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Mercedes-Benz and Bosch are testing self-driving taxis in San Jose

Posted on Dec 9, 2019 in Cars, News

A new self-driving taxi service is coming to San Jose, CA, from two of Germany’s biggest companies: Mercedes-Benz and Tier 1 auto supplier...

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Waymo’s driverless car: Ghost-riding in the back seat of a robot taxi

Posted on Dec 9, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

I’m in the middle seat of a Chrysler Pacifica minivan, heading north on Dobson Road in Chandler, Arizona, when I notice we may have taken...

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Tesla Model 3 driver says autopilot was engaged during crash into highway patrol car

Posted on Dec 8, 2019 in Cars, News

Another day, another Tesla crash caused by someone supposedly misusing Autopilot. Connecticut State Police took to Facebook to report that...

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Are all levels of autonomous vehicles equally safe?

Posted on Dec 8, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Have you ever dreamed of the day where your car could drive for itself freeing you to do other things, such as reading, catching up on...

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Self-driving baggage tractor is the latest smart tech for airports

Posted on Dec 8, 2019 in Cars, News

An airport in France has become the first in the world to test an autonomous baggage tractor in a working environment. It’s the latest...

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Automakers investing billions in partnerships as industry races toward autonomous and electric vehicles

Posted on Dec 7, 2019 in Cars, News

DETROIT – General Motors’ $2.3 billion joint venture with LG Chem for production of battery cells for electric vehicles is “more than a...

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Chinese, Western consumers divided on electric, self-driving cars, survey finds

Posted on Dec 6, 2019 in Cars, News

Automakers, ride-hailing and technology companies plowing money into the development of electric, self-driving and shared car services...

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Hyundai commits $17 billion to add electric, driverless cars

Posted on Dec 4, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

Hyundai Motor Co. will spend 20 trillion won ($17 billion) over the next six years on new technology to help make the switch to electric...

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Ford to shut down GoRide Health service and pivot to AV research

Posted on Dec 4, 2019 in Cars, News

Six months ago, Ford laid out an ambitious plan to expand its GoRide Health transportation service with an aim at delivering thousands of...

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Self-driving cars can be dangerous for bicyclists along with being a savior

Posted on Dec 4, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Are you living in Biketown or in Bikelash? Let’s start with Biketown, which is any locale that welcomes bicycling. Bicyclists, some would...

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Driverless car aces French road test

Posted on Dec 4, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

An innovative positioning engine based on a safety-oriented paradigm uses a dual-frequency GNSS receiver, automotive cameras, accurate...

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Universities compete in new autonomous race

Posted on Dec 4, 2019 in Cars, News

University teams will go head-to-head in a two-year autonomous race car competition to test new software and other self-driving...

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Exclusive: Alibaba-backed startup AutoX applies for driver-less test permit in California

Posted on Dec 4, 2019 in Cars, News

(Reuters) – Chinese startup AutoX, backed by e-commerce giant Alibaba, has applied to test self-driving vehicles without an in-car...

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Aptiv’s self-driving vehicles en route to Hazelwood Green

Posted on Dec 4, 2019 in Cars, News

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Aptiv PLC (NYSE: APTV), a global technology company enabling the future of mobility,...

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Mercedes-Benz wants to know what you expect from a ride in a self-driving car

Posted on Dec 3, 2019 in Cars, News

With warm weather and indulgent legislation, California has become one of the most popular places in America for companies looking to test...

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Making the case for high-performance AI driving skills in a self-driving car

Posted on Dec 3, 2019 in Cars, Perspective

Are you a good driver? Your answer depends upon what the phrase “good driver” means. Across the United States, each state provides various...

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US Army field tests a universal, autonomous, robotic driver

Posted on Dec 3, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

The US Army’s Ground Vehicle System Center (GVSC) has developed a standardized software and sensor suite that can transform previously...

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Research project “KI-FLEX”: how new AI-based electronic solutions can make autonomous driving safer

Posted on Dec 3, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Fully automated and autonomous vehicles should be able to respond appropriately in every situation. Together with partners in the...

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Mobileye’s autonomous car readiness pilot in Barcelona bears fruit

Posted on Dec 3, 2019 in Cars, News

Over the past two months, Intel subsidiary Mobileye has been running a pilot program in Barcelona in collaboration with the city and the...

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Didi Chuxing selects Airgain to provide C-V2X connectivity for autonomous vehicle pilot

Posted on Dec 3, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Didi Chuxing Selects Airgain to Provide C-V2X Connectivity for Autonomous Vehicle Pilot Airgain custom antenna technology used in Didi...

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