VW mobility unit bets big on self-driving cars

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VW mobility unit bets big on self-driving cars

Volkswagen AG’s fledgling Moia mobility unit is betting on the rise of self-driving cars to deliver on its plan to catch up with ride-hailing leaders like Uber Technologies Inc. without burning through piles of cash.

Moia is focused on connecting the fast-changing mobility marketplace with the German automaker’s vast manufacturing capacity, including its efforts to develop autonomous cars, according to the subsidiary’s head, Ole Harms.

[Bloomberg]
 

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as long as they dont take shortcuts with sensors, like VW is bound to do,
 

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That's a pretty profound statement to make. What's the reasoning behind it?

VW took shortcuts with cheating Diesel engines, got caught, and fined billions,

as long as they dont do the same thing here,
as I dont think people will be so forgiving on cheating with sensor technologies or AI gaps...
 

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VW took shortcuts with cheating Diesel engines, got caught, and fined billions,

as long as they dont do the same thing here,
as I dont think people will be so forgiving on cheating with sensor technologies or AI gaps...

There's a big-ass difference between fudging some environmental numbers, and effectively committing criminal negligence which may result in culpable homicide or even outright homicide charges.
 
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