;widows: 2;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;text-decoration-style: initial;text-decoration-color: initial;word-spacing:0px”> S. Szymkowski, Dec 4, "Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo may have a new challenger that hails from China. AutoX, a startup with funding from Alibaba, has applied for a California permit to test autonomous cars in the state that do not feature a human backup driver, Reuters first reported on Wednesday.

Instead, the permit would allow AutoX to test the vehicles with a backup driver behind the scenes, so to speak, via remote control. Only Waymo currently holds this permit and has started to trial self-driven trips without any human backup drivers. AutoX, if granted permission, could quickly become a challenger…."  Read more  Hmmmm…  I wonder what the Donald thinks about Alibaba using California streets, traveling public and residents think about being used in tests?   Why haven’t they perfected this technology on China’s streets? Also Ca DMV requires a remote backup "driver" when testing Driverless in California.  Alain

  Advocates rally on Capitol Hill for self-driving car legislation

M.Milller, Dec 3, "Advocates for creating federal standards for autonomous vehicles rallied on Tuesday to spur lawmakers to move quickly on legislation to roll out and test the emerging technology.

Representatives of automobile manufacturers and stakeholder groups argued forcefully for the need for federal rules to create standards around autonomous vehicles at a forum on Capitol Hill.

The push comes as lawmakers are circulating draft legislation on self-driving cars among stakeholders after long delays but with no bills formally introduced in Congress…" Read more  Hmmmm… Way too early. Alain

  Aptiv  ‘s Self-Driving Vehicles en Route to Hazelwood Green

Press release, Dec 4, "Aptiv PLC (NYSE: APTV), a global technology company enabling the future of mobility, announced today that its Pittsburgh Technology Center will relocate to new offices at Mill 19 in Hazelwood Green. The move provides Aptiv’s autonomous mobility team with the space needed to grow as it furthers the development of a safe and trusted autonomous driving platform for robotaxi providers, fleet operators, and automotive manufacturers.

Aptiv’s local team of over 200 employees will occupy three floors and 70,000 square feet in the Mill 19 building. The company has hired some of the world’s leading autonomous driving talent to join its Pittsburgh operations…." Read more  Hmmmm…OK.  Lyft really needs you.  Alain

 C’mon Man!  (These folks didn’t get/read the memo)




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