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AI Weekly: Autonomous vehicle companies pivot to charitable deliveries during the pandemic

Posted on Jun 2, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Technology

Early on, the pandemic — which passed a grim milestone in the U.S. this week of over 100,000 dead — motivated the shuttering of businesses...

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Audi launches high-tech car unit Artemis to fast-track a ‘pioneering’ EV to market

Posted on Jun 2, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Audi  has created a new business unit called Artemis to bring electric vehicles equipped with highly automated driving systems and other...

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With rumors swirling of a Zoox acquisition, how would Amazon use autonomous driving?

Posted on Jun 2, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

While still unconfirmed by Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), the rumor makes enough sense. The e-commerce giant is spending a fortune making...

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VW finalizes investment in self-driving tech company Argo AI

Posted on Jun 2, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Eleven months after Volkswagen Group announced a $2.6 billion investment in self-driving startup Argo AI, the deal has closed....

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Self-driving ‘Apple Car’ may combine LiDAR with other sensors for better decision-making

Posted on Jun 2, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

As work on the “Apple Car” progresses, Apple is coming up with new ways to improve automated driving systems, including using...

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China’s NIO, Mobileye launch level 4 trials in Israel

Posted on Jun 2, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

The Chinese electric vehicle maker is installing Mobileye kits for driverless cars. The electric vehicles of Chinese carmaker NIO (NYSE:...

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Autonomous open-wheelerswill race at Indianapolis next year for a $1 million prize

Posted on Jun 2, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Motorsport may have once been a technological wellspring from which road car tech could sometimes be skimmed, but today, the link between...

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Russia’s Yandex aims to double self-driving fleet with Hyundai

Posted on Jun 2, 2020 in Cars, News

(Bloomberg) — Yandex NV will test a driverless car it developed with Hyundai Motor Co. in Detroit as the Russian technology giant...

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Special report: What’s the timeline for autonomous vehicles?

Posted on Jun 2, 2020 in Knowledge Center, Reports

Automotive World’s latest special report looks at the timescale for launching autonomous vehicles (AVs), and the associated opportunities...

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Foretellix and Vires collaborate to improve the effectiveness of autonomous vehicle safety testing

Posted on Jun 1, 2020 in News, Technology

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Foretellix, an Israel-based start-up with a mission to enable measurable safety of...

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AVs gather momentum amid Coronavirus but roadblocks remain

Posted on Jun 1, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Gone are the days when autonomous vehicles (AVs) were confined to the realms of science fiction. Over the past few years, driverless cars...

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Heroic Kansas soldier runs over active shooter, saves lives, vital implications for AI and self-driving cars

Posted on Jun 1, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Quite a harrowing moment occurred recently when a man with a rifle started randomly shooting at people while standing on the Centennial...

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LeddarTech accelerates LiDAR deployment for advanced driver assistance systems, autonomous driving, and industrial applications in cooperation with STMicroelectronics

Posted on Jun 1, 2020 in News, Technology

QUEBEC CITY, June 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, an industry leader in providing the most versatile and scalable auto and...

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Autonomous driving firm Aurora has doubled staff in past year

Posted on May 30, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

While the world struggles with the coronavirus pandemic and its entire, gigantic, enormous economic fallout, it’s perhaps surprising to...

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Waymo’s robot minivans are ready to roll in the Bay Area for the first time since COVID-19 outbreak

Posted on May 30, 2020 in Cars, News

Waymo’s self-driving cars are returning to Bay Area roads for the first time since the company halted its public testing in early March...

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Who will own the cars that drive themselves?

Posted on May 29, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

It was a difficult question even before the coronavirus pandemic hit: When self-driving cars eventually rule the roads, will Americans own...

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Didi Chuxing’srobotaxi unit lands $500 million from Softbank-led group

Posted on May 29, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Didi Chuxing, the Chinese ride-hailing service, said it has raised $500 million for its autonomous vehicle business from an investment...

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Volkswagen’s board approves multi-billion dollar alliance with Ford to develop electric & commercial vehicles

Posted on May 29, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

German carmaker Volkswagen AG said on Thursday its supervisory board had approved several projects in a multibillion-dollar alliance with...

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Speaking of space launches, here’s how Apollo 12 was saved by a steely-eyed missile man, plus lessons for self-driving cars

Posted on May 28, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

This is an exciting week for space travel and kudos goes to NASA and SpaceX for being on the verge of launching astronauts into space from...

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China’s Baidu finishes building ‘world’s largest’ test ground for autonomous vehicle, smart driving systems

Posted on May 28, 2020 in Infrastructure, News

Chinese search engine giant and artificial intelligence (AI) champion Baidu said on Tuesday that it has completed construction of what it...

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