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UK team trials cyber security tech for driverless cars

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

With autonomous vehicles expected to become ever more widespread in the years ahead; the security of the connected systems that underpin...

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Mountain highway in China to test driverless cars

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

A mountainous stretch of highway in eastern Shandong, China, is to be dedicated to self-driving car testing. The testing of connected...

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The self-driving truck startup that’s been quietly moving UPS loads just pulled in $120 million in fresh funding

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 in Finance, News, Trucks

One of the hottest startups in autonomous trucking just another cash boon. TuSimple, which is based in San Diego and Beijing, announced on...

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Uber to collect mapping, other data for possible autonomous service in Dallas

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 in Cars, News

Uber will expand data collection for potential autonomous vehicles in Dallas, beginning in November, the ride-hailing service said...

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Shanghai allows self-driving cars to carry passengers

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 in Cars, News

Shanghai has become the first Chinese city to issue permits allowing self-driving cars to carry passengers and freight on the city’s...

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Veoneer wins thermal camera production deal for self-driving car

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 in Cars, News

Swedish auto-technology supplier Veoneer said on Tuesday it had won a production contract with an unidentified “world-leading”...

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Uber’s self-driving cars ride into Texas

Posted on Sep 17, 2019 in Cars, News

Uber’s autonomous cars are coming to Texas.  On Tuesday, Uber’s Advantaged Technologies Group announced it would test its...

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Applied Intuition secures $40 mn Series B funding for autonomous vehicle simulation

Posted on Sep 15, 2019 in Cars, News

California-based Applied Intuition, which supplies software tools and infrastructure for autonomous vehicle development worldwide, has...

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Waymo eyes deploying self-driving technology in trucking: CEO Krafcik

Posted on Sep 13, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

Waymo is exploring deploying its self-driving technology in the trucking industry, CEO John Krafcik said on Thursday, as it works with...

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Schaeffler reveals Xtronic Control Unit for efficient autonomous driving

Posted on Sep 13, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

German automotive component manufacturer Schaeffler has developed a smart control unit for autonomous vehicles, which is dubbed as Xtronic...

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Applied Intuition raises $40 million for autonomous vehicle simulation tools

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 in Cars, News

Simulators are invaluable assets for companies developing autonomous vehicles (AVs). These tools are used by Waymo, GM’s Cruise, Zoox, and...

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Tesla is now installing full self driving hardware 3 upgrade in some cars

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

The first confirmed upgrade to Tesla’s new Full Self Driving hardware version 3 (HW3) took place today after a customer took his 2018...

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Autonomous bus and three-wheel robot shortlisted for prestigious beazley designs awards

Posted on Sep 11, 2019 in Buses, News

An all-weather self-driving bus, a fleet of smart electric shared transport solutions and a robot assistant motorbike transformer –...

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Applied Intuition announces autonomous vehicle development platform enabled by Microsoft Azure for massive scale

Posted on Sep 10, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Applied Intuition, a leading provider of simulation and infrastructure solutions...

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Apple autonomous car spotted with new sensors, possibly all-camera, no LiDAR

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Cars, News, Technology

Apple’s self-driving cars have so far used a mix of sensors, which the company has said includes LiDAR, radar, and cameras. LiDAR is...

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Daimler, Torc begin testing self-driving trucks in Virginia

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in News, Trucks

Daimler Trucks has begun testing highly automated heavy-duty trucks on Virginia highways in partnership with its subsidiary Torc Robotics,...

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Daimler starts highway test of autonomous freightliner truck

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Cars, News

A big silver Freightliner Cascadia truck began plying public roads in Virginia Monday, fully under the command of its autonomous driving...

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Cities are trying—again—to plan for autonomous vehicles

Posted on Sep 9, 2019 in Buses, Cars, News, Trucks

On the one hand, autonomous vehicles offer an excellent opportunity to rethink how American cities operate, down to each lane line,...

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Roborace sets a Guinness World Record for fastest autonomous car

Posted on Sep 7, 2019 in Cars, News

Mostly when we think of autonomous vehicles, we think of ordinary road cars converted to be self-driving development vehicles or slow,...

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Plus.ai, FAW Jiefang form JV to develop self-driving trucks for China; first production-class L2 semi-autonomous truck

Posted on Sep 7, 2019 in News, Technology, Trucks

Silicon Valley-based Plus.ai has formed a joint venture with FAW Jiefang, China’s oldest and largest truck manufacturer, to develop...

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