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Japanese self-drive cars map developer to buy rival U.S. startup for $200 million
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(Reuters) – Japanese map platform developer Dynamic Map Platform announced on Wednesday it plans to acquire Detroit-based map startup Ushr for up to $200 million in a bid to widen its geographical footprint in the burgeoning self driving cars market. Dynamic Map Platform counts Japan’s Toyota Motor, Nissan and Honda among its investors, while Ushr […]

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This Week in the Future of Cars: What Happened at Tesla, Uber, and Chevy this week
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We’re going fast…somewhere. This week was full of people and corporations making market-moving decisions. Not all seemed wise. Elon Musk did a 2.5-hour live interview, got peer pressured into smoking a blunt, and maybe didn’t inhale. Mercedes has a fully electric SUV coming out, and Chevy is prepping the country’s serious haulers for the intro […]

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Mapping firm HERE looks beyond driverless cars
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – HERE, the digital mapping company controlled by Germany’s premium carmakers, aims to expand its business not only to offer navigation for self-driving cars but also drones and advanced robotics, Chief Executive Edzard Overbeek told Reuters. “We are expanding our strategy not just in autonomous driving but also in autonomous things,” Overbeek said […]

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