accident earlier this week saw an Uber self-driving test vehicle strike a pedestrian, which ultimately resulted in her death. Police have stated that initial...

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Uber said to be negotiating sale of self-driving tech to Toyota – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Uber might begin selling its autonomous driving systems to outside companies, including major automakers, according to a new report from Japan’s Nikkei. The report claims that Uber has had talks with Toyota regarding supplying the automaker with self-driving tech, and that the two...

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