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California Gov. Newsom reconsiders self-driving semi prohibition

Posted on Jan 27, 2023 in Editor’s Picks

(TNS) — Following years of pleadings from the autonomous vehicle industry, California officials are revisiting a statewide policy that...

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California Gov. Newsom reconsiders self-driving semi prohibition

Posted on Jan 27, 2023 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology, Trucks

(TNS) — Following years of pleadings from the autonomous vehicle industry, California officials are revisiting a statewide policy that...

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What are the next steps to reaching Level 4 autonomy?

Posted on Jan 27, 2023 in Perspective, Technology

With several Level 3 autonomous cars taking to the road in the last few years, Level 4 autonomy must surely be just around that next bend....

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Is Singapore ready to have driverless cars on its roads?

Posted on Jan 27, 2023 in Perspective, Technology

SINGAPORE: Autonomous vehicles – are we there yet? The short answer is yes. If “arrival” is defined as the paid and commercial use...

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Driverless buses are arriving soon in these 3 European cities

Posted on Jan 27, 2023 in Buses, Technology

Despite the hurdles still hindering the development of truly autonomous vehicles, the technology has advanced in many ways....

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Elon Musk thinks you are not smart if you don’t believe in Tesla’s Full Self-Driving value

Posted on Jan 27, 2023 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Elon Musk made new comments about Tesla’s Full Self-Driving effort, saying he believes that only some “smart retail investors” understand...

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Mercedes-Benz is the first to bring Level 3 automated driving to the US

Posted on Jan 27, 2023 in Cars, News

Mercedes-Benz announced that it was the first automaker to receive government approval in the US for a Level 3 driving feature. The...

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7-Eleven is quietly testing self-driving robots to deliver Slurpees and Big Bite Hot Dogs in Los Angeles. Here’s how it works.

Posted on Jan 26, 2023 in News, Technology

In West Hollywood, California, consumers don’t have to fight local traffic when craving an ice-cold Slurpee. All they have to do is...

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Waymo lays off staff as Alphabet announces 12,000 job cuts

Posted on Jan 25, 2023 in Editor’s Picks

Waymo, the self-driving technology unit under Alphabet, quietly laid off workers Monday, according to The Information and several posts on...

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Waymo lays off staff as Alphabet announces 12,000 job cuts

Posted on Jan 25, 2023 in News

Waymo, the self-driving technology unit under Alphabet, quietly laid off workers Monday, according to The Information and several posts on...

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Self-driving golf cart development: Why is it in demand?

Posted on Jan 24, 2023 in Perspective, Technology

“The future of electric vehicles is golf carts, not Tesla,” declared the Harvard Business Review in 2015. And it looks like they weren’t...

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Oxford: Self-driving bus to trial at business park

Posted on Jan 24, 2023 in Buses, News, Technology

The UK’s first zero-emission self-driving bus service has started a trial on public roads. The First Bus will serve Milton Park...

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Denso powers up next-gen lidar with AMD Xilinx MPSoCs

Posted on Jan 24, 2023 in News, Technology

Japanese automotive supplier Denso is using AMD’s adaptive computing technology in its next-generation lidar platforms. This enables the...

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Geely, Alibaba partner in smart car systems development

Posted on Jan 24, 2023 in News, Technology

China’s Geely Auto and local e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding announced a strategic partnership this month focused on the...

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Market adoption of ‘driver out’ truck tech is still far away

Posted on Jan 23, 2023 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Autonomous trucks have gone through a classical hype cycle. After some bullish announcements early on and inflated expectations regarding...

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Ray tracing simulation promises auto AI boost

Posted on Jan 23, 2023 in News, Technology

Developed by UK software firm rFpro, the ray tracing rendering technology is claimed to be the first to accurately simulate how a...

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ZF’s UK R&D Facility paves the way for autonomous driving

Posted on Jan 23, 2023 in Perspective, Technology

The West Midlands has long been a focal point of the UK automotive industry. Britain’s first production car rolled out of the gates of a...

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The future of transportation: How self-driving cars will change the way we live

Posted on Jan 22, 2023 in Perspective, Technology

The future of transportation is rapidly changing, and one of the biggest developments in this field is the rise of self-driving cars....

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Automotive LiDAR – Still alive & kicking

Posted on Jan 22, 2023 in Perspective, Technology

Heading into 2023, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging – a 3D imaging technology) appeared to be struggling, given the delays in...

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Crash dummies: Why autonomous cars have slowed to a stall

Posted on Jan 22, 2023 in Perspective, Technology

All was seemingly normal during Thanksgiving on the San Francisco Bay Bridge, the Golden Gate’s more utilitarian sister that...

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