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How 5G Will Change Industries

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NEW – IN IDEAS ON THE INTERNET TODAY: We’ll start seeing devices that make full use of 5G internet connectivity by 2020, though the massive improvements in technology that the faster, bigger internet “pipe” will make possible may not be fully realized for more than a decade.  That’s the projection …

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Toyota invests $500 million into Uber

Uber Autonomous SUV

Toyota and Uber are partnering to bring an on-demand autonomous ride-hailing service to market, a deal that includes a $500 million investment from the Japanese automaker. Under the agreement, Toyota Sienna minivans will be equipped with Uber’s self-driving technology and then deployed on the ride-hailing company’s network, the companies said. …

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Waymo: Worth Way Mo

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The valuation estimates keep climbing for Alphabet’s self-driving car unit, Waymo. In a note to clients Tuesday, Morgan Stanley estimated the division, which graduated from Google’s secretive X lab to full-fledged subsidiary in 2016, could now be worth a whopping $175 billion thanks to three key business areas. Business Insider   More …

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Uber is Ending Self-Driving Truck Program

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Uber is shuttering its self-driving trucks unit, a beleaguered program borne out of the company’s controversial multi-million acquisition of Otto nearly two years ago. The company said Monday that Uber Advanced Technologies Group will stop development of self-driving trucks and instead focus its efforts on self-driving cars. TechCrunch

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The Lede. Autonomous Vehicle Safety and Carbon Tax Talk

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The Lede, Thursday, July 19, 2018 By David Royse The LEDE Stop and Start The autonomous vehicle industry often points out that the self-driving cars, thousands of which are being tested right now, are certain to be safer than human-driven cars, considering that human error is to blame in the vast …

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Uber Lays Off AV Test Drivers

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Uber has laid off its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh as the company rethinks its autonomous vehicle strategy following a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona, earlier this year.  Uber confirmed it laid off about 100 autonomous vehicle operators in Pittsburgh and eliminated the position. The company plans to replace these …

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