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How COVID-19 could open the door for driverless deliveries

Posted on Apr 7, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic has put an incredible strain on global supply chains, from medical supplies to household goods, as spikes in demand...

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Ground-penetrating radar (GPR) sensors will be useful for AI self-driving cars, but not likely to strike gold

Posted on Apr 6, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Recent news reports have heralded the latest research on Ground-Penetrating Radar (GPR) sensors and suggested that such devices will...

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Zoox, citing COVID-19 shutdown, lays off its autonomous vehicle backup drivers

Posted on Apr 6, 2020 in Cars, News

Zoox, the ambitious self-driving startup said to be worth over $3 billion, laid off almost all of its contract workers last week,...

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Introduction to Collective Perception: how V2X is setting the scene for autonomous driving

Posted on Apr 6, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Webinars

When we talk about it, we frequently use the term “the self-driving car” as a singular object – however, the autonomous technology will...

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Why you should wait to buy Tesla’s full self-driving option

Posted on Apr 5, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving capability has the potential to change the automotive industry as we know it. However, it’s taking...

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Coronavirus puts ambitious plans for self-driving cars on the shelf

Posted on Apr 4, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

In two weeks, the coronavirus has brought the entire U.S. auto industry to a screeching halt. When it finally sputters back to life, many...

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The venerable upstream parable helps in these trying times, and applies to the future of AI self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 3, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

It’s parable time. Some of you might be familiar with a parable that many refer to as the Upstream Parable or alternatively the River...

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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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