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What’s in a name? For Tesla’s Full Self Driving, it may be danger

Posted on Nov 9, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

Federal regulators perked up when Tesla last month started letting some customers test new autonomous driving software that it had added...

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Self-driving delivery firm Nuro raises $500 million as COVID-19 boosts e-commerce

Posted on Nov 9, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

(Reuters) – Self-driving delivery company Nuro, whose R2 unit has no pedals or steering wheel and only room for packages, said Monday it...

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Beijing’s self-driving vehicle road test mileage tops 2 mln km

Posted on Nov 8, 2020 in Infrastructure, News

The safe driving mileage of autonomous vehicle road tests in Beijing exceeded 2 million km by the end of October, according to the Beijing...

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Why those puddles on the roadway can be startling hazardous for self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 8, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Have you ever encountered roadway puddles that turned out to be worse than you thought? It is easy to misjudge a puddle and assume that...

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Despite promises, totally self-driving cars still in the future

Posted on Nov 8, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Tesla recently made headlines with the beta launch of its Full Self-Driving system. That system comes with a disclaimer saying, “It may do...

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Why Tesla’s Full Self-Driving is such a big deal: 4D data continuity & trajectory projection

Posted on Nov 7, 2020 in Knowledge Center, News, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

In a video by YouTuber Dr. Know-it-all Knows it all, the good doctor shared his thoughts on Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) Beta and why...

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Autonomous driving startup raises $267 million in latest funding round

Posted on Nov 6, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Autonomous driving startup, which is backed by Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. and is working with the automaker on self-driving...

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Test of self-driving taxi begins in Tokyo

Posted on Nov 6, 2020 in Cars, News

An unprecedented road test of a self-driving taxi using a fifth-generation, or 5G, ultrahigh-speed wireless network started in Tokyo on...

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Volkswagen CEO says will tweak strategy to maintain electric, autonomous push

Posted on Nov 6, 2020 in Cars, News

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen will tweak its strategy to maintain investment momentum for developing electric and autonomous cars...

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Mercedes-Benz no longer interested in autonomous race

Posted on Nov 5, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Mercedes-Benz has revealed that it will back away from the autonomous vehicle race and avoid morphing into a mobility company, as so many...

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COMMENT: How to pivot autonomous drive strategies in the post-pandemic period

Posted on Nov 5, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

The disruption of COVID-19 has had a major impact on many automotive companies. Autonomous drive projects have been particularly hard hit...

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When a tree falls on top of a self-driving car

Posted on Nov 5, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

A popular riddle that has been asked since at least the 1800s is whether a tree that falls in a forest will make a sound if there isn’t...

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Inflexor Ventures invests in Steradian Semiconductors

Posted on Nov 4, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Early-stage technology-focused VC fund Inflexor Ventures on Wednesday said it has invested an undisclosed sum in Steradian Semiconductors,...

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Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta appears to detect and avoid road debris in video

Posted on Nov 4, 2020 in Knowledge Center, Perspective, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta has impressed with its capacity to navigate city streets, and it now looks like it can also detect and...

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Elon Musk’s next big thing could be using the SpaceX Starlinknetwork to connect Tesla vehicles

Posted on Nov 4, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk upended the auto industry when his company launched the fully-electric Model S sedan in 2012. In the eight...

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Foresight completes integration of NVIDIA platforms for use in autonomous machines and vehicles

Posted on Nov 4, 2020 in News, Technology

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX), an innovator in automotive vision systems, announced today that it has...

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Consumer Reports says Cadillac’s Super Cruise automated driving system outperforms Tesla’s Autopilot

Posted on Nov 3, 2020 in News, Technology

Electric automaker Tesla, which now has become the world’s most valuable automaker, pioneered the use of autonomous driving...

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Self-driving firm gets funding from China carmaker FAW

Posted on Nov 3, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

(Bloomberg) — Self-driving technology startup struck a funding agreement with carmaker FAW Group, calling it the first...

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Waymo moved its self-driving cars in San Francisco to a ‘secured location’ in case of election chaos

Posted on Nov 3, 2020 in Cars, News

Waymo is pulling its autonomous vehicles out of San Francisco in anticipation of Election Day unrest, The Verge has learned. The Google...

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Cutting through the self-driving hype: A realistic view of an exciting opportunity

Posted on Nov 2, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Earlier this year, AI analyst Emerj pointed out that despite the bullish public pronouncements of the auto industry CEOs, it is “still a...

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