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Sebastian Thrun: ‘The costs of the air taxi system could be less than an Uber’

Posted on Aug 26, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Sebastian Thrun isn’t your ordinary Silicon Valley computer geek-cum-Stanford professor. The 51-year-old artificial intelligence and...

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Opinion: Self-driving car bill provides opportunity to save lives

Posted on Aug 26, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

Self-driving cars and smart infrastructure enable dramatic improvements in safety and hold incredible promise to decrease deaths and...

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Former GM R&D boss, Larry Burns tells the tale of the automated car in new book

Posted on Aug 26, 2018 in Cars, Perspective

For most people, self-driving cars are a relatively recent concept popularized by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and videos of a blind man riding in...

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City of Vancouver prepares for driverless cars in 2040 Transportation Plan

Posted on Aug 26, 2018 in Cars, News

The City of Vancouver is working toward a transportation plan for 2040, and a big part of that is preparing for self-driving cars to hit...

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The no-tech safety solution for driverless cars: People

Posted on Aug 26, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Humans have always played an important role in the safety of the nation’s roads and they will continue to for many years, even during the...

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Self-driving cars will keep getting better forever

Posted on Aug 25, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Benedict Evans, a partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, recently published an essay on, “Tesla, software and...

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Ground-penetrating radar tech for self-driving cars curbs weather risks

Posted on Aug 25, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Autonomous vehicles need to stay in their lanes and if hazardous weather conditions dominate the morning, day or night drive, then the...

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The drive toward change: Use cases for automated vehicles

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Editor’s Picks

Oregon Department of Transportation, May 31, 2018 Automated vehicles (AVs) are already being tested and could soon be deployed on public...

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VTT’s robot car, Martti, speaks 5G and takes step toward automation

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Nokia have joined forces to hook the VTT’s robot car, Martti, up to a 5G network, which...

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Victorian trial of driverless bus a success

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Buses, News

La Trobe University believes Victoria is ready for driverless vehicles after the successful trial of an autonomous bus on local roads....

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Waymo’s Shanghai subsidiary gives Alphabet another route back to China

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Cars, News

Waymo has set up a subsidiary in China, the latest sign of attempts by parent Alphabet Inc. to get back into the world’s second-largest...

Read More racing to top of Chinese self-driving startups for funds raised

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

China is a market leader in terms of electric cars, but that’s just one of the emerging trends in the automotive world. Autonomous...

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Toyota group members teaming up in self-driving joint venture

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Cars, News

Four Toyota Motor group members including major automotive parts suppliers Denso and Aisin Seiki are planning to combine their research...

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How driverless cars could potentially help with affordable housing, I-70 traffic in the High Country

Posted on Aug 24, 2018 in Cars, News

Earlier this month, Morgan Stanley analysis told its clients that it had grossly underestimated its previous valuation of Google’s...

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Sensors midwest 2018: LiDAR ToF measurements crucial for auto apps

Posted on Aug 23, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

A simplified description of time-of-flight (ToF) measurement would the measurement of the amount of time an object takes to travel a...

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Luxury carmaker nixes driverless tech in favor of humans

Posted on Aug 23, 2018 in Cars, News

Rolls Royce, one of the most prestigious vehicle brands in the world, said Aug. 18 it will not be investing in driveress car technology,...

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City readies rollout of autonomous shuttle tests at zoo

Posted on Aug 23, 2018 in Buses, News

Driverless buses and other city vehicles will follow in the trailblazing path of an autonomous shuttle soon to run between the Calgary Zoo...

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How Intel plans to save your life in autonomous driving

Posted on Aug 23, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

There were a few big takeaways from the Autonomous Driving 2018 Conference in Novi, MI. Perhaps the largest? Someone can imagine a...

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An interview with self-driving visionary Larry Burns, co-author of “Autonomy”

Posted on Aug 23, 2018 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

Lawrence Burns is a former vice president of research, development and planning at General Motors, who has been an advisor to Waymo...

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Trucking, freight pushes drive to autonomous vehicles

Posted on Aug 23, 2018 in News, Trucks

Autonomous driving makes headlines for its potential to move people, but it is in the trucking and commercial vehicles fields that it will...

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