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Self-driving lorries hit the road in Sweden

Barrelling down a motorway south of Stockholm in a 40-ton lorry and trailer, the driver keeps a careful eye on the road but, jarringly, no hands on the wheel.

Business

Uber reaches 615 mn pound tax settlement with Britain

Uber will pay British authorities 615 million pounds (around $700 million) to settle a tax dispute following a British judicial ruling that classified drivers as workers, the company said Tuesday.

Automotive

New motorcycle lighting design could save lives

Motorcycle drivers are 27 times more likely to die in an accident than those in regular passenger vehicles. Night driving is especially dangerous, accounting for nearly half of all fatal crashes.

Engineering

LiDAR and radar sensors—space-saving headlight installation

People use their eyes and ears to pick up on traffic situations involving potential hazards. For self-driving vehicles to do the same thing, they need a whole host of sensors. As the number of sensors they contain increases, ...

Business

Uber courts drivers by letting them pick rides

Uber on Friday said it will let drivers in the United States see trip details before deciding whether to accept them—a new feature long sought by drivers.

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