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Hyundai Mobis develops a dual-mode electronic steering system optimized for autonomous driving

Posted on Jul 26, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Hyundai Mobis developed an electric power steering system which uses the redundant control mode that takes advantage of two electronic...

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Lyft might build a ‘zen mode’ to let drivers know you don’t feel like chatting

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Matthiesen says that a “zen mode” would represent another step in more personalized rides, a move the company plans to accelerate as it...

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Frisco town hall Wednesday to address concerns over driverless cars

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Cars, News

On Wednesday evening, inquiring minds can get the answers they seek regarding the self-driving vehicles that are currently crawling along...

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Daimler and China’s Baidu deepen automated driving alliance

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Cars, News

German carmaker Daimler said it will deepen a partnership with China’s Baidu on automated driving and vehicle connectivity services....

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Hyundai Mobis develops steering for self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Hyundai Mobis has developed a new steering system optimized for safer autonomous driving, the auto parts subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Group...

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Nexteer demonstrates next generation of autonomous technology

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

“Autonomous vehicles are coming as we know,” said Patrik Ryne, engineer manager for Nexteer Automotive. The automotive industry is making...

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Bosch launches road condition alert service for self-driving vehicles

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Today, Bosch has introduced a predictive road condition service that can help make sure self-driving vehicles remain safe even on wet and...

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Daimler obtains 11-billion-euro loan to boost electric- and autonomous vehicle development

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Daimler AG has secured a new credit line of over 11-billion euros (12.9 billion US dollars) to boost its electric- and autonomous vehicle...

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Chinese startups floor the pedal in a driverless car race

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Cars, News

With foreign rivals still struggling to break into China, startups Roadstar.ai and Pony.ai plan to be on the road as early as next year....

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AECOM trials driverless pods

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News

AECOM’s Capri consortium has launched driverless pod trials at Filton Airfield, hoping to pave the way for greater use of the connected...

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EEMBC to license autonomous driving benchmark suite

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Buses, Cars, News, Technology, Trucks

Industry consortium EEMBC is now making its ADASMark autonomous driving benchmark suite available for licensing. The benchmarks provide a...

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Canadian insurer backs autonomous car startup in Florida retirement community

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

There’s a village in Florida where self-driving cars rule the road, and a Canadian insurance firm wants to come along for the ride....

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Waymo strikes deals with Walmart, others to boost access to self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 25, 2018 in Cars, News

Waymo, the Alphabet company that spun out of Google’s former self-driving car division, is partnering with some of the...

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Driverless pizza delivery: Toyota and ford compete for a slice of the pie

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 in Cars, News

Partnering with Ford and Toyota respectively, the nation’s largest pizza chains are in fierce competition to make driver-less pizza...

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As automation expands, driver error persists

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 in Cars, News

At this phase in the development of vehicle automation technologies, and underscored by the persistence of driver error, automakers,...

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Renovo partners with Speak With Me to bring voice recognition to self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Autonomous cars of the future won’t just respond to your verbal commands, they will also be able to interpret your emotions. That’s the...

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Sensor specialist AMS bets on self-driving cars

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 in Cars, News, Technology

Austrian chipmaker AMS, mainly known as a supplier of sensors for Apple’s iPhone X, aims to expand further into the fast-growing...

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Navigation startup for self-driving cars nabs $80 million

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 in Cars, Finance, News

Chinese smart location and mapping service startup Wayz.ai, that builds high-definition real-time maps for self-driving cars, has raised...

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BlackBerry CEO urges U.S. Senate to pass driverless car legislation

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 in Cars, News, Policy & Regulation

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has signed a letter addressed to members of the U.S. Senate, urging them to pass legislation that will be game...

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Autonomous firm Embark raises $30 million

Posted on Jul 24, 2018 in Finance, News, Trucks

Autonomous truck developer Embark Trucks raised $30 million in a funding round led by Sequoia Capital, a Silicon Valley-based venture...

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