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Tesla ‘very close’ to level 5 autonomous driving technology, Musk says

Posted on Jul 9, 2020 in News, Technology

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is “very close” to achieving level 5 autonomous driving...

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Tesla Autopilot ‘self-driving’ possibly getting more aggressive in evasive maneuvering which could be a hidden sign about Level 5

Posted on Jul 9, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

A recent news story reported that a Tesla on Autopilot managed to avoid striking a deer by undertaking an aggressive maneuver of swerving...

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Interview: How Waymo’s Lidar plan works

Posted on Jul 9, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

Many autonomous vehicle (AV) developers have been in hot purdèè suit of lidar technologies, which are important because of their ability...

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Israel drops two spots in KPMG’s readiness for autonomous vehicles ranking

Posted on Jul 9, 2020 in Cars, News

Big Four accounting firm KPMG has ranked Israel the 16th most prepared country for self-driving cars, according to its new report...

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Coronavirus scrambles self-driving race, pushing Nuro’s delivery bots to front of the pack

Posted on Jul 9, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

When self-driving startupNuro emerged from stealth mode in early 2018, its ex-Googler cofounders had a simple reason for why they wanted...

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StartupWeRide starts driverless testing

Posted on Jul 9, 2020 in Cars, News

BEIJING — WeRide, a Chinese autonomous vehicle startup, said on Friday it has become the first autonomous company to start fully...

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That reported ‘snakes in a car’ frantic driver is thankfully okay, so consider these self-driving car ramifications

Posted on Jul 8, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Just about everyone has heard of the famous movie Snakes On A Plane. Having been released in 2006 to great fanfare, the movie has become a...

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Self-driving startupAurora debuts its new long-range Lidar called ‘FirstLight’

Posted on Jul 8, 2020 in News, Technology

Self-driving technology startup Aurora announced today its new in-house developed lidar system for its driverless vehicles. The lidar...

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3 Lidar researchers chase the same dream — affordable self-driving systems

Posted on Jul 8, 2020 in News, Technology

Elon Musk doesn’t care for Lidar — the light-based echo location technology that is similar in concept to radar — even though Volvo says...

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Towards a driver-less world? Autonomy and its impact on the fleet business

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

As the world works its way through the current pandemic, one thing seems clear: rather than generating new trends, the current COVID...

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Robo-cars are coming, but probably not like you’d expect

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Autonomous vehicle technology companies like Mobileye are aiming to launch “robo-taxis” in the coming years, while similar companies are...

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Self-driving cars are set to revolutionize urban mobility

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Infrastructure, Knowledge Center, Reports

MUNICH, July 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The development of autonomous vehicles (AVs) could make the urban environment greener and more...

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Uni to join £1m self-driving vehicles project

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Loughborough University is to take part in a new £1m project with Highways England to assess how suitable the country’s motorways are for...

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Israeli autonomous vehicle startupVayaVision acquired by Canada’s LeddarTech

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Canadian company LeddarTech Inc. announced Tuesday it has acquired Israeli automotive company VayaVision Sensing Ltd. The financial terms...

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Intel’s Mobileye, WILLER partner on self-driving vehicles in Japan, Southeast Asia

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology

(RTTNews) – Mobileye, an Intel Company, and WILLER, a transportation operator in Japan, Taiwan and the Southeast Asian region, have...

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Basemark raises $7.9 million for autonomous car graphics software

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Basemark, a maker of graphics software for autonomous vehicles, has raised $7.9 million in funding. ETF Partners was the sole investor in...

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Self-driving tech is becoming a game of partnerships

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

BUILDING A SELF-DRIVING car was never going to be easy. But Karl Iagnemma says he didn’t expect it to be this hard. “Vehicles are these...

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Toyota green-lighted by Beijing to have road tests for autonomous cars

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 in Cars, News

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Japanese automaker Toyota has been permitted to conduct roads tests for autonomous vehicles in Beijing, according to a...

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CMU team evaluates range and battery tradeoffs between vehicle automation and electrification

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 in News, Technology

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has used a vehicle dynamics model to evaluate the trade-off between automation...

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Hidden secrets that the Burger King ‘Autopilot Whopper’ teaches us about Tesla and self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

What do AI, self-driving cars, Tesla, Autopilot, and hamburgers such as the infamous Burger King Whopper all have in common? Well, a...

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