Driverless truck takes to the streets in Sweden
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World's first

A driverless electric truck began daily freight deliveries on a public road in Sweden on Wednesday, in what developer Einride and logistics customer DB Schenker described as a world's first.

Elon Musk says Lidar is fool’s gold
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Lidars are unnecessary

Tesla has shared a vast amount of details about its FSD (Full Self Driving) dual SoC 14nm computer and said that the 12 ARM core chip has a modest GPU, a custom neural network compute part, while the SoC packs 250 million gates, 6 billion transistors at 260 mm2. More importantly, Elon addressed Tesla’s apparent desire to stay away from Lidars.

Taiwan and Nvidia team up on self driving cars
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Drive Constellation and Drive Sim platforms to be used

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology has teamed up with the the GPU maker named after a Roman vengence daemon to speed up  a government fostered autonomous driving programme.

Former Volkswagen CEO faces fraud serious charges
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He and four others equipped vehicles with emission defeating gear

The former CEO of Adolf Hitler’s favourite car company, Martin Winterkorn .has been charged with serious fraud in Germany for his role in the diesel-rigging scandal that rocked the carmaker and cost it about 29 billion euro ($33 billion).

Ford scales back self-driving cars
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The first batch will have their limits

Ford CEO Jim Hackett scaled back hopes about the company's plans for self-driving cars.