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The autonomous vehicle race is on!

About a year ago Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicted that by the end of 2017, his company will manufacture a car that can autonomously drive from Los Angeles to New York City. But in fact the autonomous vehicle race began much earlier.

While Tesla and other Silicon Valley operations like Google’s autonomous car project, Waymo, steal most of the headlines on the new technology, efforts are underway around the world: from agricultural applications in Indiana to an autonomous commuter shuttle coming to Washington.

16 US states already introduced regulations related to autonomous vehicle operation. Here is an overview of where you already can use the autonomous vehicles:

States with autonomous vehicle legislation
States with autonomous vehicle legislation (source: qz.com)

Let’s take a brief overview of what’s going on recently:

NVIDIA demonstrates it’s autonomous car learning platform

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Autonomous cars learning platform.

OLLI: the autonomous 3D printed shuttle

Olli exterior
Olli exterior

Cambridge’s self-driving car project

Nutonomy
Nutonomy

Autonomous Shuttle about to launch in Tampa, FL

Tampa autonomous shuttle
Tampa autonomous shuttle

Autonomous tractors to be mainstream soon

Autonomous tractors
Autonomous tractors

BlackBerry: dead as a phone maker perhaps found a new field of business

Blackberry autonomous car
Blackberry autonomous car

Uber launches autonomous car hailing in Las Vegas

Inside UBER self-driving car
Inside UBER self-driving car

Autonomous shuttle to launch in Las Vegas

Autonomous shuttle to launch in Las Vegas
Autonomous shuttle to launch in Las Vegas
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