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A Jaguar I-PACE being tested by Waymo.

The first all-electric Jaguar I-PACE SUVs in the US are now part of Waymo’s test fleet

The Jaguar I-PACEs will be used for testing, prior to the all-electric vehicle being outfitted with Waymo's self-driving technology and launched in a ride-hailing service in 2020. Waymo expects 20,000 I-PACEs to join its fleet.

Uber is hiring dozens of ‘mission specialists’ to help relaunch its autonomous vehicle program after deadly Arizona crash

Uber says it's replacing a fleet of drivers who had been charged with monitoring its self-driving cars. The new group will consist of 55 "mission specialists" who will provide technical feedback to developers. The move comes months after an Uber self-driving vehicle killed a pedestrian in Arizona.
Daimler is Mercedes-Benz's parent company.

Mercedes parent company will start testing an Uber-like service using self-driving cars in California next year

Daimler will launch an autonomous ride-hailing service in California during the second half of 2019, the company announced on Wednesday. The ride-hailing service will be free for users during its pilot phase, a Daimler representative confirmed.

GM’s $2 billion deal with a Japanese tech giant may give the automaker a big advantage in the race to develop self-driving cars

The deal has given GM equity value that it can use to attract new talent. Cruise has grown dramatically since GM bought it in 2016; what started as a 40-employee startup now has 800 people working it. GM President Dan Ammann said that another leg of significant growth is on the way.

The self-driving Uber car that killed a pedestrian was not designed to automatically brake in an emergency: NTSB report

The car registered the pedestrian six seconds before impact, the report says, but relied on the operator to manually brake.
Volkswagen Transporter

Apple teams up with Volkswagen to make a fleet of self-driving passenger vans

The partnership between Apple and Volkswagen is seen by some as bittersweet for the consumer-electronics giant, which had higher hopes for its self-driving car project when it first launched in 2014.

Roughly half of all Americans expect self-driving cars to become the norm within the next 10 years

There are a number of obstacles to overcome, but Americans are all too familiar with the amount of effort being put towards normalizing self-driving cars.

The real reason we get freaked out by self-driving car accidents

There's an extra level of discomfort when an accident is caused by a robot car controlled by AI and algorithms instead of a human.

Public worries about self-driving cars are spiking after a pedestrian was killed by a robo-car

More and more people believe that self-driving cars are less safe than vehicles operated by a human being.