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Tesla tells regulator that full self-driving cars may not be achieved by year-end By Reuters

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By Hyunjoo Jin

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) – Tesla (NASDAQ:) Inc told a California regulator that it may not achieve full self-driving technology by the end of this year, a memo by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) showed.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an earnings conference call in January that he was “highly confident the car will be able to drive itself with reliability in

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Ford-backed Argo sees new sensor as key for self-driving cars

The drive toward commercialized robotaxis has slowed in recent years after high-profile crashes and the death of a woman in Arizona who was struck by a self-driving test vehicle operated by Uber Technologies Inc. The pandemic further delayed planned launches of the technology, including from Ford, which pushed back its commercialization by a year. But Argo’s innovation may help speed up progress.

Its lidar’s range is about 100 meters greater than current technology, which could enable driverless vehicles to travel at speeds of 65 miles per hour or more, said Sam Abuelsamid, principal analyst with researcher Guidehouse Insights, which just

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Tesla tells regulator that full self-driving cars may not be achieved by year-end

A Tesla Model X electric car is seen at the Brussels Motor Show, Belgium, January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File Photo

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) told a California regulator that it may not achieve full self-driving technology by the end of this year, a memo by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) showed.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an earnings conference call in January that he was “highly confident the car will be able to drive itself with reliability in excess of human this year.”

Tesla has also rolled out what it describes as a “beta” version of its “full

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GM expects to offer self-driving vehicles to consumers this decade

GM unveilied the Cadillac Personal Autonomous Vehicle concept during CES 2021 in January.

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DETROIT – General Motors CEO Mary Barra expects the automaker to offer self-driving vehicles to consumers later this decade.

While autonomous vehicles for deliveries and ride-hailing services are currently undergoing rigorous testing, manufacturing them for retail customers hasn’t been a priority for automakers because the technology needed for the systems is prohibitively expensive.

“Later in the decade, I believe, and there’s a lot to still unfold, but I believe we’ll have personal autonomous vehicles,” she told investors Wednesday during the company’s first-quarter earnings call.

She

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Buying Lyft’s self-driving unit speeds Toyota’s software mission

“Woven Planet really needs to grow in order to be able to fulfill that mission and that mandate.”

Kuffner, the American computer guru who also sits on Toyota Motor’s board, is tasked with making the world’s biggest automaker as strong in software as it is in hardware. The goal is rooted in the new conventional wisdom that future value in the auto industry will come not necessarily from manufacturing vehicles but from selling the software and services that support them.

That business formula was the path of other industries, such as the mobile phone business, where handset makers were relegated

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Tesla’s Elon Musk on why self-driving cars are not mainstream yet

Fully “unsupervised, generalized self-driving” isn’t there quite yet, according to Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk

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“A major part of real-world AI has to be solved to make unsupervised, generalized full self-driving work, as the entire road system is designed for biological neural nets with optical imagers,” Musk tweeted Thursday.  

Although self-driving technology has made “great progress,” Musk disclosed in a recent earnings call with investors that it’s “one of the hardest technical problems” that has potentially ever existed. 

“In order to solve it, we basically

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