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Backup driver in fatal Arizona Uber self-driving car crash charged with negligent homicide

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

PHOENIX — The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for being...

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Autonomous bus makes debut in China’s Chongqing

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

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

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Shanghai plans to launch ICV road testing fully across Jiading District by 2022

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Infrastructure, News, Technology

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Chinese megacity Shanghai has so far launched the roads for autonomous vehicle tests in Jiading, Lingang and Fengxian...

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Baidu showcases newest autonomous car without safety driver

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- At the Baidu World 2020, Baidu showcased the newest autonomous car it jointly developed with Hongqi, FAW Group’s...

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ACEINNA launches OpenIMU ROS Driver for development of robotic navigation systems

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in News, Technology

ACEINNA, one of the world’s leading developers of inertial based guidance and navigation systems for autonomous vehicles and devices,...

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Special report: What’s the secret to making the perfect robotaxi?

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Reports

Robotaxi developers are on a mission to upend the traditional mobility value chain, displacing the need for private vehicle ownership with...

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AI researchers devise failure detection method for safety-critical machine learning

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in News, Technology

Researchers from MIT, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania have devised a method for predicting failure rates of...

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Israeli startup Blue White Robotics raises $10 million for autonomous vehicle platform

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Israeli autonomous vehicle platform startup Blue White Robotics (BWR) has announced a $10 million funding round. The round was led by...

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Snapdeal tests last-mile delivery using Ottonomy IO’s robots

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, News

Snapdeal is testing last-mile contactless delivery using robots to reduce labour costs, even as people look at ways to avoid contagion...

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Backup driver in fatal Arizona Uber self-driving car crash charged with negligent homicide

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Cars, News

PHOENIX — The backup Uber driver involved in the first self-driving vehicle fatality has been charged with negligent homicide for...

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Jacksonville Transportation Authority receives custom autonomous solution from Beep, Local Motors and Robotic Research

Posted on Sep 15, 2020 in Buses, News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept., 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) welcomed its newest autonomous...

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5G expert Phil Cottom on the link between connectivity and driverless tech

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

As autonomous vehicles (AVs) continue to develop, so too must the technology which supports them. Now that 5G is here, we thought it was...

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Where are the self-driving cars?

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Tech giants and automakers were falling over each other to announce their self-driving vehicle plans a few years back. All of the FAANG...

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Idriverplus raises over $14.6 million for autonomous street cleaners and cars

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Idriverplus, a Beijing-based supplier of driverless vehicle and robotics systems, this week raised over 100 million yuan (~$14.6 million)....

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priestmangoode reimagines mass transit with electric self-driving vehicle for dromos

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in Buses, Cars, News

priestmangoode has revealed an electric, autonomous vehicle designed for high capacity urban transport. autonomous network transit (ANT)...

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Aeva and ZF to bring first FMCW LiDAR to production for autonomous driving applications

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in News, Technology

Aeva, a company building next-generation sensing for autonomous vehicles (earlier post), and ZF are partnering to bring the first...

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When wildfire smoke and ash fill the sky, here’s how self-driving cars can go awry

Posted on Sep 14, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

There has been a recent spate of deadly wildfires throughout the western parts of the country, especially hitting California, Oregon, and...

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Waymo’s head of lidar explains how the advanced laser tech went from science fiction to being a vital tool for self-driving cars

Posted on Sep 13, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

When Simon Verghese moved east for a postdoctoral spot atMIT, the UC Berkeley-trained physicist figured on beingback in California before...

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Oklahoman nabbed for driving au naturel, which reveals eye-opening self-driving car insights

Posted on Sep 12, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Time to share some lighter news, though with surprisingly revealing insights included. A recent news item that received rather startling...

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Booming demand for Innodisk’s CAN bus solutions amid pandemic and autonomous vehicle trend

Posted on Sep 11, 2020 in News, Technology

TAIPEI, Sept. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Innodisk’s CAN bus expansion modules are taking the world by storm. Unprecedented demand...

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