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New gyroscope design will help autonomous cars and robots map the world

Posted on Apr 2, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

As useful as GPS is, it’s not a system that we can rely on all the time. There are many situations in which GPS might not be available,...

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This is just a test: University of Iowa puts rural autonomous driving through its paces

Posted on Apr 2, 2020 in Cars, News

At a casual glance, it looks like any Lincoln MKZ. But it’s smarter. “It can talk to a couple school buses in the Solon Community...

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Phantom AI raises $22 million to develop ADAS products

Posted on Apr 2, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Phantom AI, a startup developing advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for cars and trucks, today announced that it has raised $22...

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Robot vehicles make contactless deliveries amid Coronavirus quarantine

Posted on Apr 2, 2020 in Cars, News

For the past two months, the vegetables have arrived on the back of a robot. That’s how 16 communities in Zibo, in eastern China, have...

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Waymo’s AI improves autonomous vehicle performance while saving costs

Posted on Apr 2, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving vehicle research division, today detailed a system — Progressive Population Based Augmentation (PPBA) — it...

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It took a coronavirus outbreak for self-driving cars to become more appealing

Posted on Apr 2, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Suddenly, a future full of self-driving cars isn’t just a sci-fi pipe dream. What used to be considered a scary, uncertain...

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Engineer says Uber owes him $180 million for run-in with Google

Posted on Apr 1, 2020 in Cars, News

A star Silicon Valley engineer who defected from Google to Uber Technologies Inc. — only to be fired, tagged as the villain in a...

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Coronavirus: what differences could driverless vehicles make?

Posted on Mar 31, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

At the moment, it seems that every news story is covering the coronavirus pandemic. Considering this, it seems natural to question how our...

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Legacy truck players: Ignore autonomous trucking at your peril

Posted on Mar 30, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

The conversation about autonomous vehicles has been hard to ignore over the past few years. Indeed, it’s been almost deafening at times,...

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Coming release of Tesla Autopilot ‘red light’ auto-stopping could trigger a self-driving downward spiral

Posted on Mar 30, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Human drivers seem to effortlessly be able to detect red lights at traffic signals. Well, most of the time. Sometimes, a driver is...

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Connected vehicle project could ‘end motorway pile-ups’

Posted on Mar 30, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Around 4,500 accidents still happen on UK motorways each year, contributing to 1,700 annual deaths and over 22,000 serious injuries, and...

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Autonomous vehicles can reduce drink driving, claims study

Posted on Mar 30, 2020 in Cars, News

New Delhi: Drink driving has been a major concern for the policymakers across the world as this has been the reason behind many fatal road...

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Autonomous vehicle developer StreetDrone publishes safety report

Posted on Mar 30, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Autonomous vehicle technology developer StreetDrone has published a 30-page report entitled, Putting Safety First in Autonomous Vehicles....

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BMW wants a transforming steering wheel for autonomous cars

Posted on Mar 29, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Ever since Bertha Benz first drove the Patent Motorwagen back in 1886, steering wheels have been round things that you turn to steer the...

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Hyundai partners with Aptiv to form autonomous driving JV

Posted on Mar 29, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

New Delhi: South Korean auto giant Hyundai Motor Group has joined hands with auto parts manufacturer Aptiv to form a joint venture that...

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Arlington gets $1.7M for Via Rideshare to provide free rides for UTA, integrate autonomous vehicles

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

The City of Arlington recently received an almost $1.7M Integrated Mobility Innovation grant from the Federal Transit Administration to...

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There’s a baby sea lion on Highway 101, what would a self-driving car do?

Posted on Mar 27, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

There was a bit of extra excitement in the San Francisco Bay Area traffic last year when a baby sea lion decided it was time to checkout...

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Watch Tesla Autopilot automatically stop at red light for the first time

Posted on Mar 26, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, News, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

Tesla is preparing to release an update to its Autopilot system that will enable it to automatically stop at traffic lights and a video of...

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Is virus-inspired eNASCAR a glimpse at the autonomous racing future?

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Former General Motors vice chairman and car guru Bob Lutz created a buzz in the auto world three years ago when he described a dystopian...

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Hyundai Mobis develops ‘in-cabin systems’ utilizing the state-of-the-art autonomous driving sensors one after another!

Posted on Mar 24, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Hyundai Mobis (KRX:012330) said that it successfully developed the system for detecting rear-seat passengers with a ‘radar’ (ROA, Rear...

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