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Hamburg autonomous bus project moves into second phase of trials

Posted on Jul 14, 2020 in Buses, News

Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation (HEAT), which commenced trials back in 2019 with the self-driving bus supervised by a...

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Singapore tops Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index

Posted on Jul 13, 2020 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Singapore has emerged as the country best prepared for the adoption and acceptance of autonomous vehicles (AV), as it ranked first in...

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Autonomous vehicles’ potential to remove discrimination in transportation

Posted on Jul 13, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

The political economy of autonomous vehicles is poised to improve if not radically change the discrimination and racism that is built into...

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Uni to join £1m self-driving vehicles project

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Loughborough University is to take part in a new £1m project with Highways England to assess how suitable the country’s motorways are for...

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Intel’s Mobileye, WILLER partner on self-driving vehicles in Japan, Southeast Asia

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology

(RTTNews) – Mobileye, an Intel Company, and WILLER, a transportation operator in Japan, Taiwan and the Southeast Asian region, have...

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The federal government says Bird got at least a $5 million bailout loan, but the company denies it

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Bird, the beleaguered e-scooter company, received a loan worth between $5 million and $10 million from the federal government’s Paycheck...

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How May Mobility’s autonomous shuttle ambitions backfired

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 in Buses, Perspective

By all appearances, May Mobility was a scrappy success story. The autonomous transportation startup made its debut at Y Combinator’s demo...

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Fully autonomous GreenPower EV Star being developed with Perrone Robotics for Jacksonville Transportation Authority

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 in Buses, News

LOS ANGELES, July 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (TSXV: GPV) (OTCQB: GPVRF) (“GreenPower”), a...

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First full-sized automated buses to operate in Connecticut in a U.S. first

Posted on Jun 25, 2020 in Buses, News

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced a partnership with autonomous technology provider Robotic Research LLC to...

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China’s first 5G-powered level 4 self-driving production vehicle rolls off assembly line

Posted on Jun 15, 2020 in Buses, News

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Dongfeng Motor Corporation (called “Dongfeng” for short) on June 12 saw the mass-produced version of the Dongfeng...

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Beep partners with USDOT, AV industry, and state transportation departments for AV TEST Initiative

Posted on Jun 15, 2020 in Buses, News, Policy & Regulation

ORLANDO, Fla., June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Beep, an Orlando-based autonomous shuttle service provider, is among 17 initial...

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Jacksonville autonomous vehicle project expanded

Posted on Jun 4, 2020 in Buses, News

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) has expanded an autonomous vehicle programme as it prepares to roll out CAVs on public...

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AI Weekly: Autonomous vehicle companies pivot to charitable deliveries during the pandemic

Posted on Jun 2, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Technology

Early on, the pandemic — which passed a grim milestone in the U.S. this week of over 100,000 dead — motivated the shuttering of businesses...

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Optimus Ride begins delivering food to families in need in Washington, D.C.

Posted on May 28, 2020 in Buses, News

Optimus Ride, a startup developing self-driving shuttles principally for transportation, today announced that three of its vehicles will...

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Autonomous vehicles: Who needs ’em?

Posted on May 19, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

To develop autonomous vehicles (AVs) capable of handling almost every corner case is cruelly hard. Equally tough and yet less often...

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Self-driving shuttle company adds seatbelts in order to resume US operations

Posted on May 18, 2020 in Buses, News

French self-driving vehicle company EasyMile will add seatbelts to its shuttles in order to be able to once again carry passengers in the...

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Cutting through the self-driving hype

Posted on May 7, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Trucks

As recently as March 2020, AI analyst Emerj pointed out that despite the bullish public pronouncements of the auto industry CEOs it is...

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Self-driving vehicles get in on the delivery scene amid COVID-19

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Self-driving cars, trucks, sidewalk robots and shuttles are rolling out of the labs and parking garages...

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Velodyne LiDAR unveils three-year EasyMile agreement

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 in Buses, News, Technology

Velodyne Lidar has announced a three-year agreement with EasyMile....

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Autonomous people mover repurposed as pizza mover

Posted on Apr 28, 2020 in Buses, News

A Florida mobility company pivots from using its autonomous shuttles to transport people to deliver pizza instead. Orlando-based Beep in...

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