selfdriving

Amazon might buy self-driving startup Zoox, report says

Amazon sees value in self-driving cars.


Zoox

Amazon has made a few notable investments in recent years seemingly outside of its realm as a massive online retailer and technology company. When it comes to the auto industry, investment in the EV startup Rivian is the most notable example, and we learned the two had hatched plans for a purpose-built delivery van.

Now, it looks like Amazon has its eyes on self-driving technology. Bloomberg reported Wednesday that the online retailer is in talks to purchase self-driving technology startup Zoox for somewhere in the ballpark of $3.2 billion. The purchase would

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Go X is unleashing 100 self-driving scooters on a large Georgia business park

Here at Roadshow, we spend a lot of time thinking about the future — in particular, what the future will be like once the promise of autonomous transportation has been made a reality. Lots of companies, big and small, have been pouring vast sums of money into being the first to figure it out, the latest of which is a small firm in Georgia. Called Go X, the company is launching its self-driving scooter test fleet in Peachtree Corners, Georgia on Wednesday, where 100 of these scooters will be offered for public use (and eventual rebellion against their creators, we

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Tesla ‘full self-driving’ price will increase by $1,000 on July 1, Elon Musk says

Autopilot always requires a driver’s full attention.


Tesla

Tesla’s infamous “full self-driving” option will apparently get a small price hike this summer. Prospective buyers will have to pay around $1,000 more for this option beginning July 1, Elon Musk tweeted on Monday.

At the moment, the full self-driving package costs $7,000, so this would bring the asking price up to $8,000 or so. The exact price is unclear,

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GM Cruise self-driving tech company sees round of layoffs, report says

It’s not clear when we’ll see Cruise vehicles pick up public passengers.


Cruise Automation

General Motors’ ambitious Cruise Automation division will lay off 8% of its workforce, according to a Bloomberg report on Thursday.

The company, which hired a vast number of new employees last year, will focus the redundancies largely on departments outside of engineering and development. Cruise did not immediately return Roadshow’s request for comment.

According to Bloomberg’s count, the company employs 2,000 workers, meaning around 160 of them will be laid off. Those affected will receive transitionary assistance and health care benefits for the remainder of the

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