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The future is taking shape before our eyes

Posted on Jan 21, 2021 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

The US regulator for automotive safety, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has just announced a change in the...

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Waymo is no longer using the phrase ‘self-driving.’ Here’s why.

Posted on Jan 21, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

In a blog post shared on January 6, Waymo said it would no longer use the term “self-driving” and would begin referencing its technology...

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Self-driving cars being blocked by human drivers using road bouldering tactics

Posted on Jan 21, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Have you ever been subjected to another driver doing the so-called road bouldering maneuver? You undoubtedly have. The driving technique...

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  ESA-supported project tests autonomous vehicles in Finland

Posted on Jan 21, 2021 in Infrastructure, News

An ESA-supported project is testing autonomous vehicles on an intelligent road in Lapland, Finland....

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Waymo’s self-driving future looks real now that the hype is fading

Posted on Jan 21, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Last October, Waymo announced that anybody who hailed one of its rides in the suburbs southeast of Phoenix would be picked up by a truly...

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Iowa examines regulations for automated delivery vehicles

Posted on Jan 21, 2021 in News, Policy & Regulation

(TNS) — A House subcommittee has begun paving the way for autonomous delivery vehicles in Iowa neighborhoods....

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Nvidia boss says cars will soon be defined by their software

Posted on Jan 21, 2021 in Perspective, Technology

When someone like Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang starts making predictions left and right, the best course of action is to sit down and listen....

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AVL and Rohde & Schwarz announce strategic vehicle-in-the-loop collaboration

Posted on Jan 21, 2021 in News, Technology

Rohde & Schwarz and AVL have intensified their collaboration with the integration of a Rohde & Schwarz radar test system into...

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GM and Cruise lend a hand to Honda’s self-driving mobility service

Posted on Jan 20, 2021 in Cars, News

Honda is in for a little help from General Motors and Cruise Automation. On Wednesday, the Japanese automaker said GM and Cruise...

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TomTom joins Autoware Foundation

Posted on Jan 20, 2021 in News, Technology

TomTom, the leading independent location technology specialist, today announced that it has joined the Autoware Foundation. Autoware is a...

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4D imaging radar tech a ‘game changer’ for AVs

Posted on Jan 20, 2021 in Perspective, Technology

Sensors that enable 4D imaging radar tech are a game changer in terms of providing safety for autonomous vehicles, according to analysts...

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Werner invests in TuSimple to spur autonomous trucking

Posted on Jan 20, 2021 in Finance, News, Trucks

Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises announced it invested in TuSimple, an autonomous trucking technology company...

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Trump pardons embattled self-driving engineer Anthony Levandowski

Posted on Jan 20, 2021 in Cars, News

The Trump administration granted a full pardon to Anthony Levandowski, the former head of Google’s self-driving vehicle division....

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Momentum ahead – CAM still set to progress in the UK in 2021

Posted on Jan 19, 2021 in Perspective

2020 proved to be a turbulent first year for progress towards realising the promise of connected and automated mobility (CAM) in the UK....

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Intel unit Mobileye’s strategy to win self-driving is very different from Tesla, Waymo and others

Posted on Jan 19, 2021 in Perspective, Technology

MobilEye, an Israeli company which is the pioneer and overwhelming leader in computerized driver-assist systems, has had ambitions in...

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Kodiak begins regular disengage-free autonomous deliveries

Posted on Jan 19, 2021 in News, Technology, Trucks

Kodiak Robotics Inc. announced trucks equipped with its Kodiak Driver autonomous system have begun making regular disengage-free customer...

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Aeva to work with Denso on ‘mass market’ lidar sensors

Posted on Jan 19, 2021 in News, Technology

(Reuters) – Silicon Valley startup Aeva Inc and Japanese automotive supplier Denso Corp on Tuesday said the two will collaborate on...

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S.Korea’s Kia says looking at electric car projects with multiple firms after Apple report

Posted on Jan 19, 2021 in Cars, News

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean automaker Kia Corp said on Wednesday it’s reviewing cooperation on self-driving electric cars with...

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Cruise, GM partner with Microsoft to ramp up self-driving vehicles

Posted on Jan 19, 2021 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

(Reuters) – Self-driving car maker Cruise and majority shareholder General Motors Co said on Tuesday they would partner with...

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Amazon-backed Aurora just inked a major deal to put its self-driving software in semi trucks

Posted on Jan 19, 2021 in News, Technology, Trucks

Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora on Tuesday announced a key partnership that brings it closer to its goal of deploying self-driving...

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