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It’s flu season and here’s why self-driving cars might make things worse

Posted on Nov 17, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Germs are all around us. Are there germs on a toilet seat? Sure, we all know that. Here’s what might surprise you, there are apparently...

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Aurora’s self-driving system needed more motorcycle experience. So a biker club helped out.

Posted on Nov 17, 2019 in Cars, Technology

The San Francisco chapter of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club doesn’t usually concern itself much with self-driving cars, but...

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Wayve raises $20 million to give autonomous cars better AI brains

Posted on Nov 17, 2019 in Cars, Finance, Technology

Wayve, a U.K.-based startup that’s developing artificial intelligence (AI) that teaches cars to drive autonomously using reinforcement...

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How autonomous vehicles can save us (and the ride-hailing industry)

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

With Uber and Lyft recently announcing large quarterly losses, it’s clear they have to make serious changes to reach profitability and...

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Velodyne Lidar debuts Alpha Prime™, the most advanced lidar sensor on the market

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 in Cars, Technology

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Velodyne Lidar, Inc. today introduced Alpha Prime™, the next generation lidar sensor...

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State of the art: Autonomous driving technology as 2019 comes to a close

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 in Cars, Technology

The market for global autonomous vehicles is currently at over $54 billion and could reach more than ten times that amount by 2026....

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Why Mercedes’s self-driving trucks are set to overtake its robotaxis

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 in Cars, News, Trucks

Don’t hold your breath for a self-driving Mercedes car anytime soon. At Daimler’s capital market day in London on Thursday, new CEO Ola...

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Eurovia UK and British AI partner to trial new solutions in highway solutions

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The companies have announced they will be collecting data and accelerating autonomous vehicle development with Kar-go. The deal gives AI...

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Here’s how quantum supremacy will impact self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Quantum supremacy achieved! Quantum supremacy, achieved? The news recently was agog with the claim that the so-called and highly sought...

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Lidar startup Ouster introduces a more affordable 32-channel Lidar sensor for self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ouster, Inc., a provider of high-resolution lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles, robotics,...

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‘Reality check’ on self-driving cars taking place at Daimler

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, News

Despite their dreams of putting self-driving cars on the road sooner rather than later, numerous automakers and companies are finding out...

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UvA and TomTom to open new research lab for autonomous driving

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Nov. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Location technology specialist, TomTom (TOM2), and the University of...

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Forum: Questions aplenty before autonomous vehicles ready for widespread use

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

It is critical to ensure that the in-built safeguards of autonomous vehicles (AVs) can handle unpredictable challenges on the road...

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U.S. Senate to hold November 20 hearing on testing, deployment of self-driving cars

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will hold a Nov. 20 hearing on the testing and deployment of self-driving...

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The math of Sisyphus

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

There is but one truly serious question in philosophy, and that is suicide,” wrote Albert Camus in The Myth of Sisyphus. This is equally...

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U.S. military launches AV, smart city pilot at Fort Carson

Posted on Nov 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Smart city technologies aren’t just for cities. Military installations may also be ideal settings for environmental sensors that...

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Xilinx announces new high-performance adaptive devices for autonomous driving & ADAS applications

Posted on Nov 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

While most of the auto industry focuses on autonomous driving and electrification, the Tier 1 companies that are supplying automakers with...

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Cruise updates the AI brains behind its autonomous cars twice weekly

Posted on Nov 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

GM’s Cruise announced this past June that it would postpone plans for a driverless taxi service, which it previously said would debut in...

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RTI Unveils Connext Drive: The First Complete Automotive-Grade Connectivity Solution for Autonomous Vehicle Development

Posted on Nov 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)...

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For a self-driving future, it’s not just the tech we need to get right

Posted on Nov 12, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

When President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Interstate and Defense Highways Act in 1956, he predicted that the connected...

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