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Country issues national standards for autonomous vehicle testing

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

China has rolled out a set of national standards for testing smart autonomous cars on roads, which is expected to facilitate...

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Baidu executives talk spinoffs, iQiyi, and monetizing self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

There was a lot to like when Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) reported its second-quarter financial results on July 31. The company reported...

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Sharp growth in autonomous car market value predicted but may be stalled by rise in consumer fear

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Cars, News

While recent surveys reveal fear of driving or riding in self-driving vehicles is on the rise, a new study predicts the value of the...

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Mapping Google’s self-driving efforts

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Google began its self-driving initiative as a project almost a decade ago in 2009. In 2016, this project became a legal entity by the name...

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Vancouver exploring driverless vehicles

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Cars, News

Funding to explore the future of driverless vehicles in the City of Vancouver is shifting into a higher gear following a $386,000...

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Self-driving car reality check – ‘We aren’t there yet’

Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

For people hoping to rely on cars to do all of their driving, it’s too early to completely check out....

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Meet the Cambridge duo behind safe driverless car technology backed by Uber

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

A Cambridge duo have developed ‘safe self-driving’ technology that could transform how we travel in the future. Amar Shah and...

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A Waymo employee reveals how the company is putting their self-driving cars to the test

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Stephanie Villegas was taking a break at Google’s campus when a weird-looking Toyota changed everything.”I was in one of...

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How autonomous ridesharing will reshape our cars, cities, and lives

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Digital Trends recently attended Semicon West, a semiconductor industry conference, and we focused on how this foundational technology...

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Autonomous driving forecasts & challenges — Interviewing BNEF’s Head of Intelligent Mobility (#CleanTechnica Video)

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Zachary Shahan, CleanTechnica Director & Chief Editor, conducted a brief interview with Ali lzadi-Najafabadiat, Head of Intelligent...

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Opinion: Self-driving car bill needs amending for safety

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

In the future, experimental autonomous vehicle technology may help to curb preventable crash deaths and injuries. But, right now, robot...

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Oklahoma state task force ponders driverless vehicles

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 in Cars, News, Trucks

State officials have held the first meeting of a task force that will study autonomous vehicles and how agencies and local governments...

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Tesla plans to open-source its vehicle security software for free to other automakers for safer self-driving future

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 in Cars, News

With the upcoming rise of self-driving and more connected vehicles come an increased risk of hacking those vehicles with ill-intent. Elon...

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Lexus boss on EVs, autonomy and radical design

Posted on Aug 11, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Lexus boss Yoshihiro Sawa has cautioned manufacturers against focusing solely on electric powertrains, saying such systems can’t meet the...

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Autonomous vehicles won’t only kill jobs. They will create them, too

Posted on Aug 11, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

When Will Mouat, 41, heard there might be a career opportunity in self-driving cars, he jumped. Even though he did not have an engineering...

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Transportation corridor with driverless shuttles may come to downtown Jacksonville

Posted on Aug 11, 2018 in Buses, News

A proposed public transportation project could soon bring driverless shuttles to downtown Jacksonville....

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Why marketers will struggle to get consumers on board with autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Automotive marketers have a massive job in front of them to convince consumers to get on board with autonomous vehicles, Toyota’s CMO...

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Tesla’s chief vehicle engineer returns to Apple

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 in Cars, News

Doug Field, the former VP of Mac hardware who left Apple to become Tesla’s chief vehicle engineer, has returned to Cupertino. Apple...

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Two tech giants filed patents to personalize autonomous car rides

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 in Cars, News

Two separate patents published by the US Patent & Trademark Office on July 26, 2018 from tech giants Apple and Amazon show that the...

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Canada’s first self-driving shuttle using public roads coming to Candiac

Posted on Aug 10, 2018 in Buses, News

The City of Candiac will be the guinea pig for Canada’s first autonomous shuttle using public roads....

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