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Not many realize that there is crossover tech that crisscrosses self-driving cars and human-driven cars

Posted on Apr 22, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

There’s an old proverb that dates back to at least the year 1670 and declares that sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander. Say...

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XPeng starts pre-orders for its third production smart EV P5 at Shanghai Auto Show

Posted on Apr 20, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

XPeng Motors (NYSE: XPEV) today exhibited and kicked off pre-orders for its third production model, the XPeng P5, the world’s first...

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Why self-driving cars: From horseless to driverless

Posted on Apr 20, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

When I first helped the Autopilot team at Tesla in launching our Full Self-Driving beta release last year, I had never felt so close to...

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Bird’s-eye view to provide self-driving cars with some needed computational omnipresence

Posted on Apr 19, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

When driving a car, you could really benefit from having a bird’s-eye view of the driving scene. Let’s explore why....

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AUTOSHOW China’s GAC says to roll out car with Huawei after 2024

Posted on Apr 19, 2021 in Cars, News

China’s GAC (601238.SS) plans to roll out its first vehicle model with autonomous driving functions developed with Huawei...

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Volvo will provide cars for Didi’s autonomous vehicle division

Posted on Apr 19, 2021 in Cars, News

Volvo will provide vehicles for Didi Chuxing’s self-driving taxi fleet, according to a new deal between the two companies. The Swedish...

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Precipice edginess when a self-driving car drives down a super-steep slope like these top ten U.S. vertical-drop streets

Posted on Apr 17, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Have you ever been driving and found yourself at the top edge of a really steep incline? I’m talking about a monster of a dizzying slope....

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Aurora’s plan to catch Waymo in robot trucks, then taxis

Posted on Apr 15, 2021 in Cars, Perspective, Trucks

On Feb. 11, about a month after closing on the acquisition of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, or ATG, the self-driving-car startup...

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VinFast selects NVIDIA for next gen autonomous EV

Posted on Apr 14, 2021 in Cars, News, Technology

Vietnam-based VinFast has announced that it has selected NVIDIA DRIVE Orin  for its new generation of autonomous electric vehicles....

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Using bountiful blurring to keep self-driving cars from telling all

Posted on Apr 14, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Have you ever taken a picture and realized that a person in the snapshot appears blurry due to your camera being out of focus? I’m sure...

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Chinese autonomous vehicle startup WeRide scores permit to test driverless cars in San Jose

Posted on Apr 13, 2021 in Cars, News

WeRide, the Chinese autonomous vehicle startup that recently raised $310 million, has received a permit to test driverless vehicles on...

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Routing of self-driving cars to avoid the bad parts of town raises some serious eyebrows

Posted on Apr 13, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Which way to go? During a recent ridesharing lift, the driver offered that my trip from the airport to my home could either be undertaken...

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Domino’s Pizza pilots driverless delivery with Nuro autonomous car in Houston

Posted on Apr 12, 2021 in Cars, News

Domino’s Pizza’s newest deliverer isn’t a person — it’s a self-driving car. The restaurant company said Monday that an autonomous car made...

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Cruise is bringing its driverless robotaxis to Dubai in 2023

Posted on Apr 12, 2021 in Cars, News

Cruise, the autonomous vehicle company backed by General Motors and Honda, will launch its first international robotaxi service in Dubai....

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Intel’s Mobileye teams with Udelv to launch 35,000 driverless delivery vehicles by 2028

Posted on Apr 12, 2021 in Cars, News

Intel subsidiary Mobileye is ratcheting up its autonomous vehicle ambitions and getting into delivery. The company said Monday it struck a...

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Chinese carmaker Arcfox’s EV to feature Huawei’s Harmony OS and 5G

Posted on Apr 10, 2021 in Cars, News

Chinese electric vehicle maker Arcfox has announced that it is working on a luxury electric vehicle that will feature Huawei’s...

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Barring those gearhead enthusiasts from tinkering with self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 10, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Turn a wrench. As you might know, that is the customary parlance used to refer to a car enthusiast (they can “turn a wrench” or...

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Minus Zero tests autonomous three-wheeler in Jalandhar, working on self-driving car

Posted on Apr 9, 2021 in Cars, News

Minus Zero, a self-driving vehicle startup, has successfully tested a rejigged three-wheeler as an autonomous vehicle for over 2 km on the...

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What’s it going to take to perfect self-driving cars?

Posted on Apr 8, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

Robotic vehicles have been used in dangerous environments for decades, from decommissioning the Fukushima nuclear power plant or...

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Self-driving cars grappling with human drivers that blow through stop signs

Posted on Apr 7, 2021 in Cars, Perspective

That driver must have been as blind as a bat. Those are the first thoughts that you might have upon witnessing a driver that blows through...

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