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Lidar startup Innovusion closes $64M round led by Temasek

Posted on May 11, 2021 in Finance, News, Technology

More investors are joining the wave to bet on lidar, the remote sensing method that uses laser light to measure distances and has garnered...

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Simulator supports multiple robotaxis

Posted on May 11, 2021 in Perspective, Technology

The latest simulator technology from Budapest-based AImotive supports multi-node, multi-client operation to allow multiple autonomous...

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Automated driving classifications are updated, but Level 3 remains tricky

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

The Society of Automotive Engineers last week published an update to its widely used six-level automated driving taxonomy. SAE worked...

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Self-driving car chaos could ensue from Government ALKS approval, opinion

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Perspective

It’s been a busy couple weeks for those following the development of autonomous cars – or at least the capabilities and regulations that...

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Trillions of cicada aiming to bugout the northeastern USA and spur swarmageddon messiness for AI self-driving cars

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

They are hiding underground and have been growing and maturing, getting ready for their grand unveiling that takes place just for a few...

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Former CEO of Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur named VP of Baidu’s Intelligent Driving Group

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Cars, News

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Chinese Internet giant Baidu announced on May 10 that Wei Dong, former CEO of the Chinese state-controlled online...

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Ottopia announces availability of teleoperation software on NVIDIA DRIVE platform

Posted on May 10, 2021 in News, Technology

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ottopia Technologies, the global leader in teleoperation, announced today that its...

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Why some won’t go driverless

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Perspective

We’re passionate about the future of driverless technology here at 2025AD so, naturally, we often discuss the benefits that AVs will bring...

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Toyota-backed self-driving car Pony.ai partners with Luminar

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

(Reuters) – Self-driving tech company Pony.ai, backed by Toyota Motor Corp, said on Monday its next-generation technology for...

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AutoX marks first 100 days of fully driverless robotaxi operations

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Cars, News

The launch of AutoX’s fully driverless robotaxi in January 2021 was a major milestone for the company, as it provided the first commercial...

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Driverless truck startup Plus to list in $3.3 billion deal

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

Self-driving truck startup Plus agreed to merge with special purpose acquisition company Hennessy Capital Investment Corp. V, becoming the...

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Tall tales by your grandparents about walking five miles to school will instead be about using self-driving cars for your kid’s generation

Posted on May 8, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Your grandparents probably had a lot to say about what life was like when they were growing up. They had to walk five miles to get to...

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Tesla refutes Elon Musk’s timeline on ‘full self-driving’

Posted on May 8, 2021 in News

What Tesla CEO Elon Musk says publicly about the company’s progress on a fully autonomous driving system doesn’t match up with...

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Study reveals trust and safety among top priorities for self-driving cars

Posted on May 7, 2021 in Cars, News

Trust, safety and security are the most important factors affecting passengers’ attitudes towards self-driving cars. Younger people felt...

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Placing blame: Liability questions loom over autonomous vehicles

Posted on May 7, 2021 in Perspective

Even the most advanced self-driving cars may get into crashes, and how state regulators assign liability for these accidents could have a...

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The autonomous vehicle world is shrinking — it’s overdue

Posted on May 7, 2021 in Perspective

After years of positive vibes about the future of autonomous vehicles and nearly unrestricted access to cash from Kool-Aid-drunk venture...

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Autonomous trucking startup Einride raises $110M ahead of expansion into US

Posted on May 7, 2021 in Editor’s Picks

Einride, the Swedish startup known for its unusual-looking electric and autonomous pods that are designed to carry freight, has raised...

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Plus hires former FMCSA official Wiley Deck

Posted on May 6, 2021 in News, Trucks

Plus, a company specializing in self-driving truck technology, has appointed former federal official Wiley Deck to serve as vice president...

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That turtle smashing through a windshield striking a Florida mom is a valuable lesson for AI self-driving cars

Posted on May 6, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Florida is certainly well-known for its gators and crocodiles. The handy rule of thumb is don’t mess with those cranky carnivores....

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Public fear of autonomous vehicles: A problem we can’t just ignore

Posted on May 6, 2021 in Perspective

Autonomous Vehicles in Fiction When I was in high school, I was fortunate to have a few English teachers who were interested in dystopian...

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