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Autonomous bus makes debut in China’s Chongqing

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Buses, News

CHONGQING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — A medium-sized bus equipped with autonomous driving technologies made its debut Thursday in Chongqing...

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GAC NIO announces partnership for perfecting intelligent mobility ecosystem

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- GAC NIO, a joint venture between GAC Group and NIO, announced on Sept. 16 its partnership formed with several Chinese...

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Alibaba launches logistics robot for last-mile deliveries to lower costs and as pandemic pushes automation

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Cars, News

China’s biggest e-commerce player Alibaba Group Holding has unveiled an autonomous logistics robot aimed at bringing down the cost of...

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Tesla driver found asleep at wheel of self-driving car doing 150km/h

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Cars, News

Police in Canada have charged a man with speeding and dangerous driving after he was found asleep at the wheel of his self-driving car as...

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Why wasn’t Uber charged in a fatal self-driving car crash?

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

THE SAFETY DRIVER behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber that struck and killed a woman in 2018 has been charged with a crime....

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Phoenix Motorcars wins grant with Houston Metro and EasyMile for development of first FMVSS compliant autonomous shuttle bus in the US

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Buses, News

ONTARIO, Calif., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Kickstarting the autonomous bus revolution in the US, the city of Houston is set to...

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The incredible shrinking LiDAR

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

The term LiDAR comes originally from the mixture of the words light and radar, although it also responds to acronyms such as light...

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Driverless car software looks six seconds into the future

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in News, Technology

Researchers in Munich have developed software for driverless car systems that avoids accidents by computing multiple variants of a traffic...

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World-first Level 4 fully autonomous vehicle parking system rolled-out on Human Horizons’ HiPhi X

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in News, Technology

SHANGHAI, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Human Horizons, a leading Chinese smart mobility and autonomous driving research company,...

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Baidu Apollo head says technical issues and high costs likely to delay full roll-out of robotaxis until 2025

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

The head of Baidu’s autonomous driving open platform said that full commercial operations are still several years away with technical...

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Backup driver in fatal Arizona Uber self-driving car crash charged with negligent homicide

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

PHOENIX — The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for being...

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Autonomous bus makes debut in China’s Chongqing

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

CHONGQING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — A medium-sized bus equipped with autonomous driving technologies made its debut Thursday in Chongqing...

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Shanghai plans to launch ICV road testing fully across Jiading District by 2022

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Infrastructure, News, Technology

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Chinese megacity Shanghai has so far launched the roads for autonomous vehicle tests in Jiading, Lingang and Fengxian...

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Baidu showcases newest autonomous car without safety driver

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- At the Baidu World 2020, Baidu showcased the newest autonomous car it jointly developed with Hongqi, FAW Group’s...

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ACEINNA launches OpenIMU ROS Driver for development of robotic navigation systems

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in News, Technology

ACEINNA, one of the world’s leading developers of inertial based guidance and navigation systems for autonomous vehicles and devices,...

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Special report: What’s the secret to making the perfect robotaxi?

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

Robotaxi developers are on a mission to upend the traditional mobility value chain, displacing the need for private vehicle ownership with...

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AI researchers devise failure detection method for safety-critical machine learning

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in News, Technology

Researchers from MIT, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania have devised a method for predicting failure rates of...

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Israeli startup Blue White Robotics raises $10 million for autonomous vehicle platform

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Israeli autonomous vehicle platform startup Blue White Robotics (BWR) has announced a $10 million funding round. The round was led by...

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Snapdeal tests last-mile delivery using Ottonomy IO’s robots

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, News

Snapdeal is testing last-mile contactless delivery using robots to reduce labour costs, even as people look at ways to avoid contagion...

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Backup driver in fatal Arizona Uber self-driving car crash charged with negligent homicide

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, News

PHOENIX — The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for...

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