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Amazon Was a Secret Player in Ford and VW-Backed Argo’s Demise

An Argo AI test vehicle driving around Pittsburgh’s Strip District last year.

An Argo AI test vehicle driving around Pittsburgh’s Strip District last year.

Photographer: Jared Wickerham/Argo AI
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Good morning everyone, Keith Naughton here. Ed LudlowMonica Raymunt and I have an intriguing backstory to share about Argo AI, the startup undone by a sputtering economy, concerns about control and flagging faith in fully autonomous driving.