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Autonomous-driving startupPony.ai takes on last-mile delivery

Posted on Apr 17, 2020 in Cars, News

With autonomous-vehicle companies parked by Covid-19, Pony.ai has teamed up with Los Angeles-based e-commerce site Yamibuy to deliver...

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Lidar-on-a-chip holds promise for low-cost autonomous driving systems — new Stanford research

Posted on Apr 17, 2020 in News, Technology

Lidar, shorthand for “light detection and ranging,” is conceptually the same as radar except it uses light instead of radio waves to “see”...

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The Xpeng Motors P7 sedan with NVIDIA’s AI-powered DRIVE AGX hardware goes on sale in China this month

Posted on Apr 17, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Chinese electric vehicle startupXpeng Motors, announced this week that its latest vehicle the P7 smart electric sports sedan will...

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Downsides of self-driving cars could swamp benefits if D.C. region fails to act, study says

Posted on Apr 17, 2020 in Cars, News

Widespread use of self-driving cars in coming decades will increase congestion and pollution in the Washington region if governments don’t...

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Tesla’s latest self-driving visualization comes to life in this impressive picture

Posted on Apr 15, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla has made some impressive progress in self-driving visualization with its latest software updates. Check out this new beautiful...

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Helsinki smart mobility pilots deemed a success

Posted on Apr 15, 2020 in Buses, News

As well as concluding and reviewing the three-year Last Mile smart mobility project, Helsinki has recently launched a 50-day pilot of an...

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Uber claims its AI enables driverless cars to predict traffic movement with high accuracy

Posted on Apr 15, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

In a paper published on the preprint server Arxiv.org this week, researchers at Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) propose an AI...

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U.S. self-driving car startupZoox agrees to settle lawsuit with Tesla

Posted on Apr 15, 2020 in Cars, News

Zoox Inc said on Tuesday it had settled a lawsuit with Tesla Inc after admitting that some new hires from the electric carmaker were in...

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VTTI to study autonomous trucks in mixed fleets

Posted on Apr 13, 2020 in News, Trucks

A new four-year study, led by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) in partnership with a 16-member team, seeks to provide the...

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Hyundai Mobis expands its technical center in Hyderabad, India to strengthen software development of future vehicles

Posted on Apr 13, 2020 in Infrastructure, News, Technology

SEOUL, South Korea, April 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — As part of its global R&D networking in Korea, North America, Europe, China...

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DXC steps up autonomous driving efforts with CMORE buyout

Posted on Apr 13, 2020 in Finance, News, Technology

Luxoft, the digital strategy and software engineering arm of DXC Technology Company DXC, recently announced the completion of the...

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Robots deliver food in Milton Keynes under coronavirus lockdown

Posted on Apr 12, 2020 in Cars, News

A robotic delivery service in Milton Keynes could prove to be the future of locked-down Britain, as miniature autonomous vehicles bring...

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Coronavirus stalls Nuro’s driverless delivery testing

Posted on Apr 10, 2020 in Cars, News

Nuro received a permit this week to test its driverless delivery vehicles in Silicon Valley — where customers could really use the service...

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Chinese self-driving start-up AutoX sets up ‘Asia’s largest robotaxi operations centre’ in Shanghai

Posted on Apr 10, 2020 in Cars, News

Chinese autonomous driving start-up AutoX has launched a “gigafactory” in Shanghai, which it says is the largest data hub for self-driving...

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Starship Technologies is sending its autonomous robots to more cities as demand for contactless delivery rises

Posted on Apr 10, 2020 in Cars, News

Starship Technologies has launched a robot food delivery service in Tempe, Ariz., as part of the autonomous delivery startup’s expansion...

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Driver focus: New safeguards recommended for partially automated vehicles

Posted on Apr 9, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Cars may be getting smarter, but what effect are they having on the people driving them? Recent research indicates that more advanced...

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Karma debuts Level 4 autonomous all-electric (E-Flex) van

Posted on Apr 9, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Karma Automotive does not waste time during the coronavirus slowdown and today unveiled an all-new vehicle built on the Karma E-Flex...

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Electric performance brand Polestar shares new details of its ‘Precept’ sedan

Posted on Apr 8, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Now that Tesla has become a formidable force in the auto industry, the company has opened the doors for legacy automakers and new electric...

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Tesla is hiking the price of its semi-autonomous ‘Full Self-Driving’ package soon in anticipation of new over-the-air updates

Posted on Apr 8, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Tesla plans to increase the price for its “Full Self-Driving” driver-assistance feature on July 1, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in...

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Nuro gets OK to test its driverless delivery vehicles on California public roads

Posted on Apr 8, 2020 in Cars, News

Autonomous delivery startup Nuro has been granted a permit to begin driverless testing on California’s public roads, paving the way for...

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