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A new project lets you view the world through the eyes of an autonomous car using mixed reality. Users climb into a motorized cart, wearing an Oculus Rift.. Source: Vocativ -
A truck & trailer driving on an icy road avoids hitting a car in front of it.The truck & trailer instead swerves to the right and hits a wire pole which causes a blue spark. Source: Break Trending Videos -
Alphabet made a sizeable investment ride-hailing service Lyft. Investment arm of Google-parent Alphabet, CapitalG, announced a $1 billion funding round for Lyft. Alphabet's self-driving car unit,.. Source: Wibbitz Top Stories -
Dozens of people watched a BlackBerry QNX-equipped autonomous car hit the road Thursday for an on-street test in Ottawa. BlackBerry QNX’s general manager says he envisions more safety features in.. Source: Canadian Press - Affiliate -
· *Morgan Stanley thinks the GM-Lyft relationship has "changed significantly."*
· *GM hasn't indicated the relationship has changed in any way.*
· *Partnerships in ride-hailing, ride-sharing, and.. Business Insider
· *CapitalG, Alphabet's investment arm, led a $1 billion funding round in Lyft.*
· *Alphabet has forged a close relationship with Lyft on self-driving cars as its pre-existing relationship with Uber.. Business Insider
Apple in June finally confirmed it had abandoned plans to develop a self-driving car and would instead focus on the self-driving technology itself. We would learn in August of some of the motivations.. MotorAuthority
Lyft just secured $1 billion in a funding round led by Alphabet's investment arm, CapitalG, giving it a post-money valuation of $11 billion.
Lyft has been growing its cash cushion to take on.. Business Insider
Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Thursday.
*1. Google DeepMind's AlphaGo artificial intelligence agent is now smarter than ever and taught itself how to play Go.* The.. Business Insider
When a self-driving car boots up and takes in the world around it, its vision is nothing like what a human driver finds familiar. Instead, a self-driving car uses data collection via radar, cameras,.. MotorAuthority
Apple's secretive automotive project has flown under the radar over the past several months after news leaked that the company was granted permission to test a self-driving car platform and entered the.. Mashable
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A University of Missouri graduate has been charged with driving onto the school’s basketball court this summer and causing more than $100,000 in damage. The Columbia Daily.. Seattle Times
· *An updated version of Apple's self-driving car was spotted in Silicon Valley.*
· *It's sporting a new set of white plastic-covered sensors on top of the car's roof rack.*
· *Apple's.. Business Insider
The first test of a self-driving car has taken place in Canada last week. This is a historic step-forward for driverless cars in the country and it signals progress for autonomous car progress around.. Futurism
A new video of what would appear to be one of Apple’s “Project Titan” self-driving cars was posted to Twitter last night, and it looks much different than it did the last time we saw it. The car.. The Verge