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How does Tesla Autopilot handle a typical daily commute?

Posted on May 10, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Technology, Videos & Podcasts

It’s dark and raining, plus the traffic is relatively heavy at times. Tesla owner and popular YouTube influencer Andy Slye takes us...

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Can robotaxis ease public transport fears in China?

Posted on May 8, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

The rise of self-driving taxis in China comes at a time when people are nervous about taking public transport. Robotaxi providers plan to...

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Video Friday: Robot startup Refraction AI testing contactless food delivery

Posted on May 8, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, Videos & Podcasts

Video Friday is your weekly selection of awesome robotics videos, collected by your Automaton bloggers. We’ll also be posting a weekly...

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As Waymo resumes self-driving tests, backup drivers are still worried about the virus

Posted on May 7, 2020 in Cars, News

Waymo is planning to resume testing its autonomous vehicles in Arizona on May 11th, nearly two months after pausing its robotaxi service...

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Cutting through the self-driving hype

Posted on May 7, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Trucks

As recently as March 2020, AI analyst Emerj pointed out that despite the bullish public pronouncements of the auto industry CEOs it is...

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Discover China: Self-driving taxi service promotes smart travel

Posted on May 6, 2020 in Cars, News

CHANGSHA, May 6 (Xinhua) — Liu Xinlin, 22, experienced her first ride in a self-driving taxi in Changsha, capital of central...

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The relentless startup fast-tracking Ford’s self-driving cars

Posted on May 5, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

LIKE THE RESIDENTS of many cities that boomed before the advent of cars—and before the arrival of the coronavirus—the people of Pittsburgh...

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Ford shares a year’s worth of self-driving car data

Posted on May 5, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Self-driving vehicles require massive amounts of data, which can be difficult to obtain without vehicles equipped with cameras and LiDAR...

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Frost & Sullivan assesses impact of autonomous cars and EVs on test & measurement market

Posted on May 5, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

ADAS testing is estimated to experience the most growth, totaling $659.9 million by 2025 SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/...

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Central operating systems – what do they mean for driverless cars?

Posted on May 4, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

If you were to travel back to the 1950s, when the world’s first true (it looked nothing like a modern-day OS, by the way) was helping...

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While COVID-19 batters the airlines, driverless car technology marches on

Posted on May 4, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

A while back, my colleague and I wrote an article about how driverless cars will disrupt the airline industry. We were not the first ones...

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Navy releases UFO videos, AI self-driving cars might solve these mysteries

Posted on May 4, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

Last week, the Navy released some UFO videos. The videos have stoked quite a mystery. First, the backstory....

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Intel to buy smart urban transit startupMoovit for $1B to boost its autonomous car division

Posted on May 3, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Some big M&A is afoot in Israel in the world of smart transportation. According to multiple reports and sources that have contacted...

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AI might trick us by pretending to be dimwitted, including for self-driving cars

Posted on May 2, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

AI is not yet akin to human intelligence and the odds are that we are a long way distant from the promise of such vaunted capabilities....

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Self-driving cars in the U.S. are delivering supplies – and gathering data – during COVID-19

Posted on May 1, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology

Self-driving cars, trucks, sidewalk robots and shuttles are rolling out of the labs and parking garages and onto American streets to help...

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Tesla confirms self-driving as a subscription service but brace yourself for the price

Posted on May 1, 2020 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Tesla has confirmed that it will offer its Full Self-Driving package (FSD) as a subscription service, but you should brace yourself for...

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“We’re concerned for automakers,” says JD Power exec — Survey finds weak EV &autonomy consumer confidence & awareness

Posted on May 1, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Automakers are investing billions of dollars in new technologies, but consumers don’t seem to understand how these features work or why...

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Driving to nowhere: Why we purposely use our cars for purposeless driving, and the impact for self-driving cars

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 in Cars, Perspective

The drive to nowhere. The latest media reporting indicates that people are increasingly opting to go for drives to escape their...

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Joint venture to launch next phase of Ruter’s self-driving trials

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Ruter, Holo, Toyota Motor Europe and Sensible 4 have signed a contract to collaboratively trial the integration of self-driving technology...

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Self-driving vehicles get in on the delivery scene amid COVID-19

Posted on Apr 30, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Self-driving cars, trucks, sidewalk robots and shuttles are rolling out of the labs and parking garages...

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