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Trillions of cicada aiming to bugout the northeastern USA and spur swarmageddon messiness for AI self-driving cars

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

They are hiding underground and have been growing and maturing, getting ready for their grand unveiling that takes place just for a few...

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Former CEO of Shouqi Limousine & Chauffeur named VP of Baidu’s Intelligent Driving Group

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Cars, News

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Chinese Internet giant Baidu announced on May 10 that Wei Dong, former CEO of the Chinese state-controlled online...

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Toyota-backed self-driving car Pony.ai partners with Luminar

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

(Reuters) – Self-driving tech company Pony.ai, backed by Toyota Motor Corp, said on Monday its next-generation technology for...

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AutoX marks first 100 days of fully driverless robotaxi operations

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Cars, News

The launch of AutoX’s fully driverless robotaxi in January 2021 was a major milestone for the company, as it provided the first commercial...

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Tall tales by your grandparents about walking five miles to school will instead be about using self-driving cars for your kid’s generation

Posted on May 8, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Your grandparents probably had a lot to say about what life was like when they were growing up. They had to walk five miles to get to...

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Study reveals trust and safety among top priorities for self-driving cars

Posted on May 7, 2021 in Cars, News

Trust, safety and security are the most important factors affecting passengers’ attitudes towards self-driving cars. Younger people felt...

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That turtle smashing through a windshield striking a Florida mom is a valuable lesson for AI self-driving cars

Posted on May 6, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Florida is certainly well-known for its gators and crocodiles. The handy rule of thumb is don’t mess with those cranky carnivores....

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Here’s how autonomous cars could help remote and unpopulated areas

Posted on May 6, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Yann Arnaud is President of the Steering Committee on AVs for a Movin’On Community of Interest project. He explains here how autonomous...

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How driverless electric cars may factor into public transit

Posted on May 5, 2021 in Cars, News

(TNS) — Pittsburg has hopped aboard a preliminary plan calling for a transit system that uses driverless electric cars to shuttle...

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Driverless pod on show in Lake District

Posted on May 3, 2021 in Cars, News

A self-driving electric vehicle has gone on show at a Lake District visitor centre. The national park authority is looking at ways to...

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Yandex Self-Driving Group clocks 7 million autonomous miles

Posted on May 3, 2021 in Cars, News

Yandex Self-Driving Group has driven seven million autonomous miles (11.5 million kilometers) since the team was founded in 2017, more...

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Hot off the presses: Defining standard for self-driving cars gets newly updated and released, here’s what you need to know

Posted on May 3, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

The new phonebook is here, the new phonebook is here! That’s a famous line that people use to exclaim when the latest iteration of the...

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When autonomous cars teach themselves to drive better than humans

Posted on May 3, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Whether or not autonomous vehicles are able to develop the kind of dynamic, adaptive, common-sense reasoning that humans are able to...

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SAF starts autonomous vehicle trials in Kranji Camp III, Paya Lebar Air Base

Posted on May 3, 2021 in Cars, News

SINGAPORE – Trials of driverless vehicles started last month (April) at Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) sites. The aim is to reduce...

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Gnarly skateboarders trying dangerously to hitch a ride on self-driving cars

Posted on May 1, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

The skateboarder was eyeing a self-driving car and decided that it might be quite rad to try and hitch a ride....

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Self-driving cars to conveniently haul fancy stores to your doorstep for your shopping delight

Posted on Apr 29, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

You look out the window of your home and see what appears to be a fancy store parked temporarily outside in front of your house. Say what?...

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Baidu launches robotaxi service in outer Beijing. How ‘fully driverless’ is it vs. AutoX?

Posted on Apr 29, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Baidu BIDU -1.6%, the leading search engine in China, has launched a robotaxi service in Shougang Park – an industrial park on the...

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Baidu Apollo to launch fully driverless ride-hailing services in Beijing, demonstrating a new commercialization model for autonomous driving

Posted on Apr 29, 2021 in Cars, News

BEIJING, April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU and HKEX: 9888) will open fully driverless robotaxi services to the...

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DeepRoute.ai given permit to have passenger-carrying autonomous car test in Shenzhen

Posted on Apr 25, 2021 in Cars, News

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Chinese self-driving solution provider DeepRoute.ai has become the first automaker to obtain the permit that allows...

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Explaining why Explainable AI (XAI) is needed for autonomous vehicles and especially self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 24, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

Our lives are filled with explanations. You go to see your primary physician due to a rather sore shoulder. The doctor tells you to rest...

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