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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif.  Amazon said Friday, June 26, 2020,  that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which envisions a future where people will request a ride on their phones and a car will drive up without a driver.  (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

Amazon looks to self-driving future by acquiring Zoox

Jun. 26, 2020 3:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Friday that it is buying self-driving technology company Zoox, which is developing an autonomous vehicle for a ride-hailing service that people would request on their phones. Seattle-based Amazon did not disclose how much it is paying for Zoox, which was founded six years ago...

Mercedes, NVIDIA to develop new automated driving system

Jun. 23, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Four days after shelving an autonomous vehicle agreement with BMW, Mercedes has announced a deal to work with chip and software maker NVIDIA. The companies said Tuesday that the two will create a computing and artificial intelligence system for automated driving. It will be rolled out...

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, a skylight is reflected in the rear window of a Waymo driverless car during a Google event in San Francisco. The latest challenge for the autonomous vehicle industry: How to assure passengers that the car they are getting in is virus free, even if it doesn't have a driver. An executive with Waymo said Wednesday, June 17, 2020 that the coronavirus pandemic forced it to put its limited ride service in the Phoenix area on hold to make sure human backup drivers and passengers were safe. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Driver free but virus free? Robo cars hit new speed bump

Jun. 17, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The latest challenge for the autonomous vehicle industry: How to assure passengers that the car they are getting in is virus free, even if it doesn't have a driver. Widespread use of autonomous vehicles already had been delayed by a March 2018 fatal crash involving an Uber test vehicle in...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, the Audi AI:ME self-driving concept vehicle is on display in the Audi booth at the CES tech show in Las Vegas.  Auto safety experts are hoping that self-driving vehicles will someday prevent the more than 90% of crashes caused by human mistakes, but a new study finds that may not be the case. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study questions whether self-driving cars will be able to prevent all crashes now blamed on human error. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Study: Autonomous vehicles won't make roads completely safe

Jun. 4, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes, it may not be able to prevent all mishaps caused by human error. Auto safety experts say humans cause about 94% of U.S. crashes, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study says...

FILE - In this May 18, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a Huawei retail store in Beijing. One of China’s biggest tech companies has criticized the Trump administration for “politicizing business” after it slapped export sanctions on 33 more Chinese enterprises and government entities. The announcement expanded a U.S. campaign against Chinese companies Washington says might be security threats or involved in human rights abuses. Beijing criticized curbs imposed earlier on tech giant Huawei and other Chinese companies but has yet to say whether it will retaliate. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Bell, Telus give 5G contracts to Europeans, Huawei shut out

Jun. 2, 2020 5:12 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Two of Canada’s three major telecommunication companies announced Tuesday they’ve decided not to use Chinese tech giant Huawei for their next-generation 5G wireless network. Bell Canada announced that Sweden-based Ericsson will be its supplier and Telus Corp. later announced...

This undated photo provided by Nuro shows a package delivered to a Nuro vehicle. CVS Health said Thursday, May 28, 2020 it will partner with Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro on deliveries of medicines and other products to customers near a Houston-area store/ (Nathan Lindstrom/Nuro via AP)

CVS Health tests self-driving vehicle prescription delivery

May. 28, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

CVS Health will try delivering prescriptions with self-driving vehicles in a test that begins next month. The drugstore chain said Thursday that it will partner with the Silicon Valley robotics company Nuro to deliver medicines and other products to customers near a Houston-area store. A CVS spokesman said the...