BMW Vision M Next: An autonomous car for people who love driving

There's a fear from some that when cars drive themselves, that'll be the end of the joy of driving. Why even get behind the wheel if your vehicle can get you to your destination while you sit back and relax. BMW which boasts the tag line "the ultimat...

Carnegie Mellon will help Ford advance its self-driving vehicle tech

Ford's autonomous vehicle arm Argo AI is already testing self-driving vehicles in a handful of cities. But the company has a few key puzzles to solve before it can deploy its fleets on a large scale. To help answer the remaining questions -- like how...

Domino's plans self-driving pizza deliveries for Houston

Nuro's self-driving pod called R2 is built to roam the streets with its cargo holds loaded ...

In its ongoing bid to automate its pizza operations in every which way possible, Domino's has announced a new partnership with robotics startup Nuro. The agreement will see Nuro's self-driving pods bring some customers in Houston their pizzas without the aid of a delivery person, and is another example of how the pizza giant is exploring the ways its business can be streamlined through autonomous technologies.

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Volvo Trucks' cabin-less self-driving hauler takes on its first job

Volvo Trucks' Vera is set to go to work moving containers around a logistics center in ...

What would trucks look like if they didn't need to accommodate a human driver? Volvo Trucks' Vera vehicle is an exploration of this idea, doing away with the cabin entirely so it can more efficiently tow goods around ports and factories. The freewheeling four-wheeler has just been assigned its first task, and will soon go to work delivering containers to a port terminal in Sweden.

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Scania's hoverboard-like modular electric axles transport people by day, garbage by night

The bus module features plenty of windows for open views

Serving as the foundation of electric vehicles launched by everyone from startups to massive global automakers, the skateboard chassis has become a staple of the auto industry. But Swedish commercial vehicle and transport brand Scania is exploring something that's much more of a hoverboard chassis. Its NXT autonomous electric vehicle concept uses independently detachable front and rear axles as the basis of a modular vehicle system that can quickly go from dropping kids at school to dropping garbage at the dump.

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Volvo and Uber's latest self-driving car is built for plug-and-play autonomy

Volvo and Uber's new XC90 is built for plug-and-play autonomy

Back in 2016, Uber and Volvo joined forces to usher in the self-driving era by fitting out the Swedish automaker's premium XC90 SUVs with the transport company's in-house autonomous tech. The pair have now introduced the first production vehicle built to accommodate it from the ground up, making for a plug-and-play self-driving car that could help speed things up a little.

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