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Dubai’s RTA unveils legislation governing autonomous vehicle trials

Posted on Feb 3, 2020 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced legislation enacted to streamline the trial runs of autonomous vehicles in...

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What’s behind Tesla’s Neural Network for autopilot and self-driving?

Posted on Jan 31, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

According to the Tesla website’s seemingly recently updated Autopilot informational post: “A full build of Autopilot neural...

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An engineering student is helping envision a self-driving future for people with disabilities

Posted on Jan 31, 2020 in Cars, News, Perspective

The weekend she was supposed to be presenting a plan to improve transit service for people with disabilities using self-driving shuttles,...

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Study analyses potential impacts of autonomous vehicles on public health

Posted on Jan 31, 2020 in Cars, News

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) has taken part in a study that analysed the potential risks and benefits of...

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Irizar presents Europe’s first autonomous electric bus

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 in Buses, News

Irizar presented to Malaga City Council an all-electric and autonomous bus, which in a few months will be used by Avanza in Malaga, Spain...

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Apex.OS: An open source operating system for autonomous cars

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

The facets of autonomous car development that automakers tend to get excited about are things like interpreting sensor data, decision...

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Elon Musk contradicted a bold claim he made last year about Tesla’s self-driving capabilities

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 in Cars, News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday walked back a prediction he made last February that Autopilot, the electric-car maker’s...

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Self-driving company Waymo teams up with UPS for package delivery

Posted on Jan 30, 2020 in Cars, News

Waymo  will start delivering parcels for UPS using its self-driving Chrysler Pacifica minivans in Phoenix as part of a broader partnership...

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Ford plans mobility testing site behind Detroit train station project

Posted on Jan 29, 2020 in Cars, Infrastructure, News

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. plans a vehicle testing site behind Michigan Central Station, the abandoned train depot the automaker is...

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U.S. consumers would take personal vehicles over robotaxis, survey finds

Posted on Jan 29, 2020 in Cars, Knowledge Center, News, Reports

NEWS, CARS, KNOWLEDGE CENTER, REPORTS U.S. consumers aren’t as enthusiastic as the rest of the world about giving up vehicle...

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Nio clings to Mobileye to advance AV tech

Posted on Jan 29, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

A troubled electric-vehicle upstart trying to take on Tesla Inc. is clinging to a supplier Elon Musk clashed with dramatically in 2016....

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Apple researchers train AI drivers to merge lanes in a simulated environment

Posted on Jan 29, 2020 in Cars, News, Technology

Apple has yet to openly discuss its self-driving vehicle research, but it’s a poorly kept industry secret. Around 5,000 employees —...

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Aurora can now give the public rides in its self-driving cars

Posted on Jan 29, 2020 in Cars, News

Aurora has been given permission by California regulators to transport passengers in its self-driving vehicles, TechCrunch has learned....

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Unmanned mobility: An autonomous future takes shape

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 in Cars, News

Transportation not only takes people and goods from here to there, but shapes our society, influencing choices on where to live, work,...

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Tokyo Olympics to coincide with biggest self-driving demonstration in history

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 in Cars, News

Backed by full government and academia support, Japan’s car industry is preparing for what will be the biggest, most comprehensive...

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Lucid Motors announces Dr. Eugene Lee as Senior Director of ADAS and Autonomous Driving

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 in Cars, News

NEWARK, Calif., Jan. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lucid Motors, which seeks to set new standards for sustainable transportation with its...

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Uber’s self-driving cars are a key to its path to profitability

Posted on Jan 28, 2020 in Cars, News

Its co-founder and ousted CEO Travis Kalanick sold all his stock and left the company’s board late last year. Uber sold its much...

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Senator tells Tesla to stop calling it ‘Autopilot’

Posted on Jan 27, 2020 in Cars, News

Most automakers offer some form of advanced driver assistance features, including automatic lane keeping on highways and radar cruise...

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GM commits $3 billion to build electric and autonomous vehicles in Michigan

Posted on Jan 27, 2020 in Buses, Finance, News

GM said Monday it will invest $2.2 billion into its Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant to produce all-electric trucks and SUVs, as well as a...

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Could autonomous cars doom global automakers? Fujitsu’s Warburton says yes

Posted on Jan 27, 2020 in Cars, News

Could the automotive industry encounter its most challenging era in history over the course of the next decade? And will the next decade...

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