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Ford considering removable steering wheel, pedals for autonomous cars
Jackie Charniga |

A patent application from Ford reveals plans for a removable steering wheel and pedals, allowing drivers to either manually steer or clear the dash during autonomous modes.

Delphi invests in Israeli lidar-maker Innoviz
Katie Burke | @KatieGBurke |

Delphi is partnering with and taking a minority stake in Israeli lidar-maker Innoviz Technologies as it seeks to further develop Level 3 autonomous driving technology.

Robots won't be taking over the road anytime soon, Ford CEO says
Katie Burke | @KatieGBurke |

Ford's newly minted CEO doesn't foresee a robot takeover when it comes to the advent of autonomous vehicles.

BMW and Daimler may consider merging car-sharing units
Edward Taylor |

German carmakers Daimler and BMW may be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, the CEO of car rental company and DriveNow partner Sixt hinted.

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel self-driving alliance
Alexandria Sage |

Fiat Chrysler is joining the self-driving alliance led by BMW, Intel and Mobileye, becoming the second automaker in the year-old group to opt to partner in developing an autonomous driving platform.

Uber considering sale of U.S. car-leasing business, report says
Parikshit Mishra |

Ride-hailing company Uber is evaluating options for its capital-intensive car-leasing business, including a sale of the unit, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Toyota to showcase autonomous mettle at 2020 Games
Hans Greimel | @hansgreimel |

As a top global sponsor of the Olympics and the country's flagship automaker, Toyota sees the Tokyo games as a turning point for its image.

Uber investor sues to force former CEO Kalanick off board
Robert Cyran |

The lawsuit accuses Travis Kalanick of concealing a range of misdeeds from Uber's board and plotting to retain power at the company even after he was forced to resign as chief executive in June following a series of scandals.

Consumers may buy fewer cars in areas served by Uber, Lyft, study says
Nick Carey |

In areas served by Uber, Lyft and other ride services, consumers may buy fewer cars and take fewer trips, according to a new study.

As cars drive themselves, human driving skills may suffer
Keith Naughton |

If your car can hit the brakes in an emergency and check your blind spots, will that make you a worse driver? Increasingly, automakers are worrying it may.

Tesla developing self-driving tech for semi-truck, wants to test in Nevada
Marc Vartabedian |

Tesla is developing a long-haul, electric semi-truck that can drive itself and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, Reuters reported.

Mobileye, Intel plan to build 100 Level 4 autonomous test cars
David Sedgwick |

Mobileye and its new corporate parent, Intel said they plan to build a fleet of 100 self-driving vehicles for road tests in the U.S., Israel and Europe.

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