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Hertz and Clear promise new solution to car rental counter hell
Colin Bertram |

Hertz and Clear announced the debut of Hertz Fast Lane Powered by Clear, a service that uses biometrics to speed members through the rental car process.

BMW names new head of autonomous driving development
Reuters |

Alejandro Vukotich will replace Elmar Frickenstein, who has been in charge of the department since it was created in May 2016 and who will retire after a three-month handover phase in March.

Ford goes back to the future in Detroit's Corktown
Chad Livengood Annalise Frank |

Ford has taken a giant leap into an enormous project to remake where employees think, design and create the vehicles of the future in a Detroit campus that is four years away from becoming reality.

Uber said to file confidentially for IPO on Lyft's heels
Eric Newcomer |

Like Lyft, Uber last week submitted its IPO filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

As Calif. AV population doubles, so do crashes
Pete Bigelow | @PeterCBigelow |

With three weeks left in 2018, California already has had a record year for the number of manufacturers permitted to test autonomous vehicles, the number of those vehicles permitted on the road and the number of crashes...

Lyft files confidentially for U.S. public stock offering
Eric Newcomer |

Lyft filed confidentially for an initial public offering of stock, pulling out ahead of Uber Technologies in the race among ride-hailing companies to go public.

Waymo's first commercial self-driving service launched in Phoenix
Pete Bigelow | @PeterCBigelow |

Google's autonomous driving affiliate Waymo began offering commercial service with its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid minivans. The service is called Waymo One.

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