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Autonomous delivery vehicles deployed in Chinese cities amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Posted on Oct 26, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

BEIJING – For the past three months, robots have been making parcel deliveries in Changshu. The autonomous delivery vehicles...

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How to practically enable vehicle autonomy in urban settings

Posted on Oct 26, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

The auto industry is currently experiencing a rapid shift to autonomous vehicles (AV). This evolution is spearheaded by new, innovative...

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With fully autonomous driving distant, Lidar finds its place

Posted on Oct 26, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

The promise of self-driving cars and robotaxi fleets once seemed just around the corner, but reality is setting in. Makers of the...

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Autonomous vehicle testing: in pursuit of perfection

Posted on Oct 26, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

In March 2019, Boeing’s entire fleet of 737 MAX airliners was grounded indefinitely following two crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. “For...

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Autonomous cars are gaining momentum in California

Posted on Oct 26, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

(TNS) — This was meant to be the year that robot cars went mainstream. The self-driving car industry, largely based in Silicon Valley,...

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Texas A&M researchers develop framework to identify health impacts of self-driving vehicles

Posted on Oct 25, 2020 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Texas A&M University researchers have developed a conceptual model to identify systematically the potential health impacts of...

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“Drivers have not been asked if they want autonomous cars”

Posted on Oct 25, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Never mind the big debate about what’s best: comparatively cheap internal combustion-engined cars, or relatively expensive 100 per...

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Tesla Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta testers share their thoughts with me

Posted on Oct 24, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Several of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta testers, who have permission from Tesla to share their experiences with FSD online, shared...

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Tesla ‘full self-driving’ vehicles can’t drive themselves

Posted on Oct 23, 2020 in Cars, News, Perspective

Earlier this week, Tesla sent out its “full self-driving” software to a small group of owners who will test it on public...

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Predictions rosy for ‘roadschooling’ whence self-driving cars arrive

Posted on Oct 23, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Time to hit the road and hit the books. Recently, parents that are able to work remotely have been increasingly opting to travel during...

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University of Macao launches autonomous driving bus

Posted on Oct 23, 2020 in Buses, News, Technology

MACAO, Oct. 23 (Xinhua) — The University of Macao (UM) Friday launched an Autonomous Driving Bus Testing Platform, marking...

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Driverless car companies are getting back on track after a COVID-19 standstill

Posted on Oct 23, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Two weeks after Waymo opened up its driverless taxi service to the public in Phoenix, other autonomous vehicle developers are reporting...

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Coventry University boosts research capability with acquisition of new autonomous vehicles from StreetDrone

Posted on Oct 23, 2020 in Cars, News

Coventry University’s Institute for Future Transport and Cities (IFTC) has taken delivery of two new self-driving vehicles, supplied by...

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Ford outs 4th-gen self-driving platform with better sensors, cleaning tech and improved batteries

Posted on Oct 22, 2020 in Cars, News

Ford and Argo AI  today released details about its fourth-generation self-driving test vehicle. Built on the 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid, the...

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Elon Musk’s Tesla launches ‘Full Self Driving’ beta to select drivers

Posted on Oct 22, 2020 in Cars, News

San Francisco: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed the company has started rolling out its next-gen Full Self Driving (FSD) set of features...

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Tesla is putting ‘self-driving’ in the hands of drivers amid criticism the tech is not ready

Posted on Oct 22, 2020 in Cars, News, Perspective

In a year when Tesla might have been forgiven for extending its timeline on a key initiative, Elon Musk is forging ahead with a vision for...

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Oxford sees first public autonomous trials for Project Endeavour

Posted on Oct 22, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

The first live trials of Project Endeavour’s autonomous vehicle fleet will begin this week on roads in Oxford. A fleet of six Ford Mondeo...

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UK plans for self-driving cars threaten safety – insurance group

Posted on Oct 22, 2020 in Cars, News

British government plans that could allow self-driving cars on motorways as soon as 2021 would put lives at risk because the available...

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How Ford Helped Clemson Students Build the University’s First Self-Driving Car

Posted on Oct 22, 2020 in Cars, News

Working on self-driving vehicles is exciting for many reasons. Rarely do you get an opportunity to help change the way we move. While the...

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Einride Pod Is The First Autonomous Electric Freight Truck To Hit Top Gear’s Track

Posted on Oct 22, 2020 in News, Trucks

Pod self-driving freight truck that it plans to bring to the road in 2021.The Einride Pod lacks a windshield and ordinary controls as it...

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