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Self-driving tech slams into wall of human behaviour

Posted on Jul 19, 2019 in Cars, News

A YEAR ago, Detroit and Silicon Valley had visions of putting thousands of self-driving taxis on the road in 2019, ushering in an age of...

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Here are the executives running the biggest and most important self-driving-car companies

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

The serious players in the self-driving-vehicle game are starting to emerge. Over the past few years, Alphabet’s Waymo, GM’s...

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Tesla floats fully self-driving cars as soon as this year. Many are worried about what that will unleash.

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla is promising to launch “full self-driving” capabilities to hundreds of thousands of cars through an over-the-air...

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Uber made a blueprint for safe self-driving cars it wants the rest of the industry to follow

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, News

Uber’s future depends on safe autonomous vehicles. The money-losing company is attempting to transition from costly human drivers to...

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BMW, Tencent to open computing center in China for self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, Markets

BEIJING – German automaker BMW and Chinese online gaming giant Tencent Holdings are teaming up to launch a computing center in China...

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Autonomous vehicles slowly merge into real-life traffic

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

(TNS) — Asking a driverless minivan to join suburban traffic required pushing a button labeled “START RIDE.” What followed was a cool...

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Quanergy partners with Chery to propel new era of autonomous vehicles and smart cities

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and smart sensing solutions, announced a...

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Are autonomous vehicles farther away than we think?

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

The last few years have been filled with countless predictions and hype around the future of autonomous vehicles (AVs), with billions of...

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How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Two years ago, Lime was a great addition to guacamole, rather than a sidewalk. The market wasn’t sure about car sharing and whether it had...

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The promise of self-driving delivery vehicles: Insights from Nuro cofounder Dave Ferguson

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

How many times have you gotten into your car to simply drive over to a local store to buy an item that you needed at your home? I’d wager...

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Peugeot-maker PSA is testing autonomous driving technologies in Spain

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Autos giant PSA is conducting tests in the Spanish city of Vigo to “advance the development of autonomous driving”. The work, which is...

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Could a morality setting be the future of autonomous vehicles?

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A driver faces a terrible ethical dilemma: hit a pedestrian in the middle of the road, or swerve out of the way and drive into a brick...

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Despite high hopes, self-driving cars are ‘way in the future’

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

A year ago, Detroit and Silicon Valley had visions of putting thousands of self-driving taxis on the road in 2019, ushering in an age of...

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Self-driving safety, talking to robots (podcast)

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

Noah Zych, ATG Chief of Staff at Uber, talks about building trust in autonomous vehicle safety. Author David Ewing Duncan discusses the...

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HD maps video- Understand more on how HD maps power self-driving car

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Cars, Technology

The maps that are particularly built for self-driving purposes are usually called High Definition Maps or HD Maps for short. These maps...

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Laser Diodes: IDTechEx research reviews how smartphones and self-driving cars see the world

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Tiny infrared lasers offer 3D sensing functionality for consumer electronics, like smartphones, and robots, like self-driving cars. In...

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Intel’s ultra-efficient AI chips can power prosthetics and self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, Technology

Even though the whole 5G smartphone thing didn’t work out, Intel is still working on hard on its Loihi “neuromorphic”...

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Nissan bets on new driverless sports car to heal image after Ghosn scandal

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, News

[TOKYO] Nissan Motor Co unveiled a new version of its Skyline sports sedan, adding the carmaker’s most advanced autonomous driving...

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Voyant Photonics raises $4.3M to fit lidar on the head of a pin

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Lidar is a critical method by which robots and autonomous vehicles sense the world around them, but the lasers and sensors generally take...

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Are self driving cars the future?

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

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