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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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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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