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Autonomous trucking startupLocomation to leverage Nvidia Drive Agx Orin for human-guided autonomous convoying

Posted on Oct 5, 2020 in News, Technology, Trucks

Locomation, the leading provider of safe and reliable autonomous truckingtechnology, today announced it will leverage the NVIDIA DRIVE AGX...

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DeepMapannounces DeepMap HDR for auto OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers; validates and improves crowd-sourced map data for high-performance hands-free driving

Posted on Oct 5, 2020 in News, Technology

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — DeepMap, a global leader in autonomous driving technology, today announced DeepMap...

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Ann Arbor startup develops autonomous robot to safely deliver meals, groceries in pandemic

Posted on Oct 3, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective

The COVID-19 crisis has affected Michigan companies big and small in all kinds of ways but for startups tied to robotics and mobility, the...

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Tesla Autopilot gets ‘moderate’ grade from European vehicle safety authority while Audi, BMW and Mercedes get top marks

Posted on Oct 3, 2020 in News, Technology

A European vehicle safety authority gave “very good” marks to Audi, BMW and Mercedes for their driver assistance systems, and gave Tesla’s...

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Tire blowouts could cause self-driving cars to go astray

Posted on Oct 3, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Have you ever had a tire go bad on you? Sometimes, a tire can seemingly obliterate and become a tangled mess of rubber and threads....

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Tesla “Full Self Driving” will include pothole avoidance, vector-space bird’s eye view … & what else?

Posted on Oct 3, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

This evening on Twitter, after receiving the 4,200th request for bird’s eye view to be included in Tesla touchscreen visualizations, Tesla...

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rFpro and Smart Mobility Living Lab to develop CAV test lab digital twin

Posted on Oct 2, 2020 in Infrastructure, News, Technology

UK-based driving simulation company rFpro has announced a partnership with London’s Smart Mobility Living Lab (SMLL) with the aim of...

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First 5G satellite lab launched in the UK for testing CAVs

Posted on Oct 1, 2020 in Infrastructure, News

The first commercial laboratory for 5G and satellite communications in the UK has been launched as part of Project Darwin, a four-year...

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TuSimplehires former FMCSA official Jim Mullen

Posted on Sep 30, 2020 in News, Trucks

Jim Mullen, former acting administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has taken a position at TuSimple, a company...

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Connected and autonomous mobility to rewrite data storage rules

Posted on Sep 30, 2020 in Perspective, Technology

Data is becoming increasingly valuable to automotive players as connectivity makes its way into both vehicles and urban architecture....

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Velodyne Lidar chief eyes growth as stock sinks in public debut

Posted on Sep 30, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

(Bloomberg) — Velodyne Lidar Inc. could ride higher as the self-driving car revolution takes hold — that is if such modes of...

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Dominion Energy programs accelerate electric vehicle adoption in Virginia

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 in Buses, Knowledge Center, News, Webinars

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Dominion Energy Virginia today announced another step to drive electric vehicle...

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Uber self-driving car death ruling sets a scary precedent

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Recently we learned that someone will face charges, after all, in the death of Elaine Herzberg, the first person killed by a self-driving...

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Our self-driving business in Austin, one year later

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

We stood in Austin one year ago with optimism for the journey ahead — launching a self-driving service that can be a part of the city’s...

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Apple’s automotive ambitions extend far beyond self-driving systems

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 in News, Technology

For a product that Apple still hasn’t officially admitted that it was working on, the “Apple Car” is getting a lot of...

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GM tests its Ultium battery system for Cruise Origin autonomous electric vehicle

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 in News, Technology

GM has started testing its Ultium battery system, which is going to power its next generation of electric vehicles, for the Cruise Origin...

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Arm launches new chip designs for autonomous systems

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 in News, Technology

Chip designer Arm today announced the launch of a new set of solutions for autonomous systems for both automotive and industrial use...

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Self-driving cars are still going to take a long time, people

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Perspective, Videos & Podcasts

A few years ago, I visited a super promising company called Luminar, which makes LiDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging, technology that...

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LeddarTechappoints Dino Rambidis as Chief Financial Officer

Posted on Sep 29, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTech®, an industry leader in environmental sensing solutions for autonomous...

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FMCSA denies request for longer workdays for autonomous-truck drivers

Posted on Sep 28, 2020 in News, Trucks

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration denied an application from Pronto.ai requesting that its drivers be allowed to operate...

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