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The challenge of assessing CAV performance

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Huw Davies, Deputy of the CAV team at Coventry University, explains the need for further assessment into the performance of CAVs and...

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The surprising benefits of self-driving trucks

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 in Perspective, Trucks

The fact that self-driving trucks did not initially capture the public imagination is perhaps not entirely shocking. After all, most...

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Waymo has a first-to-market advantage in autonomous ride services

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 in Cars, Finance, Perspective

I’ve been writing articles about autonomous vehicles on Seeking Alpha for almost two years, and I continue to believe that 2021 will...

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Scientists develop autonomous vehicle safety algorithm

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Scientists from Chung-Ang University have developed what is said to be a highly accurate and efficient camera orientation estimation...

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77 autonomous vehicles drove over 500,000 miles across Beijing in 2019

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 in Cars, News

Hot on the heels of the California Department of Motor Vehicle’s annual autonomous vehicle disengagement report, Beijing’s Innovation...

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Waymo raises $2.25 billion to scale up autonomous vehicles operations

Posted on Mar 2, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Waymo, Google parent company Alphabet’s autonomous vehicles division, just got a massive capital infusion from a coterie of investors. It...

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Singapore and autonomous vehicles — interesting lessons in governance, planning, and safety

Posted on Mar 1, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Singapore is a dense city-state with a large growing population (approx 6M). In 2015, the Singapore government launched the Sustainable...

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Lyft ramps up self-driving program

Posted on Feb 29, 2020 in Cars, News

A year ago, Lyft  submitted a report to the California Department of Motor Vehicles that summed up its 2018 autonomous vehicle testing...

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The fork in the road ahead for autonomous mobility

Posted on Feb 28, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Demographics are changing; people are leaving rural areas and relocating towards the denser populated cities, including suburbs, creating...

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Rheinmetall partners with DST, CSIRO, QUT and RMIT to develop new automated military vehicle capability

Posted on Feb 28, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Rheinmetall has launched its first Australian research and technology program. Under the Autonomous Combat Warrior (ACW) program,...

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Zoox scouts for funding ahead of self-driving taxi debut

Posted on Feb 28, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Zoox is in “advanced discussions with several strategic partners and corporate investors” for its next round of funding, CEO...

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Waymo’s driverless milestone marks the start of AV race

Posted on Feb 28, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

A ride in Waymo’s driverless minivan is awe-inspiring, but also a reminder of how industry hype has skewed our expectations for...

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City of Fermont pilots Pony.ai autonomous on-demand service

Posted on Feb 28, 2020 in Cars, News

The City of Fremont and autonomous technology company, Pony.ai, have launched a pilot programme offering rides for a group of City...

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Autonomous Nissan Leaf: riding in Britain’s self-driving trailblazer

Posted on Feb 28, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

A modified self-driving Nissan Leaf travelled 230 miles from the Japanese car maker’s technical centre in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, to its...

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Sprayer aids sensor testing without rain

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Messring, a German provider of crash-test technology, introduces the SprayMaker, which simulates rainy weather during the testing of...

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Einride hires the first ‘remote autonomous truck operator’ in the industry and the company is looking to hire more

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in News, Trucks

While advances in technology and automation are replacing jobs once performed by humans, progress also creates new opportunities, offering...

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How will autonomous vehicles impact the logistics industry?

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

In recent times, many technologies have evolved that can impact the working of the logistics industry. Autonomous vehicles are one such...

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Velodyne Lidar to drive autonomous cleaning vehicles in China to fight Coronavirus epidemic

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Velodyne Lidar announced a sales agreement with Idriverplus to provide Puck™ sensors over three years. The LiDAR sensor from Velodyne will...

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Oxbotica and Cisco join forces on driverless data challenge

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

UK autonomous vehicle software specialist Oxbotica has teamed up with IT giant Cisco to develop technology for tapping into the potential...

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Tesla reports fully autonomous miles for first time in years, but it’s nothing to get excited about

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in Cars, News

Tesla has reported some fully autonomous test miles for the first time in years in the California DMV disengagement report, but it’s...

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