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Introducing the rising stars of autonomous driving

From oceanographers-turned-engineers to former biomedicine students, autonomous vehicles are attracting a wealth of impressive (and young) talent.
Google Waymo's driverless car.

Alphabet’s self-driving car company Waymo has broken ground in Europe by buying an Oxford startup

As well as buying up Latent Logic's tech and talent, Waymo announced that it is establishing its first European engineering hub.
A fleet of Uber's self-driving test vehicles in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Business Insider wants your nominations for the next leaders of self-driving car tech

Business Insider wants to find the next wave of autonomous driving stars. Tell us who tomorrow's industry leaders are.
One of Zoox's self-driving test vehicles. I enjoyed my ride with Zoox more than the Lyft and Uber rides I took to and from the airport in San Francisco.

I rode in one of Zoox’s self-driving cars in San Francisco — and it was more comfortable than the Uber and Lyft I took to and from th...

While my ride in one of Zoox's self-driving test vehicles wasn't perfect, the vehicle performed as well as the average human driver.

More than 1,000km of public roads in west Singapore will be used to test self-driving vehicles – here’s what to expect

The change will be carried out gradually over the next few years, and safety drivers will be on-board at all times.

Zoox cofounder Jesse Levinson says there’s ‘no chance’ Tesla will launch fully self-driving cars next year, despite Elon Musk’...

"They don't have enough sensors or computers to do that given any remotely known technology that exists that humans have ever created," Levinson said.

M1 is working on a S$24 million testbed to improve road safety – and a 5G network for hot pot restaurant Haidilao customers

Customers at Haidilao's new Marina Square restaurant will get to play virtual and augmented reality games in a special "5G experience corner".
A Chrysler Pacifica minivan with Waymo's autonomous-driving technology.

Waymo is telling customers it will start offering rides in its autonomous cars without safety drivers

The removal of safety drivers will represent a major step for Waymo and the autonomous-vehicle industry.
SpaceX owner and Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Tesla is reportedly buying a computer-vision company to help it make the technology for self-driving cars

Tesla is acquiring the computer-vision startup DeepScale, CNBC's Lora Kolodny reported. The company's CEO joined Tesla this week.
Waymo CEO John Krafcik.

Google’s self-driving car project stopped working on a system similar to Tesla’s Autopilot and Cadillac’s Super Cruise in 2013 becau...

In 2013, Google's self-driving car division was developing a semi-autonomous system that would allow for hands-free driving on highways.