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Inside Mercedes’ plan to deliver hands-free driving to the masses

Posted on Apr 9, 2022 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

I’m sitting in the passenger seat of a special Mercedes Benz S-Class on a blindingly bright California spring day, casually watching an...

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Motional enlists TÜV SÜD for robotaxi evaluation

Posted on Apr 8, 2022 in Editor’s Picks

Autonomous driving technology developer Motional says it intends to work with TÜV SÜD, the German independent technical service provider...

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Motional enlists TÜV SÜD for robotaxi evaluation

Posted on Apr 8, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Autonomous driving technology developer Motional says it intends to work with TÜV SÜD, the German independent technical service provider...

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Dongfeng Motor granted China’s first autonomous road test license for inbound logistics

Posted on Apr 7, 2022 in News, Technology, Trucks

Beijing (Gasgoo)- Dongfeng Motor’s Chenglong H5 was granted China’s first autonomous heavy-duty truck testing license for open-road...

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VW plans self-driving taxis and delivery vans using the ID Buzz

Posted on Apr 7, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Volkswagen’s ID Buzz has generated quite a… stir… since launching officially earlier this year. The company isn’t...

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rFpro expands into Japan with Yokohama facility

Posted on Apr 7, 2022 in News, Technology

Simulation software specialist rFpro has expanded its operations into Japan with the establishment of a facility in Yokohama where a...

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US Xpress pilots 24/7 autonomous freight with Kodiak Robotics

Posted on Apr 7, 2022 in News, Technology, Trucks

Self-driving trucking company Kodiak Robotics and U.S. Xpress, an American truckload carrier with a large footprint, have completed a...

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Tesla is going to make a new futuristic-looking electric vehicle as a ‘dedicated robotaxi’

Posted on Apr 7, 2022 in Cars, News, Technology

Elon Musk announced that Tesla is going to build a new futuristic-looking electric vehicle as a “dedicated robotaxi” – though there’s no...

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Automotive vehicle networking technology is becoming a standard

Posted on Apr 7, 2022 in Perspective, Technology

An uptick in self-automated vehicles has become more mainstream over the past couple of years. From government-issued vehicles to...

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Huawei unveils several patents for autonomous driving, chips and face recognition

Posted on Apr 7, 2022 in News, Technology

According to a report released by the European Patent Office on Tuesday, Chinese tech giant Huawei had applied for 3,544 patents in Europe...

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US Xpress pilots 24/7 autonomous freight with Kodiak Robotics

Posted on Apr 7, 2022 in Editor’s Picks

Self-driving trucking company Kodiak Robotics and U.S. Xpress, an American truckload carrier with a large footprint, have completed a...

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Toyota joins Tesla in developing self-driving tech with low-cost cameras

Posted on Apr 7, 2022 in News, Technology

SAN FRANCISCO: Toyota Motor unit Woven Planet has joined Tesla in trying to advance self-driving technology without expensive sensors such...

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90% of long-haul trucking may soon be self-driving. Are you ready to share the road with an autonomous 18-wheeler?

Posted on Apr 7, 2022 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Elon Musk has called them the most impactful technology on the horizon. But unions are lobbying against their widespread use, citing...

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Toyota joins Tesla in developing self-driving tech with low-cost cameras

Posted on Apr 6, 2022 in Editor’s Picks

SAN FRANCISCO: Toyota Motor unit Woven Planet has joined Tesla in trying to advance self-driving technology without expensive sensors such...

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Autonomous origins: Did it all start with cruise control?

Posted on Apr 6, 2022 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Do we really want autonomous trucks? Or need them? I’m not a big fan, but it doesn’t matter what I think, because the engineering effort...

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Aurora and Werner Enterprises are testing self-driving tractor-trailers on a lonely Texas highway

Posted on Apr 6, 2022 in News, Technology, Trucks

Self-driving startup Aurora Innovation has gone trucking in Texas. Aurora announced Wednesday that it has begun a pilot test of...

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Virginia-based self-driving truck developer Torc Robotics is opening a tech center in Stuttgart as its ramps up its collaboration with Daimler Trucks

Posted on Apr 6, 2022 in News, Trucks

Virginia-based self-driving truck developer Torc Robotics is opening a technology and software development center in Stuttgart, Germany...

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Are you up to speed on autonomous trucking?

Posted on Apr 5, 2022 in Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Let’s set the scene. You’ve been hearing about autonomous technology for what feels like years. You read about advancements in the...

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VW plans self-driving taxis and delivery vans using the ID Buzz

Posted on Apr 5, 2022 in Editor’s Picks

Volkswagen’s ID Buzz has generated quite a… stir… since launching officially earlier this year. The company isn’t...

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AI ethics stepping up to guide how AI for children needs to be suitably devised, which can be overlooked for example in the rapid drive toward autonomous self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 5, 2022 in Perspective, Technology

It is often said that our children are our future. Another oft-repeated refrain is that Artificial Intelligence (AI) is our future. What...

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