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Mercedes

I generally pay very little attention when companies issue a press release about an “alliance.” It’s usually not a lot more than a press release, unless there are details on what will actually be built. The recent announcement that Uber plans to buy some self-driving cars from Daimler/Mercedes is mostly just such an announcement.

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Google has done over 2.7 million km of testing with their existing fleet, they announced. Now, they will be putting their small “buggy” vehicle onto real streets in Mountain View. The cars will stick to slower streets and are NEVs that only go 25mph.

by   -   January 12, 2015

Mercedes told us that they have been developing autonomous vehicles (AVs) for over 30 years and that the F 015 is a product of all of that time and investment. It left me covering the full spectrum of amazed, from ‘great!’ to ‘why?’



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