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Uber investors are pressuring CEO to revamp the self-driving division

Posted on Sep 21, 2020 in Finance, Perspective, Technology

With deep pockets, some of the best brains in robotics and its hallmark hustle, Uber Technologies Inc. was once a serious contender in the...

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Musing about limited access parking and autonomous vehicles

Posted on Sep 21, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

Limited access highways have been accepted as a mechanism to optimize transport for many years. According to the Transportation Research...

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Singapore has big driverless ambitions and the pandemic is unlikely to stop them

Posted on Sep 21, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective

SINGAPORE — The buggy takes off on the track, moving very slowly. No one is controlling it, but the wheel spins and the vehicle negotiates...

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Skateboarding into the era of electric and autonomous vehicle platform development

Posted on Sep 21, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

As the automotive industry races toward electrification and autonomy, vehicle manufacturers ought to be fast-tracking the development of...

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China’s race to develop autonomous vehicles

Posted on Sep 21, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

China is making major investments in autonomous vehicles (AVs) and is planning extensive development in all aspects of this emerging...

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Cambridge’s self-driving shuttle bus trial delayed due to Covid-19

Posted on Sep 20, 2020 in Buses, News

An autonomous vehicle trial in Cambridge has been delayed and will no longer run on the guided busway. Delays caused by Covid-19 and...

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Self-driving taxi concept wins ‘New Designers’ Ford award

Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in Cars, News

The COVID-19 crisis has presented new challenges for mobility, with social distancing impacting public transportation, the flow of traffic...

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The new Hummer EV truck touts crabwalk mode, opening a can of worms for self-driving cars

Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

This week, the new GMC Hummer EV truck was showcased in a sneak -peek video teaser that hinted at the use of its Crabwalk mode, a special...

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If you regulate them they will come: “Israel can be a leader in setting the stage for autonomous vehicles”

Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in Perspective, Policy & Regulation

For many in Israel’s tech sector ‘regulation’ is a four-letter word. The prevailing attitude by the gung ho entrepreneurs towards...

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Zoox becomes fourth company to land driverless testing permit in California

Posted on Sep 18, 2020 in Cars, News

Zoox,  the automated vehicle technology startup that was acquired by Amazon this year, has been issued a permit from California regulators...

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Autonomous bus makes debut in China’s Chongqing

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Buses, News

CHONGQING, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) — A medium-sized bus equipped with autonomous driving technologies made its debut Thursday in Chongqing...

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GAC NIO announces partnership for perfecting intelligent mobility ecosystem

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- GAC NIO, a joint venture between GAC Group and NIO, announced on Sept. 16 its partnership formed with several Chinese...

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Alibaba launches logistics robot for last-mile deliveries to lower costs and as pandemic pushes automation

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Cars, News

China’s biggest e-commerce player Alibaba Group Holding has unveiled an autonomous logistics robot aimed at bringing down the cost of...

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Tesla driver found asleep at wheel of self-driving car doing 150km/h

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Cars, News

Police in Canada have charged a man with speeding and dangerous driving after he was found asleep at the wheel of his self-driving car as...

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Why wasn’t Uber charged in a fatal self-driving car crash?

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

THE SAFETY DRIVER behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber that struck and killed a woman in 2018 has been charged with a crime....

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Phoenix Motorcars wins grant with Houston Metro and EasyMile for development of first FMVSS compliant autonomous shuttle bus in the US

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Buses, News

ONTARIO, Calif., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Kickstarting the autonomous bus revolution in the US, the city of Houston is set to...

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The incredible shrinking LiDAR

Posted on Sep 17, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

The term LiDAR comes originally from the mixture of the words light and radar, although it also responds to acronyms such as light...

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Driverless car software looks six seconds into the future

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in News, Technology

Researchers in Munich have developed software for driverless car systems that avoids accidents by computing multiple variants of a traffic...

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World-first Level 4 fully autonomous vehicle parking system rolled-out on Human Horizons’ HiPhi X

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in News, Technology

SHANGHAI, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Human Horizons, a leading Chinese smart mobility and autonomous driving research company,...

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Baidu Apollo head says technical issues and high costs likely to delay full roll-out of robotaxis until 2025

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

The head of Baidu’s autonomous driving open platform said that full commercial operations are still several years away with technical...

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