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Porsche to incorporate Israel-based Tactile Mobility tech in future cars

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

Porsche, the sportscar subsidiary of German carmaker Volkswagen, will implement in its future vehicles technology developed by Haifa-based...

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How coronavirus is accelerating a future with autonomous vehicles

Posted on May 18, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Countries around the world have responded to the Covid-19 coronavirus with lockdowns, restrictions, and technology solutions that use...

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Sunday’s NASCAR racing results if there were self-driving cars included

Posted on May 18, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

“Drivers, start your engines” was the battle cry this weekend. NASCAR racing is back underway after a ten-week halt due to the pandemic,...

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Automated delivery cashes in on pandemic-driven demand

Posted on May 18, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

(Reuters) – The coronavirus crisis is accelerating a shift in the world of autonomous cars toward delivering packages instead of...

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Tesla lawsuit over autopilot-engaged pedestrian death could disrupt automated driving progress

Posted on May 16, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

A recently filed lawsuit against Tesla in the U.S. District Court of Northern California where Tesla is headquartered alleges that a Tesla...

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Road test area for ICVs extended in Cangzhou City, north China’s Hebei

Posted on May 15, 2020 in Cars, News

A man tries a self-driving car in Cangzhou City, north China’s Hebei Province, May 14, 2020. The road test area for intelligent...

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The state of the self-driving car race 2020

Posted on May 15, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

It turns out self-driving cars aren’t dissimilar from self-driving humans: It takes about 16 years for them to be ready for the road....

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Tesla fast tracking full self-driving development with advanced neural net training techniques

Posted on May 15, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Autonomous driving has been one of the fundamental pillars of Tesla’s push to electrify transport, and by all accounts, the California...

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VW, Ford forge ahead with technology sharing to save costs

Posted on May 14, 2020 in Cars, News

(Bloomberg) — Volkswagen AG and Ford Motor Co. are pushing ahead with plans to team up on electric and self-driving vehicles even as...

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Patent office declares AI cannot be an inventor, stuns AI devotees, has impacts for self-driving cars

Posted on May 14, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Can AI be an inventor? According to a recent decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the answer seems to be no....

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Waymo develops a machine learning model to predict the behavior of other road users for its self-driving vehicles

Posted on May 14, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

The emerging field of machine learning has important uses in a variety of fields, such as finance, healthcare and business. For...

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GM-Cruise lays off 8% of staff as self-driving companies face tough times

Posted on May 14, 2020 in Cars, News

Cruise Automation, the General Motors company developing shared, autonomous EVs, laid off about 150 people on Thursday. It’s the latest...

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This was supposed to be the year driverless cars went mainstream

Posted on May 13, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Tech companies once promised that fully functional, self-driving cars would be on the road by 2020 and on the path to remaking...

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Some autonomous vehicle companies resume public testing, others express caution

Posted on May 13, 2020 in Cars, News

In March, the coronavirus pandemic forced companies testing autonomous vehicles in the U.S. to pause operations temporarily. Safety...

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Berkeley Simons Institute launches online video shorts with an eye-opening look at perception

Posted on May 13, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing at the University of California Berkeley is a highly regarded venue that was established...

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Waymo’s first external fundraising round just grew to $3 billion

Posted on May 12, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News

Waymo’s first external fundraising round, initially expected to bring in $2.25 billion for the self-driving company, just grew to $3...

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Fiat Chrysler and AV startup Voyage partner on self-driving minivans

Posted on May 12, 2020 in Cars, News

Self-driving vehicle startup Voyage said Monday that it has inked a deal with Fiat Chrysler  to supply purpose-built vehicles, a...

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The crazy story how self-driving’s biggest star stole Google secrets, joined Uber, and became bankrupt

Posted on May 11, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

What started out as a private legal case between Google and its former head of self-driving technology, Anthony Levandowski, that no one...

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The vaunted ‘murder hornet’ could ominously be spread by the advent of AI self-driving cars

Posted on May 11, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Recent headlines about a type of hornet referred to as the “murder hornet” have gotten quite a lot of buzz this past week or so. It seems...

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Hyundai and Aptiv redeploy autonomous vehicles to deliver meals to vulnerable people in Las Vegas

Posted on May 11, 2020 in Cars, News

The Hyundai-Aptiv Driving Joint Venture, a collaboration between Hyundai and Aptiv (formerly Delphi) to develop autonomous vehicle...

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