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Hyundai, in collaboration with Pony.ai and Via, today unveiled BotRide, a shared, on-demand, autonomous vehicle service operating on public roads. Starting today, a fleet of self-driving Hyundai KONA Electric SUVs will provide a free ride-sharing service to the local community of Irvine, California. BotRide will run from November 4, 2019 through January 31, 2020 as part of the pilot phase of the program.

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The Trouble with Automatic Emergency Braking Systems

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Nearly 100 new cars and SUVs released in the United States this year will come equipped with automatic emergency braking systems that proponents will protect pedestrians on our streets — but some advocates wants the government set to stronger standards to ensure they actually work in all road contexts.