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AWS to build Toyota cloud platform

Amazon cloud division AWS is expanding its relationship with Japanese car maker Toyota. AWS will work with Toyota to build a platform to help manage data collected from the car maker's global vehicle fleet
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Hyundai, Aptiv driverless joint venture: Motional

Hyundai and Aptiv, parent company of nuTonomy and Delphi Automotive, have launched the identity of a joint venture between the two firms to develop production-ready driverless vehicles
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Verizon launches hyper-precise location services

Verizon has launched high accuracy location services using its Real Time Kinetics technology. The company says that its new hyper-precise location technology, that can provide positioning within one to two centimetres, will advance road safety and enable more advanced autonomous driving technology
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Autonomous Shipping Alliance formed
Eight countries have formed a new network to encourage the development of autonomous shipping. Named MASSPorts, the new network comprises the port authorities of China, Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Korea, and Singapore
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Ehang UAM trial in Linz, Austria

Autonomous aircraft technology platform EHang is implementing a trial urban air mobility operation in the Austrian city of Linz. EHang expects to soon start the trial UAM operation with the EHang 216 in Linz, Austria
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FORU, Trunk self driving trucks JV
FORU Trucking, a technology logistics company, and self driving truck tech firm Trunk, have formed a joint venture. The new venture by the two Chinese firms is designed to bring together AI and autonomous driving to integrate intelligent dispatching, autonomous truck driving, and highway logistics
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Lilee Autonomous Transit in Taiwan
Californian transport connectivity specialist Lilee Systems has launched self-driving bus operations in Tainan, the second largest city in southern Taiwan. This will be the first revenue-generating service of autonomous rapid transit (ART) in Taiwan supported by the central and local governments
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Korea's KT to develop in-flight VR service
South Korea's largest telecommunications company, KT, is set to develop a VR entertainment service for air passengers. The company is working with South Korean airline Jin Air, together with Hanjin Information Information Systems & Telecommunications
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Japan aims for self driving amphibious bus
A town in Japan will start trials of an amphibious self driving tour bus in winter. It will be the first trial of a vehicle that can drive autonomously both on road and in the water. The bus will require development of new machine learning algorithms and sensors, as motion and vehicle behaviour differ between road and water
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