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Intel collaborates with Waymo on self-driving computer design

SAN FRANCISCO Intel Corp on Monday announced a collaboration with Alphabet's Waymo self-driving unit, saying it had worked with the company during the design of its computer platform to allow autonomous cars to process information in real time.

From grudge to nudge: tech firms help insurers shift gear

LONDON Insurers are counting on real-time technology to help them cut back payouts, from a system warning ships of nearby pirates to an app offering to buy sleepy drivers a coffee on the motorway.

Audi takes lead in automated driving, but others wary to follow

FRANKFURT German carmaker Audi is taking a lead in bringing more automated driving to roads, but rivals seem in no rush to follow while legal and regulatory uncertainties still cloud the technology.

Nokia says to get sales boost after patent ruling

HELSINKI Nokia will start to book additional revenue from the current quarter after a ruling by an arbitration court on payments from South Korea's LG Electronics for using its smartphone patents.

Energy firms battle startups to wire Europe's highways for electric cars

PARIS/FRANKFURT The battle over how and where Europeans charge their electric cars is expanding from the continent's cities to its motorways.

China state planner says drafting intelligent car strategy

BEIJING China's state planner has begun drafting a strategy to spur development of intelligent cars in the world's top automotive market, a spokeswoman said on Friday.

Samsung enters autonomous driving race with new business, funding

FRANKFURT South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to become a major player in autonomous driving, building on its recent $8 billion acquisition of audio and auto parts supplier Harman and its pole position in mobile communications markets.

Trump bars Chinese-backed firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

U.S. President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose takeover deals that involve technologies with potential military applications. | Video

Lawsuit accuses Google of bias against women in pay, promotions

Three female former employees of Alphabet Inc's Google filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the tech company of discriminating against women in pay and promotions.

Germany's Siemens to set up robotics research center in China

FRANKFURT German industrial group Siemens said on Thursday it was setting up a robotics research center in China, the world's biggest market for industrial robots.

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