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Apple In Talks To Buy Lidar Technology For Self-Driving Car: Report

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J.P. Morgan Says These 3 Gold Stocks Could Surge 40% (Or More)

Let’s talk about gold. The precious metal is the traditional safe haven investment, backed by its use – starting 5,000 years ago – as a reliable store of value. Investors looking to protect their portfolio and secure their wealth traditionally bought heavily into gold, and the price of gold has sometimes been used as a proxy (albeit an inverse one) for general economic health. In a recent report, investment firm J.P. Morgan took a long look at the state of the gold industry – specifically, the gold

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4 LIDAR Stocks to Benefit From Self-Driving Car Revolution

Gone are the days when driverless vehicles were confined to the realms of science fiction. Thanks to persistent innovation and technology breakthroughs, robots are finally taking over the wheels. Over the past few years, autonomous vehicles (AVs) have been hogging the limelight, with auto and tech giants betting big on futuristic robotic vehicles. (Read more: Driverless Race Accelerates: Who is Leading the Game?)

LIDAR Lighting Up AV Prospects

With driverless technology being one of the hottest investment ideas in the auto market, the best way to tap the AV revolution would be to invest in the core technology that has

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Fiat Chrysler, Waymo to put self-driving tech in Ram vans, other vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Waymo are moving well beyond developing self-driving minivans together.

In a dramatic expansion of their 4-year-old partnership, FCA and Waymo, once known as Google’s self-driving car project, plan to fit Ram ProMaster vans with Waymo Driver, the autonomous brains behind the hundreds of Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans in Waymo’s ride-hailing fleet. Developing self-driving technology for light commercial vehicles, such as the ProMaster van, highlights the growing importance companies see in delivery services, particularly since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

But perhaps more significant for the long term in the announcement early Wednesday (late Tuesday on

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Tesla’s approach to self-driving technology is completely different from its rivals. See how it works.

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Hands on the wheel, please!
Hands on the wheel, please!

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  • Tesla has taken a radically different path to developing fully autonomous vehicles, when compared with competitors, such as Waymo and Cruise.

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk is confident; last week, he said Tesla could achieve “level five” autonomy this year — meaning no human intervention required.

  • Waymo and Cruise have concentrated in relatively narrow use-cases, while Tesla’s technology could be be broadly applied. 

  • But Waymo and Cruise are also dedicated self-driving companies, while Tesla is also producing and supporting electric vehicles.

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