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WaveSense’s ground-penetrating radars could make self-driving cars safer

Posted on Aug 20, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Radar. Lidar. Cameras. They’re the components that help give autonomous vehicles from Uber, GM’s Cruise Automation, Google spinoff Waymo,...

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NVIDIA: Crypto slows, but AI and driverless cars offer huge growth

Posted on Aug 19, 2018 in Cars, News

There was a lot to like about NVIDIA’s (NASDAQ:NVDA) second-quarter financial report, though you might not think so based on how...

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Uber’s vision of self-driving cars begins to blur

Posted on Aug 19, 2018 in Cars, News

After Dara Khosrowshahi took over as Uber’s chief executive last August, he considered shutting the company’s money-losing autonomous...

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Some self-driving car advocates want to reprogram pedestrians

Posted on Aug 19, 2018 in Cars, News

You’re crossing the street wrong. That is essentially the argument some self-driving car boosters have fallen back on in the months after...

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

Posted on Aug 19, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

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

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Ford’s plan for moving everything under one roof is to draw investors

Posted on Aug 19, 2018 in Cars, News

Traditional automakers have been slow to adopt the same mentality as startups when it comes to putting autonomous vehicles on the road....

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Mando acquires California autonomous vehicle testing permit

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Mando, a global auto parts manufacturer of the Halla Group (CEO Chung Mong-won), announced on August 30 that it acquired the autonomous...

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Research predicts adoption rates of connected autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

In this installment of the Innovation of the Month series, we explore how the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis,...

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Driverless cars will cost Australia’s state governments billions in annual revenue

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

The widespread take-up of driverless and electric vehicles would mean great savings for consumers but significant revenue losses for state...

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A driverless streetscape? Plan on it.

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Like every American metro area, the Chicago region faces head-spinning changes to the way people get around in coming decades. Driverless...

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Nvidia CEO is ‘more than happy to help’ if Tesla A.I. chip doesn’t pan out

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang said his company has chips that are ready for autonomous driving, responding to a potential threat posed by...

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Driverless cars, health trends steer beer sector in new direction

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 in Cars, News

From lower labour costs and jobs losses in the transportation industry to a lost revenue stream for insurance companies, the advent of...

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Ford outlines autonomous vehicle safety plan

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 in Cars, News

Recent accidents with self-driving test vehicles — including one incident in which a pedestrian was killed — have made consumers more...

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Stanford engineers create new AI camera for faster, more efficient image classification

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Stanford engineers combine two types of computers to create a faster and less energy-intensive image processor for use in autonomous...

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Ford plans self-driving car by 2021

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 in Cars, News

Ford Motor Co. plans to launch a fully self-driving car by 2021 and is developing redundant electrical systems and many other safeguards...

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Ford says slow and steady will win the self-driving car race

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 in Cars, News

Ford doesn’t want to be the first company to offer self-driving cars to the public; it wants to be the brand most synonymous with the word...

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Ordnance Survey underpins UK driverless car testing

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 in Cars, News

Ordnance Survey (OS) is one of 11 partners in OmniCAV, a £3.9m project to develop a world-first Artificial Intelligence-based simulation...

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Kroger selects Arizona for self-driving grocery delivery pilot

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 in Cars, News

Kroger Co. is bringing self-driving grocery delivery to Arizona....

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Consumers say ‘not in my backyard’ for real-world autonomous car testing

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 in Cars, News

There have been enough accidents, some fatal, to warrant years of additional real-world testing of autonomous vehicles, but a study...

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‘Vehicle to Everything’ communication demo shows promise for AV future

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

If vehicles could communicate directly with each other and share real-time information on road conditions, it would make for more informed...

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