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DiDi said to conduct road tests for autonomous vehicles in Beijing

Posted on May 22, 2020 in Cars, News

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing (DiDi) set up in April a Beijing-registered company dubbed Beijing Woya...

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Self-driving cars are being trained in virtual worlds while the real one is in chaos

Posted on May 22, 2020 in Cars, Perspective, Technology, Trucks

Brandon Moak felt as if a freight train had hit him. It was mid-March, and the cofounder and CTO of the autonomous- trucking startup...

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Top safety official at Waymo self-driving unit stepping down

Posted on May 22, 2020 in Cars, News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Waymo self-driving unit said on Thursday that its chief safety officer, Debbie Hersman, was...

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Intel/MobilEyepromises self-driving robotaxi service in 2022, while others back off

Posted on May 21, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

At the EcoMotion self-driving conference held (in cyberspace) from Israel this week, Amnon Shashua, founder and CEO of MobilEye, now a...

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Watch out for those looming AI oligopolies, including for self-driving cars

Posted on May 20, 2020 in Cars, Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems are increasingly being deployed into all facets of our existence. Via the advent of Machine Learning...

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Waymo is using AI to simulate autonomous vehicle camera data

Posted on May 20, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Waymo says it’s beginning to leverage AI to generate camera images for simulation by using sensor data collected by its self-driving...

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SUSE innovates at the edge with Elektrobit to transform how cars operate

Posted on May 20, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Mobility as we know it is about to change forever. Early stages of autonomous driving, the connected car, and electrification are no...

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Elon Musk: Tesla raises cost of ‘self-driving’ cars

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

Tesla is raising the price of its “self-driving” option on its electric vehicles worldwide starting with a $1,000 (£820) hike....

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Autonomous vehicles: Who needs ’em?

Posted on May 19, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Perspective, Trucks

To develop autonomous vehicles (AVs) capable of handling almost every corner case is cruelly hard. Equally tough and yet less often...

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Americans still don’t trust self-driving cars

Posted on May 19, 2020 in Cars, News

Self-driving cars are having a really rough time gaining our trust. This is not a total shock considering autonomous vehicles remain...

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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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