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Data interference issues hinder AD and ADAS testing

Posted on Sep 11, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

Automotive test systems supplier AB Dynamics claims the recent growth in wireless data transfer from the increasing use of driverless...

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Experts stress public trust in AV tech as e-commerce rises

Posted on Sep 11, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

As the coronavirus pandemic prompts people to shop from their homes and rely on contactless delivery services, gaining public trust in...

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Yandex self driving group gets $150 million, partners with Uber to bring autonomous vehicles to U.S.

Posted on Sep 11, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

On paper, a lot is happening with Yandex’s self-driving vehicles. Yandex NV YNDX -1.2%, a Russian multinational company that specializes...

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Why automotive cybersecurity needs real-time threat detection

Posted on Sep 11, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

Automotive cybersecurity tactics and protocols will have to adapt not just to changing threats, but also to changing models of how we...

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Names like Tesla’s ‘Autopilot’ are dangerously misleading, study shows

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in News, Technology

Does it really matter if Tesla’s advanced driving system is called “Autopilot” but it doesn’t actually take over...

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Baidu launches its ‘Apollo Go’ robotaxi service in China’s capital city of Beijing

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in Editor’s Picks

Three weeks after launching its “Apollo Go” robotaxi service in the Chinese city of Cangzhou, China’s tech giant Baidu Inc. announced that...

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Germany wants to permit driverless cars across the country by 2022

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation

Despite coming down hard on Tesla’s Autopilot and Full Self-Driving, Germany isn’t totally against the concept of self-driving cars. Sure,...

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Toyota Research launches $800m investment fund in move to Woven Planet

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in Finance, News

The Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development (TRI-AD) has set up a global investment fund called Woven Capital as part of...

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Lockdown couldn’t keep Waymo from testing self-driving cars … in a fake city

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in Cars, Infrastructure

Self-driving car testing on public roads gets most of the headlines, but that was no longer an option for Waymo once the coronavirus...

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Baidu launches its ‘Apollo Go’ robotaxiservice in China’s capital city of Beijing

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in Cars, News

Three weeks after launching its “Apollo Go” robotaxi service in the Chinese city of Cangzhou, China’s tech giant Baidu...

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Cruise’s AI enables driverless vehicles to navigate uncommon scenarios

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in News, Technology

Driverless startup Cruise today detailed a homegrown tool — the Continuous Learning Machine — that tackles on-the-road prediction tasks....

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Virginia autonomous driving firm invests $8.5 million in second facility, expects to triple workforce

Posted on Sep 10, 2020 in Infrastructure, News, Technology

A developer of self-driving vehicle technology recently announced an expansion that is expected to triple its current workforce. Torc...

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5GAA expects 5G-V2X basic car automation in 2024, cooperation in 2026

Posted on Sep 9, 2020 in News, Technology

Wireless engineers, automakers, and governments have spent years preparing for a future where autonomous cars will communicate with each...

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Digging into autonomous truck tech on HDT Talks Trucking podcast

Posted on Sep 9, 2020 in Knowledge Center, Technology, Trucks, Videos & Podcasts

Two new special-report HDT Talks Trucking podcast episodes dig into the technology behind autonomous trucks. These special reports are...

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NASA safety expert joins Torc Robotics self-driving truck team

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 in News, Trucks

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Former NASA safety engineering executive John Marinaro has joined Torc Robotics, the...

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Connected and autonomous vehicle projects in the UK

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Infrastructure, Policy & Regulation, Technology

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Innovate UK have published a series of case studies of connected and autonomous...

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Amazon jobs UK: Online retail giant hiring new Cambridge team for exciting driverless delivery service

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 in Cars, News

Online retail giant Amazon is set to hire a new team of engineers to help develop driverless deliveries in the UK and globally, following...

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4 ways Tesla self-driving ‘falls short’ in Consumer Reports testing

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Consumer Report says extensive testing on Tesla’s “full self-driving” capability shows that it falls short of its name, isn’t worth the...

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Will you hail a Robotaxi via mobility service platforms?

Posted on Sep 8, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Hailing an autonomous driving taxi, the scenario that was previously seen in sci-fi films, has come into reality and is...

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Dawn of the ghost riders

Posted on Sep 7, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Testing is a topic which often comes up in any discussion of driverless tech. And yes, rigorous testing on various routes, in varied...

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