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AutoX launches its RoboTaxi service in Shanghai, competing with Didi’s pilot program

Posted on Aug 17, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous vehicle startupAutoX announced the public launch of of its self-driving taxi service in Shanghai today. Called simply RoboTaxi,...

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Repurposed: the self-driving Linden LEAP shuttle

Posted on Aug 17, 2020 in Buses, Perspective

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, plans for the Linden LEAP autonomous shuttle have changed from transporting people to transporting...

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Why excessive AI politeness could be oddly inconsiderate, implications too for self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 17, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Does it seem to you that civility and politeness are on the wane? Many would surely agree that politeness appears to have been placed on...

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AutoX launches its RoboTaxi service in Shanghai, competing with Didi’s pilot program

Posted on Aug 17, 2020 in Cars, News

Autonomous vehicle startupAutoX announced the public launch of of its self-driving taxi service in Shanghai today. Called simply RoboTaxi,...

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How to make cities ready for autonomous vehicles, and AVs ready for cities

Posted on Aug 17, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

For any disruptive technology, targeted at any market, there must be a ‘killer app’: a concrete use-case with a well-defined ROI to...

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Tallysman offers AccuAuto embedded GNSS antennas for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 17, 2020 in News, Technology

Tallysman Wireless has added a line of AccuAuto vehicle antennas aimed at the autonomous vehicle market....

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Hainan issues regulations on autonomous vehicle road testing, demonstration

Posted on Aug 17, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Hainan’s authorities issued on August 14 the Administrative Rules on the Regulation of Road Testing and...

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‘This is our future’: Fairfax tests region’s first self-driving shuttle for public transit

Posted on Aug 17, 2020 in Buses, News

The Washington region is about to experience self-driving vehicles in public transportation. Fairfax County and Dominion Energy are...

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Drive-in theaters are coming back, but self-driving cars could be an outdoor movie spoilsport

Posted on Aug 15, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

One of the “new normal” predictions is that indoor movie theatre going will tend to gravitate toward attending outdoor drive-ins. That is...

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Elon Musk: Tesla Full Self-Driving is going to have ‘quantum leap’ w/ new rewrite, coming in ‘6 to 10 weeks’

Posted on Aug 14, 2020 in News, Technology

Elon Musk says Tesla’s Autopilot/Full Self-Driving (FSD) rewrite is going to result in “quantum leap” improvements, and the rewrite is...

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Pandemic will move autonomous vehicle development forward, J.D. Power says

Posted on Aug 14, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Automotive engineers and large elements of the automotive press are very excited about the idea of production vehicles that can operate...

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Urban autonomy: The next stage of self-driving

Posted on Aug 14, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Technology, Trucks

The auto industry is undergoing a major shift, from human-driven cars to autonomous vehicles (AV). Subsequently, the transportation...

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Hyundai’s autonomous vehicle project with Aptiv will now be called Motional

Posted on Aug 13, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Hyundai’s autonomous vehicle joint venture with Aptiv has a new name: Motional. The company, which plans to test fully driverless vehicles...

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Mental wayfinding has unexpected AI importance, including for self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 13, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Do you know where you are right now The odds are that you do. I don’t mean that you perhaps know that you are at a particular street...

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Nvidia’s self-driving vehicle approach — from Tesla to DHL to Mercedes

Posted on Aug 13, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

I dove into Waymo’s automotive partnerships and Mobile’s automotive partnerships this week, and I wanted to do the same with Nvidia....

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Huawei aims to develop low cost lidar systems to boost autonomous driving deployment in China

Posted on Aug 13, 2020 in News, Technology

Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has formed a team to focus on developing low-cost multichannel lidar sensors with the goal of making the...

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Starting with Michigan, Sidewalk Infrastructure is looking to build roads specifically for autonomous cars

Posted on Aug 13, 2020 in Infrastructure, News

Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, which spun out of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to fund and develop the next generation of infrastructure,...

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Starting with Michigan, Sidewalk Infrastructure is looking to build roads specifically for autonomous cars

Posted on Aug 13, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners, which spun out of Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs to fund and develop the next generation of infrastructure,...

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Cadillac will charge a subscription fee for Super Cruise, its answer to Tesla’s Autopilot, after the trial period ends

Posted on Aug 13, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Super Cruise — General Motors’s answer to Tesla’s Autopilot — launched in late 2017 on the 2018 Cadillac CT6 sedan. It’s...

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Locomation completes public road trial of semi-autonomous truck convoy tech

Posted on Aug 12, 2020 in News, Trucks

Locomation, an autonomous trucking startup headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, today revealed it successfully completed its first...

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