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Self-driving tech slams into wall of human behaviour

Posted on Jul 19, 2019 in Cars, News

A YEAR ago, Detroit and Silicon Valley had visions of putting thousands of self-driving taxis on the road in 2019, ushering in an age of...

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Tesla floats fully self-driving cars as soon as this year. Many are worried about what that will unleash.

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla is promising to launch “full self-driving” capabilities to hundreds of thousands of cars through an over-the-air...

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Uber made a blueprint for safe self-driving cars it wants the rest of the industry to follow

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, News

Uber’s future depends on safe autonomous vehicles. The money-losing company is attempting to transition from costly human drivers to...

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Quanergy partners with Chery to propel new era of autonomous vehicles and smart cities

Posted on Jul 18, 2019 in Cars, News, Perspective

Quanergy Systems, Inc., a leading provider of LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors and smart sensing solutions, announced a...

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Peugeot-maker PSA is testing autonomous driving technologies in Spain

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Autos giant PSA is conducting tests in the Spanish city of Vigo to “advance the development of autonomous driving”. The work, which is...

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Nissan bets on new driverless sports car to heal image after Ghosn scandal

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, News

[TOKYO] Nissan Motor Co unveiled a new version of its Skyline sports sedan, adding the carmaker’s most advanced autonomous driving...

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Voyant Photonics raises $4.3M to fit lidar on the head of a pin

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News, Technology

Lidar is a critical method by which robots and autonomous vehicles sense the world around them, but the lasers and sensors generally take...

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Elon Musk is raising the price of Tesla’s ‘full self-driving’ feature by another $1,000

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

The price of a Tesla  vehicle equipped with “full self-driving” is about to get more expensive, the second time in the past several months...

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Nissan gives Japan version of Infiniti Q50 self-driving upgrade, more power

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Nissan is giving the sporty Skyline sedan a high-tech, midcycle update with a new semi-autonomous system that allows for truly hands-free,...

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Toyota begins autonomous driving tests on public roads in Europe

Posted on Jul 16, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

After successful test runs in the U.S. and Japan, Toyota Motor Europe (TME) announced the beginning of autonomous driving (AD) on public...

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Louisiana’s autonomous truck rules will take effect Aug. 1

Posted on Jul 15, 2019 in News, Policy & Regulation, Trucks

Louisiana’s recently approved regulations for autonomous commercial motor vehicles will take effect Aug. 1. The law, signed by Gov. John...

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Ford-VW alliance expands to include autonomous and electric vehicles

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in Cars, Finance, News

In a widely anticipated move, Ford and Volkswagen announced Friday their plan to expand their seven-month-old alliance to include...

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Ford, Volkswagen promise details on electric, autonomous vehicle alliance

Posted on Jul 12, 2019 in Cars, News

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co and Volkswagen AG said on Thursday they are expanding their global alliance announced in January with...

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May Mobility reveals prototype of a wheelchair-accessible autonomous vehicle

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Cars, News

Autonomous transportation startup May Mobility  is doing more than just talking about accessibility when it comes to self-driving...

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Self-driving shuttle crashed in Las Vegas because manual controls were locked away

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Buses, News

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has wrapped up a more than year-long investigation into a low-speed crash between a...

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Via partners with BusBot to launch autonomous bus trial in New South Wales

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Buses, News

Ride-sharing startup Via, not to be outdone by Uber and Lyft, is investing meaningfully in autonomous vehicles. To this end, it today...

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UK stakes claim for lead role in autonomous mapping

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Published by Zenzic, the UK’s umbrella organisation for self-driving technology, and national mapping agency Ordnance Survey, the Geodata...

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2020 Hyundai Sonata turned fully autonomous by Russia’s Yandex

Posted on Jul 11, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Last March, Hyundai signed a memorandum of understanding with Russian technology company Yandex to jointly develop Level 4 and Level 5...

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European startups navigate long, winding road to self-driving future

Posted on Jul 10, 2019 in Cars, News

OXFORD, England (Reuters) – Far from the sunny, wide streets of Phoenix, where Waymo’s self-driving taxis ply their trade, a handful...

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Volvo solves autonomous revenue riddle with package deals

Posted on Jul 10, 2019 in News, Trucks

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish truckmaker AB Volvo’s first commercial autonomous truck deal shows how it is bundling services to...

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