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The $20 billion self-driving startup Cruise is adding to its leadership team even as autonomous-vehicle companies are hitting the brakes during the pandemic

Cruise is adding to its leaderships ranks with Regina Dugan, a veteran of DARPA, Google, and Facebook. Dugan will join the board and be Cruise’s first independent director. Her role will be to encourage moonshots for the autonomous ride-hailing startup, acquired by General Motors in 2016 for $US1 billion and […]
The $20 billion self-driving startup Cruise is adding to its leadership team even as autonomous-vehicle companies are hitting the brakes during the pandemic
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Electric cars and self-driving tech have gotten off to a slow start but companies like Tesla, GM, and Waymo are betting that’s about to change in a big way.

The automotive industry is beginning a period of great change, from gas-powered, human-driven vehicles, to electric, computer-operated ones. That transition took its first steps during the past decade, and is set to accelerate over the next 10 years. During the 2010s, some companies and analysts expressed optimism about the potential […]
Electric cars and self-driving tech have gotten off to a slow start but companies like Tesla, GM, and Waymo are betting that’s about to change in a big way.
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The multitrillion-dollar global automotive industry is changing, but not the way you might expect. Here’s how that change is unfolding.

“Disruption” has become the buzzword of buzzwords in the transportation industry. But the supposed disruption isn’t true disruption at all – it doesn’t fit into Clayton Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation, as explored in his book “The Innovator’s Dilemma.” Nonetheless, automakers are actually disrupting themselves from within. The “disruption within” […]
The multitrillion-dollar global automotive industry is changing, but not the way you might expect. Here’s how that change is unfolding.
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New safety questions emerge after the fatal Uber crash in Arizona

The Uber self-driving Volvo SUV involved in a fatal collision with a pedestrian earlier this month had its standard collision-avoidance equipment deactivated. Uber equipped the vehicle with its own autonomous-driving hardware for testing purposes. The Uber-controlled vehicle slammed into 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg on March 18, killing her. Aptiv, the company […]
New safety questions emerge after the fatal Uber crash in Arizona
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