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Tesla ‘very close’ to level 5 autonomous driving technology, Musk says

Posted on Jul 9, 2020 in News, Technology

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is “very close” to achieving level 5 autonomous driving...

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Israel drops two spots in KPMG’s readiness for autonomous vehicles ranking

Posted on Jul 9, 2020 in Cars, News

Big Four accounting firm KPMG has ranked Israel the 16th most prepared country for self-driving cars, according to its new report...

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StartupWeRide starts driverless testing

Posted on Jul 9, 2020 in Cars, News

BEIJING — WeRide, a Chinese autonomous vehicle startup, said on Friday it has become the first autonomous company to start fully...

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Self-driving startupAurora debuts its new long-range Lidar called ‘FirstLight’

Posted on Jul 8, 2020 in News, Technology

Self-driving technology startup Aurora announced today its new in-house developed lidar system for its driverless vehicles. The lidar...

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3 Lidar researchers chase the same dream — affordable self-driving systems

Posted on Jul 8, 2020 in News, Technology

Elon Musk doesn’t care for Lidar — the light-based echo location technology that is similar in concept to radar — even though Volvo says...

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Uni to join £1m self-driving vehicles project

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

Loughborough University is to take part in a new £1m project with Highways England to assess how suitable the country’s motorways are for...

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Israeli autonomous vehicle startupVayaVision acquired by Canada’s LeddarTech

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Canadian company LeddarTech Inc. announced Tuesday it has acquired Israeli automotive company VayaVision Sensing Ltd. The financial terms...

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Intel’s Mobileye, WILLER partner on self-driving vehicles in Japan, Southeast Asia

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology

(RTTNews) – Mobileye, an Intel Company, and WILLER, a transportation operator in Japan, Taiwan and the Southeast Asian region, have...

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Basemark raises $7.9 million for autonomous car graphics software

Posted on Jul 7, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Basemark, a maker of graphics software for autonomous vehicles, has raised $7.9 million in funding. ETF Partners was the sole investor in...

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Toyota green-lighted by Beijing to have road tests for autonomous cars

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 in Cars, News

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Japanese automaker Toyota has been permitted to conduct roads tests for autonomous vehicles in Beijing, according to a...

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CMU team evaluates range and battery tradeoffs between vehicle automation and electrification

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 in News, Technology

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has used a vehicle dynamics model to evaluate the trade-off between automation...

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The federal government says Bird got at least a $5 million bailout loan, but the company denies it

Posted on Jul 6, 2020 in Buses, Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Bird, the beleaguered e-scooter company, received a loan worth between $5 million and $10 million from the federal government’s Paycheck...

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Velodyne becomes latest tech company to go public using a SPAC, eschewing the traditional IPO path

Posted on Jul 3, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Velodyne Lidar, the leading supplier of a sensor widely considered critical to the commercial deployment of autonomous vehicles, said...

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XAOS MOTORS unveiled XCAT LiDAR that can achieve fully self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 3, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

XAOS MOTORS, headquartered in KOREA, challenges the technological progress of autonomous driving. XAOS MOTORS, by launching XCAT LiDAR...

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Zenzic calls for UK self-driving industry to join CAM Roadmap initiative

Posted on Jul 2, 2020 in News

Zenzic, the organisation dedicated to accelerating the self-driving revolution in the UK, has urgently called on organisations to register...

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Michigan launches autonomous vehicle development office

Posted on Jul 2, 2020 in Infrastructure, News

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced the formal launch of a new office designed to guide policy around autonomous vehicles,...

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Cambridge Consultants introduces EnfuseNet AI system for autonomous vehicles; leveraging low-cast sensors and cameras

Posted on Jul 2, 2020 in News, Technology

Cambridge Consultants, part of the Capgemini Group, has introduced EnfuseNet, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) system for autonomous...

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BMW, Mercedes, Bosch welcome regulatory boost for ‘eyes-off’ self-driving tech

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 in News, Policy & Regulation, Technology

BMW and Mercedes-Benz are among automakers set to benefit from a regulatory change that paves the way for the introduction of “eyes-off”...

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Beijing opens more roads for testing self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

BEIJING, July 1 (Xinhua) — Beijing opened 52 additional roads on Tuesday in Haidian District, the capital’s tech hub, for the...

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TuSimplelaunches the world’s first autonomous freight delivery service

Posted on Jul 1, 2020 in News, Trucks

While the auto industry remains focused on developing self-driving cars, a handful of promising startups are developing self-driving...

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