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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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Intel explainer: Sensors – the eyes and ears of autonomous vehicles – gather information from the road

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

One of the most basic – and challenging – building blocks of an autonomous vehicle system is the ability to detect and classify objects. A...

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How 5G connectivity and new technology could pave the way for self-driving cars

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

How much safer, smoother, and more efficient could driving be if cars could communicate with traffic lights while approaching an...

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Amazon patents self-driving tech: Should ADAS players worry?

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

The advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) market is expected to reach a whopping $91.83 billion, per recent data from research firm...

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A Waymo engineer told us why a virtual-world simulation is crucial to the future of self-driving cars

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Waymo has racked up over eight million self-driving miles since the former Google Car project kicked off almost a decade ago. But that...

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Data security and privacy in the connected car age

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

Today’s smart car is smarter than ever before. The numbers prove it: The average connected car has the power equivalent of 20 computers,...

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City of Athens expresses interest in becoming test site for self-driving shuttle

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

The city of Athens has expressed interest in becoming a testing ground for autonomous, or self-driving, vehicles. DriveOhio, a...

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Autonomous vehicles are coming. Now comes the hard part

Posted on Aug 15, 2018 in Cars, News

Self-driving cars are increasingly common sights on roads in California, Arizona, and a few other pioneering locales. They’re still...

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Kodiak Robotics raises $40M for self-driving trucks

Posted on Aug 15, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Kodiak Robotics has emerged from stealth mode and raised $40 million in Series A funding to develop technology for self-driving trucks....

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Elon Musk’s Boring Co. plans high-speed tunnel shuttle to Dodger Stadium

Posted on Aug 15, 2018 in Buses, News

Los Angeles Dodgers fans are notorious for showing up late to games (stuck in traffic) and leaving early (gotta beat the traffic). But...

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A Zimbabwean working on a driverless car raised another $126,000 and is about to start production

Posted on Aug 15, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Around the halfway mark of 2017 we started talking about how William Sachiti –a Zimbabwean- the founder of Academy of Robotics, which was...

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Governors group seeks autonomous vehicle safety education

Posted on Aug 15, 2018 in Cars, News, Trucks

Excited chatter about automated and autonomous vehicles must lead to more consumer education and laws that govern driverless vehicles, the...

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