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AUTOCRYPT officially joins 5GAA (5G Automotive Association) as an ITS security expert

Posted on Mar 23, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

SEOUL, South Korea, March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — AUTOCRYPT, South Korea’s pioneer in security operations for C-ITS highways,...

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The truth is that traffic lights won’t be shelved due to self-driving cars

Posted on Mar 20, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

It is a bit of a miracle that each day we drive around and encounter traffic signals that by the mere act of shining a light of differing...

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Baidu to build self-driving test facility in Chongqing as the Chinese city pushes ahead with smart city infrastructure

Posted on Mar 20, 2020 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

China’s Chongqing city government has tapped search giant Baidu to build a testing ground for autonomous vehicles, as Chinese cities race...

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Despite setbacks, coronavirus could hasten the adoption of autonomous vehicles and delivery robots

Posted on Mar 20, 2020 in Cars, News

This week, nearly every major company developing autonomous vehicles in the U.S. halted testing in an effort to stem the spread of...

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LiDAR start-up Blickfeld closes Series A with participation of Continental and Wachstumsfonds Bayern

Posted on Mar 20, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Munich-based LiDAR start-up Blickfeld has completed its Series A financing round. The new financing was led by the venture capital unit of...

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Waymo suspends all self-driving services in light of coronavirus pandemic

Posted on Mar 20, 2020 in Cars, News

Waymo has extended the partial suspension of its autonomous vehicle service pilots to include fully driverless vehicle testing, the...

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NTSB criticizes Tesla Autopilot design in Model 3 crash report

Posted on Mar 20, 2020 in Cars, News

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has published its final report on the fatal 2019 crash that involved a collision between a...

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Voluntary temporary suspensions of self-driving car roadway tryouts due to Coronavirus have added payoffs

Posted on Mar 19, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Many of the major self-driving car roadway public tryouts that are taking place on our highways and byways are temporarily being suspended...

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Waymo expands autonomous driving data set and launches $110,000 challenge

Posted on Mar 19, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

In August 2019, Wamyo released the Waymo Open Dataset, which Waymo principal scientist Dragomir Anguelov claimed at the time was the...

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Self-driving car engineer Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to stealing Google trade secrets

Posted on Mar 19, 2020 in Cars, News

Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer and former Google executive who joined Uber via an acquisition of his autonomous truck...

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Ford releases a data set to accelerate autonomous car development

Posted on Mar 19, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

This week, Ford quietly released a corpus — the Ford Autonomous Vehicle Dataset — containing data collected from its fleet of autonomous...

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Coronavirus shows there’s still no such thing as a totally human-free self-driving car

Posted on Mar 18, 2020 in Cars, News, Perspective

Autonomous vehicles were supposed to make human drivers obsolete. But the coronavirus pandemic is exposing how a technology designed to be...

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Advances in sensor cleaning pave the way for autonomous driving

Posted on Mar 18, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Sensor systems provide pivotal environmental data to smart cars, allowing for automated and autonomous functionality. They can tell a...

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Toyota partners with China’s Momenta on high definition maps for autonomous cars

Posted on Mar 18, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp has partnered with Chinese autonomous driving startup Momenta to...

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How to lease an autonomous delivery van

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Cars, Finance

Something happened on the way to robotaxis taking over the world. The timeline to transport people without a human driver, particularly...

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USDOT announces $20.3 million grant to improve transport with innovation

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced approximately $20.3 million in grant...

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Federal regulators move to make room in safety standards for driver-less cars

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Tuesday moved to make changes in some safety standards to help pave the way for driver-less vehicles....

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Chinese EV startupXPeng Motors granted permit to test its new P7 sedan on roads in the U.S.

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Cars, News

Chinese electric vehicle startupXpeng Motors is one of a new group of electric vehicle startups looking to follow Tesla’s lead by...

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Waymo pausing some robotaxi service after safety drivers raise coronavirus concerns

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Cars, News

Waymo is temporarily shutting down some of its robotaxi services in Arizona, just days after The Verge reported that its contracted safety...

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The problems of medical emergencies while inside a self-driving car are going to be challenging

Posted on Mar 17, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Jonathan got into his car that morning and was driving over to the grocery store. It was a day like any other day. He had driven the route...

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