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Waymo sketches out its long-range business plan
Shiraz Ahmed | @shirazzzz |

The first fully self-driving cars will be in ride-hailing fleets, which Waymo says will lead to learning more about the tech and how consumers use it.

Daimler launches Tel Aviv hub for auto technology
Tova Cohen |

Daimler has opened a research and development center in Tel Aviv, one of a growing number of multinational firms seeking to tap into Israel's auto technology expertise as the industry moves towards self-driving cars.

Ford's smart mobility team 14,000-15,000 strong
Michael Martinez | @MikeMartinez_AN |

The head of Ford's smart mobility team says all the "Lego pieces" are in place to develop money-making initiatives.

Ford seeks patent on system for autonomous off-road vehicles
Michael Martinez | @MikeMartinez_AN |

Ford has applied for a patent on an autonomous system for off-road vehicles that would allow the vehicles to traverse dirt, gravel, mud, sand and other tricky terrain.

Software startup helps maintain shared vehicles
Katie Burke | @KatieGBurke |

Stratim, a fleet management software startup, is looking to meet the anticipated need for timely vehicle service and maintenance as transportation moves from private ownership to shared mobility.

Ford's Marakby says computing power key to self-driving success
Michael Martinez | @MikeMartinez_AN |

Sherif Marakby, the head of Ford's electrified and self-driving vehicle development, said one challenge in developing autonomous vehicles is getting enough computing power to support them.

Geely acquires U.S. flying-car developer Terrafugia
Yang Jian |

China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group completed the purchase of Terrafugia, a flying-car developer in Woburn, Mass.

Visteon invests $5 million into American Center for Mobility
Kurt Nagl |

Visteon is sponsoring the American Center for Mobility in Michigan at a founder level with a $5 million investment, becoming the first tier-one supplier to do so.

Cadillac expands Book car subscription service
Michael Wayland | @MikeWayland |

Cadillac is expanding its pilot vehicle subscription service in New York and launching the program in two other major cities as the GM luxury brand seeks to attract younger customers with an alternative to traditional car...

AutoNation, Waymo and a 6-year courtship
Hannah Lutz |

Waymo's mission to develop a fully autonomous vehicle, without a human backup, was a significant draw for AutoNation.

GM to lay out vision for autonomous vehicles
Michael Wayland | @MikeWayland |

General Motors plans to share its "vision for an autonomous future" during an investor event on Nov. 30 in San Francisco.

NTSB to probe autonomous shuttle crash in Las Vegas
David Shepardson |

Federal transportation safety officials headed to Las Vegas on Friday to investigate a collision this week between a self-driving shuttle bus on its first day of service and a truck, which was blamed on human error.


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